William Markham Valentine

Brief Life History of William Markham

When William Markham Valentine was born in 1891, in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Samuel Valentine, was 36 and his mother, Emma Hicks, was 34. He lived in Duston, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in May 1986, in Northampton Christchurch, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 95.

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Robert Samuel Valentine
Emma Hicks
Sarah Elizabeth Valentine
Emma Eliza Valentine
Emily Eliza Valentine
Margaret Valentine
Robert Samuel Valentine
George Henry Valentine
William Markham Valentine
Ida Ann Valentine
Alfred E Valentine
Frederick Arthur Valentine
Doris Ellen Valentine

Sources (4)

  • William Markham Valentine, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • William Markham Valentine, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Markham Valentine, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


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Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Angus and Aberdeenshire): from the Middle English and Old French personal name Valentin, Latin Valentinus, a derivative of valens ‘strong, healthy’, which was never common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as the result of French influence. The name was borne by a 3rd-century Christian saint and martyr, whose chief claim to fame is that his feast falls on February 14, the date of a traditional celebration of spring going back to the Roman fertility festival of Juno Februata. A 5th-century missionary bishop of Rhaetia of this name was venerated especially in southern Germany, being invoked as a patron against gout and epilepsy. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. German, Croatian, Czech, and Slovenian Valentin , Italian Valentino .

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

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