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Surname: Kangars

Origin: Latvian

Meaning: Traitor, Judas (Note: This could be the modern interpretation of the name, as Kangars was a traitorous character in the Latvian national epic "Lāčplēsis", written by Andrejs Pumpurs in 1888. It is possible the name predates this time, and had a different meaning before.)

Old Spellings: Kangar

Cyrillic Spelling: Кангарс

Handwritten Cyrillic: To be added

Variations and Alternate Spellings: Kangare

Related Surnames: Unknown

Possible place name borrowing? Yes

Attested Locations: Blome, Ezernieki, Mazsalaca, Rīga, Rūjiena, Sarkaņi, Sloka, Smiltene

Famous individuals with this surname: Unknown