Last name: WEAR

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WEAR : This last name is indexed 22,191 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WEAR : English (Northumbria):: 1: topographic name for someone who lived by the Wear river in northeastern England. The river name is ancient occuring in the form Vedra in Ptolemy's Geographia; it is probably from a Celtic word meaning ‘water’.2: topographic name for someone who lived near a dam or weir a variant of Ware 1 or a habitational name from a place called Weare in Devon and Somerset from Old English wær wer ‘weir’.

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