Dey Family History
Dey Name Meaning
English Scottish and Welsh: variant of Day . German: topographic name from a field name in North Rhine-Westphalia denoting a sizeable piece of land from Middle Low German dē ‘thigh’ (referring to the shape of the property). German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name of the same origin as in 4 below. Dutch: variant mostly archaic or Americanized of Deij from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name possibly composed with dag ‘day’ e.g. Daegberht or with theud ‘people’ (compare Deibert ). Indian (Bengal and Orissa) and Bangladeshi: Kayastha name probably from Sanskrit deya ‘suitable for a gift’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press