Pay Family History
Pay Name Meaning
Irish (County Kilkenny): from the Old and Middle English female personal name Pega taken to Ireland by English settlers. Peakirk in Northamptonshire England is named for Saint Pega (died c. 719) who reputedly founded a cell there. English (mainly Kent): variant of Pea . French: variant of Paille French: habitational name from any of several places called Le Pay e.g. in Rhône and Vendée. French: variant of Pays a topographic name from pays ‘region country’ used to denote a fellow countryman.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press