When Lorena Waterman was born on 17 January 1785, in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, Levi Waterman, was 24 and her mother, Hepzibah Clark, was 22. She married Andrew Newton on 11 December 1808, in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 20 April 1823, in her hometown, at the age of 38, and was buried in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States.
English and Dutch: occupational name for a boatman or ferryman, or a water carrier (the English name was perhaps sometimes synonymous with Middle English waterlader or waterberer, denoting a man who carried fresh water from a spring or stream for drinking or domestic use), or a topographic name for someone who lived by a pond or stretch of water (see Water 2).
English: occupational name from the Middle English personal name Water or Walter + man, meaning ‘servant of Wa(l)ter’.
Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wassermann or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wasserman .