Joseph Sargent

about 1749–
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Sargent was born about 1749. He married Susannah Sumner in 1795, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Joseph Sargent
1749–
Susannah Sumner
1753–
Marriage: 1795
John Gabriel Sumners
1773–1842
Susanna Sargent
1776–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1795
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    John Gabriel Sumners

    Male1773–1842Male

    Susanna Sargent

    Female1776–Female

Name Meaning

English and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Sargent, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph Sargent, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph Sargent, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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