Sarah Giles

Brief Life History of Sarah

Sarah Giles was born on 29 September 1805, in Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada as the daughter of Thomas Giles and Abigail Reed. She married David Van Blaricom about 1824, in Sidney Township, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Marysburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died on 7 February 1872, in Sidney Township, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Whites Cemetery, Bayside, Hastings, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

David Van Blaricom
Sarah Giles
Marriage: about 1824
Abigail Mary Van Blaricom
Malvina Van Blaricom
Foster Erastus Van Blaricom
Thomas Giles Van Blaricom
Peter Van Blaricom
William Van Blaricom
John Wesley Van Blaricom
Francis Marvin Van Blaricom

Sources (14)

  • Sarah Van Blaricom, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Sarah Vanblasicom, "Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Sarah in entry for John Wesley Vanblarican and Jane Eliza Valleau, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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World Events (2)

1867 · Ontario Founded

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.



Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name, Middle English Giles or Gile, a borrowing from Old French Gil(l)e(s). This is from Latin Aegidius and this presumably from Greek aigidion ‘kid, young goat’ (alternatively, it could be a Late Latin formation from the Latin personal name Eggius + the suffix -idius). The personal name was widely used in France and the Low Countries, partly through veneration of Saint Gilles de Provence, supposedly a hermit of the 7th century near Arles; he was patron saint of cripples, hence the dedication of Saint Giles Cripplegate in London, though the personal name itself was less common in England than elsewhere in Europe. See also Gilles .

Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name based on glas ‘green, blue, gray’.

French: variant of Gilles , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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