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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mair

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From Middle English mair, mare, from Old English māra (“more”), from Proto-Germanic *maizô. More at more.

mair was also found in the following language(s): Irish, Manx, Scots, and Scottish Gaelic

Notable Persons Named Mair

Mair Russell-Jones was a codebreaker. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1941 to 1945. Mair was given the name Mair Eluned Thomas on October 17th, 1917 in Pontycymer. She left this life on December 28th, 2013.


Mair was born in 1895 in Turkey. Mair is also known as Mair José Benardete, Mair José Benadrete, M. J. Benadete, Meyer Benardete, and Mercedes Benardete. He left this life in 1989.


Irma Chilton was a children's literature writer. Irma was given the name Mair Elizabeth Irma Evans on November 12th, 1930 in Loughor, Glamorgan, Wales. Irma is also known as Evans and Mair Elizabeth Irma (birth name). She left this life in 1990.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mair

Eddie Mair is a journalist, presenter, and political commentator. Eddie was born on November 12th, 1965 in Dundee, Scotland.


Victor H. Mair is a scientist in the fields of chinese literature, history of china, and buddhist texts. Victor was born on March 25th, 1943 in East Canton, Ohio, U.S.A.



Paulus Hector Mair was a civil service and civil servant. Paulus was born in 1517 in Augsburg. He breathed his last breath in 1579.


Lucy Mair was an anthropologist and anthropology. Lucy was born on January 28th, 1901. She died on April 1st, 1986.


The Lord Mair is a in the fields of geotechnical engineering and tunnel. The was born on April 20th, 1950.


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Popularity of Mair as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mair U.S.
  White 72.18% 64.26%
  African American 17.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mair

People with the last name Mair are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Mair

  • How Popular is the name Mair? As a last name Mair was the 12,357th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mair first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mair is Sunday, November 15th, 1874.
  • How unique is the name Mair? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mair. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mair: Your name in reverse order is Riam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Imra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mair? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,516 people with the last name Mair.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mair? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mair as their last name since less than 1 person in 118k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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