Does every surname originate from a former job the holder's ancestors used to do?
For instance, Smiths were apparently either black smiths or gold smiths etc I know names have changed overtime so they don't often resemble the original format/meaning What are yours thoughts on this?
Asked By: Dappa D - 2/6/2012
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
No, some surnames do (Carpenter, Smith, Potter, Baker, Farmer, Taylor, etc.), but by no means all names... More
Answered By: Gary C - 2/6/2012
Additional Answers (5)
Yeah pretty much every one! Some people would change their names which is why some names are not former jobs. But alot come from over sea country's like when the Normans invaded and the Saxons etc..
Answered By: Water - 2/6/2012
Ok, so what did the ancestors of the name 'Smotherbottom' used to do for a living
Answered By: First Ascent 4 Thistle - 2/6/2012
I would say no. In the UK it may be seen that why more, but in the rest of the world names can come from a region, clan, parentage.
Answered By: John Wayne Fan - 2/6/2012
Um, nope... More
Answered By: Songbird - 2/6/2012
I don't think Mr. Lipshits is going to like this question!
Answered By: dr. love - 2/6/2012
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Sobre 287 Trabajos en tu area. $15-87/hora - Aplica Ahora.
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.