(Spanish) and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from villages in the provinces of Seville and Badajoz, from a word meaning ‘iron smithy’. (Origin French): habitational name from the Gascon form of Ferrière, a place in Pyrénées-Atlantique. The place name is derived from Latina ferraria ‘iron-forge’.
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