Thursday, 11 February 2016

Mingay Island

Mingay has always been an interesting name and we are unsure where it came from, there appears to be a Mingay Island, near to Islay in Scotland. And Wikipedia believes that Mingay is Old Norse, which would give our family name a new twist...

The Guild of One-Name Studies believe that it is from Breton, France, as there is a Mingay who was a Breton tenant in Essex in the Doomsday book.