Saturday, February 04, 2012

Surname Saturday ~ Center

Center Name Meaning

English: 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:
  • Center
  • Centor
  • Senter
  • Sentor
 Helen Center:
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.
James Center: 
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~

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