Occupational name for someone who worked with tin or sheet metal, from German blech "tin"
Occupational name for a worker of lead, derived from German blei "lead"
Means "brass worker"
, derived from Old English bræs
in Turkish, originally referring to an ironworker.
FERREIRA Portuguese, Galician
Denoted a person from a town named because it was near an iron mine, from Latin ferrum
FERRO Italian, Portuguese
, ultimately from Latin ferrum
. This was an occupational name for one who worked with iron.
Anglicized form of German Grünspan
. Verdigris is the green-blue substance that forms on copper.
Possibly derived from the old Breton name Iarnogon
meaning "iron famous".
From a nickname for a person with grey hair, from Old English seolfor "silver"
Occupational name for a steelworker, from Old English stele
Derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning.
Occupational name for a mender of kettles, pots and pans. The name could derive from the tinking sound made by light hammering on metal. It is possible that the word comes from the word tin
, the material with which the tinker worked.
Derived from Hungarian vas
, referring to a worker in iron, a miner of iron ore or a vendor of iron goods. Alternatively, from the same root word, it may have been a nickname referring to one with a distinctively strong constitution.