Walter Wolfenden

Male5 May 1874–

Brief Life History of Walter

When Walter Wolfenden was born on 5 May 1874, his father, Thomas Woolfenden, was 43 and his mother, Ellen Butterworth, was 39. He lived in Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Thomas Woolfenden
Ellen Butterworth
Sarah Ann Wolfenden
Alice Wolfenden
Robert John Wolfenden
Charles Wolfenden
Samuel Wolfenden
Albert Wolfenden
Walter Wolfenden
Ernest Wolfenden

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  • Walter Wolfenden in household of Thomas Wolfenden, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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World Events (8)

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 4

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.


Age 10

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


Age 34

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Wolfenden, a place in the parish of Newchurch-in-Rossendale (Lancashire). The placename probably means ‘valley at a place called Wolfham’, deriving from Middle English den(e) ‘valley’ (Old English denu) qualified by an earlier placename, Wolfham, composed of Old English wulf ‘wolf’ + hamm ‘enclosure, hemmed-in land’.

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

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