William Shakespeare

1721–1721 (Age 0)
Dudley,Worcester,England

The Life of William

When William Shakespeare was born in 1721, his father, Joseph Shakespeare, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Deas, was 28. He died in February 1721, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Shakespeare
1693–
Elizabeth Deas
1693–1741
Nehemiah Shakespear
1717–
Benjamin Shakespeare
1718–1742
Moses Shakespear
1718–1784
William Shakespeare
1721–1721
Jacob Shakespeare
1723–
Sarah Shakespeare
1724–1742

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.

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

Sources (1)

  • Willm. Shackspear, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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