Arthur Wellsbourne Hiorns

11 March 1903–May 1999 (Age 96)
Wimbledon, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Arthur Wellsbourne

When Arthur Wellsbourne Hiorns was born on 11 March 1903, in Wimbledon, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Frederick Robert Hiorns, was 26 and his mother, Laura Jane Beatrice Mary Pitcher, was 29. He died in May 1999, in Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 96.

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Frederick Robert Hiorns
Laura Jane Beatrice Mary Pitcher
Rollo Frederick Vincent Hiorns
Arthur Wellsbourne Hiorns

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 5

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1915 · Zeppelins Over London

Age 12

On May 31, 1915 a German zeppelin went over London in dark of night. It released a bomb over the city killing 28 people and wounding 60. 

Age 37

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin):1. patronymic from a nickname for a lively person, from Old French hirond, arond ‘swallow’ (the bird). 2. patronymic from a nickname for a discontented individual, from a diminutive of Old French hire ‘complaint’ (of unknown origin).

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

Sources (3)

  • Frederick Robert Hiorns 1911 England census
  • Arthur Wellsbourne Hiorns England Death record
  • Arthur Wellsbourne Hiorns England Birth record

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