Harbour Family History
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Harbour Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a keeper of a lodging house, from late Old English herebeorg ‘shelter’, ‘lodging’ (from here ‘army’ + beorg ‘shelter’). (The change of -er- to -ar- is a regular phonetic process in Old French and Middle English.) Variant of French Arbour.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Barbour, Arbour, Harcourt, Harold, Armour, Barber, Harford, Harlow