Rebecca Pounder

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Pounder was born about 1838, in Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Pounder, was 40 and her mother, Ann Harrison, was 40. She died on 17 February 1918, in Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Thomas Pounder
Ann Harrison
James Pounder
Mary Pounder
Alice Pounder
Eden Harrison Pounder
Rebecca Pounder
Sarah Pounder
Thomas W Pounder
Ann Pounder

Sources (6)

  • Rebecca Pounder, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Pounder - birth: about 1838; Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Pounder - Government record: death: 17 February 1918; Hartlepool, County Durham, England

World Events (6)


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1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English pounder, ponder, poinder ‘one who puts stray livestock into the village pound’ (Middle English pound, pond, poinde ‘enclosure for impounding beasts’ + -er). See Pound .

In some cases possibly also an Americanized form (translation into English) of South German Pfunder .

English: in the West Midlands and southwestern England a dialect form of Pinder .

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

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