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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WURK-mən  [key]

Meaning & History

Ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, derived from Middle English work and man. According to a gloss, the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.
Added 12/14/2020 by General9696
Edited 12/15/2020 by General9696