Benjamin Means

about 1747–November 1832 (Age 85)
Paxtang, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Means was born about 1747, in Paxtang, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Hugh Mahan Means II, was 18 and his mother, Elizabeth Clark, was 26. He died in November 1832, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Mahan Means II
1729–1794
Elizabeth Clark
1721–1767
John Means
1745–1795
Benjamin Means
1747–1832
Joseph Means
1753–1813
Allen Means
1760–1859
Elizabeth Means
1765–
Robert Means
1750–1838
Eleanor Means
1751–1824
Adam Means
1753–1840
Thomas Means
1755–1812
Hugh Means
1757–1835

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Name Meaning

1 Irish: shortened form of McMeans .2 English: habitational name from East and West Meon in Hampshire, which take their names from the Meon river. The word is Celtic but of uncertain meaning, possibly ‘swift one’.3 nickname from Middle English mene ‘inferior in rank’, ‘of low degree’ (from Old English gemǣne), or from Middle English mene ‘moderate in behaviour’ (from Old French mëen, mean).

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

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