Hannah Harrington

8 October 1742–
Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Harrington was born on 8 October 1742, in Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Eber Harrington, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Bull, was 30. She married ? on 13 April 1756, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. She lived in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States in 1742.

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Hannah Harrington
1742–
Marriage: 13 April 1756

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MARRIAGE
13 April 1756
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

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World Events (8)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 21

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 30

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.
1776

Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. The first gets its name from Old English Haferingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with someone called Hæfer’, a byname meaning ‘he-goat’. The second probably meant ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of someone called Hæring’. Alternatively, the first element may have been Old English hæring ‘stony place’ or hāring ‘gray wood’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Arintone and in 1184 as Hederingeton, is most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name, Heathuhere.2 Irish (County Kerry and the West): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty’, ‘powerful’.3 Irish (County Kerry): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Hannah Herrinton, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • THE ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS of JOHN HEARNDON of SCITUATE, R. I.

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