June 4th 2000
I am sure this will not help you in your search but I am interested in the name.
Mine is john alfred may
My brother was Christopher James
My father was Alfred James
His father was James
His father had five brothers whose names
are all unknown to me
They are all gone now
We are all from the county of kent in England and I live in Vancouver Canada
I am sure you know where the name MAY comes from but I would be interested in comparisions as to origin
My research finds the following
1st recorded name of May in England is about 1350..He was the Bishop of the City of Ely
the name may have Jewish or eastern european
origins( an abbreviation of MAYER etc.)
It may also be abbreviated from the french
MAY(HEW) or old french for Matthew
There were many Huguenots who fled France in the 1600s due to religious persecution and they settled in England.Many also settled in North America where they founded New Rochelle
in New York.
We also have a Coat of Arms - do you have a copy ?
It would be nice to hear from you and sorry I can not help you with your search
John Alfred May
West Vancouver Canada
As it seems that