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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Family Time Line

Liba Litchfield
1822–1887
Winnett Atkins Litchfield
1823–1890
Liba A. Litchfield
1847–1868
William Pillsbury Litchfield
1850–1853
William P. Litchfield
1853–1861
Minnie Litchfield
1857–1866
Carrie Fuller Litchfield
1864–1869

Parents and Siblings

    Liba Litchfield

    Male1822–1887Male

    Winnett Atkins Litchfield

    Female1823–1890Female

siblings

(5)

    Liba A. Litchfield

    Male1847–1868Male

    William Pillsbury Litchfield

    Male1850–1853Male

    Male1853–1861Male

    Minnie Litchfield

    Female1857–1866Female

    Carrie Fuller Litchfield

    Female1864–1869Female

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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