Esther Homer

12 January 1817–
Langton Matravers, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Esther

When Esther Homer was born on 12 January 1817, her father, John Homer Sr, was 40 and her mother, Mary Hayward, was 23.

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Family Time Line

John Homer Sr
1777–1826
Mary Hayward
1794–
John Homer
1814–
Esther Homer
1817–
John Homer Jr
1819–1878
James Henry Homer
1821–

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

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World Events (7)

1823
Age 6
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 16
The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 37
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.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for a dweller by a holly bush, from Middle English holm (Old English holen) + the agent suffix -er, a type of formation characteristic of Hampshire and Sussex. See Holm 2.English: habitational name from Holmer (Herefordshire), Holmer Green (Buckinghamshire), or Homer (Devon), or else from other unrecorded placenames formed with Middle English hol(g)h + mere ‘pool by or in the hollow’ (Old English holh + mere).English: perhaps an occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Old French heaumier, heumier (from ancient Germanic he(a)ume ‘helmet’), but it is uncertain that this name became hereditary. Compare Helm 3.

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

Possible Related Names

Holm
Homar
Holmer

Sources (2)

  • Esther Homer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Esther Homer, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936"

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