Gay



COUNTY SURNAME MAP



Gay households in mid-19th century Ireland

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See below for a parish-by-parish breakdown of household numbers in each county (paying).

Gay households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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and an all-Ireland parish map (paying).
Armagh 1 Belfast city 1
Cork 7 Derry 1
Down 1 Mayo 1
Sligo 1 Tipperary 2
Tyrone 3 Westmeath 9

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Gaye: rare: Dublin, Cork etc. Ir. Mac Giolla Dé (servant of God). However present distribution suggests an English origin, which is from French gai, light-hearted. Quite common in England. See also Gildea and Kildea.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Gay 27


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Gaye
Gey


SECOND SURNAME


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