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Origin and popularity of the name MAYOR


Mayor : 1: English (Lancashire): variant of Mayer 1.2: Spanish: nickname for an older man or a distinguishing epithet for the elder of two bearers of the same personal name from mayor ‘older’ from Latin maior (natus) literally ‘greater (by birth)’.3: Spanish: occupational or status name from major ‘governor chief’.4: Catalan: variant of Major.5: Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic): from a variant of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer 2).


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

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