Submitted Surname Revision History

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1/18/2020, 3:33 PM SeaHorse15
1/13/2020, 5:24 PM namefix

Name Begay
Type Surname
Usage Navajo
Pronounced Pron. /bɪˈɡeɪ/
Edit Status Status2a. listed usages are verified

Meaning & History

Derived from the Navajo word biyeʼ meaning "his son". This was frequently adopted as a surname among the Navajo when Native Americans were required by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to formally adopt surnames for the purpose of official records.
Added 1/13/2020 by namefix