ALL names are words and ALL come from language origins, chosen when taken from the langauge hear, spoken or which influenced the person.
No name tells you someones ethicity, race or nationality or anything at all about their ancestry
It was a habitational name from villages so called in the provinces of Seville and Badajoz in Spain, from a word meaning ‘iron smithy’, ‘blacksmith’s forge’ (a derivative of hierro ‘iron’, Latin ferrum).
French: habitational name from the Gascon form of Ferrière, a place in Pyrénées-Atlantique. The place name is derived from Latina ferraria ‘iron-mine’, ‘iron-forge’.