Favourite Occupational Surnames?

I have recently fallen for occupational names, what are you favourites and any more obscure suggestions?

Current list:
[name]Gardner[/name] - I think this one is unusable.
[name]Hunter[/name] - Becoming popular in my state (South Australia)
[name]Mason[/name] - Too popular.
[name]Porter[/name] - 50/50 on this.

I love occupational names. There are lots of lists online if you do a search.

My favourite "uncommon ones…

[name]Thatcher[/name] - love, love, love.
[name]Parker[/name] - also love, and not popular in Australia yet.

I don’t have any names to add but though I would say that I know what you mean about [name]Hunter[/name] being really popular in South Australia! I know 5 Hunters under the age of 1! 3 of them born within 48 hours of each other!

My favourites are [name]Archer[/name] and [name]Carter[/name]. I also like [name]Asher[/name] and [name]Whitaker[/name] :slight_smile:

My favourites are [name]Archer[/name], [name]Hunter[/name], [name]Sailor[/name], [name]Ryder[/name], and [name]Walker[/name] - because they convey such positive, strong images: warriors, wanderers, searchers. Also the historical and mythological associations.

Other names I like (based more on sound and other reasons):

  • [name]Brenner[/name]
  • Cherrier
  • [name]Drummer[/name]
  • [name]Falkner[/name] / [name]Falconer[/name]
  • [name]Fletcher[/name]
  • [name]Sawyer[/name]
  • [name]Scarlett[/name] (prefer [name]Scarlet[/name])
  • [name]Tolliver[/name]
  • [name]Weaver[/name]
  • [name]Webster[/name]

My favorite is [name]Fletcher[/name]. I also like [name]Chandler[/name], but I’d probably never use it.

I like [name]Carter[/name] and [name]Tanner[/name]. Also, [name]Smith[/name]. Which to me sounds kind-of edgy for a first name.

[name]Thatcher[/name] is definitely my personal favorite!

Also, [name]Falkner[/name] is a family name for me, I’d consider it in the right combo!

I’m fond of

Woodley ( I meant a little boy named Woodley today, I was told that it means Woods man)
[name]Thatcher[/name] ( although [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Thatcher[/name] puts a damper on that one )

I’ve never heard [name]Baird[/name] as a first name before but I love that. [name]One[/name] the other hand, I can’t stand [name]Hunter[/name], it’s so over used. Also, [name]Cooper[/name], I don’t know about else where but around here, that’s a cheese. I know it means barrel maker, but all I can think about is cheese.





You know what my favorite occupational names are? None and none.

Heh. What bigsweater said!