When Lucinda Gray was born on 7 October 1828, in Patriot, Posey Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, her father, Truman Gray, was 33 and her mother, Lavina Bradford, was 31. She married William Waite on 23 March 1854, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Edgington, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 26 November 1895, in Reynolds, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Reynolds, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.
English, Scottish, and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us, meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.
English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg, grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled, gray’, including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy . In North America, this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.
French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.
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