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Origin and popularity of the name MEAR

Origin

Mear : 1: English (mainly Staffordshire Derbyshire and Yorkshire): topographic name from Middle English mere ‘pond pool’ (Old English mere) or Middle English mere ‘boundary’ (Old English (ge)mǣre); or a habitational name from one or more of the many places with names derived from these terms such as Mere (Cheshire Lincolnshire Wiltshire) Meir in Caverswall (Staffordshire) and Meare (Somerset).2: English: variant of Mayer.3: Breton (Finistère): regional variant of Le Mer ‘maire’ (see Lemer).

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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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    Variants of name MEAR

    MEARD MEART van MEUR van MEURS