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Clay Genealogy & History

Clay genealogy is typically British. Like so many other names, it first came to Britain with the Norman Conquest in the eleventh century. Originally it was either an occupational surname, referring to someone who worked in a clay pit or built with clay, or a locational surname referring to someone who lived near a clay pit. The word derives from the Old English "claeg", meaning clay. Early Clay family history in the United States includes settlers Anne Clay, who arrived in Virginia in 1623, and Jon Clay, who settled in Virginia in 1643. Cassius Clay is the original name of American boxer Muhammad Ali.

Clay Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Bernice Clay-- --, 1916April 13,2008OK
Buddy Clay-- --, 1937May 30,2010GA
C Carmel Clay-- --, 1916May ,1984PA
Dahlia Clay-- --, 1908September ,1976ID

Clay Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Beatrice Clay-- --, 1928February 25,2008Saginaw,MI
Faie Clay-- --, 1889June ,1976Chugwater,WY
G Frederic Clay-- --, 1919April ,1987Charlotte,NC
H Charlene Clay-- --, 1921October 1,2003Okemah,OK

Clay Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Amos ClayMarietta BrownApril 20,1939Wake, NC
David ClayBetty ChavisJune 9,1960Wake, NC
Eric ClayCourtney SpoonerJuly 7,2001Wake, NC
Floyd ClayMargaret EndresFebruary 2,1948Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Clay

727th: Irwin728th: Ellison
729th: Hays730th: Baird
731st: Raymond732nd: Middleton
733rd: Haley734th: McMillan
735th: Ayers736th: Frey

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