Daniel Alexander

1817–
Calne, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Daniel

When Daniel Alexander was born in 1817, his father, William Alexander, was 37 and his mother, Ann Richence, was 33. He lived in Calne, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1817.

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Family Time Line

William Alexander
1780–1859
Ann Richence
1784–1861
Mary Alexander
1806–1812
William Alexander
1809–1822
Mary Alexander
1812–
Charles Alexander
1813–
John Alexander
1815–
Amelia Alexander
1817–1825
Daniel Alexander
1817–
Mary Ann Alexander
1819–
Sarah Alexander
1821–1821
Peter Alexander
1821–1873
William Alexander
1822–
Elizabeth Alexander
1825–1825

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World Events (7)

1823

Age 6

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 16

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 37

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Daniel Alexander, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Daniel Alexander, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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