William Blair

17 August 1827–
Cork, County Cork, Ireland

The Life Summary of William

When William Blair was born on 17 August 1827, in Cork, County Cork, Ireland, his father, Ralph Edward Blair, was 28 and his mother, Mary Blair, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Edward Blair
1799–1848
Mary Blair
1804–1827
Thomas Blair
1821–1921
Edward Francis Blair
1824–1885
William Blair
1827–

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World Events (3)

1839
Age 12
The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
1845
Age 18
The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1919
Age 92
Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places in Scotland called Blair, named with Scottish Gaelic blàr (genitive blàir) ‘plain, field’, especially a battlefield (Irish blár). There were families of this name in the Middle Ages taking their names from any of the places called Blair in Dysart parish Fife, Dalry parish Ayrshire, and Blairgowrie in Perthshire.Americanized form of French Belair and Blais .

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

Possible Related Names

Belair

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