Mair may refer to:

People with the surname Mair in German context
People with the surname Mair in Anglo-Saxon context
  • Adam Mair (* 1979), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Charles Mair, a Canadian poet, son of Scottish immigrants
  • Eddie Mair, a Scottish television and radio presenter
  • Gilbert Mair (1799 – 1857), sailor and trader in New Zealand
  • Norman Mair, Scottish rugby player and analyst
  • Rafe Mair, a Canadian political commentator
  • Sarah Mair (1846–1941), Scottish campaigner for women's suffrage and education
  • Victor H. Mair, American Professor of Chinese Language and Literature
  • Robert Mair, Master of Jesus College. Cambridge
  • Mark Mair, Scottish politician and IT pioneer

Other uses:

  • Mair, Egypt
  • Mair Rajputs, a Punjab tribe
  • MAIR Holdings, an airline holding company based in Minnesota, United States
  • in Scotland. In pre-feudal times a mair was an official who attended a sheriff for arrestment or executions (see sheriff court). That post is thought to be the origin of the still-extant post of sheriff officer, which is one of the oldest in the Scottish legal system.

See also

Related surnames

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  • Mair — (von Meier, lat. maior = größer) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Adam Mair (* 1979), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Albert Mair (* 1941), österreichischer Jazzmusiker Armin Mair (* 1977), italienischer Naturbahnrodler Charles Mair… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mair — (en árabe مير‎), también llamada Meir, es un pueblo del Egipto Medio en la gobernación de Asiut, situado en la orilla occidental del Nilo a 8 km al oeste de la ciudad de El Qusiya, la antigua Quis. Creció junto a la ruta de caravanas que… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mair —   [ maɪər],    1) Charles, kanadische Schriftsteller, * Lanark (Provinz Ontario) 21. 9. 1838, ✝ Victoria 7. 7. 1927; arbeitete in verschiedenen Berufen. Aufgrund seiner nationalistischen Gedichte erhielt er den Beinamen »Kriegsbarde«. In dem… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • mair — /mair/, adj., n., adv. Scot. and North Eng. more. * * * …   Universalium

  • Mair — f Welsh form of MARY (SEE Mary), derived from Latin Maria via Old Welsh Meir …   First names dictionary

  • Mair — This interesting name, with variant spelling Mare, derives from the Olde Gaelic maor , a steward, bailiff, or warden, and was originally given as a Scottish occupational name to an officer of the courts whose duty it was to execute summonses and… …   Surnames reference

  • Mair — oberdeutsche Variante von Maier (Meyer). Perhtolt Mair am Puehel ist a. 1338 in Regensburg bezeugt. Bekannter Namensträger: Hans Mair, deutscher Maler und Kupferstecher (15./16.Jh.) …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • mair — le·mair·eo·cereus; mair; …   English syllables

  • Mair — /mɛə/ (say mair) noun Alexander, 1889–1969, Australian United Australia party politician; premier of NSW 1939–41 …   Australian English dictionary

  • mair — chiefly Scottish variant of more …   New Collegiate Dictionary