Weir Family History
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Weir Name Meaning
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river. Compare Ware. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’ (see McNair). Irish: Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora ‘weir’, ‘stepping stones’), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra and Ó Comhraidhe (see Corr and Curry).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press