Fanny Whitehead

Brief Life History of Fanny

Fanny Whitehead was christened on 2 February 1783, in Oldham, Lancashire, England as the daughter of James Whitehead and Sally Whitehead.

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Family Time Line

James Whitehead
1763–1851
Sally Whitehead
Jenny Whitehead
1775–1776
Hannah Whitehead
1782–1860
Ann Whitehead
1790–
Fanny Whitehead
1783–
Elisabeth Whitehead
1787–
James Whitehead
1789–1839
Malley Whitehead
1792–

Sources (1)

  • Fanny Whitehead, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (2)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English whit ‘white’ + hed ‘head’ (Old English hwīt + hēafod), denoting a person with white or fair hair. Occasionally perhaps from Middle English whīt ‘white’ + hod ‘hood’ (Old English hwīt + hōd).

Irish: adopted by erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ (see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Weisshaupt (see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf (see Weiskopf ).

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

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