John Large

about 1703–
Holkham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

John Large was born about 1703, in Holkham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He married Susan Lawrence on 4 April 1728, in Holkham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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John Large
1703–
Susan Lawrence
1707–
Marriage: 4 April 1728

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 98
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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
Age 105
The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815
Age 112
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English and French: nickname (literal or ironic) meaning ‘generous’, from Middle English, Old French large ‘generous’, ‘free’ (Latin largus ‘abundant’). The English word came to acquire its modern sense only gradually during the Middle Ages; it is used to mean ‘ample in quantity’ in the 13th century, and the sense ‘broad’ first occurs in the 14th. This use is probably too late for the surname to have originated as a nickname for a fat man.

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

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