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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : see Arey.
  • Possibly also Northern English : habitational name from a minor place named with Old Norse Eyrará ‘gravel-bank stream’, such as Aira Beck in Cumbria.
  • Cutlip Airey, recorded in 1782 in Augusta Co., VA, is also found as Gatlive Airy and Gottlieb Arey.

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