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Origin and popularity of the name CROZIER


Crozier : 1: English and Scottish: occupational name for one who carried a cross or a bishop's crook or pastoral staff in ecclesiastical processions from Middle English crosier (Old French crosier crocier crosser). It may also denoted a seller of crosses or as a topographic name a dweller by a cross (compare 2 below).2: French: topographic name for a dweller by a cross or crossroad an agent derivative of croix ‘cross’ (from Latin crux) or a habitational name from Le Crozier in Rhône-Alpes a placename of the same etymology.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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