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Origin and popularity of the name PAR


Par : 1: Burmese (Chin): from a female personal name usually forming part of a compound name from par ‘to blossom’. Compare Pa. — Note: Since Burmese do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.2: Amerindian (Guatemala): Mayan name from par ‘skunk’.3: English: variant of Parr.4: Slovenian and Croatian: nickname from par ‘pair (married) couple’ or a Slavicized form of the German cognate name Paar.5: Hungarian (Pár): of German origin (see 4 above) or perhaps from a short form of the personal name Páris or Párizs (see Paris).6: Possibly also an altered form of German Parr.


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

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