Rebecca Lawrence

1722–12 January 1751 (Age 29)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Lawrence was born in 1722, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Ebenezer Lawrence, was 41 and her mother, Mary Partridge, was 41. She married Gamaliel Jerauld on 7 January 1742, in Wrentham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 12 January 1751, in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 29.

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Family Time Line

Gamaliel Jerauld
1719–1795
Rebecca Lawrence
1722–1751
Marriage: 7 January 1742
Gemeliel Gerould
1742–1750
Rebecca Gerould
1744–1744
Katee Gerould
1745–1749
Rebecca Gerould
1745–1747
Captain. Jabez Gerould
1748–1802
Gamaliel Gerould
1750–1743

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1742Wrentham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence, from Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees. The name was borne by a Christian saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century AD ; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz, Polish Wawrzyniec, etc.). In Britain this is a common name from the 12th century, with pet forms such as Law , Low , Lawrie , Laurie , Larry , Larkin , all of which are represented in surnames. There was also a feminine form Laurencia which may have given rise to the English surname. The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Ashkenazic surnames. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Lorenz , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Slovenian Lavrenčič and Lovrenčič (patronymics from Lavrencij and Lovrenc, equivalents of Lawrence), Polish Wawrzyniak . Compare Larrance , Laurence , Lawerence , Lieurance , and Lowrance .

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

    Possible Related Names

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    McLaren
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    Sources (21)

    • Rebekah Lawrence, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Rebecca in entry for Katee Gerould, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Rebekah Lawrence, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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