I'm related to a Johanna Painter, born on St. Helena on 25 November 1888. Her parents were James Henry Painter/Paynter and Rebecca Painter (nee Knipe).
She had four brothers (one of which was my grandfather). Among their children are some six females born around the time you mentioned (including my own family).
Their names are Betty and Molly (who were/are in Zambia, Zimbabwe or South Africa) Beryl, Phyllis and Marge (Australia) and Lilian (UK).
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:53:35 +0000
Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] family name PAINTER
Hi I have just found out that my nanny's maiden name was PAINTER. Does anyone have any relations of this name? She went on to marry Basil Buckley. I think she was born between 1911-1921 (can't get exact date).