Ellen West Vivian

April 1880–21 December 1881 (Age 1)
Phillack, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen West

When Ellen West Vivian was born in April 1880, in Phillack, Cornwall, England, her father, Henry William Vivian, was 38 and her mother, Eliza Ann Gilbert, was 35. She died on 21 December 1881, in Phillack, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 1.

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Henry William Vivian
Eliza Ann Gilbert
William Vivian
James Freeman Vivian
Eliza Ingram Vivian
Ellen West Vivian
William Henry Vivian

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Name Meaning

English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Vivian, Vivien, from Latin Vivianus (derivative of vivus ‘living’), the name of a 5th-century Christian martyr. As a personal name its comparative rarity in medieval England gave it a distinctiveness that encouraged its use as a surname. Its pronunciation appears to have caused difficulty and it is found in a large variety of forms, not all of which have survived. Developments include the interchange of initial V and F, the interchange of intervocalic v and th, and the further interchange of th and d; thus Vivian became Fivian, which became Fithian, which became Fidian. See also Fithen .French: mainly southern variant of the personal name Vivien (see 1 above).Spanish and Galician (Vivián): from the personal name Vivián (see 1 above). Compare Bibian .

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  • Ellen West Vivian - GRO Birth Registration Index
  • Ellen W Vivian in household of Henry W Vivian, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Ellen W Vivian in household of Henry W Vivian, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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