Last name: FAY

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FAY : This last name is indexed 396,446 times on Geneanet!

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FAY : 1: English: nickname for a person believed to have supernatural qualities from Middle English Old French faie ‘fairy witch’ (from Late Latin fata ‘fate destiny’).2: English: nickname for a trustworthy person from Middle English Old French fei ‘loyalty trust’.3: English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in France named with Old French faie (from Latin fagus) ‘beech’ such as Fay in Orne Sarthe or Somme or a topographic name from someone living by a beech tree or beech wood. Compare Faye.4: Irish: variant of Fahey or Fee.5: German: from a short form of the female personal name Sophia (see Sofia).6: Chinese: possibly from Cantonese form of the Chinese name 輝 (meaning ‘glorious’) a monosyllabic personal name or part of a disyllabic personal name of some early Chinese immigrants in the US.

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