William Fife

December 1710–
Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of William

When William Fife was born in December 1710, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, his father, James Fife, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Robinson, was 32. He married Janet Swan in 1736, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

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William Fife
Janet Swan
Marriage: 1736
Margarat Fife
Elisabeth Fife
John Fife
Margarat Fife
Janet Fife
James Fife
William Fife

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  • Marriage
    1736Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the province and former kingdom of Fife in East Scotland, a name of obscure etymology. Tradition has it that the name is derived from an eponymous Fib, one of the seven sons of Cruithne, legendary founding father of the Picts.

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

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    • William Fife in entry for Elizabeth Fife, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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