Edward Derek Kay Menzies was born as the son of Frederick Norton Kay Menzies and Harriet May Lloyd. He died on 18 July 1944, in Normandy, France, and was buried in Bayeux, Normandy, France.
Scottish: variant of Manners , in which the z was originally the Middle English letter ʒ (yogh), representing a sound similar to modern English y. The surname is pronounced Meenyus or Minyas in Scotland. The name was brought to Scotland in the 12th or 13th century by a family of Norman knights. It appears that the name was re-interpreted in Gaelic as containing a personal name, and for variants ending -s there is a possibility of confusion with McManus . See also McMinn .