Agnes Bell

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Bell was born on 13 December 1813, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Peter Bell, was 50 and her mother, Mary Laird, was 42. She married Robert Baird on 21 January 1831, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland in 1798. She died on 29 February 1896, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Baird
Agnes Bell
Marriage: 21 January 1831
Alexander Baird
John Baird
Peter Baird
Mary Baird
Robert Baird
Peter Baird
John Baird
Ellen Baird
Agnes Bell Baird
Elen Baird
James Baird
Robert Baird
Janet Baird
Robert Bell Baird

Sources (56)

  • Agnes Baird, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Agnes Bell, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Massachusetts, U.S., Marriage Records, 1840-1915

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Name Meaning

English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from the Middle English personal name Bell. As a man's name this is from Old French beu, bel ‘handsome’, which was also used as a nickname. As a female name it represents a short form of Isabel .

English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from Middle English belle ‘bell’ (Old English belle), in various applications; most probably a metonymic occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker, or a topographic name for someone living ‘at the bell’ (as attested by 14th-century forms such as John atte Belle). This indicates either residence by an actual bell (e.g. a town's bell in a bell tower, centrally placed to summon meetings, sound the alarm, etc.) or ‘at the sign of the bell’, i.e. a house or inn sign (although surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in Scots and English).

English: from Middle English bel ‘fair, fine, good’ (Old French bel ‘beautiful, fair’). See also Beal 1.

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

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