Last name origins & meanings:
- 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).
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