Alexander Alexander

about 1676–
Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

Alexander Alexander was born about 1676, in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Alexander Alexander and Margaret Wat. He married Margaret Hunter about 1701, in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Alexander
1676–
Margaret Hunter
1677–
Marriage: about 1701

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1701
Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Alexander

    Male1650–1677Male

    Margaret Wat

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(7)

    Male1676–Male

    Cristan Alexander

    Female1676–Female

    Alexander Alexander

    Male1679–Male

    David Alexander

    Male1681–Male

    Margaret Alexander

    Female1686–Female

+2 More Children

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • 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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