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
Marriage: about 1703
George Butler
about 1703–1707
Charles Butler
Ruth Buttler
Rachael Butler
Charles Butler

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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