Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English

Meaning & History

From the unattested Old English given name Sæfaru, derived from the Old English elements "sea, ocean" and faru "journey" [1].


Sources & References

  1. Reaney, P. H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford, 1997, page 398.
Entry updated February 4, 2020