When Miss Hussey was born in 1850, in Fancy Creek Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, William S. Hussey, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Yocum, was 34. She died in 1850, in her hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Fancy Creek Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.
English: of Norman origin, a nickname for someone who habitually wore a distinctive pair of boots or gaiters, from Old French hosed, hoset, housé, Middle English hosey, hus(s)y,‘booted, gaitered’ (from Latin hosatus).
English: status name or nickname from Middle English hus(e)wyf ‘mistress of a family; wife of a householder’ (a compound of Old English hūs ‘house’ + wīf ‘woman’). Though originally a woman's name, it is often found as a male surname, presumably in a derogatory sense. The vocabulary word became hussie, with the meaning ‘disreputable woman’, in the 16th century; the surname, however, is not associated with this meaning.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ‘descendant of Eodhus’. This was the name of a bardic family associated with the Maguires of Fermanagh, also Anglicized as Oswell or Oswald .