Last name origins & meanings:
- German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with a
copious or otherwise noticeable head of hair, from Middle High German
hār ‘hair’, German Haar ‘hair’.
- German: metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with raw flax
(Middle High German har) in the production of linen.
German and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp,
from Middle Low German hōr, hār ‘dirt’, ‘mud’.
- Probably a shortened form of Dutch van Haar, a
habitational name for someone from Ter Haar in Groningen or any of
three places named De Haar (in Drente, Overijssel, and
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