John Beer

30 October 1842–
Coldred, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Beer was christened on 30 October 1842, in Coldred, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Beer, was 48 and his mother, Mary Ashman, was 42. He lived in Ewell Manor, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Joseph Beer
Mary Ashman
William Beer
Eliza Beer
Sarah Beer
Mary Ann Beer
Jane Hannah Beer
Elizabeth Beer
Joseph Beer
Emma Beer
Harriet Beer
Edward Robert Miller Beer
Maria Susan Beer
John Beer

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World Events (8)


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English (West Country): habitational name from any of the forty or so places in southwestern England called Beer(e) or Bear(e). Most of these derive their names from the West Saxon dative case, beara, of Old English bearu ‘grove’, ‘wood’ (the standard Old English dative bearwe being preserved in Barrow ). Some may be from Old English bǣr ‘swine pasture’.2 North German and Dutch: from Middle Low German bāre, Middle Dutch bēre ‘bear’, applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, or as a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear. Alternatively, it could have been a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear, or from a Germanic personal name with this as the first element. See also Baer , Bahr .3 Respelling of Swiss German Bier .

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Bees in household of Adelaide Ellen, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Beer in household of Joseph Beer, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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