When Mary Anna Colby was born on 17 August 1747, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Abraham Colby, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Blaisdell, was 25. She married Stephen S Eastman in 1767, in Newton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Newton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States in 1777 and Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1778. She died on 9 March 1793, in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, at the age of 45.
English (eastern): habitational name from Colby in Norfolk and Westmorland, Coleby in Lincolnshire, or Coulby Newham in the North Yorkshire. The Colby placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Koli (a byname for a swarthy person, from kol ‘(char)coal’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.
Americanized form of Norwegian Kolby .
Americanized form of German Kolbe . Compare Kolby .