Althea Blood

30 March 1747–13 June 1748 (Age 1)
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Althea

When Althea Blood was born on 30 March 1747, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Silas Blood I, was 21 and her mother, Alathea Martin, was 20. She died on 13 June 1748, in her hometown, at the age of 1.

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Family Time Line

Silas Blood I
Alathea Martin
Althea Blood
Aletheah Blood
Eleanor Blood
Althea Ann Blood
Susanna Blood
Silas Blood II
Abraham Blood
Reuben Blood
Olive Blood
Noah Blood
Asa Blood
Abner Blood

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a blood-letter, based on the Middle English verb bloden ‘to let blood’. The usual Middle English terms for this occupation were bloodletter or blooder.English: possibly also a nickname from Middle English blode ‘blood’, used as an oath (short for God's blood) but also as a term of address for a blood relative, as in: ‘Now beth nought wroth, my blode, my nece’ (Chaucer). It could also mean ‘child, near relative’ and ‘someone as dear to one as one's own offspring’.Irish (of English origin): According to MacLysaght, the Irish family of this name came to Ireland (Clare) in the 16th century from Derbyshire, where they were originally called by the Welsh surname ap Llwyd (see Lloyd), but the Welsh origin is dubious, and it is more likely that the surname is derived from 1 or 2 above.

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

Sources (2)

  • Allathear Blood, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alathea #1 Blood -

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