Thomas Duff

5 January 1839–
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Duff was born on 5 January 1839, his father, George Duff, was 45 and his mother, Margaret Mitchell, was 42. He lived in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Glass, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Family Time Line

George Duff
1794–1870
Margaret Mitchell
1797–
Ann Duff
1819–1909
Anne Duff
1828–
William Duff
1829–
Alexander Duff
1830–
George Duff
1832–1868
Elizabeth Duff
1834–
Margaret Duff
1837–
Thomas Duff
1839–
John Duff
1841–
Jane Duff
1842–
Cumming Duff
1845–

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World Events (8)

1843
Age 4
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
Age 4
The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.
Age 35
The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibh (‘descendant of Dubh’), Mac Giolla Duibh (‘son of the servant of Dubh’), or a short form of Duffin 2 (County Wexford), MacElduff (County Tyrone; see Kilduff ), Mac Duibh, and Duffy , all of which are formed from personal names containing the element dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ (widely used as a nickname or byname for a dark-haired man or man of dark temperament and as an element of personal names).

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

Possible Related Names

Duffin
Kilduff
Duffy
Black
Cuff
Dooley
Dove
Dugan

Sources (4)

  • Thomas Duff in household of George Duff, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Duff in household of William Duff, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Thomas Duff in household of George Duff, "Scotland Census, 1841"

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