Phillip McHorney Gregory

Brief Life History of Phillip McHorney

When Phillip McHorney Gregory was born on 19 January 1882, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Mark H Gregory, was 30 and his mother, Amanda McHorney, was 19. He married Nellie Gregory Ballance on 20 March 1904, in Currituck, Currituck, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Crawford Township, Currituck, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years and Gregory, Currituck, North Carolina, United States in 1966. He died on 4 September 1966, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States.

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Phillip McHorney Gregory
Nellie Gregory Ballance
Marriage: 20 March 1904
Russell Aubrey Gregory
William Garnett Gregory
Phillip Lankford Gregory
Phillip McHorney Gregory jr.
Edward Ansell Gregory
Seabrook Waddell Gregory
Nellie Gregory
Clifford Ballance Gregory

Sources (31)

  • Philip Gregory in household of Mark Gregory, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Phillip Gregory, "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979"
  • Mr Philip Gregory, "North Carolina, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: from a personal name that was popular throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages. The Greek original, Grēgorios, is a derivative of grēgorein ‘to be awake, to be watchful’. However, the Latin form, Gregorius, came to be associated by folk etymology with grex, gregis ‘flock, herd’, under the influence of the Christian image of the good shepherd. The Greek name was borne in the early Christian centuries by two fathers of the Orthodox Church, Saint Gregory Nazianzene (c. 325–390) and Saint Gregory of Nyssa (c. 331–395), and later by sixteen popes, starting with Gregory the Great (c. 540–604). It was also the name of 3rd- and 4th-century apostles of Armenia. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Gregorio , German, Slovak, and Slovenian Gregor , Polish Grzegorz, Czech Řehoř (see Rehor ), and French Gregoire , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Polish Grzegorczyk .

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

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