algar M

old english (anglo-saxon)
æLF GêR > ÆLFGAR

This name derives from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) name “Ælfgar”, composed of two elements: “ælf” (elf, supernatural being) plus “gêr” (spear, spear with iron head). In turn the name means “skilled as an elf in the use of the spear”. Ælfgar († ~1060) was the son of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, by his well-known mother Godgifu (Lady Godiva). He succeeded to his father's title in 1057.

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