William Dyer

1847–29 November 1892 (Age 45)
Langford, Somerset, England

The Life of William

When William Dyer was born in 1847, in Langford, Somerset, England, his father, Thomas Dyer, was 47 and his mother, Mary Ann Panes, was 38. He lived in Burrington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 29 November 1892, at the age of 45.

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World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 33

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 37

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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.

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Sources (3)

  • William Dyer, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Dyer in household of Thomas Dyer, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Dyer in household of Thomas Dyer, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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