Margaret Gay

25 July 1652–
Siston, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Gay was christened on 25 July 1652, in Siston, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Benjamin Gay and anne.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Gay
1620–
anne
–1653
Anne Gay
1649–
Margaret Gay
1652–

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Gay

    Male1620–Male

    anne

    Female–1653Female

siblings

(2)

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai. In Middle English the term could also mean ‘wanton’, ‘lascivious’ and this sense may lie behind the surname in some instances.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from places in Normandy called Gaye, from an early proprietor bearing a Germanic personal name cognate with Wade .3 probably from the Catalan personal name Gai (Latin Gaius), or in some cases a nickname from Catalan gay ‘cheerful’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Margaret Gay, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Margaret Gay, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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