List of Chapman Codes

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This article originally appeared in Finding Answers in British Isles Census Records by Echo King, AG.


Family historians often use a list of three letter codes, known as the Chapman County Codes, when referencing counties in the United Kingdom.

Chapman County Codes for Pre-1974 Counties

Channel Islands (CHI sometimes just CI)
ALD Alderney
GSY Guernsey
JSY Jersey
SRK Sark
England (ENG)
BDF Bedfordshire
BRK Berkshire
BKM Buckinghamshire
CAM Cambridgeshire
CHS Cheshire
CON Cornwall
CUL Cumberland
DBY Derbyshire
DEV Devon
DOR Dorset
DUR County Durham
ESS Essex
GLS Gloucestershire
HAM Hampshire
HEF Herefordshire
HRT Hertfordshire
HUN Huntingdonshire
KEN Kent
LAN Lancashire
LEI Leicestershire
LIN Lincolnshire
LND London (since 1889)
MDX Middlesex
NBL Northumberland
NFK Norfolk
NTH Northamptonshire
NTT Nottinghamshire
OXF Oxfordshire
RUT Rutland
SAL Shropshire
SOM Somerset
SFK Suffolk
SRY Surrey
SSX Sussex
WAR Warwickshire
WES Westmorland
WIL Wiltshire
WOR Worcestershire
YKS Yorkshire
Ireland (IRL)
ANT Antrim
ARM Armagh
CAR Carlow
CAV Cavan
CLA Clare
COR Cork
DON Donegal
DOW Down
DUB Dublin
FER Fermanagh
GAL Galway
KER Kerry
KID Kildare
KIK Kilkenny
LET Leitrim
LEX Leix
LIM Limerick
LDY Londonderry
LOG Longford
LOU Louth
MAY Mayo
MEA Meath
MOG Monaghan
OFF Offaly
ROS Roscommon
SLI Sligo
TIP Tipperary
TYR Tyrone
WAT Waterford
WEM Westmeath
WEX Wexford
WIC Wicklow
Isle of Man (IOM)
Scotland (SCT)
ABD Aberdeenshire
ANS Angus
ARL Argyllshire
AYR Ayrshire
BAN Banffshire
BEW Berwickshire
BUT Buteshire
CAI Caithness
CEN Central
CLK Clackmannanshire
DFS Dumfries-shire
DNB Dunbartonshire
ELN East Lothian
FIF Fife
INV Inverness-shire
KCD Kincardineshire
KRS Kinross-shire
KKD Kirkcudbrightshire
LKS Lanarkshire
MLN Midlothian
MOR Morayshire
NAI Nairnshire
OKI Orkney Islands
PEE Peebles-shire
PER Perthshire
RFW Renfrewshire
ROC Ross and Cromarty
ROX Roxburghshire
SEL Selkirkshire
SHI Shetland Islands
STI Stirlingshire
SUT Sutherland
WLN West Lothian
WIG Wigtownshire
Wales (WAL)
AGY Anglesey
BRE Breconshire
CAE Caernarvonshire
CGN Cardiganshire
CMN Carmarthenshire
DEN Denbighshire
FLN Flintshire
GLA Glamorgan
MER Merionethshire
MON Monmouthshire
MGY Montgomeryshire
PEM Pembrokeshire
RAD Radnorshire

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