William Hamilton

1894–about 1980 (Age 86)
South Africa

The Life of William

William Hamilton was born in 1894, in South Africa. He married Tresa Wilson on 4 July 1932, in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. He died about 1980, in Transvaal, South Africa, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

William Hamilton
1894–1980
Tresa Wilson
1896–1985
Marriage: 4 July 1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1932
Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

World Events (3)

1897

Age 3

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.
1899

Age 5

British troops gather on the Transvaal border and ignore an ultimatum to disperse. The second Anglo-Boer War begins.
1902

Age 8

Treaty of Vereeniging ends the second Anglo-Boer War. The Transvaal and Orange Free State are made self-governing colonies of the British Empire.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William Hamilton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: William Hamilton

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