Jean Elizabeth Alexander

1922–2007 (Age 84)
Saint John, NB, Canada

The Life of Jean Elizabeth

When Jean Elizabeth Alexander was born on 4 April 1922, her father, Thomas Alonzo Alexander, was 44 and her mother, Lillian May Weatherhead, was 40. She died on 20 January 2007, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Alonzo Alexander
1878–
Lillian May Weatherhead
1882–
Jean Elizabeth Alexander
1922–2007

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Alonzo Alexander

    Male1878–Male

  • Lillian May Weatherhead

    Female1882–Female

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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.

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

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