Surnames Categorized "occupations"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include occupations.
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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.
CARTER     English
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").
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.
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 kard meaning "sword" in Hungarian. It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
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 man who was the gamekeeper at the medieval park.
PARSONS     English
Originally denoted a person who served as a parson.
SCARLETT     English
Denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet, a kind of cloth, ultimately derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat).
SHEPHERD     English
Variant of SHEPARD.
SMITH     English
Means "metalworker, 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).
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).
WOODWARD     English
Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.
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