Edmund Fone

23 June 1820–
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edmund

When Edmund Fone was christened on 23 June 1820, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Stephen Fone, was 55 and his mother, Martha Stoodley, was 54.

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Stephen Fone
Martha Stoodley
John Fone
Betty Fone
Thomas Fone
Stephen Fone
Hannah Fone
Mary Fone
Mary Ann Foan
Edmund Fone

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1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

1 English (West Midlands): unexplained; perhaps from Middle English fon(ne) ‘stupid person’, ‘fool’ (origin unknown) or Middle English foun ‘fawn’, ‘young deer’ (from Old French feon, foun, faon).2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Fanz, a nickname for a roguish or mischievous person, from Middle High German vanz ‘joker’, ‘rogue’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Edmund Fone, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Edmund Fone, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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