Monthly Archives: June 2014

Name that name

last names that are occupations

An aptronym (also: aptonym) or charactonym is a name aptly suited to its owner.

For example, I bet you know someone named Baker, Brewer or Shoemaker. Guess where these names came from.

Some last names that are descriptive of jobs past of present are much more obscure.  I will write more on this late