When Lydia Stoddard was born on 27 March 1660, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Anthony Stoddard Jr, was 56 and her mother, Christian Eyre, was 32. She married Capt. Samuel Turrell in 1687. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1660. She died in 1704, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 44.
English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who looked after a stud of horses, from Middle English and Older Scots stod(e), stud(e) ‘establishment where horses were bred’, ‘herd of stallions or mares’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’.
English: variant of Stothard, an occupational name for a keeper of cattle or horses, from Middle English stot ‘steer, bullock’ or ‘horse’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’. The name was probably confused with Stodeherd ‘keeper of stud-horses’ (see above).
History: The Stoddard family of Boston, MA, was introduced by Anthony Stoddard (1600–1686), who settled there in 1639. Solomon Stoddard (1643–1728/9) was a prominent Congregational clergyman in MA, the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards, and progenitor of many noted descendants.