Rebecca West

Female26 November 1740–10 December 1749

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca West was born on 26 November 1740, in Tolland, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Amasa West Sr., was 36 and her mother, Amy Hatch, was 27. She lived in Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America in 1740. She died on 10 December 1749, in Tolland, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 9.

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Family Time Line

Amasa West Sr.
1704–1776
Amy Hatch
1713–1756
Francis West
1731–1769
Oliver West
1733–1816
Phoebe West
1735–1769
Lucie West
1738–
Rebecca West
1740–1749
Amy West
1741–1839
Mercy West
1744–1802
Levi West
1745–
Mehittabel West
1746–1755
Amasa West Jr.
1749–1755
Jean West
1754–1755
Susan Puane West
1754–1755

Sources (6)

  • Rebecca West, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Rebecca West, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Rebecca West, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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Name Meaning

English and German: from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a habitational name for someone who had migrated from further west.

Americanized form of Finnish Vesterinen: from the personal name Vesteri (a short form of Sylvester ) + the surname suffix -nen.

History: This name was brought to North America independently by many bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thomas West, 12th Baron De La Warre, was captain general of Virginia in 1610–11. The state of DE is named for him. One of the earliest permanent settlers was Francis West (1606–92), who came to Duxbury, MA, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in or before 1638.

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

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