Clay Family History
Clay Surname History
This Clay research page contains the accumulated history of the Clay last name made up of user-uploaded content from other AncientFaces users. Clay family history has a rich and complex origin of which the particulars are beginning to be understood by Clay family researchers. The last name Clay is an old family line that has spread all across the world over the centuries, and as the name Clay has spread, it has changed making its origin a challenge to piece together.
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The evolution of Clay begins at it's earliest origins. Even in the earliest days of a name there have been variations in that single name simply because family names were infrequently written down at that stage in history.
It was not unusual for a last name to change as it enters a new country or language. As these families moved between countries and languages, the Clay name may have changed with them. Clay family members have emigrated around different countries all throughout history.
Clay country of origin
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The nationality of Clay is often very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Clay may be difficult to determine based on whether the family name came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of surnames that are based on professions, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the family name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen).
Meaning of the last name Clay
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The meaning of Clay come may come from a craft, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. A lot of these trade-based last names can be a profession in another language. For this reason it is good to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many western names like Clay originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. Often these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Lamb of God".
- Henry Clay Nichols 1842 - ?
- Kendall Clay
- Henry Clay Whitfield
- Chester Clay Williams 1894 - ?
- Sargent Chester Clay Williams 1884 - ?
- Bertha D Clay 1888 - ?
- Melvin Clay Muse 1908 - ?
- Sharma J Clay 1917 - ?
- Cpl. Rufus Clay, Jr. 1922 - ?
- L'Dearra Clay 1915 - ?
- Eleanor L. Lowthian Clay 1896 - 1976
- Janice Adrian Hilbert Clay 1926 - ?
- John G Clay 1881 - ?
- Henry Clay Fields 1840 - ?
Clay Family Tree
Famous people named Clay
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Clay
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We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Clay. Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace.
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Fun facts about the Clay family
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Clay spelling variations
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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Clay were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Clay. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Clay last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Family names like Clay change in how they're spelled as they travel across tribes, family unions, and countries over time.