Elizabeth Nice

about 1734–1791 (Age 57)
Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Nice was born about 1734, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, Cornelius Nice, was 37 and her mother, Susanna Krauss, was 24. She had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with John Roop. She died in 1791, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

John Roop
1733–1791
Elizabeth Nice
1734–1791
Cornelius Roop
1754–
Ann Roop
1756–
Elizabeth Roop
1763–
William Roop
1765–
Mary Roop
1767–
Sarah Roop
1769–
John Roop
1771–
Christina Roop
1776–1856

Spouse and Children

    John Roop

    Male1733–1791Male

    Female1734–1791Female

children

(8)

    Cornelius Roop

    Male1754–Male

    Female1756–Female

    Elizabeth Roop

    Female1763–Female

    Male1765–Male

    Mary Roop

    Female1767–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English (Essex) and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French nice ‘foolish’, ‘simple’ (Latin nescius ‘ignorant’). In the 14th century the English word also acquired the sense ‘wanton’ and in the 15th century ‘coy’, ‘shy’, both of which meanings may be reflected in the surname. The sense ‘fastidious’, ‘precise’, ‘minute’ developed only in the 16th century, probably too late to have given rise to any surnames, and the present-day sense of general approbation is not clearly attested until the late 19th century.2 Americanized spelling of German Neis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Nice, "The Back Part of Germantown: A Reconstruction by Jefferson M. Moak, Hannah Benner Roach"
  • NICE-KRAUSS, "The Genealogical record of the Schwenkfelder families", page 150
  • NICE-KRAUSS, "The Genealogical record of the Schwenkfelder families", page 149

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