John Alexander

1789–
All Cannings, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Alexander was born in 1789, in All Cannings, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Alexander, was 43 and his mother, Ann Hazeland, was 43.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Alexander
1746–
Ann Hazeland
1746–1834
William Alexander
1769–
Elizabeth Alexander
1770–
Thomas Alexander
1772–1779
Jane Alexander
1774–
Joseph Alexander
1775–
Ann Alexander
1777–
Stephen Alexander
1778–
Avice Alexander
1781–1796
Sarah Alexander
1782–
Martha Alexander
1784–
Thomas Alexander
1785–
John Alexander
1789–
Martha Alexander
1791–

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 12

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 26

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 34

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • John Alexander, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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