Abner Goodhue

Brief Life History of Abner

When Abner Goodhue was born on 18 January 1762, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Goodhue, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Lamson, was 36. He married Sarah Collins on 9 July 1785, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 17 August 1837, at the age of 75.

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Abner Goodhue
Frances Bott
Marriage: 10 July 1796
James B Goodhue
Abner Goodhue
Frances Goodhue
Francis Goodhue
Lynch Bott Gudhue
Charles Bott Goodhue
Lynch Bott Goodhue
John Bott Goodhue
Elizabeth Dodge Goodhue

Sources (31)

  • Abner Goodhue, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Abner Goodhue, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abner Goodhue, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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Name Meaning

English (Kent): nickname for a trusted servant, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + hewe ‘servant’ (a derivative of Old English hīwan ‘retinue, household’).

English (Kent): alternatively, from an Old Norse personal name Guthhugi, from guth ‘god, God’ + hugi, hugr ‘mind, memory’. This surname (in any of the two possible senses; see also 2 above) is very rare in Britain.

Americanized form of French Canadian Goddu .

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

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