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Menai Surname Origin

(Origin Welsh) So called from Menai, a strait which divides the island of Anglesea from the coast of Wales. The Mena or Mona, worshiped by the Sequani, was the moon. The Gaels blessed the beams of this luminary that saved them from the danger of precipices, and Augustine says that the Gaelic peasants invoked Mena for the welfare of their women.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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