John Fraser

about February 1796–
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Fraser was born about February 1796, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of John Fraser and Christen Sangster. He married Jane Still on 1 June 1820, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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John Fraser
Jane Still
Marriage: 1 June 1820
John Fraser
Christian Fraser
Mary Fraser
Jane Fraser

Spouse and Children

1 June 1820
St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    John Fraser


    Christen Sangster




    John Fraser



    Elspet Frazer


    Ann Frazer


    George Frazer


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World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 6

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

Age 19

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

Age 34

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin. The earliest recorded forms of this family name, dating from the mid-12th century, are de Fresel, de Friselle, and de Freseliere. These appear to be Norman, but there is no place in France with a name answering to them. It is possible, therefore, that they represent a Gaelic name corrupted beyond recognition by an Anglo-Norman scribe. The modern Gaelic form is Friseal, sometimes Anglicized as Frizzell . The surname Fraser is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Fraser, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • James Fraser in entry for Jane Fraser, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Fraser in entry for John Fraser, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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