Elizabeth Force

about 1750–
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Force was born about 1750, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Vos, was 37 and her mother, Catryntje Buys, was 30. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Thomas William Baker.

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Thomas William Baker
Elizabeth Force
Catrina Baker
Mollie Baker
Johannes Baker
Johannis Beker
Mary Baker

Spouse and Children



    Catrina Baker


    Johannes Baker


    Johannis Beker


    Mollie Baker


    Mary Baker


Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 51

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 58

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 65

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Fosse . There has been some confusion with northwestern English force in the sense of ‘waterfall’; it is possible that the surname may also have arisen as a topographic name for someone living by a waterfall.2 French: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortress or stronghold, Old French force, Late Latin fortia, a derivative of fortis ‘strong’ ( see Fort ). There are several places named with this word (for example in Aude, and baronial lands in the Dordogne), and it may also be a habitational name from any of these.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eliz in entry for Mary Baker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Force in entry for Johannis Beker, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Elizh in entry for Mary Baker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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