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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch (van de Gaar) : habitational name for someone from De Gader, an area of Hasselt in northeastern Belgium.
  • Dutch : variant of van de Geer, a topographic name for someone living by a piece of land that tapered to a point.
  • German : in Austria a nickname for a person who was ready and willing (to do a task), from Middle High German gar ‘ready’, ‘prepared’.

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