The name of Nérac would come, according to the ones, from ner and aig or
ach, words Celtic meaning, the first division and the second river.
According to The others, this name derives from Ner_aq, close to water,
or of Nereidum aquoe, water of Néréides. In a homage paid to king
d' England about year 1286, the lord d' Albret gives the name to this baronnie
of Neyriacum. One reads Neyrac in a declaration of Amanieu d' Albret,
of October 1 1316. Enfin another document names this Néraq city.Actually,
it is only about year 1011, that one finds the name of Nérac, in a donation,
in favour of the abbey of Condom.