Judith

Femaleabout 1679–

Brief Life History of Judith

Judith was born about 1679. She married Thomas Butler about 1703, in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Butler
1678–1725
Judith
1679–
Marriage: about 1703
George Butler
about 1703–1707
Charles Butler
1704–
Ruth Buttler
1707–
Rachael Butler
1709–
Charles Butler
1709–

Sources (6)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Judith Butler - Church record: Christening record or certificate: birth: about 1684; Horton, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Judith Butler, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Idith in entry for Rachel Butler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1703Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Name Meaning

    Biblical name, meaning ‘Jewess’ or ‘woman from Judea’, borne by a Jewish heroine whose story is recorded in the Book of Judith in the Apocrypha. Judith is portrayed as a beautiful widow who delivers her people from the invading Assyrians by gaining the confidence of their commander, Holofernes, and cutting off his head while he is asleep; without their commander, the Assyrians are duly routed. This has been a perennially popular Jewish name. In the English-speaking world it was taken up in the 16th century, having been in occasional use among Gentiles before this: for example, it was borne by a niece of William the Conqueror. It enjoyed great popularity between the 1940s and the 1960s. Today's notable bearers include the American novelist Judith Krantz ( b. 1928 ) and the Scottish composer Judith Weir ( b. 1954 ).

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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