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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English

Meaning & History

From Middle English quarey "quarry", a topographic name for someone who lived near a stone quarry, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.

Also Irish and Manx reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Guaire (see Mcquarrie).
Also English (of Norman origin) nickname for a thickset or portly man, from Anglo-Norman French quaré "square". Compare Carre
Added 10/9/2016 by anonymous