Thomas Nugent

about 1727–22 February 1790 (Age 63)
Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Nugent was born about 1727, in Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Edward Nugent, was 53 and his mother, Mary Frances Burroughs, was 49. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 22 February 1790, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, at the age of 64.

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Edward Nugent
Mary Frances Burroughs
Frances Nugent
Dominic Nugent
Anne Nugent
Thomas Nugent
Alice Nugent
Edward Henry Nugent

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World Events (4)

1758 · Mount Vernon
Age 31
Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
Age 48
"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
Age 49
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin), and northern French: habitational name from any of several places in northern France, such as Nogent-le-Sec and Nogent-sur-Eure (both in Eure), Nogent-le-Phaye, Nogent-le-Roi, and Nogent-le-Rotrou (all in Eure-et-Loir), Nogent-l'Abbesse (Marne), Nogent-l'Artaud (Aisne), and in particular Nogent-sur-Oise (Oise), named with Latin Novientum, apparently an altered form of a Gaulish name meaning ‘new settlement’.Irish: in Ireland, this is generally the Norman name, but it was also adopted for Mag Uinseanáin (formerly Anglicized as McGunshenan, a variant of Gilsenan ), on the grounds of a fancied resemblance between Uinseanán and Uinnseadún.History: The Anglo-Norman family of this name is descended from Fulke de Bellesme, lord of Nogent in Normandy, who was granted large estates around Winchester after the Conquest. His great-grandson was Hugh de Nugent (died 1213), who went to Ireland with Hugh de Lacy, and was granted lands in Bracklyn, County Westmeath. The family formed itself into a clan on the Irish model, of which the chief bore the hereditary title of Uinsheadun (Irish Uinnseadún), from their original seat at Winchester. They have been Earls of Westmeath since 1621. The name is now a common one in Ireland, and has been adopted there by some who have no connection with the clan.

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

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  • Thomas Newgent, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Thomas Newgent, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Abstracts of Fauquier County, Virginia

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