Ruth Chapman

11 December 1741–
Ashford, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Chapman was born on 11 December 1741, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Stephen Chapman, was 30 and her mother, Zerviah Sanger, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Chapman
1711–1770
Zerviah Sanger
1718–1812
Zerviah Chapman
1734–1803
Stephen Chapman
1736–1814
Hannah Chapman
1737–1821
Lucy Chapman
1739–1823
Rhoda Chapman
1741–1741
Ruth Chapman
1741–
Nathaniel Chapman
1742–1820
Rufus Chapman
1744–1848
Dorcas Chapman
1747–1842
Ebenezer Chapman
1750–
Mary Chapman
1754–1823
Lemuel Chapman
1756–1764
Anne Chapman
1757–1844
William Chapman
1760–1828

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+9 More Children

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chap(pe)man, chepman, Old English cēapmann, cēpemann, a compound of cēap ‘barter, bargain, price, property’ + mann ‘man’.Jewish: adopted probably for a like-sounding or like-meaning name in some other European language; see for example Kaufman .History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. John Chapmen (sic) was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

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

Possible Related Names

Chatman
Kaufman
Chipman
Copeman

Sources (2)

  • Ruth Chapman, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Ruth Chapman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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