When Vernon Stevenson Gray Jr was born on 25 May 1919, in Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, his father, Vernon Stevenson Gray, was 29 and his mother, Mabel L Wheelock, was 30. He married Beth Warnick on 6 November 1944, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States in 1950. He died on 10 August 1960, in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, at the age of 41, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States.
English, Scottish, and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us, meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.
English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg, grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled, gray’, including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy . In North America, this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.
French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.