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The Nay name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived near a river. Nay is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. This surname comes from the Old English phrase, atten (e)ye, which means at the river. This surname was first found in England in the county of Essex.

Nay Early Origins



The surname Nay was first found in Essex, where they were established early in the medieval period.

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Nay Spelling Variations


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Nay Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Nay has undergone many spelling variations, including Nye, Nie, Nay, Ney and others.

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Nay Early History


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Nay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nay research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1269, 1276, 1315, 1648 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Nay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nay 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Nay were among those contributors:

Nay Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Barbara Nay, aged 7, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Hans Michel Nay, aged 3, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • John Peter Nay, aged 25, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748

Nay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Nay, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John Nay, aged 36, who emigrated to America, in 1892
  • Anna Nay, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Mrs. George Nay, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Major Nay, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nay Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Nay, aged 23, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Frey Nay, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1908
  • James Nay, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Wicktenny, Scotland, in 1909
  • D.W. Nay, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Frank N. Nay, who settled in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nay Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Nay arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenalvon" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif
  • Elizabeth Nay arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenalvon" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nay (post 1700)



  • Winfield Scott Nay (b. 1850), American Republican politician, Physician; Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1900
  • Edward O. Nay, American politician, Mayor of Pasadena, California, 1937
  • Cesare Nay (b. 1925), retired Italian professional footballer
  • Jacques Le Nay (b. 1949), member of the National Assembly of France
  • Louise Le Nay, Australian actress
  • Giusep Nay (b. 1942), President of the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland (2005 to 2006)
  • Cornelis Corneliszoon Nay, Dutch navigator and explorer who attempted to discover the Northeast Passage
  • Robert Nay (1956-1992), Australian Olympic swimmer who competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Meagen Marree Nay (b. 1988), Australian Olympic swimmer who at the 2008 Olympic Games
  • Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902-1968), German abstract painter

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Nay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nay 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 12 November 2015 at 10:59.

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