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Old 08-23-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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Sunday Special - What's in a Name...

Sunday Special - What's in a Name...
Many of our surnames come to us through the kind of work our ancestors did;
Can you name the occupation that went with the following Surnames ?

1. Barker
2. Carter
3. Chandler
4. Cooper
5. Currier
6. Glazier
7. Keeler
8. Naylor
9. Sandler
10. Smith (Schmidt, Schmitt, Schmid, Smythe)
11. Wainwright
12. Webster
13.Woodward
14. Collier
15. Crocker
16. Currier
17. Fletcher
18. Jagger
19. Joyner
20.Thatcher
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1. tanned hides (using bark)
2. transported merchandise in a cart
3. candle maker (also, ship's chandler, who purveyed ship's supplies)
4. Wooden Cask & Barrel Maker
5. dressed leather after tanning
6. glass worker
7. barge tender
8. nailmaker
9. sandalmaker
10. blacksmith
11. made wagons
12. a worker of looms
13. forest warden
14. coal miner
15. Potter
16. attends to horses
17. makes and repairs arrows
18. Fish Monger
19. a skilled carpenter
20. Roofer

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Old 08-23-2009, 03:03 PM   #2
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OK, what about these (all real names -- Google them if you don't believe me):

1. Lipshcitz (famous mathematician)
2. Dorkman (may be just a nickname)
3. Testes (in my wife's high school yearbook is a guy named Peter Testes)
4. Duck (I've worked with a lawyer named Donald Duck)
5. Greentree (wife's yearbook -- Forrest Greentree)
6. Large (parents had a friend named Fanny Large)
7. Hoff (my high school English teacher was named John Hoff, but all the other teachers called him Jack)
8. Schmuck (actual name of a used car dealer who was a party in a U.S. Supreme Court decision)
9. Hogg (Ima Hogg was a well-known philanthropist)
10. Fallick (went to college with a poor fellow with this surname).
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
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..and there are others; My 8th grade history teach...Mrs. (Ada) Dick
and the cardinal of the Philippines, Cardinal Sin.............

but these are all beyond the thrust of the trivia question,, and into Johnny Carson's Monologe; THX anyway !
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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...oh, did I mention and old Navy Chum, Howard Boughdadt
How 'bout THAT ??
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:05 PM   #5
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.....and, if Ella Fitzgerald married Darth Vader, she'd be Ella Vader !

'nuff said......
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:43 PM   #6
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This is true -- back around 1968 when my wife and I were first married, we were at my parents' house in San Diego. I was reading the San Diego Union and a wedding announcement caught my eye for some reason -- a woman with the last name of "Horni" was marrying a guy named "Flick."
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