When Peyton Walker Nance was born on 12 March 1829, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, his father, Peyton Skipper Nance, was 34 and his mother, Ellinor Simms, was 34. He married Amaryllis Bomar Earle on 1 February 1857, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Trigg, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 5 February 1878, at the age of 48, and was buried in Trigg, Kentucky, United States.
Americanized form of German Nantz .
Cornish: habitational name from any of the places so-named in Lelant, Saint Clement, Illogan, or Saint Martin in Meneage. The placenames derive from Middle Cornish nans ‘valley’.