John Cave


Brief Life History of John

When John Cave was born in 1611, in Ingarsby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Sir Brian Cave Kt. of Ingarsby, was 33 and his mother, Frances Dryden, was 23. He married Ellenor Petty after 1626, in Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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John Cave
Ellenor Petty
Marriage: after 1626
Rev John Cave
Brian Cave

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    after 1626Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire called Cave, apparently from a river name derived from Old English cāf ‘swift’.

    English (of Norman origin): nickname from Norman and Picard Old French cauf (from Latin calvus) ‘bald’.

    French: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, from Old French cave ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea, a derivative of cavus ‘hollow’).

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

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