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Belgium

Acar is a rare Belgian last name. The origins of Acar come from the French last name Acart. Here, the 't' is not pronounced in spoken French, and hence was dropped in writing.

Notable people with the last name include:

France

Acar is a rare noble French patronymic name from Bar-Sur-Aube dating back to the 15th Century, where it is found at different times in various localities, especially in Champagne and Burgundy.[1]

Acar is also a rare Medieval French byname from Picardy.[2] The name is a variant of Achard, Achart and Acquart.

Furthermore, Acar may be an altered form of French (Pas-de-Calais, Nord) Ancart, itself a variant of Hancart and Hanecart: from a pet form (double diminutive) of the personal name Han, a short form of French Jehan and Flemish Johan(nes) (see John).[3]

Notable people with this surname include:

Jean-Rémy Acar, Director General of La Fédération des particuliers employeurs de France (FEPEM)


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Bar-sur-Aube

Bar-sur-Aube

Bar-sur-Aube is a commune and a sub-prefecture in the Aube department in the Grand Est region of France.

Champagne

Champagne

Champagne is a sparkling wine originated and produced in the Champagne wine region of France under the rules of the appellation, that demand specific vineyard practices, sourcing of grapes exclusively from designated places within it, specific grape-pressing methods and secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to cause carbonation.

Burgundy

Burgundy

Burgundy is a historical territory and former administrative region and province of east-central France. The province was once home to the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th until the late 15th century. The capital of Dijon was one of the great European centres of art and science, a place of tremendous wealth and power, and Western Monasticism. In early Modern Europe, Burgundy was a focal point of courtly culture that set the fashion for European royal houses and their court. The Duchy of Burgundy was a key in the transformation of the Middle Ages toward early modern Europe.

France

France

France, officially the French Republic, is a country primarily located in Western Europe. It also includes overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, giving it one of the largest discontiguous exclusive economic zones in the world. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea; overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and contain 68 million people.

Picardy

Picardy

Picardy is a historical territory and a former administrative region of France. Since 1 January 2016, it has been part of the new region of Hauts-de-France. It is located in the northern part of France.

Achard

Achard

Achard is a surname, and was a given name in the Middle Ages

Pas-de-Calais

Pas-de-Calais

Pas-de-Calais is a department in northern France named after the French designation of the Strait of Dover, which it borders. It has the most communes of all the departments of France, 890, and is the 8th most populous. It had a population of 1,465,278 in 2019. The Calais Passage connects to the Port of Calais on the English Channel. Pas-de-Calais borders the departments of Nord and Somme and is connected to the English county of Kent via the Channel Tunnel.

Lebanon

Acar (Aramaic: ܥܟܪ; Western Syriac-Aramaic: ܥܳܟܶܪ; Hebrew: עכר) is a Lebanese last name of Aramaic origin.

In Lebanon, the last name Acar developed as a nickname given to someone who stirs up trouble. Properly, the name means to roil water; and figuratively, it means to disturb or to afflict.

The nickname was given to different Christian families in the Qartaba, Deir el Qamar, and Zahlé areas during the Lebanese Peasants Revolt led by Tanyus Shahin. The nickname was often registered in various forms (beginning with Abi-, Abou-, Bou-) and it replaced official last names due to the infamy of the families. Descendants to this day decide to revert to their original family names.

Although a nickname registered in the recent history of Lebanon, the history of Acar dates back to the Bible's Old Testament, and is Anglicized as Achar and Achan (biblical figure). In the Bible, this is the name of an Israelite who stole forbidden items during the assault on Jericho, for which he and his family were stoned to death (Book of Genesis 36:27, and in Books of Chronicles 1:42 he is called Jaakan).

The word Acar may be the origin of the Greek word 'achos' ("woe" or "pain"). Therefore, the Greek name Achaeus, and the name of the Ancient Greek mythological hero Achilles may find an origin in the Aramaic Acar.

Notable people of Lebanese origin with the last name include:

  • Jacques F. Acar (1931-2020), French doctor and microbiologist who specialized in antibiotics.
  • Joseph Acar (1898-?), first Lebanese aviator.
  • Antoine Abi-Acar (?-2019), Priest, owner and founder of a publishing house in Paris named "CARISCRIPT".
  • Edward J. Akar, Sierra Leonean Deputy Finance Minister, economist, and lawyer.
  • John Akar (1927–1975), Sierra Leonean entertainer, writer, and diplomat.

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Aramaic

Aramaic

Aramaic is a Northwest Semitic language that originated among the Arameans in the ancient region of Syria, and quickly spread to Mesopotamia and eastern Anatolia where it has been continually written and spoken, in different varieties, for over three thousand years. Aramaic served as a language of public life and administration of ancient kingdoms and empires, and also as a language of divine worship and religious study. Several modern varieties, namely the Neo-Aramaic languages, are still spoken.

Hebrew language

Hebrew language

Hebrew is a Northwest Semitic language within the Afroasiatic language family. It was natively spoken by the Israelites and remained in regular use as a spoken language by their longest-surviving descendants, the Jews and Samaritans, before dying out between 200–400 CE. However, it was largely preserved as a liturgical language, featuring prominently in Judaism and Samaritanism. Having ceased to be a dead language in the 19th century, today's Hebrew serves as the only successful example of linguistic revival. It is the only non-extinct Canaanite language, and is also one of only two Northwest Semitic languages still spoken, with the other being Aramaic.

Lebanese people

Lebanese people

The Lebanese people are the people inhabiting or originating from Lebanon. The term may also include those who had inhabited Mount Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains prior to the creation of the modern Lebanese state. The major religious groups among the Lebanese people within Lebanon are Shia Muslims (27%), Sunni Muslims (27%), Maronite Christians (21%), Greek Orthodox Christians (8%), Melkite Christians (5%), Druze (5.2%), Protestant Christians (1%). The largest contingent of Lebanese, however, comprise a diaspora in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Africa, which is predominantly Maronite Christian.

Lebanon

Lebanon

Lebanon, officially the Republic of Lebanon or the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is located between Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus lies to its west across the Mediterranean Sea; its location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has contributed to its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious diversity. It is part of the Levant region of the Middle East. Lebanon is home to roughly five million people and covers an area of 10,452 square kilometres (4,036 sq mi), making it the second smallest country in continental Asia. The official language of the state is Arabic, while French is also formally recognized; the Lebanese Arabic is used alongside Modern Standard Arabic throughout the country.

Nickname

Nickname

A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place or thing. Commonly used to express affection, a form of endearment, and sometimes amusement, it can also be used to express defamation of character. As a concept, it is distinct from both pseudonym and stage name, and also from a title, although there may be overlap in these concepts.

Bible

Bible

The Bible is a collection of religious texts or scriptures that are held to be sacred in Christianity, Judaism, Samaritanism, and many other religions. The Bible is an anthology – a compilation of texts of a variety of forms – originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek. These texts include instructions, stories, poetry, and prophecies, among other genres. The collection of materials that are accepted as part of the Bible by a particular religious tradition or community is called a biblical canon. Believers in the Bible generally consider it to be a product of divine inspiration, but the way they understand what that means and interpret the text can vary.

Old Testament

Old Testament

The Old Testament is the first division of the Christian biblical canon, which is based primarily upon the 24 books of the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh, a collection of ancient religious Hebrew writings by the Israelites. The second division of Christian Bibles is the New Testament, written in the Koine Greek language.

Achan (biblical figure)

Achan (biblical figure)

Achan, the son of Carmi, a descendant of Zimri, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, is a figure who appears in the Book of Joshua in the Hebrew Bible in connection with the fall of Jericho and conquest of Ai.

Israelites

Israelites

The Israelites were a group of Semitic-speaking tribes in the ancient Near East who, during the Iron Age, inhabited a part of Canaan.

Jericho

Jericho

Jericho is a Palestinian city in the West Bank. It is located in the Jordan Valley, with the Jordan River to the east and Jerusalem to the west. It is the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate of the State of Palestine and is governed by the Palestinian National Authority as part of Area A. In 2007, it had a population of 18,346.

Book of Genesis

Book of Genesis

The Book of Genesis is the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. Its Hebrew name is the same as its first word, Bereshit. Genesis is an account of the creation of the world, the early history of humanity, and of Israel's ancestors and the origins of the Jewish people.

Books of Chronicles

Books of Chronicles

The Book of Chronicles is a book in the Hebrew Bible, found as two books in the Christian Old Testament. Chronicles is the final book of the Hebrew Bible, concluding the third section of the Jewish Tanakh, the Ketuvim ("Writings"). It contains a genealogy starting with Adam and a history of ancient Judah and Israel up to the Edict of Cyrus in 539 BC.

Turkey

In Turkey, Acar (pronounced [ˈadʒaɾ]) is pronounced as “adjar”, a last name meaning “bold”.

Notable Turkish people with the last name include:

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Denho Acar

Denho Acar

Denho Acar, also known as Dano and Djingis Khan, is a mobster of Assyrian/Syriac descent and founder of the Swedish crime syndicate Original Gangsters (OGs).

İsmail Acar

İsmail Acar

İsmail Acar is a leading Turkish painter. He graduated with honors in 1991 from the Finer Arts School of Marmara University. In 1993, Acar received his Master of Arts degree in "Technology and Art", as well as in "Postmodernism".

Kuzgun Acar

Kuzgun Acar

Abdülahet Kuzgun Çetin Acar was an Afro-Turk sculptor well known for his works in metal. He is best known for his abstract sculptures and is considered one of the pioneers of modern sculptures in Turkey. One of his famous sculptures is Kuşlar, which he created in 1967.

Numan Acar

Numan Acar

Numan Acar is a Turkish-German actor and film producer.

Onur Acar

Onur Acar

Onur Acar is a Turkish former professional footballer.

Serkan Acar

Serkan Acar

Serkan Acar was a Turkish football player of Fenerbahçe. He played as a defender and sometimes as midfielder. He was the General Manager of Fenerbahçe S.K.

Sevdiye Nilgün Acar

Sevdiye Nilgün Acar

Sevdiye Nilgün Acar is a Turkish miniature artist.

Timur Acar

Timur Acar

Timur Acar is a Turkish actor.

Tolgahan Acar

Tolgahan Acar

Tolgahan Acar is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the amateur side Adana 1954 FK. He has been capped at youth level for the U-18, U-19 and U-20 Turkey squads.

Veli Acar

Veli Acar

Veli Acar is a former Turkish professional footballer who played as a wingback.

Surname

Surname

In some cultures, a surname, family name, or last name is the portion of one's personal name that indicates one's family, tribe or community.

Given name

Given name

A given name is the part of a personal name that identifies a person, potentially with a middle name as well, and differentiates that person from the other members of a group who have a common surname. The term given name refers to a name usually bestowed at or close to the time of birth, usually by the parents of the newborn. A Christian name is the first name which is given at baptism, in Christian custom.

Source: "Acar (surname)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acar_(surname).

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References
  1. ^ N/A, N/A. "Acar Family Heraldry". heraldryinstitute.com. Retrieved 8 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Uckelman, Sara. "Bynames in Medieval France" (PDF). www.ellipsis.cx. Retrieved 6 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org/en/surname?surname=Acar. Retrieved 2023-01-09. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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