Last name: LAY

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LAY : This last name is indexed 329,191 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LAY : 1: English: variant of Lee.2: Scottish: shortened form of McClay.3: German: habitational name from any of the places so named in the Rhineland near Koblenz and in Bavaria from lay(h) a word meaning ‘stone rock slate’.4: French: habitational name from any of several places so named in Loire Meurthe-et-Moselle and Pyrénées-Atlantique.5: Burmese: from a name element originally forming part of a compound personal name denoting the younger sibling. — Note: Since Burmese do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.6: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 雷 see Lei 1.7: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 賴 see Lai 1.8: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 李 and 黎 see Li 1 and 2.

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