Lois Rice

Female19 November 1732–12 September 1738

Brief Life History of Lois

When Lois Rice was born on 19 November 1732, in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jacob Rice Jr, was 25 and her mother, Hannah Howe, was 25. She died on 12 September 1738, in her hometown, at the age of 5, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jacob Rice Jr
Hannah Howe
Rebekah Rice
Lois Rice
Hannah Rice
John Rice
Mary Rice
Rev Jacob Rice III
Amos Rice
Eunice Rice

Sources (6)

  • Lowes Rice, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Lowis Rice, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Lowes Rice, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized pronunciation of one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, from a form originally meaning ‘rash, impetuous’, also spelled Rys and Re(e)s. See also Reese , with which it is interchangeable as a result of different Anglicized forms of the Welsh vowel y, and also compare Preece and Price . Initial R- in Welsh is voiceless and often spelled Rh-, but in English R- is voiced as in the Anglicized surnames Rees and Rice. Welsh y is a short back vowel /ɪ/. In the medieval period the English approximation of this vowel was either /i/ or /e/, lengthened to /i:/ and /e:/. Subsequent sound changes in English produced the alternative pronunciations represented in Rees, Preece and Rice, Price. The name has also been established in Ireland from an early date.

English: either a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a thicket (Middle English ris, rice, ris, from Old English hrīs, Old Norse hrís), or a habitational name for someone who came from a place called with this word, such as Rise (East Yorkshire).

English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English Rys(e) and Re(e)s which when without a preposition could derive from one or other of several Old French and Middle English words, including Anglo-Norman French ris ‘laughter, smile’, Middle English ris, res ‘stem, stalk’, in origin the same word as in 2 above, and Middle English ris, rise, rice, res, Old French ris, riz ‘rice’, perhaps a nickname for a rice dealer or a cook.

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

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