Etymology
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surveyor (n.)

early 15c. (late 14c. as a surname), from Anglo-French surveiour "guard, overseer," Old French sorveor, from Old French verb sorveoir "to survey" (see survey (v.)).

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Definitions of surveyor

surveyor (n.)
an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures;
surveyor (n.)
someone who conducts a statistical survey;
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