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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : unexplained. Perhaps a respelling of Caw, a reduced form of McCaw.
  • Possibly a variant of German Kur, an occupational name from Middle High German kure ‘officialinspector’ or Middle Low German kur(e) ‘scout’, ‘lookout’.
  • Dutch : unexplained.
  • Polish : perhaps an altered form of a topographic or habitational name from any of various places named with Slavic gora ‘mountain’.

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