Maire Family History
Maire Name Meaning
French: status name or occupational name for a maire (‘mayor’) a title denoting a municipal magistrate or other local official (the role of the maire differed at different times at different places) or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a maire from Old French mair(e). It may also be a nickname for an eldest son from the same word. Compare Lemaire . French (Mairé): habitational name from Mairé in Vienne or from Mairé-l'Evescault in Deux-Sèvres. English (Devon; also Cheshire): variant of Mayer .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press