Last name: BAER

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BAER : This last name is indexed 134,891 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BAER : 1: German (also Bär): from Middle High German ber ‘bear’ a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases it may derive from a personal name containing this element. Compare Bar 2.2: Jewish (Ashkenazic; also Bär): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber from Yiddish ber ‘bear’. Compare Bar 1.3: Germanized form (also Bär) of Sorbian Běr: see Bar 3.4: Dutch: variant of Baar.

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