Last name: CYR

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CYR : This last name is indexed 162,819 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CYR : 1: French: from the personal name Cyr a vernacular shortened form of Latin Cyriacus (see Cyriac compare Cyriaque) a Christian saint's name. The cult of St. Cyriacus (French name St. Cyr) a probably fictitious 4th-century infant saint said to have been martyred at Tarsus with his mother Julitta was particularly strong in medieval France. Compare St. Cyr.2: Alternatively an altered form of French Sire 1 ‘lord’. Compare Sear 2 and Sears 3.

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