Rye
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Surname RYE
SOURCE: Location & Occupation
USAGE: English
Meaning & History
Topographic name. It could be a misdivision of the Middle English phrases atter ye meaning "at the island" or atter eye meaning "at the river". In some cases it merely indicated a person who lived where rye was grown or worked with rye (from Old English ryge).
Related Names
VARIANT: Ray
SAME SPELLING: Rye (2), Rye (3)