John William Duffin

December 1893–
Barmby on the Moor, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John William

When John William Duffin was born in December 1893, in Barmby on the Moor, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Christopher Duffin, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Stones Rocket, was 22. He married Elsie M Turton about March 1918, in Goole, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Asselby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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John William Duffin
Elsie M Turton
Marriage: about March 1918

Spouse and Children

about March 1918
Goole, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)


Age 15

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1915 · Zeppelin Raid

Age 22

During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.

Age 31

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Dólgfinnr, composed of the elements dólgr ‘wound’, ‘scar’ + Finnr ‘Finn’.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhchinn ( see Diffin ), Ó Duibhghinn ( see Deegan ), or perhaps Ó Daimhín ( see Devine ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • John William Duffin in household of Christopher Duffin, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • John W Duffin in household of Christopher Duffin, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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