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MAIRS Family History

There are two possible origins for this interesting name. The first being, as it were, the English version, which is a development of the female name 'Mary' and means 'The son of Mary', being found as Marison, Maris, Maries and Mairs in the modern spelling. It is also possible that the name has a Scottish origin where it was job descriptive. A Mair being an enforcement Officer, although John Mair (1469 - 1550) was a School Teacher. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Jasper Maires of Worcester.

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Wendy de Solla

My maternal ancestors were Mairs - tracing back to England (Hull area of Yorkshire) to around the mid-1700s - before that, I have no clue. The name was Mair until my great-great grandfather came to the United States and then Canada around 1835, when Mair became Mairs.


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