When Jane Ann Fitzgerald was born on 11 June 1837, in Spring Arbor, Spring Arbor Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States, her father, John Fitzgerald, was 51 and her mother, Abigail Burroughs, was 44. She married Edwin E Humphrey about 1856, in Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 24 July 1880, in Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 43.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Eamon, Liam, Aidan, Bridgid, Caitlin, Donal, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Ciaran, Colum, Dermot.
Irish: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Gerald (see Gerald ), ‘son of Gerald’. This is a very common Anglo-Norman name in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as Mac Gearailt. Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Gerald Fitzwalter de Windsor, constable of Pembroke Castle in the early 12th century, whose grandson Raymond (or Redmond) ‘le Gros’ FitzGerald (died after 1185) led the invasion of Ireland on behalf of Strongbow in 1170. A branch of the family held the title Knight of Glin from at least 1299–2011.