Sarah Jane Samson

4 Oct–
South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age -147

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1884

Age -117

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age -93

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian (Sámson), and Jewish: from the Biblical name Samson (Hebrew Shimshon, a diminutive of shemesh ‘sun’). Among Christians it was sometimes chosen as a personal name or nickname with reference to the great strength of the Biblical hero (Judges 13–16). In Wales another association was with the 6th-century Welsh bishop Samson, who traveled to Brittany, where he died and was greatly venerated. His name, which is probably an altered form of an unknown Celtic original, was popularized in England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, and to some extent independently from Wales.

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

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  • Sarah Jane Samson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Sarah Jane Samson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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