When Elizabeth Barney was born on 27 April 1745, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, William Barney, was 27 and her mother, Frances Holland Watts, was 16. She died from 1746 to 1839.
English: habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with genitive -n) + Old English ēg ‘island, dry ground in a marsh’.
English: from the personal name Barney, a pet form of Bernard .
Scottish: possibly from the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from bjǫrn ‘bear’).
She was named after her grandmother. Source: Book by William Frederick Adams titled, "Commodore Joshua Barney (1912)" a compilation of genealogical and historical data.