Mary Gray

1792–Female
Brandywine, New Castle, Deleware

The Life of Mary

When Mary Gray was born in 1792, her father, Thomas Gray, was 34 and her mother, Margery Gray, was 29. She married John Bowland from 1817 to 1819.

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Family Time Line

John Bowland
1786–
Mary Gray
1792–
Marriage: from 1817 to 1819

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
from 1817 to 1819
Brandywine, New Castle, Deleware

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siblings

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+2 More Children

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.

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Sources (1)

  • Mary Gray, "Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898"

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