John Wray

about March 1863–
Wortley, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Wray was born about March 1863, in Wortley, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Wilkinson Wray, was 26 and his mother, Dinah Jackson, was 22. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Frances Elizabeth Firth. He lived in Farnley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Wortley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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John Wray
Frances Elizabeth Firth
James Wray
Jane Wray
Lilian Wray
Allan Wray
Tom Wray
Annie Wray

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+1 More Child

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 17
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
Age 21
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
Age 45
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

(1997: 5700;2007: 11391; 2010: 15405)English (northern):from Middle English wra (Old Norse vrá) ‘nook, corner of land’, a topographic name for someone who lived at or by a nook, corner of land, or isolated place, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Wray in Tunstall (Lancashire), Wrea in Kirkham (Lancashire), and High and Low Wreah in Hensingham (Cumberland). The name was taken to Ulster by a Yorkshire family in the reign of Elizabeth I, and was used interchangeably in the counties of Derry and Donegal with Raw, Ray, Rea, and occasionally McRae .

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

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Sources (4)

  • John R Wray in household of William Wray, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Ray in household of William Ray, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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