Dinah Hallam

Female7 October 1829–25 June 1886

Brief Life History of Dinah

When Dinah Hallam was born on 7 October 1829, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Hallam, was 39 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

Sources (23)

  • Dinnah Hallam in household of John Hallam, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Dinah Hallam, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Dinah Meads, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1849Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    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 (North Midlands): habitational name from Halam (Nottinghamshire) or from Kirk or West Hallam (Derbyshire), all named with the Old English dative plural halum ‘(at the) nooks or corners of land’ (from Old English halh ‘nook, recess’; see Hale 1). The name may also be derived from Hallam in Sheffield (Yorkshire), sometimes called Hallamshire, named from Old English hallum ‘(at the) rocks’, the dative plural of Old English hall ‘stone, rock’, Old Norse hallr.

    English: possibly a variant of Allam with prosthetic H-.

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

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