On the day, 15 October 1173, Petronilla of Aragon passed away. She was my three-times 27th great-grandmother.
Born on 29 June 1136, in Huesca, Spain, Petronilla was the only child of Ramiro of Aragon and his wife Agnes of Aquitaine.
Prior to his marriage to Agnes of Aquitaine, Ramiro of Aragon had been the bishop of Barbastro-Roda, When his brother, Alfonso I, died in 1134 without an heir, Ramiro was elected as ruler. Ramiro sought papal dispensation to abdicate his monastic vows in order to secure succession to the throne. After he received dispensation, Ramiro of Aragon married Agnes of Aquitaine in 1135.
I have always been fascinated by language, specifically where it originates and how it adapts, mutates, and relates to other languages. That is why I found the recent series of blogs by Andrew’s Kindred so intriguing. It combined my love of etymology with my love of genealogy. I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to try my hand at chronicling the origins of our families’ surnames.
This is the tenth installment of a series of posts documenting the etymology of many of our families’ surnames (recent and distant, direct and indirect.)
Now that the I and J names have been discussed, next up is the letter K:
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Extended Families, Harwick-Bush Line, Noel-Ardinger Line, Spangler-Kenney Line, Surnames from A to Z, Taylor-Thomas Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: ancestry, etymology, family history, family tree, genealogy, surname
I have voted in every election, primary and general, in which I could vote since I came of age many, many years ago. For me, voting is my right and my responsibility as an American citizen. Too many people for too long were denied this right. Who am I to squander it?
Ninety-seven years ago today—18 August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote.
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Everyday People, Famous Faces and Places, Harwick-Bush Line, Noel-Ardinger Line, On This Day, Spangler-Kenney Line, Taylor-Thomas Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: American history, ancestry, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, suffrage, vote, West Virginia, women, womens rights
Today, 15 June 2017, marks the 802nd anniversary of the Magna Carta, a document that has played a crucial role in the development of human rights, liberty, and the rule of law all around the world.
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Famous Faces and Places, On This Day, Royal Roots, Watts-Stark Line
Tags: ancestry, British history, English history, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage