Re: Science and Unemployment...

Sandra Russell (
1 Jul 1995 04:52:06 GMT

In <3t1tse$> (John
Thompson) writes:

>>What's the scoop? Is there a link between the place name and the
man's name?
>I don't know anything about this particular case but places (both names
>and descriptions) are a common source of surnames (York, London, Marsh,
>Rivers, Lake, Field). The other big sources that I have noticed are
>occupations (Smith, Farmer, Taylor, Sawyer, Fisher) and fathers' given
names(all the *son names, like myself).

Yeah. This includes things that we forget were occupations (fletcher,
chandler, wainwright, hooper), and things that we forget were places
(Bradley= broad lee = broad meadow, Oakley, Barkley, etc)....