Jay Family History
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Jay Name Meaning
English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e), gai ‘jay’ (the bird), probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Gay, May, Fay, Ray, Say, Kay, Pay, Hay, Joy, Bay