Abner Day , II

Brief Life History of Abner

When Abner Day , II was born on 10 August 1745, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Abner Day, was 28 and his mother, Susanna Marshall, was 28. He married Elizabeth Potter on 4 November 1780, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He registered for military service in 1775.

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Abner Day , II
Elizabeth Potter
Marriage: 4 November 1780
Mary Day
Elizabeth Day
Abigail Day
Annie Day
Sarah Potter Day
John Day
Rhoda Day
Elisabeth Day
Lydia Day
Isaac Day

Sources (31)

  • Day, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abner Jr. Day in entry for Anna Day, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abner in entry for David Day, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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British temporarily seize all 3 of the Dutch colonies. Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice.


French temporarily seize the colonies.


Formal Dutch cession of the colonies to the British at the Treaty of Paris. Britain occupies Guyana during the Napoleonic Wars.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English day(e), dey(e) ‘dairyman or dairymaid’. Originally used only of women, it was later used of men with the sense ‘man in charge of the dairy cattle’. This is probably the most common source of the surname.

English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey. In western England this is probably a pet form of David , but in northern England and perhaps elsewhere also it is a late Middle English variant of Daw, a pet form of Ralph (see Daw , Dakin ).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O'Dea ).

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

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