William Henry Shakespeare

1889–1900 (Age 11)
Stapenhill, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire, England

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Shakespeare was born about 1889, his father, Benjamin Shakespeare, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Ann Winfield, was 27. He lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 5 September 1900, at the age of 11.

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Benjamin Shakespeare
Sarah Ann Winfield
Mary Elizabeth Shakespeare
Millicent Shakespeare
William Henry Shakespeare
Fanny Shakespeare
Nelly Shakespeare
Maggie Shakespeare
Ethel Shakespeare

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.

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

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  • William H Shakespear in household of Benjamin Shakespear, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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