Benjamin J Fordham

Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin J

When Benjamin J Fordham was born in 1881, in Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Robert Fordham, was 22 and his mother, Mary Ashcroft, was 29. He lived in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom for about 30 years.

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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)


Age 3

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 23

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 33

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Fordham in household of George Fordham, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Benjamin J Fordham in household of George R Fordham, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Benjamin Fordham in household of George Fordham, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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