Ray Surname History
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- Ray spelling & pronunciation
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Ray Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Ray may be complicated to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Ray may be difficult to determine based on whether the name came about organically and independently in multiple 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 name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").
Ray Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Ray come may come from a profession, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these trade-based last names may be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is essential to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many modern names like Ray are inspired by religious texts like the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and so forth. Often these surnames relate to a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".
Ray Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Ray family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Surnames like Ray change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across villages, family branches, and languages across time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Ray were transliterated based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Ray.
Last names similar to Ray'ray', Raya, Raya-almanza, Raya-andrade, Raya-arreola, Raya-arriaga, Rayab, Rayabi-lakeh, Rayabon, Rayacich, Rayack, Rayacke, Rayacleo, Rayaddouglass, Rayade, Raya-delacruz, Rayadhanji, Rayadu, Raya-escutia, Raya exposito
Ray Family Tree
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- Darrel & Ray
- Mary Catherine Ray
- Bonnie Ray Enloe
- John H. Ray
- Willis Ray Rice
- Rex Ray Sr. 1936 - ?
- Ben Ray 1925 - ?
- George Ray
- Donald Ray Akers 1933 - ?
- Kenneth Ray Frakes