Names based on occupations
There are a number of Jewish names based on occupation.
Below are some suggested words for your research, and their spellings, that may be found in SynaggueScribes records, often as an extension of an individual’s name.
Avoid searching words that form part of a name, such as Gold or Berg, as these will produce too many results.
Remember that these are not all ‘family names’ but frequently appear in the Hebrew names. By example: Kitty AARON married Moses EMMANUEL in 1792, her father’s Hebrew name was recorded as Zekel BrillenSchleiffer meaning spectacle grinder.
BAKER \ BEKER
CANTOR \ CHAZAN
CROWN \ KREIN
HAUSER \ HEZER
KETTLE \ KESSELFLICKER
PENCILMAKER (or try PENCILl)
PENCUTTER (or try PEN or CUTTER)
SCRIBE \ SOFER \ SOPHER
SHAMMES \ SHAMASH
WASH \ WASSER