Jane Whitehead

5 December 1835–
Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Whitehead was born on 5 December 1835, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Whitehead, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Walsh, was 33. She married George May about 1855, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

George May
Jane Whitehead
Marriage: about 1855

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1855Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 7
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 8
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1878 · Bacup Natural History Society
    Age 43
    The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English whit ‘white’ + hed ‘head’ (Old English hwīt + hēafod), denoting a person with white or fair hair. Occasionally perhaps from Middle English whīt ‘white’ + hod ‘hood’ (Old English hwīt + hōd).Irish: adopted by erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ (see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.Americanized form (translation into English) of German Weisshaupt (see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf (see Weiskopf ).

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Jane Whitehead in household of Richard Whitehead, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Ann in entry for Richard Whitehead, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Jane Whitehead, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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