When Joseph Challenger was born in 1853, his father, George Challenger, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann Parfitt, was 28. He lived in Camerton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 16 May 1875, at the age of 22.
English: from Middle English chalenger, chalangeour, an agent derivative of Middle English chalangen ‘to challenge’ (Old French chalonger), possibly anecdotal in origin or applied as a nickname for a quarrelsome or litigious person.
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