When Jemima Lake was born about 1740, in Cape May, New Jersey, United States, her father, Daniel Lake, was 45 and her mother, Gartara Steelman, was 41. She married Morris Risley in 1768, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 10 September 1802, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 63.
English (mainly West Country): topographic name usually for someone who lived by a streamlet (Middle English lak(e), Old English lacu) or who lived at or came from any of the places so named, such as Lack in Church Stoke (Shropshire) and Lake in Wilsford near Amesbury (Wiltshire). Lake is a common minor placename in Devon.
English: occasionally perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a lake or pool (Middle English, Old French lake), though it is uncertain that this word was current in ordinary vocabulary during the main period of surname formation (1250–1400).
North German and Dutch: habitational name from any of several places in Westphalia and Lower Saxony so named, or a topographic name from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch lake ‘swamp, swampy meadow’ (Middle Dutch also ‘border water’).