Thomas Williamson

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Williamson was born on 8 November 1885, in Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Yeoman Williamson, was 22 and his mother, Emma Fern, was 34. He lived in Aston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Beighton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Thomas Yeoman Williamson
Emma Fern
Samuel White
Elizabeth Lount
James Lount
William Lount
Thomas Williamson
Annie Williamson

Sources (5)

  • Thomas Williamson in household of Thomas Williamson, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Thomas Williams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

World Events (8)


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1915 · Zeppelin Raid

During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.


WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.

Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.

History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

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

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