Jacob Culver

about 1716–
Newtown,, New York

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Culver was born about 1716, his father, Johannes Colve, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Way, was 31.

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Name Meaning

English: from Old English culfre ‘dove’ (Late Latin columbula, a diminutive of columba), which Reaney suggests was used as a term of endearment. It may therefore have been applied as nickname for a lovelorn youth or perhaps for someone who used the expression indiscriminately. Otherwise, it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves or a nickname for someone bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove, such as mildness of temper.

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

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