When Mercy Card was born on 27 April 1822, in Cazenovia, Madison, New York, United States, her father, Nathaniel Card, was 38 and her mother, Lucy Billings, was 33. She married Jotham Merritt Manny on 24 January 1854, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 6 April 1858, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 35.
English (Kent and Sussex): perhaps from Middle English carde ‘card’, an implement for teasing wool for spinning (from medieval Latin cardus) and therefore short for Carder or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wool carders. Alternatively, from Middle English carde ‘playing card’ (Old French carte), also ‘kind of fabric’ (medieval Latin carda), which could have been a nickname given to a card player or a metonymic occupational name for maker and seller of the fabric.
Irish: shortened form of McCard .
French: from a shortened form of the personal name Ricardon, a pet form of Richard .