Gay:

households in Griffith's Valuation (1847-64)






VARIANTS


SURNAME
TOTAL
Gay 27
 
 
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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.
 

COUNTY BREAKDOWN

Gay households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.
Click on a county name for a breakdown of the number of households by parish (paying).
  Armagh 1 Belfast city 1
  Cork 7 Derry 1
  Down 1 Mayo 1
  Sligo 1 Tipperary 2
  Tyrone 3 Westmeath 9