Ethel Woodcock

Darwen, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Woodcock was born in 1898, in Darwen, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Thomas Woodcock, was 31 and her mother, Ellen Woodcock, was 39.

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William Thomas Woodcock
Ellen Woodcock
Elizabeth Maud Woodcock
Jane Ellen Woodcock
Amy Beatrice Woodcock
William Henry Woodcock
Ethel Woodcock
Alice Woodcock

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World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 3

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 10

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 42

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

Name Meaning

English:1. from Middle English woodcock (a compound of Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cocc ‘cock’, ‘bird’), a bird that is notoriously easy to catch, hence a nickname for a stupid or gullible person. 2. variant of Woodcott , a habitational name from any of various places named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’, as for example Woodcott in Cheshire and Hampshire or Woodcote in Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Shropshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel Woodcock in household of William Thomas Woodcock, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Ethel Woodcock, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Ethel Woodcock, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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