Hannah Harper

24 March 1817–January 1882 (Age 64)
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Harper was born on 24 March 1817, her father, Thomas Harper, was 46 and her mother, Ann Mackrory, was 46. She had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with John Sergeant. She lived in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died in January 1882, in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

John Sergeant
Hannah Harper
Thomas Sergeant
George Sergeant
Lucy Sergeant
Hannah Sergeant
Harriett Sergeant
Mary Elizabeth Sergeant

Spouse and Children



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Harper


    Ann Mackrory




    Thomas Harper


    Mary Harper


    William Harper


    Elizabeth Harper


    Harriet Harpur


+3 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 6

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 16

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 26

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a player on the harp, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Dutch harp ‘harp’. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hannah Sargeant, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Hannah Sargeant in household of John Sargeant, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Hannah Sergeant in household of John Sergeant, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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