William Henry Child

Male22 December 1809–13 November 1811

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Child was born on 22 December 1809, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, David Child, was 37 and his mother, Abigail Dorr, was 43. He died on 13 November 1811, at the age of 1, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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David Child
Abigail Dorr
David Weld Child
Edward Vernon Childe
Abigail Dorr Child
William Henry Child

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  • William Henry Child, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning


nickname from Middle English child ‘child, infant’ (Old English cild), in various possible applications. The word is found in Old English as a byname, and in Middle English as a widely used affectionate term of address. It was also used as a term of status for a young man of noble birth, although the exact meaning is not clear; in the 13th and 14th centuries it was a technical term used of a young noble awaiting elevation to the knighthood. In other cases it may have been applied as a byname to a youth considerably younger than his brothers or to one who was a minor on the death of his father.

in Kent, possibly a topographic name from Old English cielde ‘spring (water)’, a rare word derived from c(e)ald ‘cold’.

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

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