An occupational surname for a wood worker. Popularized by the fictional young boy who persuades his friends to white wash a fence for him in the 1876 Mark Twain novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Recently known for James "Sawyer" Ford, the fictional character played by Josh Holloway on the hit television series, "Lost." A contemporary name for a boy or girl.

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