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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Thomas Ellis Wass
Sabina Close
Marriage: 1885
Mariam Wass
Ethel Wass
Harold Wass
Alfred Wass
Muriel Wass
William Hardy Wass
Jessie Wass
Thomas Wass

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    Ethel Wass


    Harold Wass


    Alfred Wass


    Muriel Wass


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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.

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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