Index of Names in the 1541 Subsidy Roll of London

by Sara L. Uckelman
known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael

© 2005 Sara L. Uckelman; all rights reserved
last updated 25Jan06

The following names are taken from the 1541 subsidy roll of London. Around 4500 people are listed in this roll, both native English people and foreigners who have made London their home. The names of the foreigners have generally been identified with their nearest English equivalents (e.g. Dutch Jan was recognizable as a cognate with English John), but when there was no easily recognizable equivalent, the scribe would do the best phonetic rendering that he could, e.g. Fetheryk (perhaps for Frederick?). As a result, it's quite difficult sometimes to identify what the original underlying name is, though the majority of the foreigners appear to be Dutch and French, with a few Spaniards and Italians.

I have split the names into different lists:

Given names of English men and women

Surnames of English men and women

Feminine given names of aliens and strangers

Masculine given names of aliens and strangers

Surnames of aliens and strangers