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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Family Time Line

William Shakespeare Hart
1695–1749
Mary Southam
1720–
Shakespeare Hart
1743–1744
William Shakespeare
1743–1745
Thomas Hart
1745–1747
Thomas Shakespeare
1745–1750
Thomas Shakespeare Hart
1745–1850
Catherine Hart
1746–
Catherine Hart
1748–

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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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