Ann York

about 1735–1790 (Age 55)
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Ann

When Ann York was born about 1735, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Stanton York, was 27 and her mother, Jemima Shaw, was 24. She married John Gavitt on 19 April 1758, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. She died in 1790, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

John Gavitt
1736–1779
Ann York
1735–1790
Marriage: 19 April 1758

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1758Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (4)

    1776
    Age 41
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 41
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    1780 · French Occupy Newport
    Age 45
    During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the Latin name Eburacum, which is probably from a Brittonic name meaning ‘yew-tree place’. This was altered by folk etymology to Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers, who altered it back to opacity in the form Jórvík or Jórk (English York, which became finally settled as the placename in the 13th century). The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of the East Slavic patronymic Yurkovich or its Croatian, Slovak, or Slovenian variants. Compare Yurk .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Yurkovich
    Yorke
    Yorks

    Sources (1)

    • Anna York, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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