William Shakespeare

1907–1911 (Age 4)
Stapenhill, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire, England

The Life of William

When William Shakespeare was born about 1907, his father, Richard Goodwin, was 22 and his mother, Millicent Shakespeare, was 21. He died after 1911, at the age of 5.

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Richard Goodwin
1885–
Millicent Shakespeare
1886–1935
William Shakespeare
1907–1911
Leonard Benjamin Goodwin
1911–1916

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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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