Barnhart Lee

6 February 1701–30 May 1780 (Age 79)
Glattfelden, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Barnhart

When Barnhart Lee was born on 6 February 1701, in Glattfelden, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Hans Heinrich Lee, was 25 and his mother, Barbara Keller, was 24. He married Catharina Schmid on 4 May 1728. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 30 May 1780, at the age of 79, and was buried in Glattfelden, Zürich, Switzerland.

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Barnhart Lee
Catharina Schmid
Marriage: 4 May 1728
Hans Jacob Lee
Johannes Lee
Verena Lee
Veronica Lee
Barbara Lee
Anna Lee
Hans Heinrich Lee
Anna Barbara Lee

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4 May 1728


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Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

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

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