Derek John Fenwick

7 July 1928–May 1986 (Age 57)
Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Derek John

When Derek John Fenwick was born on 7 July 1928, in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Fenwick, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Ann Knight, was 33. He had at least 1 daughter. He lived in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1939. He died in May 1986, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 57.

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Derek John Fenwick
Lynette G Fenwick

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World Events (8)

1939 · Britain Enters World War II
Age 11
Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.
Age 12
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.
Age 17
The UK becomes a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from either of two places in Northumberland or from one in West Yorkshire, all of which are so named from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + wīc ‘outlying dairy farm’. There is also a place in Ayrshire, Scotland, which has the same name and origin. This last is the source of at least some early examples of the surname: Nicholaus Fynwyk was provost of Ayr in 1313 , and Reginald de Fynwyk or Fynvyk appears as bailie and alderman of the same burgh in 1387 and 1401 . The name is usually pronounced ‘Fennick’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Derek (J) Fenwick in household of William Fenwick, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"
  • Derek J Fenwick, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Derek John Fenwick, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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