William Fife

December 1710–
Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life 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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Family Time Line

William Fife
1710–
Janet Swan
1714–
Marriage: 1736
Margarat Fife
1737–1743
Elisabeth Fife
1740–
John Fife
1743–
Margarat Fife
1743–
Janet Fife
1749–
James Fife
1753–
William Fife
1753–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1736
Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

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+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from the 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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Sources (3)

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

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