Center Name MeaningEnglish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of belts and girdles, from Middle English ceinture, ceintere ‘girdle’possibly an Americanized form of German Zehnder, a variant of Zehner.
|Baptism Record for James Center 1777|
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
I have come across the spelling of our family name on various records as follows:
3rd Great Grandmother
Born about 1827 in Aberdeenshire Scotland ( I have not found her birth or Baptism record) she was the daughter of James Center and Isabella Hunter. Helen Center married William Watson in 1844.
4th Great Grandfather
Born August 02 1777, in New Deer Aberdeenshire Scotland, the son of George Center and Jean Smith . James married Isabella Hunter in 1806. They had the following 5 children:
Sebastian Center 1808 –
Jane Center 1810 – 1870
George Center 1814 – 1896
Isabel Center 1817 – 1888
Helen Center 1824 – 1901
George Center: 5th Great Grandfather
Born about 1736, he married Jean Smith in 1770 in New Deer Aberdeenshire Scotland.
They had 6 children, four who are listed on the Baptism record above.
Isobel Center 1772 –
Anna Center 1773 –
Jannet Center 1775 –
James Center 1777 – 1855
Robert Center 1783 –
I have come across some records for a Robert Center, who I believe may be the father of George, but I need to do some more digging before I can post that information.
~To Be Continued~