When Velera Maud Uren was born on 18 January 1888, in Oxford, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Alfred Uren, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Edith Sage, was 23. She married Herbert Boyd McKay on 2 October 1888, in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1976, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ingersoll, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.
English (of Norman origin, mostly in Cornwall): from the Old French personal name Ev(e)rin, Eurin, either a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Ever- (from the Germanic word for ‘boar’), such as Everard and Everwin (see Erwin ), or an alternative pronunciation of Everwin as /ju:rin/. In Cornwall this name would easily have been confused with the Breton personal name and surname in 2 below.
Cornish (of Breton origin) and Welsh: from the Breton and Welsh personal name Ur(i)en (ultimately from British Celtic ōrbo- perhaps ‘orphan, heir’ + gen- ‘born’). There is evidence for use of the Breton personal name in at least one Anglo-Norman family in Cheshire but in Cornwall it belonged initially, at least, to 16th-century Breton migrants, some of whom also bore it as a surname.
Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, so named from the definite singular form of ur, from Old Norse urth ‘scree, rock-strewn slope’.