major

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from the Norman personal name Malg(i)er, Maug(i)er, composed of the Germanic elements madal ‘council’ + gār, gēer ‘spear’. The surname is now also established in Ulster.
  2. Hungarian: from a shortened form of majorosgazda (see Majoros), or a derivative of German Meyer 1.
  3. Polish, Czech, and Slovak: from the military rank major (derived from Latin maior ‘greater’), a word related to English mayor and the German surname Meyer.
  4. Catalan and southern French (Occitan): from major ‘major’ (Latin maior ‘greater’), denoting a prominent or important person or the first-born son of a family.
  5. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Meyer 2.
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