When Martha Alice Gray was born on 3 November 1857, in Randolph, Missouri, United States, her father, David Anderson Gray, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Wortham Fawks, was 33. She lived in Randolph Springs, Randolph, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Chariton Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. She died on 22 February 1936, in Randolph, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wayland Township, Chariton, Missouri, 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.