Bessie Hall

September 1613–
Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Bessie

When Bessie Hall was born in September 1613, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, her father, Hugh Hall, was 36 and her mother, Agnes Davie, was 32. She married John Bennie on 4 July 1630, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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John Bennie
Bessie Hall
Marriage: 4 July 1630
Hew Bennie
John Bennie

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  • Marriage
    4 July 1630Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, Irish, German, Norwegian, and Danish: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hǫll all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a hall or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a habitational name from any of the places called with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. Hall is one of the commonest and most widely distributed of English surnames, bearing witness to the importance of the hall as a feature of the medieval village. The English surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from hall ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), or a habitational name from a placename containing the element hall ‘rock’ (from Old Norse hallr).Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 何 and 賀, see He 1 and 2.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Bessie Hall in entry for Hew Bennie, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Bessie Hall, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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