Jean Alexander

1921–1966 (Age 44)
Belfast, Ireland

The Life of Jean

When Jean Alexander was born on 30 July 1921, in Belfast, Ireland, her father, Charles Alexander, was 48 and her mother, Margaret Jane Graham, was 44. She died about March 1966, in her hometown, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Charles Alexander
1872–1956
Margaret Jane Graham
1877–1936
Jane Alexander
1900–
David Alexander
1909–2006
Charles Alexander
1902–
John Alexander
1904–1990
Norah Alexander
1905–
William Alexander
1907–
Robert Alexander
1910–
Eileen Alexander
1912–
Norman Alexander
1919–
Jean Alexander
1921–1966

Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Alexander

    Male1872–1956Male

  • Margaret Jane Graham

    Female1877–1936Female

siblings

(10)

  • Jane Alexander

    Female1900–Female

  • Charles Alexander

    Male1902–Male

  • John Alexander

    Male1904–1990Male

  • Norah Alexander

    Female1905–Female

  • William Alexander

    Male1907–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1922

Age 1

Irish Civil War between the Free State army and IRA.
1926

Age 5

De Valera founds the new Fianna Fail party.
1937

Age 16

New elections. The voters return de Valera and also approve a new constitution which abolishes the Irish Free State and proclaims Eire (Gaelic for Ireland) as a sovereign, independent, democratic state.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

Possible Related Names

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

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