Avon Strange Beard

14 December 1931–10 January 1995 (Age 63)
Northam, Western Australia, Australia

The Life of Avon Strange

When Avon Strange Beard was born on 14 December 1931, in Northam, Western Australia, Australia, his father, Henry Strange Beard, was 35 and his mother, Lucy Violet Beard, was 27. He died on 10 January 1995, in his hometown, at the age of 63.

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Henry Strange Beard
Lucy Violet Beard
Neil Kenneth Beard
Shirley Lucy Beard
Avon Strange Beard
Clive Arthur Beard

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World Events (8)


Age 8

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Age 9

Australia declares war on Italy.

Age 19

Australian troops sent to Korea.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, Old English beard). To be clean-shaven was the norm in non-Jewish communities in northwestern Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, the crucial period for surname formation. There is a place name and other evidence to show that this word was used as a byname in the Old English period, when beards were the norm; in this period the byname would have referred to a large or noticeable beard. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, in particular German Bart . 2. habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, which derives its name by dissimilation from Old English brerd ‘rim’, ‘bank’.

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

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  • Avon Strange Beard, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"

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