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Ferre \Fer"re\, Ferrer \Fer"rer\, a. & adv.Obs. compar. of Fer.


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Ferrer (surname)

Ferrer is a surname of English and Catalan origin, considered to be originally English. Ferrer is an occupational surname for a blacksmith or ironworker - derived from the Latin ferrarius - and thus shares a common occupational derivation with the most common English surname, Smith. It is one of the most common Catalan surnames, ranked 36th in Catalonia. The surname Ferrer is a variant of the surnames Farrar, Ferrier, Ferrers, and de Ferrers.

The English name is originally Norman,, deriving, in this instance, from the place name Ferrières-Saint-Hilaire, Walchelin de Ferriers having come to England with William the Conqueror. In the Middle Ages, the Ferrer family held the earldom of Derby; although the main line died out, some descendants in England and Scotland still bear the name Ferrer, while many emigrated to i.a. Spain - e.g. the Scottish-English nobleman William Stewart Ferrer, father of Saint Vincent Ferrer. Also Bernard Ferrer, an English Knight, and Auchias Ferrer, a Scottish Lord, came from Britain to Spain - to aid in the restoration of Christian rule in Valencia.

Usage examples of "ferrer".

Hollywood, where she traveled to bone up on dance classes and shoot the interior scenes, Audrey and Ferrer rented a small house in Malibu owned by director Anatole Litvak and furnished it with candlesticks, cachepots, silver framed photos, and blue glass vases from Switzerland.

Jules decided it would be worth the additional risk to capture this Gospodin Ferrera and ask him a few questions.

Duncan had purchased her public-house, or whether the antique-dealer's wife had found other suspicious characters to follow, dismissed from my nostrils the stench of old Fryer's yard, and the musty odour of the Cypresses, gave no thought to the two ill-assorted pairs of lovers: Ed Wilson and his quiet pale wife, and Peter Ferrers with the doctor's talkative widow.

A Mr Ferrers was chosen to act the part, and, garbed in a gorgeous costume of carnation satin striped with silver, he kept great state, having his own officers, including heralds, magicians, and fools, some of whom were dressed as cardinals.

All manner of retainers in black livery bustle about, the one attracting the most Notice being the Rope-bearer, for 'tis rumor'd that Lord Ferrers is to be hang'd, at his request, with a Rope of Silk.

Ferrers had followed him through the French casement into the room.