Officer Family History
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Officer Name Meaning
occupational name for the holder of any office, from Anglo-Norman French officer (an agent derivative of Old French office ‘duty’, ‘service’, Latin officium ‘service’, ‘task’). occupational name for a sewer of gold embroidery, from Anglo-Norman French orfroiser (an agent derivative of Old French orfrois, Late Latin auriphyrigium ‘Phrygian gold’--the Phrygians being famed in antiquity for their gold embroidery).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press