Kairis Family History
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Kairis Name Meaning
Lithuanian (Kairys) and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Lithuanian kairys ‘left-handed’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Kajry (Kairiai), a village in Lithuania, or a nickname for a left-handed person, ‘left’. Greek: of uncertain etymology. In Crete it is a nickname for a stingy or avaricious person. It may also be a nickname from Turkish kahir ‘rage’ or ‘sorrow’, a word of Arabic origin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Karas, Baris, Sarris, Harris, Kalis, Kassis, Garis, Karim, Kouris