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Origin and popularity of the name MAIRE

Origin

Maire : 1: French: 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). It may also be a nickname for an eldest son from the same word. Compare Lemaire.2: French (Mairé): habitational name from Mairé in Vienne or from Mairé-l'Evescault in Deux-Sèvres.3: English (Devon; also Cheshire): variant of Mayer.

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

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