William Swallow

Male2 May 1819–20 December 1900

Brief Life History of William

When William Swallow was christened on 2 May 1819, in Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Swallow, was 22 and his mother, Mary Heard, was 24. He married Jemima Clouton on 25 December 1839, in Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Felsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Writtle, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 20 December 1900, in Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Swallow
Jemima Clouton
Marriage: 25 December 1839
Maria Swallow
John Swallow
Sarah Swallow
Thomas Swallow
Hannah Swallow
Esther Swallow
George Charles Swallow

Sources (17)

  • Willm Swallow, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Swallow, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • William Swallow, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1839Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Name Meaning

    English (West Yorkshire):

    from Middle English swal(e)we, swalu ‘swallow’ (Old English swealwe), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, perhaps in swiftness and grace.

    habitational name from Swallow (Lincolnshire), probably from a lost river name, perhaps derived from a word related to the Indo-European root swel- ‘burn, shine’.

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

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