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The name Jay came to England with the ancestors of the Jay family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Jay family lived in Herefordshire. Their name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, De Gai, Normandy.

Jay Early Origins



The surname Jay was first found in Herefordshire at Heath, with Jay, a township, in the parish of Leintwardine, union of Ludlow, hundred of Wigmore. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
This small township had only 55 inhabitants in the late 1800s and comprises the hamlets of Heath and Jay.

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Jay Spelling Variations


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Jay Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Jay, Jaye, Jayes and others.

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Jay Early History


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Jay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jay research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1495, 1553, 1530, 1534 and 1529 are included under the topic Early Jay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jay or a variant listed above:

Jay Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Jay, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Jay, aged 25, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Jay, who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • William Jay, who settled in Barbados in 1663
  • Thomas Jay, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Jay, aged 45, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Jay, who arrived in New York in 1832 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Jay, who arrived in New York in 1832 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • George H Jay, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Garrett Jay, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Jay Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Jay, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • Peggy Jay, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • Mr. Joseph Jay, aged 2 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died on Grosse Isle on 22nd May 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)
  • Charles Jay, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Jay Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Jay, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Aden from London via Plymouth Adealide Arriving September 12th 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AdenRegister.htm
  • Esther Jay, aged 30, a cook, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.
  • Edward Jay, aged 50, a miller, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
  • Richard Gardiner Jay, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
  • Samuel Jay, aged 21, a miller, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jay (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Henry Davis Jay (1891-1979), American Commanding General Artillery II Corps (1944-1945)
  • John Jay (1745-1829), American politician, U.S. Minister to Spain, 1779-82; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1789-95; Resigned 1795; U.S. Secretary of State, 1790; Governor of New York, 1795-1801; Defeated, 1792
  • John II Jay (1817-1894), American politician, U.S. Minister to Austria, 1869-75; Historian
  • Lester Lewis Jay, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1937, 1938
  • Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1815-16; Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention, 1821; President, New York Hospital, 1827-33
  • Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, 1925-26
  • Robert Jay, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 21st District, 1988
  • Robert M. Jay, American politician, Mayor of Arkansas City, Kansas, 1968
  • Samuel Jay, American politician, Postmaster at Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1795-1806
  • Stephen H. Jay, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 18th District, 1865-66
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Jay Historic Events


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Jay Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

Halifax Explosion

HMS Prince of Wales


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Suggested Readings for the name Jay


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Suggested Readings for the name Jay



  • The Jays of Bedford by Jennifer P. McLean.

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Jay Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Aden from London via Plymouth Adealide Arriving September 12th 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AdenRegister.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Jay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jay 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.

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