Mair Family History
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Mair Name Meaning
Scottish: occupational name for an officer of the courts whose functions resembled those of an English beadle (i.e. a minor official who dealt with petty offenders) and who was known as a mair. Compare Mayer 1. Reaney remarks that this title was used not only of the king’s herald or sergeant but also of such officers as a head forester. Jewish: variant of Meyer 2.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Maire, Maier, Main, Marr, Fair, Meir, Mir, Muir, Mayr, Haim