Thomas Wand

about 1565–15 August 1597 (Age 32)
Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire, England

The Life Summary of Thomas

Thomas Wand was born about 1565, in Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire, England. He died on 15 August 1597, at the age of 32.

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World Events (4)

1569 · State Lottery
Age 4
A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized
Age 6
The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.
1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America
Age 20
England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.

Name Meaning

1 English: perhaps a nickname for a shy or short-sighted person, from Old English wand ‘mole’. Compare Want .2 German: occupational name for a weaver or cloth cutter, from a reduced form of Middle High German gewant ‘cloth’, ‘garment’. Compare Wander 2.3 German: topographic name from Middle High German want ‘wall’, ‘steep rock’, ‘precipice’.

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

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  • Thomas Wande in entry for Thomas Wande, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Wand in entry for Elizabeth Wand, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Wand in entry for Johan Wand, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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