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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

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Feather Family Origin

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Feather Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Worsted Weaver

    4%
  • Grocer

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Worsted Weaver and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Feather. The most common Feather occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Feather's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Feather family was Labourer.

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