Abraham Lancaster

20 November 1696–
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Lancaster was born on 20 November 1696, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Lancaster, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Hoyt, was 34.

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Joseph Lancaster
Elizabeth Hoyt
Mary Lancaster
Hannah Lancaster
John Lancaster
Daniel Lancaster
Abraham Lancaster
Hanah Lancaster
Ann Lancaster
Micah Lancaster

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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

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  • Abraham Lanckester, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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