Mayor Family History
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Mayor Name Meaning
English (Lancashire): variant spelling of Mayer 1. Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): nickname for an older man or a distinguishing epithet for the elder of two bearers of the same personal name, from Spanish mayor ‘older’ (Latin maior (natus), literally ‘greater (by birth)’). Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): occupational or status name, from major ‘governor’, ‘chief’. Catalan: variant spelling of Major. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Meyer 2.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press