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Monday, 16 September 2013

What's in a name?

Breakfast TV this morning did an intro regarding Derek Jacobi famous thespian.
I wondered why he was appearing on the programme. One short Internet search later and the answer appeared. Obviously he was going to talk about his autobiography published recently.

Cue another search, this time for the book Amazon has it and on Kindle. I read thro' the preview where he talks about his family. Curiousity piqued as he mentioned a family member with the unusual name of Salome Lapland. Next 'move' was to Find My Past and another search.

Result a registered maritime birth

Date of birth: 17 September 1920
Date reported: December 1920
Father's name: SCHNEIDER, Mendel
Mother's name: SCHNEIDER, Hasia Czasia
Mother's maiden name: Cyasia
Ship's name: Lapland

BT334 - Registers and Indexes of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Passengers and Seamen at Sea

Census details

1901 census transcription details for:  Goodmans Fields. 55, Leman Street, Whitechapel

SCHNEIDER, Israel Head Married M 28 1873 Tailor Russia
SCHNEIDER, Eida Wife Married F 28 1873 Russia
SCHNEIDER, Bessie Daughter Single F 4 1897  London
SCHNEIDER, Louis Son Single M 3 1898 London
SCHNEIDER, Jetta Daughter Single F 2 1899 London
SCHNEIDER, Mandel Son Single M 0 (6 MOS) 1901  London

Mendel's parents came from Russia.

Now for the Jacobi family
Derek's parents:
Daisy G Masters married Alfred G Jacobi
Name: MASTERS,  Daisy Gertrude
Registration district: Essex South Western
County: Essex
Year of registration: 1936
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Spouse's last name: Jacobi

1911 census transcription details for:  21 Poplars Road Leyton

                                                                       Age     Born     Occupation  Where Born
JACOBI, Henry William Head Married M 28 1883 Boot Maker London Mare St Hackney
JACOBI, Elizabeth Rebecca Wife Married 5 years F 25 1886 London Haggerston
JACOBI, Henry William Son M 4 1907 London Hackney
JACOBI, Alfred George Son Married M 0 (7 MONTHS) 1911 London Bethnal Green


Sayre said...

Amazing! You probably know more about his family than he does. I stand in awe of your ability to ferret things out on the internet!

joanygee said...

You are too kind. I love finding out about things and people. The Open University taught me how to hone my research skills.