Sidney (Bertil) Tegnander

Brief Life History of Sidney (Bertil)

Sidney (Bertil) Tegnander was born on 4 May 1908, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States as the son of Claus Tegnander and Anna Erickson. He lived in Kings, New York, United States in 1920. He died in March 1986, in Valley Stream, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, at the age of 77.

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Claus Tegnander
Anna Erickson
Herbert Tegnauder
Ethel Tegnauder
Sidney (Bertil) Tegnander
Gladys Tegnauder

Sources (2)

  • Sydney Tegnander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sidney Tegnauder in household of Claus Tegnauder, "United States Census, 1920"

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Transferred use of the surname, which is usually said to be a Norman baronial name from Saint-Denis in France. However, at least in the case of the family of the poet and soldier Sir Philip Sidney ( 1554–86 ), it appears to have a more humble origin, being derived from lands in Surrey named as the ‘wide meadow’ (Old English sīdan ‘wide’ (dative case) + ēg ‘island in a river, riverside meadow’). Evidence of use as a given name dates back to the 18th century, and the popularity of the boy's name increased considerably in the 19th century, probably due in part to Sydney Carton , hero of Dickens's novel A Tale of Two Cities ( 1859 ). As a girl's name it arose in part as a contracted form of Sidony ; coincidentally it represents an altered form of Sindy . In recent years, the girls' name, usually written Sydney , has become popular throughout the English-speaking world, especially in North America.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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