Mare Family History
Mare Name Meaning
French and English: topographic name from mare ‘pond’, ‘pool’, or a habitational name from one of the places in Normandy called La Mare (see Delamar). Italian and Spanish: topographic name for someone living by the sea, from Latin mare ‘sea’. Dutch (de Mare): nickname from the Germanic word mari, meri ‘famous’, ‘renowned’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press