When Sarah Lancaster was born on 16 April 1821, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Levi Lancaster Jr., was 68 and her mother, Margaretha Hinckel, was 36. She had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with William Mays. She lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860.
English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, which is recorded as Loncastre in 1086. The place takes its name from the river Lune + Old English ceaster ‘city, Roman fortification’ (from Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.