Hey and Redmonds explore the significance of the Yorkshire Hearth Tax returns of 1672 and 1673 for the study of surnames, showing that in the late seventeenth century very many Yorkshire surnames were confined to particular districts, which were generally the ones where the surname had originated or which had become a home to the name in the early period of surname formation during the middle ages. These distributions sometimes point to a different explanation of the etymology of surnames than is offered in standard dictionaries of surnames.
Includes these names and more:
Ackroyd; Alderson; Armitstead; Askwith; Asquith; Bairstow; Barrowclough; Beever; Bothomley; Bray; Brooksbank; Broomhead; Burdett; Clarkson; Chippendale; Copley; Crabtree; Crawshaw; Creswick; Crosland; Dickenson; Dobson; Dransfield; Dungworth; Dyson; Earnshaw; Fawcett; Flather; Frobisher; Furbisher; Gaukroger; Hebblethwaite; Hepplewhite; Hinchliffe; Hopkinson; Horsfall; Hutchinson; Jagger; Jeffcock; Jessop; Jowett; Kipling; Kitchingman; Langstaff; Mallinson; cont. Marsden; Matthewmans; Micklethwaite; Midgley; Murgatroyd; Oddy; Palliser; Plowright; Priestley; Ringrose; Roebuck; Ronksley; Rowntree; Saltmarsh; Scholey; Scorer; Sedgwick; Senior; Shillitoe; Shirtcliffe; Stainforth; Stamper; Sykes; Tempest; Tillotson; Thackeray; Thackwary; Waterhouse; Wigglesworth; Wrigglesworth.