George Breckenridge

about 1753–
England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

George Breckenridge was born about 1753, in England, United Kingdom. He married Sarah Jerdone on 13 July 1772, in Louisa, Virginia, United States.

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George Breckenridge
Sarah Jerdone
Marriage: 13 July 1772

Spouse and Children

13 July 1772
Louisa, Virginia, United States

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 48

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 62

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 70

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and English: habitational name from Brackenrig in Lanarkshire, so named with northern Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (Old Norse brækni) + rigg ‘ridge’ (Old Norse hryggr), or from a similarly named place in northern England.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • George Braikenridge, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"
  • George Braikenridge, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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