David Arnold

Maleabout 1736–1799

Brief Life History of David

When David Arnold was born about 1736, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, Anthony Arnold, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Fish, was 37. He had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with Mary Westcott Arnold. He died in 1799, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 64.

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David Arnold
Mary Westcott Arnold
William Arnold
Mary Arnold
Betsy Arnold
Lydia Arnold
Sally Arnold
Welcome Arnold
Sally Arnold

Sources (2)

  • David Arnold in entry for Lydia Benttly, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • David Arnold in entry for Lydia Bentley, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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Children (7)

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World Events (5)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 27

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 36

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.


Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, German, Dutch, French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Croatian, and Slovenian: from the ancient Germanic personal name Arnwald (Middle English Arnold, Old French Arnaut), composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule, power’. This name was introduced to Britain by the Normans.

English: habitational name from either of two places called Arnold in Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire, from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + halh ‘nook’.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name (see 1 above), at least in part on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron .

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

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