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Labey : as a Channel Islands name and perhaps also as an English name this is the French surname Labaye a reduced form of Old French del abbeie ‘of the abbey’. Otherwise the English name might be a survival of medieval English use of the equivalent Anglo-Norman French name a variant of Abbey (1).alternatively the Channel Islands surname and perhaps the English name is the French surname Labbé a nickname from Old French l'abbe ‘the abbot’. Otherwise the English name might be a survival of medieval English use of the Anglo-Norman French l'abbé with fused French definite article. Compare the Devon example cited under Abbey (2).

Source : FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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