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Medieval tradesman-names; help me make a list

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NatureAbhorsAHoover Mon 13-Mar-17 22:07:53

Archer
Cooper
Hunter
Sawyer
Fletcher
Harper
Chandler
Fisher
Marshall (thanks, Paw Patrol!)

There must be tons more smile

TheTroutofNoCraic Mon 13-Mar-17 22:09:43

Medievalist here. These are surnames.

SunnySomer Mon 13-Mar-17 22:10:30

Smith
Mason

BaggyCheeks Mon 13-Mar-17 22:11:25

Came here to say exactly the same thing as Trout.

TheTroutofNoCraic Mon 13-Mar-17 22:14:08

If you really want a medieval name, how about sticking with old favourites such as Arthur, Edward, Richard, Henry, Thomas, William, Geoffrey etc?

iklboo Mon 13-Mar-17 22:15:15

I think the OP means surnames that indicated the person's trade.

GoodnightSeattle Mon 13-Mar-17 22:15:18

Thatcher

FilthMonster Mon 13-Mar-17 22:15:38

Butcher
Baker
Candlestick maker

RiverdaleJughead Mon 13-Mar-17 22:15:49

Foster 😊

OverAndAbove Mon 13-Mar-17 22:15:56

Fuller
Thatcher

But yes, they would have had first names attached!

iklboo Mon 13-Mar-17 22:16:05

Barber

TheTroutofNoCraic Mon 13-Mar-17 22:17:09

iklboo Still surnames though.

iusedtobecool Mon 13-Mar-17 22:18:39

Cartwright ( I think! ), Taylor

Bellybootcut Mon 13-Mar-17 22:19:33

Shepherd

Bellybootcut Mon 13-Mar-17 22:20:06

Carter

Whynotnowbaby Mon 13-Mar-17 22:20:25

Cartwright, Wainwright, Fisher, Reeve, Fidler, Taylor, Brewer, Abbot,

Whynotnowbaby Mon 13-Mar-17 22:21:41

Why do you want a list of surnames? What are you planning to do with them?

Bellybootcut Mon 13-Mar-17 22:21:41

Bishop?

TheTroutofNoCraic Mon 13-Mar-17 22:23:29

Whynotnowbaby my thoughts exactly!

IrenetheQuaint Mon 13-Mar-17 22:29:47

Miller
Saddler
Bowman
Weaver
Joiner
Dyer
Clerk
Merchant
Franklin

ExplodedCloud Mon 13-Mar-17 22:32:28

Tanner
Currier

lazycrazyhazy Mon 13-Mar-17 22:32:55

Chapman
Barrowman
Cordwainer

theconstantinoplegardener Mon 13-Mar-17 22:34:58

Tyler, Taylor, Fletcher, Cooper, Tanner.

There is an episode of Frasier where Niles and Daphne discuss this very topic.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 13-Mar-17 22:50:51

Smith!

WhereYouLeftIt Mon 13-Mar-17 22:54:09

Mercer
Tanner
Falconer (used to know someone named this)
Miller
Weaver
Reeve (just googled to check - apparently 'a manor official appointed by the lord or elected by the peasants'

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