Last name origins & meanings:
- North German: metonymic occupational name for a grower of or
dealer in oats, from Low German Haver ‘oats’. Compare
- Dutch: of uncertain derivation;
possibly a Brabantine form of de Hauwer, an occupational name
for a wood or stone cutter, Middle Dutch hauwer(e) ‘cutter’,
- English: from Middle English haver ‘oats’,
applied as a metonymic occupational name for a farmer who grew oats or
for a grain merchant.
- English: possibly a nickname from Middle
English haver ‘buck’, ‘billy-goat’.
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