When Dr Calvin May was born on 15 April 1765, in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ezra May, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Lyon, was 32. He married Mary Hyatt in 1800, in Highgate, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 January 1842, in Philipsburg, Saint-Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 76.
English: from the Middle English male personal name May, a pet form of Matthew (see Mayhew ).
English, Dutch, and German: from a personal name or nickname taken from the month of May (Middle English, Old French mai, Middle High German meie, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a minor Roman goddess of fertility). This name was sometimes bestowed on someone born or baptized in the month of May; it was also used to refer to someone of a sunny disposition, or who had some anecdotal connection with the month of May, such as owing a feudal obligation then. In England, this name was possibly also a pet form of Mary or Margaret. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Denmark.
English: nickname from Middle English mey, may ‘kinsman’.