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Occupational Names

The last class of surnames to develop reflect the occupation or status of the first bearer. These occupational last names, derived from the specialty crafts and trades of the medieval period, are fairly self-explanatory.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 14:39

Last Name Meanings & Origins

How to Trace the Origin of Your Surname

With a few exceptions, hereditary surnames, the last names passed down through the males of a family, didn't exist until about 1000 years ago.
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