James Webster

21 June 1829–June 1829
Charley, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Webster was born on 21 June 1829, in Charley, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Webster, was 23 and his mother, Mary Holding, was 23. He died in June 1829, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

John Webster
1806–1879
Mary Holding
1806–1847
John Webster
1825–
Isaac Webster
1827–1894
James Webster
1829–1829
James Webster
1831–

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, from Middle English webbester ‘weaver’ (Old English webbestre ‘female weaver’). By the time of surname formation, the gender distinction of the -stre suffix had almost completely disappeared. Compare Webb , Webber , and Weaver .History: The name Webster was brought to North America from England independently by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One John Webster settled in Ipswich, MA, in 1635; another John Webster (died 1661), ancestor of the lexicographer Noah Webster, emigrated to Cambridge, MA, c. 1631 and later became one of the founders of the colony of CT, of which he was appointed governor in 1656. Daniel Webster (1782–1852), politician and orator, was born in Salisbury, NH, a descendant of Thomas Webster, a prominent 17th-century citizen of Ipswich, MA, whose family had settled there around 1635, while he was still a child.

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

Possible Related Names

Webb

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  • James Webster, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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