When Richard Heinrich Baer was born on 11 November 1846, in Ottenbach, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Heinrich Baer, was 33 and his mother, Margaretha Wolfer, was 36. He died about 1862, at the age of 17.
German (also Bär): from Middle High German ber ‘bear’, a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases it may derive from a personal name containing this element. Compare Bar 2.
Jewish (Ashkenazic; also Bär): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber, from Yiddish ber ‘bear’. Compare Bar 1.
Germanized form (also Bär) of Sorbian Běr: see Bar 3.
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