William P. Litchfield

29 March 1853–20 January 1861 (Age 7)
Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William P.

When William P. Litchfield was born on 29 March 1853, in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Liba Litchfield, was 31 and his mother, Winnett Atkins Litchfield, was 29. He died on 20 January 1861, in his hometown, at the age of 7.

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Liba Litchfield
Winnett Atkins Litchfield
Liba A. Litchfield
William Pillsbury Litchfield
William P. Litchfield
Minnie Litchfield
Carrie Fuller Litchfield

Parents and Siblings

    Liba Litchfield


    Winnett Atkins Litchfield




    Liba A. Litchfield


    William Pillsbury Litchfield



    Minnie Litchfield


    Carrie Fuller Litchfield


Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Lichfield in Staffordshire. The first element preserves a British name recorded as Letocetum during the Romano-British period. This means ‘gray wood’, from words which are the ancestors of Welsh llŵyd ‘gray’ and coed ‘wood’. By the Old English period this had been reduced to Licced, and the element feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’was added to describe a patch of cleared land within the ancient wood. 2. habitational name from Litchfield in Hampshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Liveselle. This is probably from an Old English hlīf ‘shelter’ + Old English scylf ‘shelf’, ‘ledge’. The subsequent transformation of the place name may be the result of folk etymological association with Old English hlið, hlid ‘slope’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William P Litchfield in household of Liba Litchfield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William P. Litchfield, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Willie P. Litchfield, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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