Historic occupations as surnames

Those searching for period names may wish to visit the Rootsweb website, which includes an extensive list of period occupations with descriptions, many of which have become surnames.

The list contains such gems as:

ACKERMAN
ALBLASTERE
AURIFABER
BAIRMAN
BARGEE
BEDWEVERE
CANCELLARIUS
CHAPMAN
CLAKER
DEVILLER
DEXTER
ESTAFETTE
FARANDMAN
FEWTERER
FOISTER
GINOUR
GATER
GUMMER
HANSARD
HELLIER
HOGGARD
IDLEMAN
JIGGERMAN
KISSER
KNELLER
LATTENER
LEGGER
LUMPER
MANCIPLE
MERCATOR
MONDAYMAN
NEDELLER
OLITOR
PAINTRESS
PANTLER
PAVYLER
PINDER
QWYLWRYGHTE
REDAR
RIFTERE
ROCKGETTER
SCALERAKER
SCRIMER
SHEPSTER
SHUSTER
TAPLEY
TEXTOR
THACKER
TOPMAN
TRONER
VENATOR
WAIT
WHARFINGER
YATMAN