Alphonse Yonckheere

Brief Life History of Alphonse

When Alphonse Yonckheere was born on 13 January 1909, in Sint-Laureins, East Flanders, Belgium, his father, Petrus Jonckheere, was 30 and his mother, Marie Louise Leuntjens, was 25. He married Anna S Van Branteghem on 11 April 1931, in Monroe, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Irondequoit, Monroe, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 January 2000, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Alphonse Yonckheere
Anna S Van Branteghem
Marriage: 11 April 1931
Shirley Ann Yonckheere

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  • Alphonse Yonckeherre, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alphonse E Yonckhure, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Alphonse E. Yonckheere, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

form of Spanish Alfonso, which is of Germanic (Visigothic) origin. It is probably a compound of adal ‘noble’ + funs ‘ready, prompt’. Alternatively, the first element may be ala ‘all’, hadu ‘struggle’, or hild ‘battle’ forms are found to support each derivation, so it is possible that several Visigothic names that were originally distinct have fallen together. The -ph- spelling is the result of classical influences (or classical pretensions). St Alphonsus was a 9th-century bishop of Astorga, who spent the last years of his life at the abbey of St Stephen de Ribas de Sil in Galicia. Alphonse has been occasionally used in the English-speaking world, especially among West Indians and African Americans. The Latinized form Alphonsus has been used in Ireland as an equivalent of the Gaelic name Anluan .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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