Henry Homer

about 1779–
Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Homer was born about 1779, in Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Homer, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Benfield, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Homer
1749–1833
Elizabeth Benfield
1749–
Elizabeth Homer
1774–
Henry Homer
1779–
Mary Homer
1775–
John Homer Sr
1777–1826
Ann Homer
1782–
Martha Homer
1785–
Sarah Homer
1786–

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 22
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815
Age 36
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823
Age 44
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for a dweller by a holly bush, from Middle English holm (Old English holen) + the agent suffix -er, a type of formation characteristic of Hampshire and Sussex. See Holm 2.English: habitational name from Holmer (Herefordshire), Holmer Green (Buckinghamshire), or Homer (Devon), or else from other unrecorded placenames formed with Middle English hol(g)h + mere ‘pool by or in the hollow’ (Old English holh + mere).English: perhaps an occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Old French heaumier, heumier (from ancient Germanic he(a)ume ‘helmet’), but it is uncertain that this name became hereditary. Compare Helm 3.

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

Possible Related Names

Holm
Homar
Holmer

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