When Hannah Kay was born in 1854, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Kay, was 27 and her mother, Maria Harrison, was 23.
English: nickname from northern Middle English ka, kae, kay ‘jackdaw’, from Old Norse ká or Old English cā. See also Daw .
English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed, clumsy’.
English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English kai(e), kei(e) ‘key’, applied to a maker of keys (compare Kear ), or alluding to the office of keeper or bearer of keys, but clear evidence for this is wanting.