Edwin Walter Harcourt

Brief Life History of Edwin Walter

When Edwin Walter Harcourt was born in 1892, in Zeals, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Mark James Harcourt, was 26 and his mother, Mary Rosa Jukes, was 25. He married Linda Sheppard in 1920, in Newport, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Saybrook Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Ashtabula, Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1914. He died on 24 February 1966, in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 74.

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Edwin Walter Harcourt
1892–1966
Linda Sheppard
1896–1995
Marriage: 1920
Edward Shepard Harcourt
1922–2009
Mary M Harcourt
1925–1993
David B Harcourt
1926–2011
Leonard James Harcourt
1936–1938

Sources (14)

  • Edwin W Harcourt, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Edwin Walter Harcourt, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Harcourt, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of the places in Eure and Calvados named Harcourt, from Old French cour(t) ‘court, farmyard’ (see Court ) with an obscure first element. This surname is very rare in France.

English: habitational name from either of two places in Shropshire named Harcourt. The one near Cleobury Mortimer gets the name from Old English heafocere ‘hawker, falconer’ + cot ‘hut, cottage’; the one near Wem has as its first element Old English hearpere (see Harper ).

History: The surname of French origin (see 1 above) is listed along with the equally rare or even extinct variants or altered forms Haraucourt, Herancourt, and Héraucourt in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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