Rebecca Painter

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Painter was born on 31 October 1837, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Painter, was 45 and her mother, Ann Duncombe, was 39. She married Frederick Farr on 26 July 1857, in Darlaston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Frederick Farr
Rebecca Painter
Marriage: 26 July 1857

Sources (8)

  • Rebecca Painter in household of Ann Painter, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Rebecca Painter, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Rebecca Painter, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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1854 · The Crimean War

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.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English peintour, painter, peintir, penter, pointour (Old French peintour, paintour) ‘painter of images (on walls, screens, shields, etc.), colorist (of statues, figurines, chests, etc.), artist’. In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at Saint Stephen's Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in England.

Americanized form of German Bender . Compare Bainter .

Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Pajntar or Panjtar, topographic names from the field name Pajnta or Na Pajnti, which is derived from Middle High German biunt(e) ‘fenced agricultural land’ (compare German Paintner ), or perhaps from Bavarian Middle High German pant ‘band’ (compare Panter 4).

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

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