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Re: Ewert...what does it mean?
Posted by: Larry (ID *****6169) Date: November 08, 2008 at 15:12:32
In Reply to: Re: Ewert...what does it mean? by Lizzy Ewert of 24

My mother's maiden name was also Ewert. Her family came to Canada from Estonia in the early 20th century. I am reliably told that the name is northern English, possibly a sept of clan Macfarlane, originally from 15th or 16th century Roxburghshire, and the name may have a similar meaning to shepherd.
"Ewe herd" sounds to me like a specialist, possibly a vererinarian.
My mother's mother came from one of the larger islands of Estonia and her family were serfs of a baron.

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