Surnames Categorized "occupations"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include occupations.
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ARCHER English
Occupational name for one who practiced archery, from Latin arcus "bow" (via Old French).
BANNER English
Occupational name for a flag carrier, derived from Old French baniere meaning "banner", ultimately of Germanic origin.
BARNES English
Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn is derived from Old English bere "barley" and ærn "dwelling".
BRASHER English
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".
CANNON English
From the ecclesiastical usage of canon, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house.
CARPENTER English
From the occupation, derived from Middle English carpentier (ultimately from Latin carpentarius meaning "carriage maker").
CARTER English
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier. A famous bearer is the former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
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").
DRAPER English
Occupational name for a maker or seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap "cloth").
FARMER English
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.
FISKER Danish
Means "fisherman" in Danish.
GARDENER English
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 granary or lived near one.
GRIEVE Scottish
Occupational name meaning "steward, farm manager" in Middle English, related to the German title Graf.
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.
KARDOS Hungarian
From Hungarian kard meaning "sword". It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
KASABIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ղասաբյան (see GHASABYAN).
MATHERS English
Occupational name meaning "mower, cutter of hay" in Old English.
PAGE English, French
Occupational name meaning "servant, page". It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Italian) from Greek παιδιον (paidion) meaning "little boy".
PARKER English
Means "keeper of the park" in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a person who was a gamekeeper at a medieval park.
PARSONS English
Originally denoted a son of a parson, a derivative of Latin persona "person".
RAPTIS Greek
Means "tailor" in Greek.
RICHTER German
Means "judge" in German, from Middle High German rihtære.
SADLER English
Occupational name for a make of saddles, from Old English sadol "saddle".
SCARLETT English
Denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet, a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat).
SPEZIALE Italian
Means "grocer" in Italian, derived from Latin speciarius "spice seller".
TUCKER English
Occupational name for a fuller of cloth, derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment". A fuller was a person who cleaned and thickened raw cloth by pounding it.
TYLER English
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".
WEBSTER English
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba, a derivative of wefan "to weave".
WOODWARD English
Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.