Lois Rice

10 November 1732–12 September 1738 (Age 5)
Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Lois

When Lois Rice was born on 10 November 1732, in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jacob Rice II, 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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Family Time Line

Jacob Rice II
1707–1788
Hannah Howe
1706–1757
Rebekah Rice
1731–1807
Lois Rice
1732–1738
Lous Rice
1732–
Hannah Rice
1734–1807
John Rice
1736–1800
Lowes Rice
1738–
Mary Rice
1738–1751
Rev. Jacob Rice III
1740–1824
Amos Rice
1743–1827
Eunice Rice (2)
1744–1746

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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.

Possible Related Names

Reese
Rees
Ryce
Rise
Wrice

Sources (3)

  • Lowis Rice, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Lois Rice, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Find A Grave

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