Maria Wapsher

14 February 1798–
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Maria

When Maria Wapsher was christened on 14 February 1798, in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Wapshare, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Barnes, was 32.

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Henry Wapshare
Elizabeth Barnes
Ann Whapshare
Harriett Wapshare
Elizabeth Wapshare
Henry Wapshare
Mary Ann Wapshare
Maria Wapsher
Elizza Wapshare

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1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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Name Meaning

1 English: from an agent derivative of Middle English wasch(en) ‘to wash’ (Old English wæscan), hence an occupational name for a laundryman, or for someone who washed raw wool before spinning. Various other occupations, too, involved washing processes and the name may relate to any of these. For example, it may have denoted a man who washed sheep; some tenants on the manor of Burpham, near Worthing, in Sussex (where the surname is found from an early date), had as part of their feudal service to wash the flocks of their master.2 Americanized spelling of the German cognate Wascher .

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

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  • Maria Wapsher, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Maria Wapsher, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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