Elizabeth Manchester

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Manchester was born on 14 April 1736, in Tiverton, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Manchester, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Jennings, was 32. She married Walter Cranston on 25 July 1768, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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Walter Cranston
Elizabeth Manchester
Marriage: 25 July 1768

Sources (4)

  • Elizabeth Manchester, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Elizabeth Manchester, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Elizabeth Manchester, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire. The early forms, from Domesday Book to the early 13th century, show the first element uniformly as Mam-, and it is therefore likely that this was a British hill-name meaning ‘breast’ ( compare Manchester ), with the later addition of Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ ( see Field ) as the second element. The surname is now widespread throughout Midland and southern England and is also common in Ireland.

2 Irish: when not an importation of 1, this is an altered form of the Norman name Manville ( see Mandeville ).

3 Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Mansfeld, a habitational name for someone from a place so called in Saxony.

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

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