Last name: WARE

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WARE : This last name is indexed 148,399 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WARE : English:: 1: topographic name for someone who lived by or looked after a dam or weir on a river (from Old English wær wer Middle English war(e) warre wer(e) werre ‘weir’) or a habitational name from a place called with this word such as Weare (Somerset) Weare Giffard (Devon) or Ware (Hertfordshire).2: topographic name for someone who lived by a horse pond or fish pond from Anglo-Norman French Middle English wayour which became early modern English ware wear.3: nickname for a cautious person from Middle English war(e) ‘wary prudent’ also ‘wise skilful cunnning’ (Old English (ge)wær).4: (of Norman origin): variant of Warr.5: (of Flemish origin): nickname from Flemish De Weer from Middle Dutch we(d)er ‘wether ram’.

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