Philemon Ross

26 March 1773–29 May 1776 (Age 3)
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Philemon

When Philemon Ross was born on 26 March 1773, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Roger Ross, was 32 and his mother, Mary Rugg, was 38. He died on 29 May 1776, at the age of 3.

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Family Time Line

Roger Ross
1740–1817
Mary Rugg
1734–1776
Abigail Ross
1762–1814
Jonathan Ross
1762–
Abigail Ross
1767–
Willis Ross
1765–1837
Mary Ross
1766–1823
Dolly Ross
1769–1794
Jonathan Ross
1771–1820
Philemon Ross
1773–1776
Phineas Ross
1776–1776

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Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Rots near Caen in Normandy, probably named with the Germanic element rod ‘clearing’. Compare Rhodes . This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 .2 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Ross or Roos(e), deriving the name from Welsh rhós ‘upland’ or moorland, or from a British ancestor of this word, which also had the sense ‘promontory’. This is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. Known sources of the surname include Roos in Humberside (formerly in East Yorkshire) and the region of northern Scotland known as Ross. Other possible sources are Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Ross in Northumbria (which is on a promontory), and Roose in Lancashire3 English and German: from the Germanic personal name Rozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’, introduced into England by the Normans in the form Roce.

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

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  • Philemon Ross, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Phelimon Ross, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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