Last name: NYE

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NYE : This last name is indexed 81,480 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

NYE : 1: English (southern): from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten eye atten ye ‘at the island’ (Old English ēg īeg ‘island’) becoming atte nye. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived on an island or patch of firm ground surrounded by marsh or habitational from a place so named such as Nye in Winscombe Somerset.2: English: alternatively from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten eye atten ee ‘at the river’ (Old English ēa ‘river’) becoming atte nee. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived near a river or habitational from a place so named such as Neigh Bridge in Somerford Keynes Wiltshire.3: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 聶 see Nie 2.

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