William Karl Dean

1 December 1966–10 June 2003 (Age 36)
San Mateo, California, United States

The Life Summary of William Karl

When William Karl Dean was born on 1 December 1966, in San Mateo, California, United States, his father, Grant Lavard Dean, was 41 and his mother, Monika Katharina Benker, was 38. He died on 10 June 2003, in Placer, California, United States, at the age of 36.

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Grant Lavard Dean
Monika Katharina Benker
William Karl Dean
Richard Fredrick Dean

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World Events (8)

1967 · The Twenty-Fifth Amendment
Age 1
The Twenty-fifth Amendment clarifies that when a President can't fulfill his role as President, the Vice President becomes President. He may do so only If the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office.
Age 2
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. , is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
1979 · The Department of Education
Age 13
Department of Education was organized to guide the schools throughout the United States in what to teach and how to teach it. The Department also collects data on the schools to see where government focus needs to go.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu), or a habitational name from any of several places in various parts of England named Dean or Dene from this word.English: nickname or occupational name for the servant of a dean or nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean. A dean was an ecclesiastical official, the head of a chapter of canons or a church official with jurisdiction over a sub-division of an archdeaconry. Though no doubt some deans had illegitimate children, they were officially celibate, and in the main the surname is probably a nickname in origin, similar to Bishop , Prior , Priest , and Monk . The Middle English word deen, dien, dein, is a borrowing of Old French d(e)ien, doien from Latin decanus (originally a leader of ten men, from decem ‘ten’), and thus is a cognate of Deacon .English: from the Middle English personal name Deyne (or Dene) a rhyming pet form of Reynald (see Reginald ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • William K Dean, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • William M Dean, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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