Elizabeth Mcewen

18 August 1811–
Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Mcewen was born on 18 August 1811, her father, John Mcewen, was 36 and her mother, Agnes Clark, was 33.

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John Mcewen
Agnes Clark
John McEwen
Daniel Mcewen
Margaret Mcewen
Agnes Mcewen
Elizabeth Mcewen
James Mcewen

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World Events (3)

1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 2

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Age 4

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

Age 12

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’, a widespread and ancient personal name, possibly derived from eo ‘yew’, meaning ‘born of yew’. It was Latinized as Eugenius ( see Eugene ), and was also regarded as a Gaelic form of John . This was the name of one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages; the other was Conall. 2. Anglicized form of Mac Eathain ‘son of Eathan’, a Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Johannes ( see John ). John was taken into Irish as Eoin at first; Seán is a later form. In later Irish, as in the surnames, the personal names Eoghan and Eoin were often confused.

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

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  • Elizabeth Mcewen, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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