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Mar Name Meaning

Spanish Portuguese Galician Asturian-Leonese and Catalan: topographic name for someone living by the sea from mar ‘sea’ (from Latin mare). German: nickname from Middle High German mar(w) ‘tender delicate’ or an altered form of Mahr a topographic name from mar ‘lake swamp stagnant water’. Hungarian (Már): from a short form of the personal name Márkus or Márk Hungarian forms of Marcus and Mark; or possibly from the personal name Márton Hungarian form of Martin . Scottish: variant of Marr . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 馬 see Ma Burmese: from a personal name usually forming part of a compound name from mar ‘healthy firm’. — Note: Since Burmese do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mark, May, Mari, Mara, Mak, Maro, Mare, Mars, Bar, Max

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In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mar. 39% of Mar men worked as a Labourer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Cook
  • Laundryman
  • Fisherman
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