Margaret Ellen Race

12 April 1853–
Hunwick, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret Ellen

When Margaret Ellen Race was christened on 12 April 1853, in Hunwick, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Race, was 25 and her mother, Ellen Surridge, was 29.

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John Race
Ellen Surridge
Mary Anne Race
Rosetta Race
Margaret Ellen Race

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World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin; Reaney suggests a nickname from Old French ras ‘clean shaven’, but he also cites documentary evidence of a personal name which probably also gave rise to the surname.2 Perhaps a variant of Dutch or German Rase .3 Slovenian (southwestern Slovenia): nickname from raca ‘duck’, formed with the suffix -e, used mainly of young people, possibly denoting someone who walked like a duck.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Ellen Race, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Margaret Ellen Race, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • 1861 England Census

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