Ruth Wakefield

1 December 1667–
Preston Patrick, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Wakefield was born on 1 December 1667, in Preston Patrick, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, her father, Roger Wakefield, was 37 and her mother, Hannah Preston, was 33. She married Christopher Fisher on 2 April 1692, in Preston Patrick, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom.

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Christopher Fisher
1663–
Ruth Wakefield
1667–
Marriage: 2 June 1692

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, and probably also from a place of the same name in Northamptonshire. Both are named from an Old English wacu ‘vigil’, ‘festival’ (a derivative of wac(i)an ‘to watch or wake’) + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, i.e. a patch of open land where a fair was held.

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

Possible Related Names

Wakeford

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Wakefield, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Ruth Wakefield, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Ruth Wakefield, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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