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Clair : 1: French: from the male personal name Clair (from Latin Clarus ‘illustrious’) which was borne by two early Christian saints a 3rd-century bishop of Nantes and the 4th-century St. Clair of Aquitaine.2: French: nickname for a cheerful individual from the adjective clair ‘bright light’. Compare Leclair 1.3: American shortened form of French Leclair 1 a cognate of 2 above.4: Americanized form of German Klare or perhaps Klehr. Compare Klair 1.5: Irish: variant of Clare or a shortened form of McClair itself probably a shortened and altered form of McCleary.


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

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