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Nye Surname Origin
The familiar abbreviation of Isaac, among the Dutch. Noie, Danish, exact, precise, nice. Ny, Danish, new, recently produced. Lower gives the name from Atten-Eye, at the island.
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.
Nye Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Nye Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes