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SOURCE: Other, Occupation & Nickname
OTHER FORMS: Ayer, Heier, Heron
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 10/9/2016
Meaning & History
English variant of Ayer
German occupational name for a grower or reaper of grass for hay, from Middle High German höu
‘grass’, ‘hay’ + the agent suffix -er.
German variant spelling of Heier
Dutch from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hagi
‘enclosure’, ‘fenced area’ + hari
‘army’. Dutch nickname from Middle Dutch (h)eiger
‘heron’. Compare Heron