When William Cross was born in 1793, in North Windham, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Shubael Cross, was 22 and his mother, Rachel Sawyer, was 18. He married Hannah Mowrey on 8 October 1826, in Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States in 1850. He died on 7 February 1875, in North Windham, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82.
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a cross, such as one set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, from Middle English cros (Old English cros and Old Norse kross, ultimately from Latin crux, crucem). It is commonly Latinized in medieval records as ad crucem and de Cruce but examples of this can just as well belong to the synonymous but less common name Crouch . In a few cases the surname may have been given originally to someone who lived by a crossroads, but this sense of the word seems to have been a comparatively late development. In other cases, the surname (and its European cognates; see 3 below) may have denoted someone who carried the cross in processions of the Christian Church, but in English at least the usual word for this sense was Crozier .
Irish: shortened form of McCrossen .
Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cross’ or ‘the cross’, such as French Lacroix , German Kreutz , and Slovenian and Croatian Križ (see Kriz ).
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