Meaning and Origin of Maire - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Maire

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Bitter
  • French : Little; bitter
  • Hebrew : Bitter; rebellion
  • Irish : Bitter; great

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French : status name or occupational name for a maire, a title denoting a municipal magistrate or other local official (the role of the maire differed at different times at different places). It may also be a nickname for an officious or pompous person.
  • French (Mairé) : habitational name from Mairé in Vienne or from Mairé-l’Evescault in Deux-Sèvres.