Abraham Dyer

1721–Male
Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Abraham

Abraham Dyer was born in 1721, in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. He married Rebecca Prout on 10 August 1746, in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Dyer
1721–
Rebecca Prout
1725–
Marriage: 10 August 1746
Hannah Dyer
1750–
Hester Dyer
1754–
Mary Dyer
1756–1760
Sarah Dyer
1763–1772
John Dyer
Mary Dyer
1761–

Spouse and Children

Children

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 80
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
Age 87
The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815
Age 94
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, Middle English dyer (from Old English dēag ‘dye’; the verb is a back-formation from the agent noun). This surname also occurs in Scotland, but Lister is a more common equivalent there.2 Irish (Counties Sligo and Roscommon): usually a short form of MacDyer, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibhir ‘son of Duibhir’, a short form of a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + odhar ‘sallow’, ‘tawny’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Lister
Dexter
Dier
Diver
Dyar

Sources (5)

  • Abraham Dyer in the Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813
  • Abraham Dyer in entry for Mary Dyer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Abraham Dyer in entry for Hester Dyer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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