Given an address, you have a solid chance to find the name of a person living at a particular address. Use the Internet. Find the specific address with a map service like Google, Bing or Apple, then try an Internet search with the address.

To look for the name of a person living at an address in the United Kingdom is more difficult, the address is unlikely to yield the name, however using may find a list of associated names with the area.

In the United Kingdom, use BT Phonebook.

The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You may be able to locate someone using their last name and the city where they live via "thephonebook". British Telecom, provides a free online service.

Other options to find the names living at an address.

Find where the address is using Google Maps​. Or Bing Maps or Apple Maps. Start by entering the zip code. Locate the property and click the image, the map will provide the canonical address associated.

Also, if the location is close, you ​can​ go to the house in person, which will most likely to produce a result. Knock on the door and introduce yourself, or check the name on the mailbox.

Send a letter to the house​, if you do not want to go there in person. Address the letter "To Whom it May Concern." Be sure to hand write the letter to avoid it being thrown away as junk mail. State your business in the letter, and include a return address or contact details.

Use a reverse address lookup site to help you find the person​, if they do not return your letter. A good site to try is because there are few ads and a good user interface.

Try entering the address of the house into a search engine​. With the rise of sites such as LinkedIn and social networking websites, people increasingly can be found on the Internet.

By searching the address in Google, you may find a name, which will solve your query or provide you with valuable information.

More often, you will find real estate records, which may be helpful, sites like or aggregate public property records.

Hire a private investigator​. A private investigator will be easily able to find a name given an address, although this method will be expensive. In our experience, if you need to know, a private investigator will find out.

If there is a law and order reason to find the person living at an address, then ​contact the police​, who will be able to find the name of the person who lives at the address. Depending on your reason for wanting the name, the police may or may not share the details with you.

Be wary of sites requiring you to sign-up or to watch ads prior retrieving the information. Public records are just that, public. Other sites will have the same information without annoying you.


Be wary of other sites like phone book of the world, which simply mask a normal Google search.