George Usher

about 1760–November 1835 (Age 75)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Usher was born about 1760, in England, United Kingdom, his father, James Usher, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Rose, was 24. He married Jane Bull on 30 May 1784, in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in November 1835, in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75, and was buried in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom.

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George Usher
Jane Bull
Marriage: 30 May 1784
James Usher
Hannah Usher
Cornelius Usher
Eleanor Usher
George Usher
Silas Usher

Spouse and Children


    Jane Bull


30 May 1784
Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


    James Usher



    Cornelius Usher


    Eleanor Usher


    George Usher


+1 More Child

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 41

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 55

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 63

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a janitor or gatekeeper, Middle English usher (Anglo-Norman French usser, Old French ussier, huissier, from Late Latin ustiarius, a derivative of classical Latin ostium ‘door’, ‘gate’). The term was also used in the Middle Ages of a court official charged with accompanying a person of rank on ceremonial occasions, and this may be a partial souce of the surname. This surname has been recorded in Ireland since the 14th century, and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hession .2 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Usher in entry for Eleanor Pranker, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • George Usher, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • George Usher in entry for George Usher, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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