1) A man or woman in charge of, or working in, a dairy.

1297-8 Cuidam daye apud Malghum, ijs

1314-5 Cuidam dey ijs, Bolton Priory

1374 John Benne, dey, Emley. It was a frequent by-name and gave rise to the common surname Day: 1325 Adam le Dey, Sandal.

spellings dey
dates 1297-1298 1314-1315 1325 1374

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