William Archibald

1820–
County Londonderry, Ireland

The Life Summary of William

William Archibald was born in 1820, in County Londonderry, Ireland. He married Sarah Tait in Cedar Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Archibald
1820–
Sarah Tait
1824–
Marriage:

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    Cedar Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • World Events (3)

    1839
    Age 19
    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
    1845
    Age 25
    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
    1919
    Age 99
    Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: from a personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) ancient Germanic origin (see Archambault ). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.History: This is the name of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry, northern Ireland, in 1750–62.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Archbold
    Archie
    Archambault
    Baldy

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