William Stiff

Hartley Wespall, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Stiff was born in 1727, his father, William Stiff, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Willis, was 23.

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William Stiff
Elizabeth Willis
William Stiff
John Stiff
Amy Stiff
Robert Stiff
Elizabeth Stiff

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 74
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
Age 88
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
Age 96
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): nickname from Middle English stif ‘rigid, inflexible; resolute, steadfast’ (Old English stif), used either for someone who had difficulty in bending, or for someone who was resolute or steadfast.

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

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

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