Ursula Eigenheer

Female4 November 1683–

Brief Life History of Ursula

When Ursula Eigenheer was born on 4 November 1683, in Grossandelfingen, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Adam Eigenheer, was 41 and her mother, Ursula Fisler, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Adam Eigenheer
Ursula Fisler
Jacob Eigenheer
Anna Eigenheer
Ursula Eigenheer
Adam Eigenheer
Hans Conrad Eigenheer
Ursula Eigenheer

Sources (1)

  • Ursula Eygenher, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (7)

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World Events (2)


Age 115

Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.


Age 117

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

From the Latin name Ursula, a diminutive of ursa ‘(she-)bear’. This was the name of a 4th-century saint martyred at Cologne with a number of companions, traditionally said to have been eleven thousand, but more probably just eleven, the exaggeration being due to a misreading of a diacritic mark in an early manuscript. This name was moderately popular in the 16th century, but its use in the English-speaking world today is selective. A more recent influence has been the film actress Ursula Andress ( b. 1936 in Switzerland).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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