Austin

about 1806–
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Austin

When Austin was born about 1806, in Virginia, United States, her father, Sanders Austin, was 22 and her mother, Nancy Qualls, was 16.

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Family Time Line

Sanders Austin
1784–1859
Nancy Qualls
1790–1860
Austin
1806–
Stephen Bally Austin
1809–1872
Mary Austin
1813–
William Austin
1820–
Angelina Austin
1825–1880
Elizabeth Austin
1810–1870
John Bally Austin
1816–1896
David J Austin
1817–1850
Alpha Miller Austin
1819–1863
Archibald L Austin
1826–1881
Enoch Austin
1830–
Robert Austin
1831–1899

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World Events (3)

1808
Age 2
Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812
Age 6
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built
Age 6
The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

Name Meaning

English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, from Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus (see Augustin ). This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of Saint Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by Saint Augustine of Canterbury (died c. 605), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to southern England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.English: variant of Aspden , with which this surname became confused.History: This was the name of a merchant family that became established in eastern MA in the 17th century, notably in Charlestown. Richard Austin came from England and landed at Boston in 1638, and his son Anthony was clerk of Suffield, CT, in 1674. The surname is very common in England as well as America; this Richard Austin was only one of a number of bearers who brought it to North America. — In 1821 Stephen F. Austin (1793–1836), born in Austinville VA, founded the first Anglo colony in TX.

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

Possible Related Names

Augustine
Agostino
Agoston
Auston
Augenstein
Augustin
Agustin
Augustus
Austen

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