When Elizabeth Painter was born on 24 March 1822, in Birmingham Monthly Meeting, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Painter, was 36 and her mother, Phoebe Churchman, was 34. She married Manuel Eyre on 8 October 1840. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1850. She died on 15 September 1873, at the age of 51.
English: from Middle English peintour, painter, peintir, penter, pointour (Old French peintour, paintour) ‘painter of images (on walls, screens, shields, etc.), colorist (of statues, figurines, chests, etc.), artist’. In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at Saint Stephen's Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in England.
Americanized form of German Bender . Compare Bainter .
Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Pajntar or Panjtar, topographic names from the field name Pajnta or Na Pajnti, which is derived from Middle High German biunt(e) ‘fenced agricultural land’ (compare German Paintner ), or perhaps from Bavarian Middle High German pant ‘band’ (compare Panter 4).