When Martha Lever was born on 2 September 1703, in Darcy Lever, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Lever, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Ramsbotham, was 38. She married Samuel Brabin on 1 January 1724, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died from 29 January 1763 to 1 May 1763, in Tonge with Haulgh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, and was buried in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.
English (of Norman origin): nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from Old French levre ‘hare’ (from Latin lepus, genitive leporis). It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of hares.
English: topographic name for someone who lived in a place thickly grown with rushes, from Old English lǣfer ‘rush, reed, iris’. Compare Laver . Great and Little Lever in Greater Manchester are named with this word (in a collective sense), so the surname may also be a habitational name from these places.
Dutch and North German: from the medieval personal names Lever, a variant of Liever (see Lieber ), and Levert, a variant of Lievert (see Liebhart ). This surname is very rare in Germany.