Elizabeth Jane Bird

April 1865–28 October 1975 (Age 110)
Wendy, Cambridgeshire, England (c 14 May 1865)

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Bird was born in April 1865, her father, Herbert Bird, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Goates, was 20. She married Henry Ambrose on 6 October 1706, in Swallowfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 28 October 1975, in Brentwood, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 110.

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Henry Ambrose
Elizabeth Jane Bird
Fanny May Ambrose

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 15

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

Age 19

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 39

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Berd in household of Herbert Berd, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • 1911 England Census
  • 1881 England Census

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