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Origin and popularity of the name DEWAR


Dewar : Scottish:: 1: from Gaelic Mac an Deoraidh ‘son of the pilgrim or sojourner’. Perhaps also an occupational name for a custodian of holy relics (which was normally a hereditary office) from Gaelic deoradh ‘pilgrim stranger’.2: habitational name from Dewar a place near Dalkeith of uncertain origin.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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