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Origin and popularity of the name MAIR

Origin

Mair : 1: Scottish: variant of Marr 1.2: Scottish: occupational name from Gaelic maor ‘officer’ used specifically for an officer who executed summonses and other legal writs including not only the king's herald or sergeant but also head foresters and the like. See also Maver and compare Mayer 3.3: German: variant of Meyer 1.4: Jewish: variant of Meyer 2.

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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

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Geographic distribution of the 10,054 individuals with the name MAIR on Geneanet.

 

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