Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. NAY-bər
Other Forms FormsNeighbour, Nabor, Nabors
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Contributor Contrib.EncyclopediaBrown on 9/20/2019
From the Middle English word neighbor, derived from neghebour, which in turn comes from the Old English words neah, meaning "near", and gebur, meaning "a dweller". This may have been used as a nickname for someone who was a 'good neighbor', more likely it evolved from the term of address for someone living nearby.