Herbert Charles Hansford

1 September 1887–12 April 1982 (Age 94)
Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Herbert Charles

When Herbert Charles Hansford was born on 1 September 1887, in Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia, his father, John Hansford, was 31 and his mother, Maria Elizabeth Godfrey, was 35. He died on 12 April 1982, in Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Charles Hansford
Myrtle Ivy Clarice Smart
Lorna Mae Hansford
Alison Joyce Hansford

Spouse and Children



    Lorna Mae Hansford


    Alison Joyce Hansford


Parents and Siblings

    John Hansford


    Maria Elizabeth Godfrey




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 5

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 14

First Federal election.

Age 27

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset): habitational name from an unidentified place, possibly Ansford in Somerset, which is recorded in Domesday Book as Almundesford, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ealhmund (composed of the elements ealh ‘temple’ + mund ‘protection’) + Old English ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Herbert Charles Hansford, "Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989"

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