Abraham Avis

6 April 1834–
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Avis was born on 6 April 1834, in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Avis, was 30 and his mother, Mary Rose, was 34. He had at least 7 sons and 2 daughters with Betsy Chinnery.

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Abraham Avis
Betsy Chinnery
John Avis
Garland Avis
Rachel Avis
Samuel Avis
William Avis
Sarah Ann Avis
Thomas Avis
Albert Avis
George Avis

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Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Avis





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World Events (8)


Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 20

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 46

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman female personal name Avice (Old French Avice, Latin Avitia, also found in a masculine form, Avitius). This is of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Celtic (Gaulish) name.2 French: Tanguay and Jetté have people named Avice, Avisse in Quebec from 1666 . Nègre has an Avèze (Puy-de-Dome) also deriving from Avitius.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abram Aves in household of Thomas Aves, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Abraham Avis, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Abraham Avis, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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