Ephraim Child

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Born in Roxbury, Suffolk, England on 1683 to Benjamin Child and Grace Morris. Ephraim married Priscilla Harris and had 10 children. He passed away on 1759 in Woodstock, Windham, Canada.

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Surname meaning for "Child"

nickname from Middle English child ‘child’, ‘infant’ (Old English cild), in various possible applications. The word is found in Old English as a byname, and in Middle English as a widely used affectionate term of address. It was also used as a term of status for a young man of noble birth, although the exact meaning is not clear; in the 13th and 14th centuries it was a technical term used of a young noble awaiting elevation to the knighthood. In other cases it may have been applied as a byname to a youth considerably younger than his brothers or to one who was a minor on the death of his father.

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