Joseph Fairborn

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Fairborn was born in 1785, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Fairburn, was 36 and his mother, Martha Mitchell, was 40. He married Hannah Hoyle on 18 October 1813. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Halifax St James, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Cleveland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He was buried in Brighouse, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Joseph Fairborn
Hannah Hoyle
Marriage: 18 October 1813
Judith Fairburn
Betty Fairburn
William Fairburn
Martha Fairburn
Mary Fairburn

Sources (23)

  • Joseph Fairburn, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Joseph Fairburn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Fairburn, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from Fairburn in Yorkshire, so named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + burna ‘stream’.

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

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