Fotherby Surname Origin
Locality. The town of provisions, food and fodder, from Fother, the same as fodder, Saxon fodre, food for cattle, and by, a town.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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