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Ware Surname Origin
(Locality). A market town of Hertfordshire, England. Saxon Waer, to defend, to hold, protect. Wear, a fence of stakes or rods set in a stream for catching fish; a dam.
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.
Ware Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke