Last name: LEAR

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Last name frequency

LEAR : This last name is indexed 37,432 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LEAR : 1: English: nickname from Middle English ler ‘cheek face countenance complexion’ (Old English hlēor) used adjectivally to mean ‘beautiful of face’.2: English: variant of Layer.3: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Uidhir ‘son of the swarthy lad’ or ‘son of the servant of Odhar’ a byname from odhar (genitive uidhir) ‘dun-colored’ ‘weatherbeaten’. Compare McAleer.

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