Surnames Categorized "occupations"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include occupations.
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Occupational name for one who practiced archery, from Latin arcus "bow" (via Old French).
Occupational name for a flag carrier, derived from Old French baniere meaning "banner", ultimately of Germanic origin.
Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn is derived from Old English bere "barley" and ærn "dwelling".
Means "brass worker", derived from Old English bræs "brass".
BUCKLEY (2)Irish
From Irish Ó Buachalla meaning "descendant of Buachaill", a nickname meaning "cowherd, servant".
From the ecclesiastical usage of canon, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house.
From the occupation, derived from Middle English carpentier (ultimately from Latin carpentarius meaning "carriage maker").
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier.
DEAN (2)English
Occupational surname meaning "dean", referring to a person who either was a dean or worked for one. It is from Middle English deen (ultimately from Latin decanus meaning "chief of ten").
Occupational name for a maker or seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap "cloth").
Occupational name for a tax collector, from Middle English ferme "rent, revenue, provision", from Medieval Latin firma, ultimately from Old English feorm. This word did not acquire its modern meaning until the 17th century.
Means "fisherman" in Danish.
Occupational surname for one who was a gardener, from Old French jardin meaning "garden" (of Frankish origin).
GARNER (1)English
From Old French gernier meaning "granary", a derivative of Latin granum meaning "grain". This name could refer to a person who worked at a garnary or lived near one.
HIRSCH (1)German
Means "deer, hart" in German. This was a nickname for a person who resembled a deer in some way, or who raised or hunted deer.
From kard meaning "sword" in Hungarian. It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
Means "butcher" in Armenian.
Occupational surname meaning "mower" in Old English.
PAGEEnglish, French
Occupational name meaning "servant, page". It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Italian) from Greek παιδιον (paidion) meaning "little boy".
Means "keeper of the park" in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a man who was the gamekeeper at the medieval park.
Originally denoted a person who served as a parson.
Means "tailor" in Greek.
Occupational name for a make of saddles, from Old English sadol "saddle".
Denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet, a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat).
Means "metalworker, blacksmith" from Old English smiþ, related to smitan "to smite, to hit". It is the most common surname in most of the English-speaking world. A famous bearer was the Scottish economist Adam Smith (1723-1790).
Means "grocer" in Italian, derived from Latin speciarius "spice seller".
Occupational name for a fuller of cloth, derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment".
Occupational name for a tiler of roofs, derived from Old English tigele "tile". A famous bearer of this name was American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
WEAVER (1)English
Occupational name for a weaver, derived from Old English wefan "to weave".
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba, a derivative of wefan "to weave".
Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.