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Telfair Surname Origin

(Origin Italian) Tagliaferro, pronounced Tollifer. French, tailler, to cut, and fer, iron. It is said that the first of the name was so called from having cut a bar of iron in two with his sword. A smith.

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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