When someone’s surname is a profession or job, usually from the distant past, I admit that I find it very interesting that it’s so overlooked or people are oblivious to the significance. Tons of people are walking around today with a last name that depicts the job one of their ancestors did. Sometimes people got their last name because when asked, they didn’t really have one so they’d say “well I’m John the Thatcher.” It stuck, as did Baker, Cooper, Smith, Potter, Taylor, Fuller, Turner, Mason, Smith, Fisher, Glover, Dyer, Carter, Cook, Archer, Parker, Page….the list goes on and on. Sometimes I see my day-to-day from that viewpoint, that everyone walking around is an extension of their ancestor. I think there is a cohesiveness to it all that warrants greater appreciation.