Eleanor Mortimer

about 1387–1418 (Age 31)
New Forest, County Westmeath, Ireland

The Life of Eleanor

Eleanor Mortimer was born about 1387, in New Forest, County Westmeath, Ireland. She married Baron Edward de Courtenay in 1406. She died in 1418, in Devon, England, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

Baron Edward de Courtenay
1381–1418
Eleanor Mortimer
1387–1418
Marriage: 1406

Spouse and Children

    Baron Edward de Courtenay

    Male1381–1418Male

    Female1387–1418Female

MARRIAGE
1406

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Mortemer in Seine-Maritime, France, so called from Old French mort(e) ‘dead’ + mer ‘sea’ (Latin mare). The place name probably referred to a stagnant pond or partly drained swamp; there may also have been an allusion to the Biblical Dead Sea seen by crusaders. The Norman surname was taken to Ireland from England in the medieval period, where it has also been adopted by bearers of the Gaelic surnames Mac Muircheartaigh and ÓMuircheartaigh, commonly Anglicized as McMurty and Mortagh. Compare McMurdo .

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

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Sources (3)

  • "Dormant and Extinct Baronetage"
  • "Complete Peerage"
  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland

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