Nora Sargent

about 1886–
Newbury, Berkshire, England

The Life of Nora

When Nora Sargent was born about 1886, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, her father, Edward Sargent, was 31 and her mother, Fanny, was 33. She lived in Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Family Time Line

Edward Sargent
1855–
Fanny
1853–
Fanny Sargent
1884–
Nora Sargent
1886–
Nora Eliza Sargent
1886–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 18

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 22

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 28

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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  • Nora Sargent in household of Edward Sargent, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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