Blair Surname Origin
From Blair or Blar, which originally signified "a cleared plain," but from the Celts generally choosing such plains for their fields of battle, blair came to signify a battle. There is a small village called the Blair near Lochord, about two miles from Lochleven, in Fifeshire, Scotland. It signifies a spot where a battle was fought, "locus pugn£." Here, it is supposed, an engagement took place between the Romans and the Caledonians, A.D. 83.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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