Thomas Ellis Wass

about 1860–
Coppull, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Ellis

When Thomas Ellis Wass was born about 1860, in Coppull, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Wass, was 34 and his mother, Mary A. Ellis, was 32. He married Sabina Close in 1885. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Alkrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Standish, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 38 years.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ellis Wass
1860–
Sabina Close
1863–
Marriage: 1885
Mariam Wass
1884–
Ethel Wass
1885–1964
Harold Wass
1887–1968
Alfred Wass
1889–
Muriel Wass
1891–
William Hardy Wass
1892–1973
Jessie Wass
1896–
Thomas Wass
1898–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1885
children

(8)

    Mariam Wass

    Female1884–Female

    Ethel Wass

    Female1885–1964Female

    Harold Wass

    Male1887–1968Male

    Alfred Wass

    Male1889–Male

    Muriel Wass

    Female1891–Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 18

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.
1884

Age 24

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 41

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from the Norman personal name Wazo, which is probably derived from a compound Germanic name with a first element wad ‘to go’. Compare Wade 1.2 German and Swedish: nickname from Middle High German was(se), Swedish vass ‘sharp’, ‘cutting’. The Swedish name is a soldier's name, one of the identifying names adopted by soldiers in the 17th and 18th centuries, before the use of surnames became general in Scandinavia.3 Swedish: ornamental name from vass ‘reed’, ‘marsh’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellis Wass in household of Thomas Wass, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Thomas E Wass, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Thomas Ellis Wass in household of Thomas Wass, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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