Last name: BRAY

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BRAY : This last name is indexed 383,701 times on Geneanet!

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BRAY : 1: English: habitational name from any of the places in Berkshire and Devon. The former is probably named with Old French bray ‘marsh’ the latter from the Cornish element bre ‘hill’.2: English: perhaps a topographic name from northern Middle English bra ‘steep (river) bank’ or ‘brow of a hill’ denoting someone who lived at such a place.3: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in Normandy or Picardy called Bray (Eure Calvados Aisne Somme); see 6.4: English: variant of Braye.5: Irish: from Ó Breaghdha denoting a descendant of a native of Bregia a territory in Meath.6: French: habitational name from (Le) Bray the name of several places in various parts of France named with Old French brai ‘mud mire’ (from Late Latin bracium a word of Gaulish origin). Compare Brais and Dubray.

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