Thomas Mc Elderry

1835–16 June 1911 (Age 76)
Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Mc Elderry was born in 1835, in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, his father, Thomas Mc Elderry, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Nevin, was 34. He married Alice J Knox on 7 October 1868, in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 16 June 1911, in his hometown, at the age of 76.

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Thomas Mc Elderry
Alice J Knox
Marriage: 7 October 1868
Elizabeth Nevin Mc Elderry
Margaret Mc Elderry
Thomas Lyle Mc Elderry
Alice Howard Mc Elderry
Matilda Knox Mc Elderry
Sara Lyle Mc Elderry
Jane Isabel Mc Elderry
Robert Andrew Mc Elderry
John Henry Mc Elderry
Samuel Burnside Boyd Mc Elderry
Ann Lyle Mc Elderry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1868Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland
  • Children


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    World Events (2)

    Age 4
    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
    Age 10
    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

    Name Meaning

    Chinese:Mandarin form of the surname 米, which means ‘rice’: (i) from one of the ‘Nine Sogdian Surnames’, also known as ‘nine surnames of Zhaowu’, because their ancestors came from Zhaowu, an ancient city in present-day Gansu province in northwestern China. During the Sui and Tang dynasties (581–987 AD ) there were nine Sogdian states in Central Asia, one of which was called Mi (米) in Chinese (located in present-day Uzbekistan). Between 649 and 655 AD , these states submitted to the Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628–683 AD ). Immigrants from the state of Mi to China acquired the surname 米. (ii) for some families, the surname is borne by descendants of Mi Fu (米芾), an artist in the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127 AD ), who claimed he was a descendant from the royal families of the state of Chu in the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC ) and changed his original surname 芈 to 米, a different Chinese character with the same pronunciation.Mandarin form of the surname 宓 (also pronounced as Fu in Mandarin): (i) said to be borne by descendants of Fu Xi (伏羲), a legendary figure prior to the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC ). (ii) said to be traced back to Mi Kang Gong (密康公, also written as 宓康公, Duke Kang of Mi, died 922 BC ), ruler of the state of Mi during the Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 BC ).

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Thomas Mceldeny in entry for Thomas Lyle Mceldeny, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
    • Thomas Mc Elderry, "Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898"
    • Thomas Mcelderry, "Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920"

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