Last name: JAY

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JAY : This last name is indexed 245,203 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

JAY : 1: English and French: nickname from Middle English jai jei Old French jay(e) gai ‘jay’ (the bird) probably referring to an idle chatterer a showy person or a simpleton although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.2: English: from the unrecorded Middle English personal names Jay or Gee which may have been pet forms of several names beginning with J- such as Jack James and Jeffery (Geoffrey). See Jason and Jesson.3: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 謝 see Xie 1.

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