When Matilda Jeffcoat was born about 1865, in Lexington, South Carolina, United States, her father, Samuel Wesley Jeffcoat Sr., was 23 and her mother, Rachel S Amaker, was 25. She died in 1865, at the age of 1.
English: variant of Jeffcock, from the personal name Geff (see Jeff ) + the Middle English diminutive suffix -cock(e). Alternatively, from a diminutive of Geva, a pet form of Geneviève. Jevecok became Jevcok, and was then assimilated (with devoicing of /v/ to /f/) to Jeffcock.