William Walter Steigenberger

Male1908–1985

Brief Life History of William Walter

When William Walter Steigenberger was born in 1908, in Rushworth, Victoria, Australia, his father, George Edward Steigenberger, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Rattray, was 26. He died in 1985, in Longford, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

George Edward Steigenberger
1870–1956
Elizabeth Ann Rattray
1882–1961
Edward Ernest Steigenberger
1905–1974
Frederick James Steigenberger
1907–1907
William Walter Steigenberger
1908–1985
Ethel May Steigenberger
1911–1989

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    World Events (7)

    1911

    Age 3

    Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

    1914

    Age 6

    August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

    1939

    Age 31

    Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

    Name Meaning

    Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John , but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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