Mary Ann Beard

Female30 October 1861–1862

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Beard was born on 30 October 1861, in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Stephen Beard, was 22 and her mother, Emma Lee, was 23. She died in 1862, in Laramie, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 1, and was buried in Laramie, Wyoming, United States.

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Stephen Beard
Emma Lee
Ellen Beard
Charlotte Beard
Mary Ann Beard

Sources (4)

  • Mary Ann Beard, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Death Record of Mary Ann Beard 1862
  • Immigration England to American Mary Ann Beard 1862

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Name Meaning


nickname for a bearded man (from Middle English berd, 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 placename 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. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, in particular German Barth 1.

habitational name from a place called Beard in Derbyshire (now represented by Beard Hall and Beardwood Farms in New Mills parish), 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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