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Origin and popularity of the name MAZE


Maze : 1: English (Kent and London): variant of Mays.2: Irish (Ulster): of uncertain origin. When it is not the English name in 1 above it may be a variant of Maye.3: Breton (Mazé; Finistère): from the personal name Mazé a shortened form of Mazéo Breton form of Matthew.4: French (Mazé): habitational name from a place in Maine-et-Loire named in Latin as Masiacum ‘estate of Masius’ from the personal name Masius + the locative suffix -acum.5: French (Mazé): from a shortened pet form of the personal name Thomas.6: French: topographic name from the feminine form of mas ‘farmhouse house in the country’ (see Mas 1) or a habitational name from a place called La Maze (Ardèche) or Les Maze (Hérault) named with the same word.7: Slovenian: probably from a shortened vernacular short form of the personal name Tomaž (see Thomas). Alternatively perhaps a nickname from a derivative of mazati ‘to grease’ also ‘to dirty’.8: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic surname from the Hebrew expression mi zera Aharon ha-Cohen ‘of the seed of Aaron the priest’ a designation of a Jew descending according to the tradition from the Biblical Aaron the brother of Moses (compare Cohen).


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

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