Esther Austin

1709–1756 (Age 47)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Esther

When Esther Austin was born on 5 May 1709, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Anthony Austin, was 40 and her mother, Abigail Holcomb, was 27. She married Abel Leonard on 13 November 1730, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 31 May 1756, in West Springfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 47, and was buried in Hampden, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Esther Austin
Abel Leonard
Marriage: 13 November 1730
Esther Leonard
Abel Leonard
Elijah Leonard
Esther Leonard
Abigail Leonard
Jerusha Leonard
Deborah Leonard
Lois Leonard
Austin Leon Leonard
Priscilla Leonard

Spouse & Children

13 November 1730
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


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Name Meaning

1 English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, a vernacular form of Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus . This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to St. Augustine of Hippo ( 354–430 ), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of St. Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by St. Augustine of Canterbury ( died c.605 ), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.2 German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Esther Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Esther Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Esther Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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