Margaret Ann Best
Found 10 Records, 9 Photos and 978,638 Family Trees
Born in White Deer, Union, Pennsylvania, USA on 6 Aug 1839 to William Best and Ruth. Margaret Ann married Price Rueben Hooker and had a child. She passed away on 12 Sep 1869 in Berrien, Michigan, USA.
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English, northern Irish, and French: from Middle English, Old French beste ‘animal’, ‘beast’ (Latin bestia), applied either as a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after beasts—a herdsman— or as a derogatory nickname for someone thought to resemble an animal, i.e. a violent, uncouth, or stupid man. It is unlikely that the name is derived from best, Old English betst, superlative of good. By far the most frequent spelling of the French surname is Beste, but it is likely that in North America this form has largely been assimilated to Best.