Isobell Fraser

Female5 July 1719–

Brief Life History of Isobell

When Isobell Fraser was christened on 5 July 1719, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Fraser, was 34 and her mother, Issobell Dollas, was 35.

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Family Time Line

John Fraser
1684–1742
Issobell Dollas
1684–1727
Charles Fraser
1706–
Margaret Fraser
1712–1713
Janet Fraser
1715–1792
John Fraser
1717–1718
Catherine Fraser
1724–
Euphemia Fraser
1727–1748
Elizabeth Fraser
1708–1741
Agnes Fraser
1710–1749
Isobell Fraser
1719–
Lillias Fraser
1722–

Sources (2)

  • Isobell Frazer, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Isobell Frazer, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Siblings (10)

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World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish: apparently a nickname from Anglo-Norman French fraser(e), fresere ‘strawberry plant’. Fresel and Frisel, from Anglo-Norman French fresel ‘strawberry’, are early variants of the Fraser surname, the modern Gaelicized form of which is Friseal. See Frizzell . The crest on the Scottish family's coat of arms takes the form of a strawberry plant, but its antiquity is unknown. Claims of a habitational derivation, in particular from a place called la Frézelière in Anjou (France), are attractive but they lack verifiable evidence.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

History: There are two clans Fraser in Scotland, with common ancestry going back to Simon Fraser of Keith in East Lothian, who lived in the 12th century. One of these clans has its seat at Philorth Castle (subsequently re-named Cairnbulg) on the northeast coast of Scotland. Sir Alexander Fraser, 8th laird of Philorth (c. 1536–1623) converted the fishing village of Faithlie into the burgh of Fraserburgh in the 1590s. The other clan is Fraser of Lovat, associated mainly with the city of Inverness are. They are descended from Simon Fraser, a younger son, who lived in the early 14th century. In Gaelic, the head of Clan Fraser of Lovat is known as Mac Shimi ‘son of Simon’.

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

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