Last name origins & meanings:
- Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from villages
so called in the provinces of Seville and Badajoz, from a word meaning
‘iron smithy’, ‘blacksmith’s forge’ (a derivative of hierro
‘iron’, Latin ferrum).
- French: habitational name
from the Gascon form of Ferrière, a place in
Pyrénées-Atlantique. The place name is derived from Latina
ferraria ‘iron-mine’, ‘iron-forge’.
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