from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Family of actors, including Junius Brutus (1796-1852), a British-born Shakespearean actor who in 1821 immigrated to the United States, and his sons Edwin Thomas (1833-1893), noted for his portrayal of Hamlet, and John Wilkes (1838-1865), the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.
  • Family of reformers, including William (1829-1912), a British religious leader who founded the Salvation Army (1878) with his wife, Catherine Mumford Booth (1829-1890), and served as its first general (1896-1912). His children William Bramwell (1856-1929); Ballington (1857-1940), who with his wife, Maud Ballington Booth (1865-1948), founded the Volunteers of America (1896); and Evangeline Cory (1865-1950) were active in the Salvation Army.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.


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