Marjory Elder

Brief Life History of Marjory

When Marjory Elder was born on 21 December 1586, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Elder, was 29 and her mother, Janet Wardlaw, was 28. She married John Allison on 12 January 1613. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters.

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John Allison
Marjory Elder
Marriage: 12 January 1613
Child Alison
Andrew Alison
James Alison
John Allison
Margaret Alison
Christian Alison
Barbara Alison
Elspet Alisone

Sources (11)

  • Marjory Eldar, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Wardlaw in entry for Marjory Eldar, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Marjory Elder in entry for John Alisone, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Name Meaning

Scottish: distinguishing nickname from Middle English and Older Scots elder ‘parent; older, senior person’, perhaps in some cases denoting the older of two bearers of the same personal name. It may have been used also to denote an elder of a church, a senior and respected member of the congregation. Compare Senior .

English: in southeastern England, this may be a variant of Helder .

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Elter , which has the same meaning as 1 above.

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

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