William Gaghagen

Brief Life History of William

When William Gaghagen was born on 19 June 1789, in Lurgan, Lurgan Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas R Gahagan Jr., was 50 and his mother, Christiana Jungerman Young, was 34. He married Elizabeth Lantz in 1813, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Mahoning Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 June 1837, in Porter, Porter Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Dayton, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gaghagen
Elizabeth Lantz
Marriage: 1813
Mary Gahagan
Thomas G. Gahagan
Susan Gahagan
Martin Lee Gahagen
John L. Gahagan
Michael L. Gahagan
Elizabeth Gahagen
Margaret F. Gaghagen

Sources (3)

  • William Gahagan, "United States Census, 1830"
  • William Gaghagen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Gaghagen (1789 - 1837) - Find A Grave Memorial

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Historical Boundaries 1800: Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States


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Name Meaning

Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John , but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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