The name Wear is derived from the Old English word "wer" which meant a "weir, dam, fishing-trap" In other words, the family were "dwellers by a dam" or "keepers of the fishing-weir," or fishermen.
Wear(verb) to form or shape by, or as by, attrition. Wear(verb) to endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; -- hence, sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as, a man wears well as an acquaintance.
What is the noun for wear? The mechanical process of eroding or grinding. The act by which something is worn. That which is worn; clothes; garments. "Casual wear is permitted after hours, as long as it follows the school dress code."