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Last name: CLAY

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CLAY : This last name is indexed 325,998 times on Geneanet!

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CLAY : Local. A town of France in Seine. A lake on the isle of Lewis, Scotland. Clee, hills in Wales. Oh, left-handed, a place lying to the left, in relation to another place. Cledh, cloid, and cladd, in the Gaelic, Welsh, and British, signify a ditch, a trench, a wall; cladh, a church-yard; cledd, Welsh, a sword; Gaelic, claiheamb, from which we have Cloymore, a large sword. The same word in Welsh and Gaelic that signifies a river is often applied to a sword, from their resemblance in glittering brightness.

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