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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John Packer
Mary Harding
John Packer
Elizabeth Packer
Esther Packer
John Packer
Daniel Packer
Joseph Packer

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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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