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FEATHERS Family HistoryThis interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has several possible sources. The first, and most probable being a metonymic name for a feather trader, or one who manufactured quilts. Another possibility is that of a supplier of quill pens, whilst a further possibility relates to the use of feathers as the 'flights' of an arrow. Certainly arrowsmiths were in popular demand, and they needed 'feathers'. The trade of feather mongers was recorded from the 13th Century onwards, although this seems to be one of the many such trades now extinct.
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