Elizabeth Averill

8 February 1715–11 February 1766 (Age 51)
York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Averill was born on 8 February 1715, in York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Job Averill, was 44 and her mother, Mary Prebble, was 35. She married Samuel Spinney on 6 June 1761, in York Village, York, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in York, York, Maine, United States in 1715. She died on 11 February 1766, in Granville Centre, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 51.

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Samuel Spinney
Elizabeth Averill
Marriage: 6 June 1761
Joseph Spinney
David Spinney

Spouse and Children

6 June 1761
York Village, York, York, Maine, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Job Averill






    Joseph Averill


    Lydia Averill



    Job Averill Jr.


+2 More Children

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin.1. Reaney and Wilson cite 13th- and 14thcentury examples such as Richard Averil, which they associate with the name of the month ( see April ; the Old French word Avrill was taken into Middle English as Averil before being altered under Latin influence to April). 2. As a North American surname, it may be a habitational name from Haverhill in Suffolk, which is probably named from Old English hafri ‘oats’ + hyll ‘hill’. The traditional English pronunciation of this place name was Have-rill. Compare Avery .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Avery, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Elisabeth Averill, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Saml Spinney in the The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011

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