Alanson Root

Brief Life History of Alanson

When Alanson Root was born on 19 November 1814, in Guilford, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Ebenezer Root, was 53 and his mother, Cynthia Whipple, was 38. He died in 1817, in his hometown, at the age of 3.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Root
1760–1842
Cynthia Whipple
1776–1856
Ebenezer C. Root
1802–1892
Jerusha Root
1804–1889
Charlotte Root
1805–1900
Polly Root
1807–1853
Daniel W Root
1809–1846
Harriet Root
1811–1901
Alanson Root
1814–1817
Silas I. Root
1817–1904
Cyras Root
1817–

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    1817

    Name changed in 1817

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps a nickname for a cheerful person, from an unrecorded Middle English rote (Old English rōt) ‘glad, cheerful’.

    English: from Middle English rote, route, rotte ‘rote’ (of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth), perhaps used for a player of the medieval stringed instrument, a kind of harp or fiddle. Compare Rutter .

    English: perhaps a habitational name from Wroot (Lincolnshire), from Old English wrōt ‘snout, spur of land’.

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

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