Last name: FERRIER

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FERRIER : This last name is indexed 370,600 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FERRIER : 1: Scottish and English: occupational name for a smith one who shoed horses from Old French ferrier ‘blacksmith ironworker’ (medieval Latin ferrarius from ferrus ‘horseshoe’ from Latin ferrum ‘iron’). Compare Farrier Farrar.2: Scottish and English: occupational name for a ferryman from Middle English ferier(e) ‘ferryman’. Black reports that lands called Ferrylands in Dumbarton by a ferry across the Clyde belonged to Robert Ferrier in 1512.3: French: occupational name from Old French ferrier ‘blacksmith farrier’ (see 1 above).

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