Pear Family History
Pear Name Meaning
English: topographic name from residence by a pear tree (Middle English pere Old English peru pere). Compare Perry . English: nickname from Middle English pere Old French per peer ‘peer or paragon’ also ‘companion’. English: from Middle English and Old French Per(e) Perre (equivalent to Peter). Compare Pierce and Pearson . Croatian: variant of Pehar a nickname or a metonymic occupational name from pehar ‘drinking-cup goblet’. Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname perhaps a shortened form of Pearlman or Pearlstein .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022