Edny Eke

Brief Life History of Edny

When Edny Eke was christened on 15 January 1815, in Shipdham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Eke, was 25 and her mother, Diana Durrant, was 29. She married William Easom on 7 November 1842, in Sutton in Beckingham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Sutton in Beckingham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Sutton St Mary, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died in 1870, in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England, at the age of 55.

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William Easom
Edny Eke
Marriage: 7 November 1842
John Thomas Easom
Harriet Easom
about 1857–
Mary Jane Easom
Edney Ann Easom
Thurza Easom
Mary Ann Eason
James William Eason

Sources (7)

  • Edney Easom in household of William Easom, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Edny Eke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Eday Eke, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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Name Meaning

German: variant of Eck .

English (Norfolk): from Middle English oek, a variant of ok(e) ‘oak tree’ (Old English āc, Old Norse eik). Compare Ake .

Turkish: ornamental name, nickname, or metonymic occupational name from dialect eke, meaning e.g. ‘skilled’ and ‘head shepherd’.

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

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