Ruth

1751–Female
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth was born in 1751, her father, James Willkes, was 31 and her mother, Hanah Hatch, was 27.

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Family Time Line

James Willkes
1720–1798
Hanah Hatch
1724–1765
Alden Wilkey
1749–
Cornell Wilkes
1762–
Sarah Wilkes
1764–
Ruth
1751–
Dorcas
1753–
James Wilkes
1756–
Phebe Wilkey
1758–1816
Hannah Wilkey
1760–1842

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Name Meaning

Biblical name (of uncertain derivation) of a Moabite woman who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and afterwards became the wife of Boaz and an ancestress of David. Her story is told in the book of the Bible that bears her name. It was used among the Puritans in England in the 16th century, partly because of its association with the English vocabulary word ruth meaning ‘compassion’. It has always been popular as a Jewish name, but is now also widespread among people of many different cultures and creeds.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Rut

Sources (1)

  • Ruth Wilkey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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