Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Middle English blōwere ‘one who
blows’. The name was applied chiefly to someone who operated a
bellows, either as a blacksmith’s assistant or to provide wind for a
church organ. In other cases it was applied to someone who blew a
horn, i.e. a huntsman or a player of the musical instrument.
- Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ab Llywarch ‘son of
Llywarch’. Compare Flower.
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