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Saer and De Saer

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dlansley
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Saer and De Saer

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In Oost Vlaanderen there were lots of families with this name and I am hoping to find out
more about the name and origin.

On geneanet they go back to 1500s in a few cases, most from between Brugge and Ghent.

Some may have come to England with the invasion 1066, I have a Robert Saer near Woburn in1275

Any information most welcome
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It may be a variant of the name SART which is most common just south of the linguistic border in Belgium and northern France. It means "cleared land" or clearing and is often used as a place name.

Note that the spelling of names was phonetic and variable until the 19th century.

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