Gnagy Family History
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Gnagy Name Meaning
Hungarian: from the common Hungarian family name Nagy, with the addition of the letter g- representing the first character of someone’s initials, their place of origin, or a nickname. This method of altering the most frequent surnames such as Kis ‘small’ (see Kiss), Nagy ‘big’, Kovács ‘smith’ (see Kovacs), or Szabo ‘tailor’ is a peculiar feature of Hungarian naming. Possibly an altered spelling of Swiss German Gnägi (see Gnagey 1).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Gnagey, Nagy, Geary, Gray, Hagy, Kanagy, Nay, Keagy, Gragg, Gay