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Gay Genealogy & History

Gay is a French surname with two possible origins. The first is a nickname: "gai", in Old French and Middle English, meant the same thing that it used to in modern English�happy, lighthearted, and full of joy. The second is locational, as there are many places in Normandy named Gaye, which may be named after Germanic residents named Wai or Gai. In either case, Gay family history begins with Hilda de Gay, entered in the 1192 Oxfordshire Pipe Rolls. Gay genealogy includes notable people like American General Hobart Gay and 19th-century French physicist and chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac.


Gay Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
Aaron Gay-- --, 1912November ,1981OH
Bahnson Gay-- --, 1942August 1,2004VA
Caesar Gay-- --, 1924September 12,1993IL
Daisy Gay-- --, 1902June 20,1992VA

Gay Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Virginia Gay-- --, 1908May 21,2003Biddeford,ME
F Lorraine Gay-- --, 1921April ,1984Kennewick,WA
G Helen Gay-- --, 1903December 23,1993East Hartford,CT
Hadley Gay-- --, 1909March 20,1993Harbor City,CA

Gay Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Arthur GayFanni GardnerNovember 25,1935Wake, NC
Bertie GayGrace PerryDecember 20,1932Wake, NC
Connie GayHazel PleasantJanuary 11,1936Wake, NC
Dorsey GayRochelle DoyleAugust 26,1946Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Gay

949th: Crowe950th: Dickinson
951st: Chamberlain952nd: Elder
953rd: McNamara954th: Hewitt
955th: Sorensen956th: Connor
957th: Finch958th: Meier

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