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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Greek

Meaning & History

From ancient and medieval Greek laskaris, a kind of soldier, from Persian laeshkaer "army". This is the same word as Urdu lascar "sailor" and Arabic el-askari "the army", "the troops".
Added 4/11/2016 by blackmoorbeast21
Edited 4/11/2016 by blackmoorbeast21