Ester Thackeray

Brief Life History of Ester

When Ester Thackeray was born in 1860, in Canada, her father, Francis Thackeray, was 40 and her mother, Mary A Moore, was 28. She lived in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1870.

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Francis Thackeray
Mary A Moore
Mary Etta Thackery
Elizabeth Thackeray
Ellen M Thackery
Francis William Thackeray
Catherine Jane Thackery
Ester Thackeray
Richard West Thackeray

Sources (2)

  • Ester Thackery in household of Frank Thackery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ester Thackeray - Published information: Census record: birth-name: Ester Thackeray

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Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Thackray in the parish of Great Timble, Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse thak ‘thatching, reeds’ + (v)rá ‘nook, corner’.

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

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