Occupational baby names
These baby names are inspired by jobs and occupations from days gone by.
Carter cart driver /cart maker
Chandler candle maker
Cooper barrel maker
Deacon church officer
Fletcher maker of arrows
Fifer flute player (a fife is a small musical instrument)
Foster one who keeps or looks after the forest
Harper harp player, a folk musician who plays a harp.
Lanier involved in the wool trade
Mason stone worker
Miller grain grinder
Pilot ship or plane operator
Piper pipe or flute player
Ranger ward of the forest, game or forest keeper
Sawyer cuts timber
Shepherd sheep herder
Smith metal worker or blacksmith
Tailor / Taylor tailor
Tanner leather worker
Tolliver metal worker
Turner lathe worker
Webster weaver '-ster' ending on English occupational surnames indicates the work was originally a female occupation.
Walker walkers would tread on wet, unprocessed wool in order to clean and thicken it.