Matilda Rebecca Feierabend

1895–1976 (Age 80)
New Zealand

The Life of Matilda Rebecca

When Matilda Rebecca Feierabend was born on 12 June 1895, in New Zealand, her father, August Feierabend, was 34 and her mother, Louise Adrian, was 29. She married William Walter Lockwood about 1923, in New Zealand. She died about 1976, in her hometown, at the age of 81.

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Matilda Rebecca Feierabend
William Walter Lockwood
Marriage: 1923

Spouse & Children

New Zealand

Parents & Siblings

  • August Feierabend


  • Female1866–1950Female



+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1896 · National Council of Women

Age 1

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

Age 12

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 28

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: nickname for an idler, from late Middle High German vīrābent, originally ‘eve (ābent) of a (religious) festival (vīre)’ (modern German Feierabend now denotes ‘evening’, ‘free time after work’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Matilda Rebecca Feierabend, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Matilda Rebecca Feierabend - Government record: death: about 1976; New Zealand
  • Legacy NFS Source: Matilda Rebecca Feierabend - Government record: birth-name: Matilda Rebecca Feierabend

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