may is a surname of english, irish and scottish origin. the scottish may is a sept of clan donald.
in south africa there is a lot of indigenous africans with this surname. it is believed that it was introduced to the africans through the interracial relationships between the scottish sailors and the africans in the 1800's.
there's are mixed-race africans (called couloureds in south africa), amaxhosa, amazulu and batswana with this surname. their clan names differ depending on how the may surname came into `wakahina.co.za`.existence in each group. the spelling has a number of various also, e.g. mei (afrikaans), meyi (isizulu and isixhosa)