May Fordham

Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of May

When May Fordham was born in 1886, in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Robert Fordham, was 27 and her mother, Mary Ashcroft, was 34.

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George Robert Fordham
Mary Ashcroft
Annie E Fordham
Ethel M Fordham
Benjamin J Fordham
Mabel Fordham
Elanor Fordham
May Fordham
Edward Fordham

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 18

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 22

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 32

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Cambridgeshire, Essex, and Norfolk named Fordham, from Old English ford ‘ford’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

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  • May Fordham in household of George Fordham, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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