Thomas Drinkwater

27 May 1849–8 August 1850
Bowdon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Drinkwater was christened on 27 May 1849, in Bowdon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Drinkwater, was 34 and his mother, Mary Pickstone, was 32. He lived in Altrincham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1850. He was buried in Bowdon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.

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James Drinkwater
Mary Pickstone
George Drinkwater
Jane Drinkwater
Emma Drinkwater
Thomas Drinkwater
Emma Drinkwater
Thomas Drinkwater
James Drinkwater

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Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English drink + water. In the Middle Ages weak ale was the universal beverage among the poorer classes, and so cheap as to be drunk like water, whereas water itself was only doubtfully potable. The surname was perhaps a joking nickname given to a pauper or miser allegedly unable or unwilling to afford beer, or may have been given in irony to an innkeeper or a noted tippler. Compare French Boileau , German Trinkwasser.

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

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  • Thomas Drinkwater, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • Thomas Drinkwater, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Thomas Drinkwater, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"

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