Names Derived From Occupations

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(His name probably isn’t Mr. Fisher.)

Did you know that chandlers are candlemakers and coopers make and repair barrels? Here is a partial list of occupation-related last names from a Wikipedia list. These days, many are being used as first names as well.

If you go to the list at the website below and click on any name, it will tell you the occupation associated with it. The list includes many German, Italian, Spanish and French names as well as a lot from other ethnicities.  Being a word geek, I love things like this—and I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Occupational_surnames&pageuntil=Kellner#mw-pages

Abbott

Archer

Baker

Barber

Brewer

Butcher

Canner

Carpenter

Carter

Chancellor

Chandler

Clark

Cook

Cooper

Currier

Draper

Driver

Drover

Dyer

Earl

Falconer

Farmer

Fisher

Fowler

Glaser/Glazer

Glover

Goldsmith

Granger

Hawk/Hawking

Hooper

Hunter

Judge

Kaiser

King

Klerk

Luther

Lynch

Marchant/Marchand/Merchant

Marshall

Mason

Mayor

Messenger

Miller

Page

Palmer

Pastor

Plowright

Porter

Potter

Prince

Ranger

Rector

Reeve

Roper

Sadler

Schumaker/Schumacher

Shepherd

Smith

Steward/Stewart

Tanner

Taylor

Thatcher

Tinker

Turner

Waggoner/Wagoner

Weaver

Wheeler

Wright

 

 

 

 

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