William Ponton Manger

Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Ponton

When William Ponton Manger was born in 1873, in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Manger, was 34 and his mother, Amelia Ellen Ponton, was 27. He married Ada Elizabeth Homewood in 1895. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Canterbury St Peter, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Southgate, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom for about 28 years.

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William Ponton Manger
Ada Elizabeth Homewood
Marriage: 1895
William Homewood Manger
Gardon Manger
Stanley Manger

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    William Homewood Manger


    Gardon Manger


    Stanley Manger


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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 7

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

Age 11

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 31

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English, Dutch, and German: occupational name for a retail trader, Middle English manger, monger, Middle Dutch manger, menger, Middle High German mangære, mengære (from Late Latin mango ‘salesman’, with the addition of the Germanic agent suffix).2 Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in southwestern Norway named as Mángr in Old Norse, perhaps from már ‘sea gull’ + angr ‘fjord’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William P Manger in household of Charles Manger, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Ponton in entry for William Homewood Manger, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • William Ponton in entry for William Homewood Manger, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"

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