Last name: GRAY

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GRAY : This last name is indexed 1,010,097 times on Geneanet!

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GRAY : 1: English Scottish and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados France named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.2: English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled gray’ including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy. In North America this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.3: French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.

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