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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish (Rayón) : augmentative of rayo ‘ray’, ‘beam’, ‘shaft (of light)’; its application as a surname is unclear.
  • French : topographic name for someone who lived by cultivated land, from a variant of roion ‘furrow’.
  • French : from a pet form of a personal name, either Rahier (see Rayer 1), or a Frenchified form of Rado (a short form of a compound Germanic personal name).

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