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Origin Of The Surname Sawyer

Meaning Of The Surname Sawyer

One who saws wood

Interesting Facts About Sawyer

This name comes from the Old English word ‘sagu’ and the medieval English word ‘saghe’ which both literally mean someone who saws wood. People who earned their livings sawing wood were deemed quite important throughout British history as they have played roles in building houses, boats and factories etc. Without Sawyers, people who sawed timber, a lot of British history would not have been possible.

Sawyer Statistics

Sawyer is the number 497 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 19,198 share the surname Sawyer in the UK.

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