When Katherine Mortimer was born on 14 February 1313, in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England, her father, Roger de Mortimer , First Earl of March, was 25 and her mother, Joan de Geneville, was 27. She married Sir Thomas de Beauchamp on 22 February 1325, in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1339 and Buchanan, Stirlingshire, Scotland in 1350. She died on 4 August 1369, in Warwick, Warwickshire, England, at the age of 56, and was buried in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Church, Upper Tysoe, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.
English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Mortemer in Seine-Maritime, France, so called from Old French mort(e) ‘dead’ + mer ‘sea’, probably referring to a stagnant pond or drained swamp.
Irish (of Norman origin): the Norman surname in sense 1 above was taken to Ireland from England in the medieval period, where it has also been adopted by bearers of the Gaelic surnames Mac Muircheartaigh and ÓMuircheartaigh, commonly Anglicized as McMurty and Mortagh. Compare McMurdo .
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