Benjamin Daniel

1847–Male
Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Daniel was born in 1847, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Daniel, was 29 and his mother, Jane Meynell, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Peter Daniel
1818–
Jane Meynell
1821–
James Daniel
1845–
Benjamin Daniel
1847–
Eliza Daniel
1851–
Peter Daniel
1855–
Mary Jane Daniel
1859–

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World Events (3)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 3

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
1884

Age 37

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 61

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian (Dániel), Romanian, and Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Daniel ‘God is my judge’, borne by a major prophet in the Bible. The major factor influencing the popularity of the personal name (and hence the frequency of the surname) was undoubtedly the dramatic story in the Book of Daniel, recounting the prophet's steadfast adherence to his religious faith in spite of pressure and persecution from the Mesopotamian kings in whose court he served: Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar (at whose feast Daniel interpreted the mysterious message of doom that appeared on the wall, being thrown to the lions for his pains). The name was also borne by a 2ndcentury Christian martyr and by a 9th-century hermit, the legend of whose life was popular among Christians during the Middle Ages; these had a minor additional influence on the adoption of the Christian name. Among Orthodox Christians in Eastern Europe the name was also popular as being that of a 4th-century Persian martyr, who was venerated in the Orthodox Church.2 Irish: reduced form of McDaniel , which is actually a variant of McDonnell , from the Gaelic form of Irish Donal (equivalent to Scottish Donald), erroneously associated with the Biblical personal name Daniel. See also O’Donnell .

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

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