Sears Family History
Sears Name Meaning
Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair ‘son of Saoghar’ a borrowing in Anglo-Norman Ireland of the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Saher Seier (Old French Seheri) from ancient Germanic Sigeheri Sighari composed of the elements sig‘victory’ + hari heri ‘army’. See Sayer 5. English: variant of Sayers . Americanized form of French (or French Canadian) Cyr and French Saint-Cyr (see St. Cyr ) with the addition of excrescent -s a common feature of Americanized surnames.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press