Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsTaliaferro, Telfer
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Contributor Contrib.Fanny on 10/10/2013
From the Italian tagliare "to cut" and ferro "iron" occupational name for an ironworker or a nickname for a strong or ferocious fighter, one who was adept at cutting through the cuirass of the enemy with his sword (see TELFER).