Last name: TOY

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TOY : This last name is indexed 34,135 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

TOY : 1: English: nickname for a light-hearted or frivolous person from Middle English toy(e) toi(e) ‘trifling thing; play sport’; or from Old French toie ‘sheath’ (from Latin theca) perhaps for a sheath maker.2: English: perhaps from the Middle English personal name Toye of obscure origin.3: English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified placename of uncertain etymology most probably in eastern Yorkshire.4: Turkish: ornamental name or nickname from the bird's name toy ‘great bustard’ or from its homonyms meaning ‘banquet’ and ‘amateur’.5: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 蔡 based on its pronunciation of the Siyi Cantonese subdialect (also known as Sze Yup or Four Districts dialect including Taishanese) spoken in southern Guangdong see Cai 1.

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