Jane Swan

25 April 1764–
Cholderton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane

Jane Swan was christened on 25 April 1764, in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom.

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English swan ‘swan’, hence a nickname for a person noted for purity or excellence (which were taken to be attributes of the swan), or resembling a swan in some other way. This was also an Old Norse and Old English personal name, from which the surname may be derived. In some cases it may be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with the sign of a swan.2 variant of English Swain .3 Americanized form of German Schwan .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Jane Swan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Swan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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