Susanna Swan

Female4 February 1780–about June 1856

Brief Life History of Susanna

When Susanna Swan was christened on 4 February 1780, in Leasingham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Swan, was 38 and her mother, Elisabeth Preston, was 41. She married James Harris on 25 June 1798, in Leasingham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Beckingham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died about June 1856, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

James Harris
Susanna Swan
Marriage: 25 June 1798
Francis Harris
William Harris
Maria Harris
Ann Harris
Elizabeth Harris
Joseph Harris
Thomas Harris
John Harris
Mary Harris
James Harris
James Harris
Sarah Harris

Sources (35)

  • Susan Harris in household of John Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Susannah Swan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Susanna Swan, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1798Leasingham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (13)

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    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English swon(e), northern Middle English swan(e) ‘swineherd; peasant; male servant’ (Old English swān). Compare Swain 2, with which this name was thoroughly confused.

    English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English swan, swon ‘swan’. In the Middle Ages, the swan was taken as a symbol of false pride, and, according to Chaucer, jealousy. Compare Kite , Nightingale , and Pye .

    English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Swan, an Anglicized form of Old Norse Sveinn. Compare Swain 1.

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

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