William Lamb

28 July 1717–
Cockerham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Lamb was born on 28 July 1717, in Cockerham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Lamb, was 25 and his mother, Ann Clark, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lamb
1691–
Ann Clark
1693–
William Lamb
1717–
Edward Lamb
–1726
John Lamb
1720–
Thomas Lamb
1722–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 84

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.
1815

Age 98

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 108

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English lamb, a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm .2 English: from a short form of the personal name Lambert .3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ( see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: ‘The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudotranslation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O’Loan itself.’

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

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Sources (1)

  • Wm. Lamb, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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