Last name: DEY

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Last name frequency

DEY : This last name is indexed 49,323 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DEY : 1: English Scottish and Welsh: variant of Day.2: German: topographic name from a field name in North Rhine-Westphalia denoting a sizeable piece of land from Middle Low German dē ‘thigh’ (referring to the shape of the property).3: German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name of the same origin as in 4 below.4: Dutch: variant mostly archaic or Americanized of Deij from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name possibly composed with dag ‘day’ e.g. Daegberht or with theud ‘people’ (compare Deibert).5: Indian (Bengal and Orissa) and Bangladeshi: Kayastha name probably from Sanskrit deya ‘suitable for a gift’.

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