Richard Lancaster

1837–
Canada

The Life of Richard

Richard Lancaster was born from 1837 to 1838, in Canada. He had at least 1 daughter. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870.

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World Events (3)

1837

Age 0

Michigan is the 26th state.
1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Richard Lancaster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Lancaster in entry for Laura A Wheelock, "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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