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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (northern states) : Hindu (Kayasth) name, from Sanskrit nāgara ‘urban’ (from Sanskrit nagara ‘city’).
  • Jewish (Sephardic and Israeli) : occupational name from Hebrew nagar ‘carpenter’. As an Israeli name, it sometimes represents a translation into Hebrew of Ashkenazic names with the same meaning, for example Zimmermann and Tesler.

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