Thomas William Bird

Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas William

When Thomas William Bird was born in 1866, in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Henry Bird, was 45 and his mother, Jane Reynolds, was 43. He married Selina Fearn on 14 August 1887, in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Thomas William Bird
Selina Fearn
Marriage: 14 August 1887
Thomas Edwin Bird
Frank Bird

Spouse and Children

14 August 1887
Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


    Thomas Edwin Bird



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 14

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

Age 18

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 38

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas W Bird, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Thomas Bird in household of Thomas Bird, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Thomas Bird in household of Thomas Bird, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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