William G. Campbell

Brief Life History of William G.

When William G. Campbell was born on 23 February 1715, in County Donegal, Ireland, his father, Colin Fiar Campbell 3rd of Glenfalloc, was 35 and his mother, Agnes Campbell, was 25. He married Margaret E Jordan in 1733, in Ireland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 October 1791, in Donegal, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76.

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William G. Campbell
Margaret E Jordan
Marriage: 1733
Robert Campbell
about 1735–1810
James Finney Campbell Sr
William Brooks Campbell
Margaret Campbell
Frances Campbell
Joseph Campbell
Edward Thomas Campbell
Janet Campbell

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William Campbell, Sr. - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: William Campbell, Sr.
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Campbell, Sr. - Published information: death: 1790;
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Campbell, Sr. - Individual or family possessions: birth: 23 February 1715;

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Historical Boundaries: 1773: Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


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Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. As a result of folk etymology, the surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp .

Irish (North Armagh): adopted for Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’): see Caulfield and Cowell .

English: variant of Camel , under the influence of the Scottish name (see 1 above).

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

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