Last name: SAWYER

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SAWYER : This last name is indexed 185,403 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SAWYER : 1: English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood from Middle English sauer(e) sauw(i)er also sagh(i)er sag(i)er ‘sawyer’ a derivative of Old English sagu ‘saw’.2: Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname or translation into English of Jewish Seger or some other surname meaning ‘sawyer’ e.g. German Sager and Slovenian Žagar (see Zagar).3: In some cases also an Americanized form of French Séguin (see Seguin).

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