Tait

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See also: tait, 'tait, taít, and täit

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Tayte, Tayt, Teyt (personal name), from Middle English tayt, teyte (cheerful, merry), from Old Norse teitr (cheerful, glad), from Proto-Germanic *taitaz (glad, delicate, tender, radiant). Cognate with Old English tāt (glad, attested in names), Old High German zeiz (loving, pleasant, tender).

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Tait (plural Taits)

  1. A Scottish surname transferred from the nickname, originally a nickname for a cheerful or lively person.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Tait is the 5540th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 6271 individuals. Tait is most common among White (84.45%) individuals.

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