Our Ancestor, Asahel Stodder

Asahel Stodder

25 October 1757–June 1822 (Age 64)
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

 

Our family member, MJ,  found a page at FamilySearch with details about the life and history of Asahel Stodder where this “The Life Summary of Asahel” is posted. 

The Life Summary of Asahel

When Asahel Stodder was born on 25 October 1757, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Reuben Stodder, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Glover, was 23. He married Mary Vinal on 17 November 1782, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died in June 1822, at the age of 64.

 

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Origin of the name “FORREST”

Origin of the name “FORREST”

from Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006 at Family Search:

English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. Middle English forest was not, as today, a near-synonym of wood, but referred specifically to a large area of woodland reserved by law for the purposes of hunting by the king and his nobles. The same applied to the European cognates, both Germanic and Romance. The English word is from Old French forest, Late Latin forestis (silva). This is generally taken to be a derivative of foris ‘outside’; the reference was probably to woods lying outside a habitation. On the other hand, Middle High German for(e)st has been held to be a derivative of Old High German foraha ‘fir’ ( see Forster ), with the addition of a collective suffix.

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