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Explanation: I think this goes back furthest of all; it is from the same root as Cartwright, Wheelwright and other "wrights" also used as surnames in England.
David Moore Local time: 05:46 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4
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Asker: I found some confirmation to what you're saying: The surname SIVEYER was applied to a sievewright or maker of sieves which were utensils having meshed or perforated openings used to strain solids from ...
generally rendered (the miller's) 'sifter,' but more correctly translated 'sievewright.' " A maker of. sieves. (From Black, The Surnames of Scotland) ...