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First Ladies Jane Means Appleton Pierce
Jane

Name origin: Hebrew

Name meaning: God is gracious; a feminine version of John

 
Means

Name origin: Irish

Name meaning: shortened form of McMeans.

 
Appleton

Name origin: English

Name meaning: habitational name from any of the many places in all parts of England, for example in Cheshire, Oxfordshire, and North Yorkshire, named in Old English as æppeltūn ‘orchard’ (literally ‘apple enclosure’).

 
Pierce

Name origin: English, Welsh, and Irish

Name meaning: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter. In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.

 
 
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