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Origin and popularity of the name LEMAIRE

Origin

Lemaire : French (mainly northern) Walloon and Flemish: status name or occupational name for a maire (‘mayor’) a title denoting a municipal magistrate or other local official (the role of the maire differed at different times at different places) or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a maire from Old French mair(e) with fused French masculine definite article le. It may also be a nickname for an eldest son from the same word. Compare Lamar Lamer Lamore Lemar and Maire.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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