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Origin and popularity of the name SAUER


Sauer : 1: German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for an embittered or cantankerous person from Middle High German sūr German sauer ‘sour’. In Jewish families it is mainly artificial assigned at random by Austrian clerks. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) the Netherlands Denmark Poland Czechia Croatia and Slovenia.2: Czech and Slovenian (Šauer): from German Schauer. In Slovenia it is in part of Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) origin.


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

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