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Origin and popularity of the name FAYE


Faye : 1: English: variant of Fay.2: French: variant of Fay 3 or a habitational name from (La) Faye the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Faille 1 and Lafaye.3: West African (mainly Senegal): from the name of the Faye clan of the Serer people of unexplained etymology. This surname is also found among the Lebou people. Compare Fye 3 and Paye 5.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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