Fanny Barnes

1890–
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Fanny

When Fanny Barnes was born in 1890, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Barnes, was 32 and her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Kirkham, was 32.

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Family Time Line

James Barnes
1858–
Margaret Elizabeth Kirkham
1858–
Lily Barnes
1883–
Henry Kirkham Barnes
1884–
Fanny Barnes
1890–
Albert Barnes
1891–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1858–Male

    Margaret Elizabeth Kirkham

    Female1858–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 11

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.
1908

Age 18

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 31

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fanny Barnes in household of James Barnes, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Fanny Barnes in household of James Barnes, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Fanny Barnes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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