Robert Wood

24 May 1857–
Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Wood was born on 24 May 1857, in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Wood, was 36 and his mother, Mary Martin, was 38. He lived in Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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David Wood
Mary Martin
Jane Wood
Son Wood
Janet Wood
Archibald Wood
Elizabeth Wood
Frances Wood
Robert Wood
David Wood

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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868
Age 11
The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
Age 27
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.
Age 33
The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

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

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Sources (5)

  • Robert Wood in household of David Wood, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Robert Wood in household of David Wood, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Robert Wood, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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