Hyde,  Erastus

Hyde, Erastus

Male 1808 - 1887  (78 years)

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  • Name Hyde, Erastus  [1, 2
    Born 5 Jul 1808  Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1887  [2
    Buried Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I21914  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, The Hyde History, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Hyde, Elihu Elisha,   b. 24 Sep 1752, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1838, Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Abell, Hannah,   b. 24 Aug 1761, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1848, Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Apr 1788  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F7677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clark, Hannah,   b. 1810, Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Sep 1835  [1
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F7845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jul 1808 - Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest
    Hyde Family Crest
    Hyde Family Crest
    This most interesting surname is a variant of "Hide", which has two possible origins. Firstly, it may be a topographical surname for the "holder of a hide", which described someone who lived on and farmed a piece of land originally named as a "hide of land" from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hi(gi)d". A hide was quite a substantial amount for those days, varying from sixty to one hundred and twenty acres. It seems to have been originally fixed as the amount of land necessary to support one extended family, as the Olde English word for a household, "higan", would seem to suggest a common etymology with "hi(gi)d". The name may also be a variant of the personal feminine name "Ida", with the inorganic "h" usually added to names beginning with a vowel. Avice atte Hyde was recorded in 1296 in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex. Interesting namebearers include Edward Hyde (1609 - 1674), first earl of Clarendon, who was a supporter of Charles 1 and became secretary of state, lord chancellor and chief advisor to Charles 11 at the Restoration. Edward Hyde, Esq. popularly known as Lord Cornbury, was appointed Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of New York in 1701. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de la Hyda, which was dated 1188, in the "Pipe Rolls of Dorset", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling
    Hyde Family Crest
    Hyde Family Crest

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).

    2. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Elihu Hyde

    3. [S105] Connecticut; Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Fourth Book page 82.