Feather Family History
Feather Name Meaning
English: from Middle English fether ‘feather’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a trader in feathers and down, a maker of quilts, or possibly a maker of pens. Feathermongers are recorded from the 13th century onwards. In some cases the surname may have arisen from a nickname denoting a very light person or perhaps a person of no account. Americanized form of German Feder.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press