Category: Missionaries

Categories: Religious Occupations | Occupations by Name

This is a mid-level category. Profiles should be added to the narrowest category possible, but may be placed here when further information is not known. See How to Categorize.

A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to do evangelism or ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care and economic development. The word "mission" originates from 1598 when the Jesuits sent members abroad, derived from the Latin missionem (nom. missio), meaning "act of sending" or mittere, meaning "to send". The word was used in light of its biblical usage; in the Latin translation of the Bible, Christ uses the word when sending the disciples to preach in his name. The term is most commonly used for Christian missions, but can be used for any creed or ideology.

The salient feature of missionaries is the country in which they served, not the country of origin. Persons who are missionaries should also be categorized by their faith community and role.

This category is managed by the Religion Project in association with the Categorization Project. For assistance with this or related categories ask in G2G making sure to tag your question with both categorization and Religion.

Subcategories (5)


Person Profiles (173)

A

1804 New Brunswick, New Jersey - 1846 photo
25 Jul 1808 Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States - 25 Dec 1884 photo
09 Jan 1852 Upper Stewiake, Nova Scotia - 04 Jan 1924
06 Sep 1871 Lodi, IL, USA - 10 Jun 1955 photo
03 Dec 1872 - 08 Jun 1955

B

19 Jul 1920 San Remo, Victoria, Australia - 27 Apr 2013 photo
29 Jun 1797 Mala Vas, Duchy of Carniola, Habsburg - 19 Jan 1868 photo
04 Jul 1845 Dublin, Ireland - 19 Sep 1905 photo
1764 Isle of Wight County, Virginia - 16 Jul 1849 photo
16 Aug 1831 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - 25 Oct 1908 photo
18 May 1931 Canada - 28 Apr 1973
02 Mar 1892 St. John's, Newfoundland - 24 Mar 1968
08 Nov 1902 Newport, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States - 20 Dec 1973 photo
14 Dec 1855 Washington Co, Pennsylvania - 08 Mar 1942 photo
abt 1917 Ireland - 02 Aug 1993 photo
13 Oct 1868 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom - 06 Feb 1946
19 Mar 1903 Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States - 15 Sep 1994
1868 Ohio, United States - abt 02 Dec 1936

C

26 Jan 1868 Lunenburg, Izard, Arkansas, United States - 09 May 1932
abt 1784 Massachusetts, United States - aft 09 Apr 1821
abt 10 Aug 1645 Segno, Principato vescovile di Trento, Sacro Romano Impero - 15 Mar 1711 photo
14 Aug 1849 Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts - 13 Sep 1919
abt 1781 Staffordshire, England - 15 May 1831
18 May 1806 Massachusetts, United States of America - 23 Feb 1896
21 Aug 1852 Bolton, Lancashire, England - 16 Nov 1902
17 Feb 1816 West Barkwith, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom - 01 May 1890
30 Jun 1935 Taft, Kern, California, United States - 06 Oct 2023

D

12 May 1811 London, England - 02 Mar 1861
31 Oct 1927 Blaine, Aroostook, Maine, United States - 21 Apr 2017 photo
11 Oct 1809 St-Nicolas, Quebec - 21 Jul 1871 photo
03 Jan 1840 Tremelo, Brabant, België photo
13 May 1823 Huins, Friesland, Nederland - 27 Mar 1887 photo
14 Sep 1868 Harlingen, Friesland, Nederland - 16 Nov 1925
13 Jul 1870 Harlingen, Friesland, Nederland - 02 Jul 1946
20 May 1874 Harlingen, Friesland, Nederland - 02 Aug 1959
30 Sep 1922 Curlew, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States - 22 Jan 2018
07 Feb 1905 Piketberg, Cape Colony, South Africa - 02 Feb 1987

E

15 Nov 1810 Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States - 03 Jun 1856
abt 1930 New Jersey, United States - 14 Apr 1990

F

abt 1858 Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom
27 Mar 1871 Westfield, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada - 07 Jun 1956
abt 1623 Yorkshire, England - aft 28 Aug 1698
22 Nov 1889 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada - 26 Jul 1978
23 Nov 1928 Seattle, King, Washington, United States - 08 Jan 1956
17 Aug 1921 Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, United States - 10 Jul 2004
27 Dec 1844 Askvoll, Sogn og Fjordane, Norge - 03 Oct 1926
28 Aug 1861 Illinois, United States - 21 Jan 1915
1887 Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada - 1997 photo
21 Apr 1865 Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States - 04 Mar 1922 photo

G

12 Dec 1913 Terrebonne, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States - 26 Sep 2002
Living Garrison photo
17 Aug 1923 Wohldemfuerst, Kuban, Russia - 04 Feb 2012
abt 1826 Redruth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom - 14 Sep 1895
25 Feb 1838 Bockhorn, Groszherzogthum, Oldenburg, Germany - 29 Jan 1917
17 Sep 1923 Saint-Jérôme, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada - 25 Jan 2005 photo
24 Jun 1920 Seattle, King, Washington, United States - 10 Apr 1997
20 Feb 1824 County Fermanagh, Ireland - 25 May 1913 photo
02 Aug 1895 Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom - 15 Dec 1993

H

18 Aug 1911 Michigan - 04 Aug 1989 Privacy Level: Public (Green)

H cont.

02 Sep 1803 Norton Sub Hamdon, Somerset, England - 15 Nov 1865 photo
11 Sep 1921 Hammond, Lake, Indiana, United States - 16 Mar 2016
abt 16 Oct 1804 Maugerville, Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada - 05 May 1879 photo
22 Dec 1789 Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States - 24 Oct 1826
07 Mar 1842 Sauherad, Telemark, Norge - 14 Jan 1902
1901 - 1987 Privacy Level: Public (Green)
25 Jul 1899 Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom - 14 Mar 1989
15 Apr 1913 - 27 Feb 1968
21 Jun 1956 Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States - 29 Mar 2018 photo
Living Holm photo

I

16 Oct 1920 Orloff, Zagradovka, Kherson, Russian Empire - 26 Nov 2007

J

25 Sep 1912 St Johannes församling, Malmö, Malmöhus län, Sverige - 02 Dec 1999
Living John
09 Nov 1915 Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States - 03 Feb 2001 photo
16 Nov 1887 Gordonsville, Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada - abt 21 Sep 1949
15 Dec 1900 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States - 29 Apr 1986
23 Sep 1846 New South Wales, Australia - 23 Sep 1929

K

abt 1638 Aberdeenshire, Scotland - 27 Mar 1716
04 Sep 1912 - 24 May 1992
26 Apr 1923 Chortitza, Zaporizhia, Zaporizhia, Ukraine, Soviet Union - 10 Aug 2021

L

16 Mar 1842 Stavanger, Stavanger kommune, Rogaland fylke, Norway - 17 Apr 1923 photo
30 Mar 1837 Stafford, Genesee, New York, United States - 27 Mar 1912
25 Apr 1868 Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States - 22 May 1939 photo
abt 1862 United States of America - 10 Sep 1885
28 Jun 1803 Stanstead, Estrie Region, Quebec, Canada - 12 Mar 1845 photo
02 Sep 1803 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland - 16 Mar 1874
08 Jul 1873 Clymer, Chautauqua, New York, United States - 18 May 1940 photo
abt 1890 - abt 1955
18 Nov 1877 Sokia, Turkey - 30 Dec 1963
1750 Burke County, Virginia Colony - abt 1826 photo

M

28 Oct 1914 Roblin, Manitoba, Canada - 04 Jun 2002
17 May 1889 Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom - 09 Jun 1983 photo
18 Jan 1895 Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 20 Nov 1970
19 Dec 1915 Eagle Point, Jackson, Oregon, United States - 25 Aug 2002
23 Nov 1900 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States - 10 Nov 1991
17 May 1919 Ontario, Canada - 11 Jul 1996
12 Dec 1883 Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom - 1979
1897 Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
01 May 1918 Franklin, Nebraska, United States - aft 30 May 1962 photo
12 Aug 1928 Arkansas, United States - 22 Jul 2019
16 Sep 1931 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - 11 Jul 2021 photo
05 Jan 1782 Buller's Green Township, Morpeth, Northumberland, England - 01 Aug 1834 photo
27 Sep 1805 Kroppenstedt, Oschersleben, Magdeburg, Sachsen, Preußen - 10 Mar 1898 photo

N

25 Dec 1805 Forty-mile Creek, Upper Canada - 20 Dec 1884 photo
1859 Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom - 05 Sep 1919
03 Feb 1861 Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom - 06 Feb 1946
13 Feb 1823 La Pommeraie-sur-Sèvre, Vendée, France - 10 Dec 1852
11 Sep 1914 Tanunda, South Australia, Australia - 01 Jun 2010 photo
16 Oct 1799 Runham, Norfolk, England - 05 Nov 1884 photo
01 Jul 1810 Reichenbach Oberlausitz, Görlitzer Kreis, Sachsen, Deutscher Bund - 20 Feb 1869 photo

O

22 Oct 1934 Bouaké, French West Africa - 26 Sep 1968
1784 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England - 23 Apr 1856

P

17 Oct 1878 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia - 01 Mar 1912
1865 Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom - 20 Aug 1936
08 Jul 1816 England - 01 Apr 1915
16 Apr 1823 Saint-Martin, Île Jésus, Bas-Canada - 19 Jan 1902 photo
abt 1845 Indiana, United States - 29 May 1929 photo
12 Jan 1921 Cass Lake, Cass, Minnesota, United States - 28 Jun 2017

P cont.

21 Sep 1929 Sperry, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States - 08 Jun 2016
04 Nov 1914 Horten, Vestfold og Telemark, Norge - 21 Apr 1999 photo
21 Jul 1859 Foochow, Fujian Province, China - 14 Feb 1925 photo

R

22 May 1841 Balteagh, Seagoe Parish, County Armagh, Ireland - 30 Jun 1919
16 Nov 1839 Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States - 31 Dec 1910
23 Apr 1811 Aurach, Ansbach, Bavaria - 20 Aug 1869
30 Sep 1931 Kanawha, West Virginia, United States - 18 Jan 2021
22 May 1868 Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States - 26 Jul 1955 photo
21 Sep 1925 Haileybury, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom - 07 Dec 2016

S

17 Nov 1931 Adrian Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States - 27 Nov 2020
30 Nov 1912 Ropeley, Queensland, Australia - 02 Oct 2008
09 Dec 1870 Tamil Nādu, India - 23 May 1960 photo
01 Jun 1877 Croydon, Morgan, Utah Territory, United States - 04 Jan 1959
15 Dec 1843 Charlottetown, Queens, Prince Edward Island - 19 Oct 1919
04 Mar 1878 Alexandria, Virginia, United States photo
03 Sep 1889 Rampur Kataania, Ludhiana, Punjab, India - aft 18 Apr 1929 photo
02 Dec 1848 Gilcomston, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - 13 Jan 1915 photo
20 Oct 1828 Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, United States of America - 16 Oct 1888 photo
abt 1926 Victoria, Australia - 10 Nov 2019
18 Jan 1941 Palmwoods, Queensland, Australia - 23 Jan 1999
06 Jul 1923 Vietnam - 01 Feb 1968
03 Jan 1930 Berne, Adams, Indiana, United States - 04 Apr 2002
18 Jul 1834 Elmira, Chemung County, New York, United States - 25 Dec 1910

T

29 Sep 1912 Morristown, Minnesota, United States - 31 Aug 2011
05 May 1934 Manitoba, Canada - 23 Jul 2019
13 Feb 1924 McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States - 01 Feb 1968
24 Sep 1895 Claude, Connecticut, United States - 07 Feb 1986
05 Feb 1842 Ireland - 18 Sep 1913
09 Jul 1896 Corona, Riverside, California, United States - 23 Apr 1982
08 Jan 1867 Islington, Middlesex, England photo

U

27 Dec 1844 Åmot, Hedmark, Norge - 07 Aug 1923

V

11 Sep 1844 Sveio, Hordaland, Norge - 26 Jul 1906
11 May 1928 Sint Pancras, North Holland, Netherlands - 27 Sep 2022
abt 1900 photo
25 Jan 1918 Clarenville, Newfoundland - 03 Nov 2021 photo
06 Dec 1921 Denver, Colorado, United States - 25 Jan 2013 photo
28 Sep 1914 Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria - 18 Feb 2014 photo

W

27 Feb 1885 Oakland, Alameda, California, United States - 09 Jul 1969
11 Feb 1921 Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States - 10 Nov 2003
22 Jun 1879 Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom - 16 Nov 1961 photo
1960s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
29 Apr 1768 Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut - 24 Jul 1843
16 Aug 1873 Derryganard, County Londonderry, Ireland - 10 Oct 1933
20 Dec 1923 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States - 14 Oct 2016
15 Feb 1822 Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States - 16 Sep 1901 photo
22 Jun 1796 Tottenham, Durham, England - 20 Nov 1839 photo
20 Jan 1815 Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England - 06 Jul 1891 photo
19 Jun 1918 Manheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 20 Aug 2011
1823 Vermont, United States - abt 15 Jun 1893
22 Jun 1841 Tranmere, South Australia, Australia - 20 May 1920

Y

03 Nov 1802 Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom - 26 Jul 1877
21 Jan 1924 Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States - 08 Jan 1956
10 Oct 1856 Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand - 28 May 1940
06 Aug 1894 Wirdum, Friesland, Nederland - 16 Feb 1973

Z

12 Apr 1867 Vriesland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States - 02 Apr 1952




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