Feather Family History
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Feather Name Meaning
English: from Middle English fether ‘feather’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a trader in feathers and down, a maker of quilts, or possibly a maker of pens. Feathermongers are recorded from the 13th century onwards. In some cases the surname may have arisen from a nickname denoting a very light person or perhaps a person of no account. Americanized form of German Feder.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Feathers, Leather, Flasher, Weathers, Flathers, Rather, Heather