Francis Ball

15 January 1720–12 May 1799
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Francis

When Francis Ball was christened on 15 January 1720, in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Ball, was 37 and his mother, Marey Crosland, was 23. He was buried in Hartington, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Francis Ball
Marey Crosland
John Ball
Francis Ball
Mary Ball
William Ball
Ruth Ball
Ann Ball
Thomas Ball

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Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a short, fat person, from Middle English bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball, Old Norse bǫllr).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le), used in this sense.3 English: from the Old Norse personal name Balle, derived either from ballr ‘dangerous’ or bǫllr ‘ball’.

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

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  • Francis, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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