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The history of the Gaye family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Oxfordshire. Their name, however, derives from their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Gaye le Manche, France.

Gaye Early Origins



The surname Gaye was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Gaye Spelling Variations


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Gaye Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Gay, Gaye and others.

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Gaye Early History


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Gaye Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaye research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1176, 1191, 1191, 1203, 1420, 1452, 1685, 1732, 1685, 1732 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Gaye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaye Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaye Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Gaye or a variant listed above were:

Gaye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gaye, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Gaye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anne Gaye, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaye (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaye (post 1700)



  • Lisa Gaye (1935-2016), stage name of Leslie Gaye Griffin, an American actress, singer, and dancer
  • Frankie Gaye (1941-2001), American recording artist, brother of Marvin Gaye
  • Gregory Gaye (1900-1993), Russian-born, American actor
  • Nona Marvisa Gaye (b. 1974), American singer, former fashion model, and screen actress, best known for her portrayal of Zee in the science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, daughter of Marvin Gaye
  • Anna Ruby Gordy Gaye (1922-2014), American businesswoman, composer and songwriter, wife of Marvin Gaye
  • Marvin Gaye (1939-1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., an American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and musician, awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Gaye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaye Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 August 2016 at 10:18.

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