William Hamilton

1699–1797 (Age 98)
North Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of William

When William Hamilton was born in 1699, in North Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, United States, his father, William Hamilton, was 52 and his mother, Mercy Lucy Berry, was 33. He had at least 1 son with Mrs. William Hamilton. He died in 1797, in his hometown, at the age of 98.

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Age 77

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 77

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

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

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