Thomas Dean

Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Dean was born in 1836, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Matthew Dean, was 18 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 17. He married Caroline Hemmings on 28 November 1859, in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died in Chesterton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Dean
Caroline Hemmings
Marriage: 28 November 1859
Ann Dean

Spouse and Children


    Caroline Hemmings


28 November 1859
Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


    Ann Dean


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 18

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 44

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

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name from Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu), or a habitational name from any of several places in various parts of England named Dean, Deane, or Deen from this word. In Scotland this is a habitational name from Den in Aberdeenshire or Dean in Ayrshire.2 English: occupational name for the servant of a dean or nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean. A dean was an ecclesiastical official who was the head of a chapter of canons in a cathedral. The Middle English word deen is a borrowing of Old French d(e)ien, from Latin decanus (originally a leader of ten men, from decem ‘ten’), and thus is a cognate of Deacon .3 Irish: variant of Deane .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Jones in household of Matthew Dean, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Jones Dean in entry for Ann Dean, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Thomas Jones, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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