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Meaning and Origin of: Sawyer

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : Woodsman

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.
  • Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger.

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