Schaar Family History
Schaar Name Meaning
German: from Scarius, from a short form of a Germanic compound name formed with skar- ‘army’, ‘cutting weapon’ as the first element, which in the Middle Ages provided a nickname for someone working on a team due to a feudal obligation and also a metonymic occupational name for someone working with plowshares. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a shearer, knife grinder, or tailor, from schaar, plural scharen ‘shears’. Dutch (Van der Schaar): topographic name from schare, schaar ‘bank’, ‘dike’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press