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Contributor Contrib.TanorFaux on 6/23/2017
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Airaines in Somme, so named from Latin harenas (accusative case) ‘sands’. The form of the name has been altered as a result of folk etymology, an association of the name with the metal. Famous bearers include Jeremy Irons, his son Max Irons, and Jack Irons, the drummer of Red Hot Chili Peppers and formerly with Pearl Jam before that.