William Shakespeare

1743–1745 (Age 2)
Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Shakespeare was born on 8 January 1743, in Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Shakespeare Hart, was 47 and his mother, Mary Southam, was 23. He died on 8 March 1745, at the age of 2.

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William Shakespeare Hart
Mary Southam
Shakespeare Hart
William Shakespeare
Thomas Hart
Thomas Shakespeare
Thomas Shakespeare Hart
Catherine Hart
Catherine Hart

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.

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

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  • William Shakespear, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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