Emma Louisa Burr

about 1874–
Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Emma Louisa

When Emma Louisa Burr was born about 1874, in Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edwin Burr, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Ann Bodily, was 31. She had at least 1 daughter with Frederick Wells. She lived in Chelsea, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Frederick Wells
Emma Louisa Burr
Eveline Violet Wells

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    Eveline Violet Wells


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World Events (8)

1877 · Trial of Detectives

Age 3

The Trial of Detective, also known as the Turf Fraud Scandal, was a scandal involving 3 senior Scotland Yard detectives. It was a scam involving bets made on horse races. 

Age 10

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 34

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin. Reaney explains this as a nickname for a person who is difficult to shake off, from Middle English bur(r) ‘bur’ (a seedhead that sticks to clothing). Burre occurs as a surname or byname as early as 1185 , but the vocabulary word is not recorded in OED until the 14th century. Another possibility is derivation from Old English būr ‘small dwelling or building’ (modern English bower), but there are phonological difficulties here too.2 German: perhaps a variant spelling of Bur , or a topographic name from Burr(e) ‘mound’, ‘hill’, or in the south a variant of Burrer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma L Burr in household of Edwin Burr, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Emma L Burr in household of Edwin Burr, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Emma Louisa in entry for Eveline Violet Wells, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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