William Leeper Alexander

1843–
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of William Leeper

William Leeper Alexander was born in 1843, in Ohio, United States. He had at least 2 daughters with Mrs. Mary Ann Alexander. He lived in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1880.

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William Leeper Alexander
1843–
Mrs. Mary Ann Alexander
1843–
Oral Bell Alexander
1866–1927
Mary E Alexander
1870–

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World Events (8)

1846
Age 3
Iowa is the 29th state.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
Age 17
Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 32
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

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

Possible Related Names

Mc Allister
Alejandro
Alessandro
Alexandre
Anderberg
Axelrod
D’Alessandro
Iskandar
Lekas
Lexa
McAllister
Oleksa
Sand
Sandel
Sander
Sanderson
Sandor
Saunders
Saunderson
Skender

Sources (2)

  • Leeper W Alexander, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W. L. Alexander in entry for Thomas Harley Fansher and Oral Alexander, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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