SteeleEnglish Occupational name for a steelworker, from Old English stele meaning "steel".
SterlingScottish Derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning.
TinkerEnglish 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.
VassHungarian Derived from Hungarian vas meaning "iron", 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.