Mrs. Rachel Mann

about 1734–1750 (Age 16)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Rachel

Mrs. Rachel Mann was born about 1734, in Connecticut, United States. She married John Abernathy on 23 October 1778. She died in 1750, at the age of 16.

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John Abernathy
Mrs. Rachel Mann
1734–1750

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1 English, German, Dutch (De Mann), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fierce or strong man, or for a man contrasted with a boy, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch man. In some cases it may have arisen as an occupational name for a servant, from the medieval use of the term to describe a person of inferior social status. The Jewish surname can be ornamental.2 English and German: from a Germanic personal name, found in Old English as Manna. This originated either as a byname or else as a short form of a compound name containing this element, such as Hermann .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Man (cognate with 1).

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

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