Alexander Alexander

about 1676–
Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Alexander was born about 1676, in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Alexander, was 25 and his mother, Janet May, was 21. He married Margaret Hunter about 1701, in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Alexander Alexander
1676–
Alexander Alexander
1702–
Mary Alexander
1709–
Alexander Alexander
1720–
Margaret Alexander
1720–

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Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

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Possible Related Names

Mc Allister
Alejandro
Alessandro
Alexandre
Anderberg
Axelrod
D’Alessandro
Iskandar
Lekas
Lexa
McAllister
Oleksa
Sand
Sandel
Sander
Sanderson
Sandor
Saunders
Saunderson
Skender

Sources (5)

  • Alexander Alexander in entry for Margaret Alexander, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Alexander in entry for Mary Alexander, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Alexander, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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