Dinah Hallam

7 October 1829–25 June 1886 (Age 56)
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dinah

When Dinah Hallam was born on 7 October 1829, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Hallam (2), was 42 and her mother, Ann Wood, was 37. She married John Meads on 21 January 1849, in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died on 25 June 1886, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Meads
Dinah Hallam
Marriage: 21 January 1849
Hannah Meads
Eliza Meads
Job Meads
Dinah Meads

Spouse and Children

    John Meads



21 January 1849
Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    John Hallam (2)


    Ann Wood




    John Hallam


    Jane Hallam


    Elizabeth Hallam


    Thomas Hallam


    Sarah Hallam


+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 4

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly southern Yorkshire and East Midlands): regional name from the district in southern Yorkshire around Sheffield and Ecclesfield called Hallam, or a habitational name from a place of this name in Derbyshire. The Derbyshire name is from Old English halum, dative plural of halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ ( see Hale 1). The Yorkshire district, sometimes called Hallamshire, is possibly of the same derivation or alternatively from hallum, dative plural of Old English hall ‘stone’, ‘rock’, Old Norse hallr.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dinnah Hallam in household of John Hallam, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Dinah Mead in household of John Mead, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dinah Meade in household of John Meade, "United States Census, 1880"

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