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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Family Time Line

Joseph Lancaster
1665–1719
Elizabeth Hoyt
1661–1702
Mary Lancaster
1688–1688
Hannah Lancaster
1689–1691
John Lancaster
1691–1742
Daniel Lancaster
1693–1780
Abraham Lancaster
1696–
Hanah Lancaster
1697–
Ann Lancaster
1699–
Micah Lancaster
1702–1751

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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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