Elizabeth Bland

about 1857–
Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Bland was born about 1857, in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She married Thomas Greaves on 25 December 1877, in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Greaves
1857–
Elizabeth Bland
1857–
Marriage: 25 December 1877

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1877
Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

World Events (3)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 2

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
1884

Age 27

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 51

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire called Bland, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm’, ‘commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation. The modern English adjective bland did not come into English (from Latin) until the 15th century, and is therefore unlikely to have given rise to surnames.2 French: nickname from Old French blant ‘flattering’ (Latin blandus).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Bland, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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