John Darby

Brief Life History of John

When John Darby was born in 1861, in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Darby, was 33 and his mother, Emma Mansell, was 27. He lived in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Darby
1828–
Emma Mansell
1834–
Ann Darby
1855–
Phoebe Alice Darby
1870–1872
Samuel Darby
1856–
John Darby
1861–
Joyce Darby
1862–
Robert Darby
1864–
Florence E Darby
1868–
Job Darby
1873–

Sources (2)

  • John Darby, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Darby, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

1884

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Derby, the county seat of Derbyshire, but also from the much smaller place called West Derby in Lancashire. Both are named from Old Norse djúr ‘deer’ + ‘farm, settlement’. This form of the surname represents the pronunciation of both the placename and the surname.

Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Diarmada (or Mac Diarmada) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Diarmaid’, a personal name meaning ‘freeman’. See also Dermott , McDermott . Gaelic Ó Duibhdhiormaigh was sometimes reinterpreted as Ó Diarmada, and Darby could also be an Anglicized form of this name. The English surname is also established in Ireland, having been taken to County Leix in the 16th century.

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

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