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May Name Study

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Surnames/tags: May/Mai Maye Mayes
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname May and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.


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I am interested in being part of the May Surname Study. My paternal ancestry, so far, is traced to 1800s County Dublin, Ireland. Thank you.


posted by Timothy May
Very interesting, but not sure how inclusive this study intends to be? So I am descended from Mays in South Africa, however, it's a Slave Name. It evolved out of the Dutch Meij to the Afrikaans Mei to the English May after the month of May for when the ship docked...I'd happily populate a subcategory for the slave origins of the surname May.
posted by [Living Hess]
edited by [Living Hess]
Hi there. I am sorry but this is not part of my family. Good hunting. Perry.
posted by Perry Fuller mr
I'm researching John May, b. Fairfield District, SC, 8-26-1789, d. 11-19-1866. Buried in May Family Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. I'm trying to transcribe who his grandchildren were/are for genealogy purposes. One I know is Olive. Please let me know if you can help fill in the gaps. Thanks
posted by Sheila Liles