Geils Charles

Femaleabout 1673–

Brief Life History of Geils

Geils Charles was born about 1673, in Scotland, United Kingdom. She married Alexander Mason on 18 September 1701, in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Mason
1675–
Geils Charles
about 1673–
Marriage: 18 September 1701
Alexander Mason
1705–
Elizabeth Mason
1707–1709
Elizabeth Mason
1709–
Margaret Masson
1711–
James Masson
1714–
William Masson
1716–
Geels Masson
1718–

Sources (14)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Geils Charles - Individual or family possessions: birth: about 1673; Scotland
  • Geels Charles, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Jean Charles in entry for James Masson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1701Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Pierre, Antoine, Andre, Francois, Patrice, Germaine, Magalie, Philippe, Yves, Alain, Jacques, Cecile.

    French, Welsh, English, West Indian (mainly Haiti), and African (mainly Tanzania): from the French form of the ancient Germanic personal name Karl ‘man, husband, freeman’, which was Latinized as Carolus. In France the personal name was popular from an early date, due to the fame of the Emperor Charlemagne (c. 742–814; Latin name Carolus Magnus, i.e. Charles the Great). The Old French form Charles was briefly introduced to England by the Normans, but was rare during the main period of surname formation. It was introduced more successfully to Scotland in the 16th century by the Stuarts, who had strong ties with France, and was brought by them to England in the 17th century. Its frequency as a Welsh surname is attributable to the late date of Welsh surname formation. Old English Ceorl ‘peasant’ is also found as a byname, but the resulting Middle English form, Charl, with a patronymic in -s, if it existed at all, would have been absorbed by the French form introduced by the Normans. English variants pronounced with initial k- for the most part reflect the cognate Old Norse personal name Karl, Karli. Compare Carl .

    English: in some cases, possibly a habitational name from Charles (Devon), or a post-medieval variant of Cherrill, with excrescent -s, perhaps by false association with the personal name Charles. Cherrill is either a habitational name from Cherhill in Wilshire, or a status name from Middle English cherl, cheril, charl, chirl ‘churl, bonded tenant, serf; peasant’.

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

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