May (surname)

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May
Family name
Region of origin Germany, Scotland
Related names Maye, Mayes, Mays, Meir, Meier, Meyer

May is a surname of Germanic (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 Britain, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, as well as among Russians of German origin. People with the surname May include:

Other uses[edit]

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

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Notes[edit]

  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>.