Margaret Fraser

Female10 April 1810–22 March 1855

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Fraser was born on 10 April 1810, in Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, her father, Daniel Fraser, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Schouten, was 27. She married Daniel Parrott Lake about 1827. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 March 1855, at the age of 44, and was buried in Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Parrott Lake
Margaret Fraser
Marriage: about 1827
John Lake
Jane Lake
Daniel Fraser Lake
William Lake
Elizabeth Lake
John Lake
Cyrus Benjamin Lake
James Frederick Lake
Edwin Lake
Emma Lake
David Solomon Lake

Sources (10)

  • Margaret Fraser Lake, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Margaret Fraser in entry for James Fraser Lake, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Margret Fraser in entry for Louis Dufresn and Elizabeth Clark, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1827
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (12)

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    Name Meaning

    Scottish: apparently a nickname from Anglo-Norman French fraser(e), fresere ‘strawberry plant’. Fresel and Frisel, from Anglo-Norman French fresel ‘strawberry’, are early variants of the Fraser surname, the modern Gaelicized form of which is Friseal. See Frizzell . The crest on the Scottish family's coat of arms takes the form of a strawberry plant, but its antiquity is unknown. Claims of a habitational derivation, in particular from a place called la Frézelière in Anjou (France), are attractive but they lack verifiable evidence.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    History: There are two clans Fraser in Scotland, with common ancestry going back to Simon Fraser of Keith in East Lothian, who lived in the 12th century. One of these clans has its seat at Philorth Castle (subsequently re-named Cairnbulg) on the northeast coast of Scotland. Sir Alexander Fraser, 8th laird of Philorth (c. 1536–1623) converted the fishing village of Faithlie into the burgh of Fraserburgh in the 1590s. The other clan is Fraser of Lovat, associated mainly with the city of Inverness are. They are descended from Simon Fraser, a younger son, who lived in the early 14th century. In Gaelic, the head of Clan Fraser of Lovat is known as Mac Shimi ‘son of Simon’.

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

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