When Alfred E. Painter was born on 31 December 1819, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Painter, was 34 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Prather, was 36. He married Elizabeth Walter on 30 January 1855, in Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 1, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 1, Greene, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 September 1910, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Horse Creek, Greene, Tennessee, United States.
English: from Middle English peintour, painter, peintir, penter, pointour (Old French peintour, paintour) ‘painter of images (on walls, screens, shields, etc.), colorist (of statues, figurines, chests, etc.), artist’. In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at Saint Stephen's Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in England.
Americanized form of German Bender . Compare Bainter .
Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Pajntar or Panjtar, topographic names from the field name Pajnta or Na Pajnti, which is derived from Middle High German biunt(e) ‘fenced agricultural land’ (compare German Paintner ), or perhaps from Bavarian Middle High German pant ‘band’ (compare Panter 4).