Laher
Can anyone tell me the ethnic origin of this surname? I think it sounds somewhat like a German, but I could be wrong.Thanks
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Christoph Stoepel's website records only three Lahers in the German telephone directory, but 115 in the Austrian. As a German name I'd guess that it's a variant of the more common Lahr, which I have assumed came from a German place name, but the Oxford Names Companion derives from the given name Hilary.http://www.nationaltrustnames.org.uk/Surnames.aspx
identifies Laher, in Britain at least, as "Middle Eastern", and states that the majority of the 300+ bearers of this surname in Britain have Muslim given names. Others have Turkish, North African, Hindi or East Asian names.
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