James Giles Ford

29 April 1888–
Chiselborough, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James Giles

James Giles Ford was born on 29 April 1888, in Chiselborough, Somerset, England, United Kingdom as the son of Lavinia Ford.

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Family Time Line

Lavinia Ford
1851–1892
Benjamin Ford
1874–1956
Emily Ford
1882–
James Giles Ford
1888–
Charles William Ford
1892–1965

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World Events (3)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 16

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 20

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh ’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha ’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin ( see Foran ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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  • Giles J Ford in household of Lavinia Ford, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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