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Richard Theodore Ely

Subject: Philosophy

(1854–1943)

Richard T. Ely was born on 13 April 1854 in Ripley, New York, and died on 4 October 1943 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He grew up in Fredonia in ...

Gift

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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2016
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...• Current frequencies: GB 18, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 7 • Main GB location 1881: Cornwall English : nickname from Middle English ʒift(e) , gift(e) ‘gift’. The name may have been used as a personal name in the sense ‘gift of God’, with reference to a child; compare Theodore . Further information: This name is rare in Britain but is thriving in the USA. Early bearers: Richard Gyft , 1342 in Patent Rolls (Plymouth, Devon); John Gyft of Exon, 1369 in Feet of Fines (Exeter, Devon); John Gyft’ , 1434 in Feet of Fines (Maulden,...

Terry

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Current Version:
2016
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...name from the Old French personal name Thierri , Tierri , Terri (Continental Germanic Theudoric , latinized as Theod(e)ricus ). Many of the early Middle English bearers of the name were Flemish or German merchants, frequently described as Teutonicus , Alemannus , or Flandrensis . The name was perhaps sometimes confused with Middle English forms of Old English Þēodrīc ( see Detheridge ) and certainly with Theodore : both Terricus de Treiagol and Theoricus de Wycheford, 1221 in Curia Regis Rolls (Cornwall, Warwicks) are alternatively called...

Tudor

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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2016
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... ‘gift of God’ ( see Theodore ), for which the usual Welsh form is Tewdwr . Further information: The Tudor royal family, English sovereigns from the accession of Henry VII in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, was of Welsh origin, being descended from Owain ap Maredudd ap Tudur, who held lands at Penmynydd in Anglesey. The name was regularly pronounced /tidər/ ‘Tidder’, an anglicized version of the Welsh pronunciation, in the early Tudor period, as some of the evidence presented shows. A 1484 proclamation of Richard III refers to the rebels’...

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