In the Oxford Dictionary of Surnamesthe surname Gay is said to be of at least three derivations: from an English personal name meaning light-hearted or cheerful, from a Norman French locative, or place name, and from a Catalan medieval name derived from the Latin given name Gaius—the first given name, as a matter of fact, of Julius Caesar. The OED shows it being used by Chaucer with something like the modern connotations, including the homosexual stereotyping. I think the true answer straddles this question.
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Mona Lisa posed with a dark smile because she was married off to a slave trader at just 15, a new book which investigated her family background suggests. They suggest he was likely involved in trading the excess number of women he shipped into Florence before and after he married Ms Gherardini in Her marriage to the wealthy merchant spawned a life of riches that was also chequered with scandal.
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English and French: nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai. English of Norman origin : habitational name from places in Normandy called Gaye, from an early proprietor bearing a Germanic personal name cognate with Wade. Variant of German Gau.
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John Wayne Gacy was an American serial killer and rapist who took the lives of at least 33 young males in Cook County, Illinois, burying most under his house. Other bodies were recovered from the nearby Des Plaines River. Gacy was born on March 17,in Chicago, Illinois.
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