Last name: CLAY

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CLAY : This last name is indexed 232,086 times on Geneanet!

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CLAY : 1: English (Midlands and Yorkshire): from Old English clǣg ‘clay’ applied as a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of clay soil a habitational name for someone who lived in a district known as (the) Clay such as the one in east Notinghamshire or as a metonymic occupational name for a worker in a clay pit (see Clayman).2: Americanized form of German Klee.

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