Roswell White

1805–
<Torrington,, CT>

The Life of Roswell

When Roswell White was born in 1805, his father, Roswell White, was 27 and his mother, Abi Northway, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Roswell White
1778–1844
Abi Northway
1781–1810
Roswell Osmond White
1800–1828
A son
1806–
A son
1807–
Mr. White
1808–
A son
1809–
Mary Birge White
1802–1832
James Northway White
1804–1829
Mary Berge White
1805–
Osmond White
1805–
Roswell White
1805–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1778–1844Male

    Abi Northway

    Female1781–1810Female

siblings

(10)

    Roswell Osmond White

    Male1800–1828Male

    Mary Birge White

    Female1802–1832Female

    James Northway White

    Male1804–1829Male

    Mary Berge White

    Female1805–Female

    Male1805–Male

+5 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

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

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