William Tubmen

about 1842–
Birtley, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Tubmen was born about 1842, in Birtley, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Tubman, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Tubman, was 35. He lived in Houghton le Spring, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and East Rainton, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1871. In 1861, at the age of 19, his occupation is listed as coal miner in Houghton le Spring, Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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Joseph Tubman
Elizabeth Tubman
John Tubman
Jane Tubman
Thomas Tubman
Mary Tubman
William Tubmen
Hannah Tubman
Maria Tubman
Mary Tubman
Jane Tubmen
Mary Jane Tubman

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 12

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 38

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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a cooper, from Middle English tubbe ‘tub’ + man ‘man’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Tubman, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Tubman en la familia de Joseph Tubman, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Tubman en la familia de Joseph Tubman, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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