Elizabeth Barnes

about 1632–19 July 1638 (Age 6)
Weyhill, Hampshire, England

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Barnes was born about 1632, in Weyhill, Hampshire, England. She married Thomas Plimton before 1639, in England, United Kingdom. She died on 19 July 1638, at the age of 6.

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Thomas Plimton
1629–
Elizabeth Barnes
1632–1638

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Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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  • Elizabeth Barnes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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