Edwin DREW

1832–
Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edwin

Edwin DREW was born in 1832, in Dorset, England, United Kingdom. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ann SHAKESPEARE. He lived in Hartlebury, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Family Time Line

Edwin DREW
1832–
Ann SHAKESPEARE
1832–
George Drew
1850–
Sarah A Drew
1862–

Spouse and Children

Children

(2)

World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 1
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.
1843
Age 11
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 48
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of Andrew .2 English (Norman): from the Germanic personal name Drogo, which is of uncertain origin; it is possibly akin to Old Saxon (gi)drog ‘ghost’, ‘phantom’, or with a stem meaning ‘to bear’, ‘to carry’ (Old High German tragan). Whatever its origin, the name was borne by one of the sons of Charlemagne, and was subsequently popular throughout France in the forms Dreus, Drues (oblique case Dreu, Dr(i)u), whence it was introduced to England by the Normans. Drogo de Monte Acuto (as his name appears in its Latinized form) was a companion of William the Conqueror and founder of the Montagu family, among whom the personal name Drogo was revived in the 19th century.3 English (of Norman origin): nickname from Middle English dreue, dru, Old French dru, ‘favorite’, ‘lover’ (originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning ‘strong’, ‘vigorous’, ‘lively’, but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trūt, drūt ‘dear’, ‘beloved’).

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

Possible Related Names

Andrew
Drea
Drewes
Drewett
Drouhard
Droz
Drury

Sources (1)

  • Edwin Drew, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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