John Packer

Brief Life History of John

When John Packer was born in 1676, his father, John Packer, was 43 and his mother, Mary Harding, was 33. He died on 5 April 1678, at the age of 2.

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Family Time Line

John Packer
1633–1719
Mary Harding
1643–1717
John Packer
1676–1678
Elizabeth Packer
1678–
Esther Packer
1679–1721
John Packer
1683–1741
Daniel Packer
1686–1752
Joseph Packer
1686–1740

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  • John Packer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Name Meaning

English: probably an occupational name for a wool packer, from an agent noun derivative of Middle English pakken ‘to pack’.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent noun derivative of Middle Low German pak, German Pack ‘package’, hence an occupational name for a wholesale trader, especially in the wool trade, one who sold goods in large packages rather than broken down into smaller quantities, or alternatively one who rode or drove pack animals to transport goods.

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

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