May (surname)

May (surname)
May
Family name
Region of origin Germany, England, Ireland & Scotland
Related names Maye, Mayes, Mays, Meir, Meier

May is a surname of Saxon and, independently, of Gaelic origin.[1][2] There are many variants used in English-speaking countries, as well as several variants used in Germany. The Scottish May is a sept of Clan Donald.[3] The surname "May" remains a common surname in Germany, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as among Russians of German origin. People with the surname May include:

Other uses

  • May (name), given name origin, and people with the given name
  • Baron May, nobility, a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

See also

  • Maye (disambiguation)
  • Mays (disambiguation)
  • Mayne (disambiguation)
  • Mayhew (disambiguation)
  • Maybery
  • Maynard (disambiguation)
  • Mayall (disambiguation)
  • Mey (disambiguation)
  • Meynell

Notes

  1. ^ .<http://landing.ancestry.com/learn/clues/fact.aspx?html=freetrial&cj=1&sid=originscolumn&ln=May&submit=go&sourcecode=17397&fid=5&o_xid=0000703401&o_lid=0000703401>.
  2. ^ .<http://www.searchforancestors.com/surnames/origin/m/may.php>.
  3. ^ "History of the MacDonald Clan." Web. 31 Dec. 2009. <http://www.rampantscotland.com/clans/blclanmacdonald.htm>.

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