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
Means "brass worker", derived from Old English bræs
BUCKLEY (2) Irish
From Irish Ó Buachalla
meaning "descendant of Buachaill", a nickname meaning "cowherd, servant".
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
Occupational name for a tax collector, from Middle English farme
"rent, revenue, produce, meal", which was derived via medieval Latin from Old English feorm
. This word did not acquire its modern meaning until the 17th century.
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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.
Means "metal worker, 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).