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The nationality of Jay can be complicated to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Jay may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname originated naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on professions, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Jay Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Jay come may come from a craft, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these profession-based surnames might be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is useful to research the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many western names like Jay come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. In many cases these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Jay were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Jay. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Jay last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Family names like Jay transform in their spelling as they travel across villages, family lines, and languages over generations.

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