When John Simon Day was born on 12 March 1851, in Hunter River, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada, his father, Simon William Day, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann Andrews, was 19. He married Sarah Jane Moore in 1871, in Prince Edward Island, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1881 and Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 13 January 1934, in Prince Edward Island, Canada, at the age of 82, and was buried in Victoria West, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
English: occupational name from Middle English day(e), dey(e) ‘dairyman or dairymaid’. Originally used only of women, it was later used of men with the sense ‘man in charge of the dairy cattle’. This is probably the most common source of the surname.
English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey. In western England this is probably a pet form of David , but in northern England and perhaps elsewhere also it is a late Middle English variant of Daw, a pet form of Ralph (see Daw , Dakin ).
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O'Dea ).
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