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Type Surname (from occupation & from nickname)
Other Forms FormsAyer, Heier, Heron

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, heri ‘army’. Dutch nickname from Middle Dutch (h)eiger, heeger, heger ‘heron’. Compare Heron.
Added 10/9/2016 by LMS