When Martha Patsy Prince was born on 27 August 1793, in Buchanan, Virginia, United States, her father, John Prince, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Freeman, was 23. She married Obediah J Belcher on 8 February 1815, in Giles, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Mercer, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Rock, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 29 January 1877, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83.
English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French prince (from Latin princeps).
Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Prinz ‘prince’, or its Czech, Slovak, Slovenian or some other Slavic cognate Princ, from princ ‘prince’.
Americanized form of Slovenian Primc: status name for one who lives in the house of his father-in-law, from a derivative of primiti ‘to accept, to take over’.
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