Herbert Godfrey

December 1867–
Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life of Herbert

When Herbert Godfrey was born in December 1867, in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England, his father, Mark Godfrey, was 25 and his mother, Maria Fletcher, was 22. He married Minnie Horsfall on 23 May 1896, in Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Derby St Alkmund, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Herbert Godfrey
Minnie Horsfall
Marriage: 23 May 1896

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    Minnie Horsfall


23 May 1896
Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 13

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 37

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .2 Americanized form of Irish Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, patronymics from the Irish equivalent of Godfrey (see 1 above), borrowed from the Vikings.3 Americanized form of the French surname Godefroi, of the same origin as 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herbert Godfrey in household of Mark Godfrey, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Herbert Godfrey in household of Mark Godfrey, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Herbert Godfrey in entry for William Beardsley Godfrey, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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