Mare Family History
Mare Name Meaning
Italian: topographic name for someone living by the sea from mare ‘sea’. English: variant of Mear . French (northern): topographic name from mare ‘pond pool’ or a habitational name from any of the places in Normandy called La Mare named with this word. French (southern; Maré): unexplained. The surname Maré of (southern) French origin is found mainly in South Africa where it is mostly spelled Marée (see Maree ). Dutch (Maré; also De Mare De Maré): variant of Maree Romanian: nickname from the adjective mare ‘big’.7: Ethiopian: from the personal name Mare meaning ‘my honey’ in the Amharic language. — Note: Since Ethiopians 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press