Alfred Ball

Maleabout 1831–

Brief Life History of Alfred

When Alfred Ball was born about 1831, his father, Edward Ball, was 37 and his mother, Harriet Ball, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Edward Ball
1795–
Harriet Ball
1808–
Sarah Ball
1821–
Clara Ball
1827–
Alfred Ball
1831–

Sources (1)

  • Alfred Ball in household of Edwd Ball, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (3)

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bal, ball(e) ‘ball, sphere, globe, round body’ (Old French balle or Old English beall(a)), a nickname for a short, obese person.

English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le) as in 1 above, but applied topographically.

English: from a Middle English adjective ball (weak form balle) in the sense ‘bald’, from ball ‘white streak, bald place’.

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

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