Edward Giles

12 January 1818–May 1842 (Age 24)
Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Giles was born on 12 January 1818, in Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Edward Giles, was 27 and his mother, Catherine Rowland, was 36. He died in May 1842, in Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 24.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Edward Giles
1790–1867
Catherine Rowland
1782–1840
Jane Giles
1815–1816
Jane Giles
1816–
Edward Giles
1818–1842
Thomas Giles
1819–
Thomas Giles
1820–
Susan Giles
1822–
Catherine Giles
1824–
John Giles
1827–
John Giles
1828–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (4)

1823
Age 5
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830
Age 12
Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
Age 13
Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a medieval personal name of which the original form was Latin Aegidius (from Greek aigidion ‘kid’, ‘young goat’). This was the name of a 7th-century Provençal hermit, whose cult popularized the name in a variety of more or less mutilated forms: Gidi and Gidy in southern France, Gil(l)i in the area of the Alpes-Maritimes, and Gil(l)e elsewhere. This last form was taken over to England by the Normans, but by the 12th century it was being confused with the Germanic names Gisel, a short form of Gilbert , and Gilo, which is from Gail (as in Gaillard ).2 Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name, based on glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

Possible Related Names

Gilbert
Gaillard
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Gillard
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Gillen
Gilles
Gillet
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Gillis
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Guiles
Gyles
Ille
Illes
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Jillson

Sources (1)

  • Edward Giles, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

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