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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : occupational name for a falconer, Middle High German beizaere ‘one who hunts with falcons’.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : nickname for a wicked or aggressive person, from Yiddish beyzer ‘wicked’, ‘severe’, ‘bad’, ‘angry’, ‘fierce’.

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