When Thomas Gray was born on 18 March 1859, in Gillingham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Gray, was 41 and his mother, Letitia Fowles, was 33. He married Elizabeth Ford on 26 October 1882, in Brampford Speke, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Parkstone St Peter, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1911.
English, Scottish, and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us, meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.
English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg, grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled, gray’, including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy . In North America, this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.
French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.
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