Elizabeth

about 1660–
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth was born about 1660, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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The scriptural name is Eliyshebha, which St. Jerome translates as "oath of my God." Others translate it as "oath of God" or "to whom God is the oath," or "who swears by God," in other words, a worshipper of God. Nicknames are Lisa, Libby, Bess, Bet, Betty, Bessy, and Ib, as well as the Scottish Lizzie and Bessie. Ealasaid is a Gaelic form of Elizabeth. Tibbie, Lissie, Elsie, and Eliza are derived from Elizabeth. Elise is the French form of Eliza. Elspet, Elspeth, Elspit, and Elspith are Scottish forms of Elizabeth. Elspie is derived from Elspith.

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