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Ferrier Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name for a smith, one who shoed horses, Middle English and Old French ferrier, from medieval Latin ferrarius, from ferrus ‘horseshoe’, from Latin ferrum ‘iron’. Compare Farrar. Scottish: possibly an occupational name for a ferryman. Black reports that lands called Ferrylands in Dumbarton, by a ferry across the Clyde, belonged to Robert Ferrier in 1512. Possibly southern French: occupational name for a smith, a variant of Ferrié (see Ferrie).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Perrier, Ferrer, Verrier, Verdier, Carrier, Berrier, Ferriter

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Ferrier Family Origin

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Ferrier Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Fisherman

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Ferrier occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Ferrier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ferrier family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Labourer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferrier.

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