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Subject: Re: what is the origin/meaning of the surname RAY?
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: November 29, 2004 at 1:49:32 PM
Reply to: Re: what is the origin/meaning of the surname RAY? by Sean Foglai
In England Ray is sometimes grouped with several other surnames - Wray, Wreay, Wragg, Rea - given a common origin, the Danish (or Norse?) VRA. This means a nook, a corner, a secluded spot, and can be found in Northern English place-names, e.g., Wreay in Cumbria. It's possible that the names without initial W could have other origins, as already suggested.
The hint of a German origin could scotch all these suggestions, and lead us off in another direction.
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