Elizabeth Gray

about 1839–
Westport St Mary, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gray was born about 1839, in Westport St Mary, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of George Gray.

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World Events (3)

1843
Age 4
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 15
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1884
Age 45
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Old English græg ‘gray’. In Scotland and Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled’, ‘gray’ ( see Reavey ). In North America this name has assimilated names with similar meaning from other European languages.2 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gratus, meaning ‘welcome’, ‘pleasing’ + the locative suffix -acum.3 French and Swiss French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône and Le Gray in Seine-Maritime, both in France, or from Gray-laville in Switzerland, or a regional name from the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Reavey
Grays
Grey
Grice

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