Edward Giles

Brief Life History 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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Thomas Edward Giles
Catherine Rowland
Jane Giles
Jane Giles
Edward Giles
Thomas Giles
Thomas Giles
Susan Giles
Catherine Giles
John Giles

Sources (2)

  • Edward Giles, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • Edward Giles, "Wales, Merionethshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

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

English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name, Middle English Giles or Gile, a borrowing from Old French Gil(l)e(s). This is from Latin Aegidius and this presumably from Greek aigidion ‘kid, young goat’ (alternatively, it could be a Late Latin formation from the Latin personal name Eggius + the suffix -idius). The personal name was widely used in France and the Low Countries, partly through veneration of Saint Gilles de Provence, supposedly a hermit of the 7th century near Arles; he was patron saint of cripples, hence the dedication of Saint Giles Cripplegate in London, though the personal name itself was less common in England than elsewhere in Europe. See also Gilles .

Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name based on glas ‘green, blue, gray’.

French: variant of Gilles , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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