Ebenezer Sargent

10 November 1753–
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Sargent was born on 10 November 1753, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Stephen Sargent, was 43 and his mother, Judith Ordway, was 41. He married Lydia Williams on 12 April 1782. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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Ebenezer Sargent
Lydia Williams
Marriage: 12 April 1782
James Sargent
Unis Sargent
Rhoda Sargent
Eunice Sargent
Lydia Sargent
James Sargent
Stephen Sargent

Spouse and Children

12 April 1782



    Unis Sargent


    Rhoda Sargent


    Eunice Sargent


    Lydia Sargent


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

Name Meaning

English and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Sargent in entry for Ward, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Ebenezer Sargent in entry for James Sargent, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Ebenezer Sargent, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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