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Surnames 30 Dec 2002

Random thought, presumably people first started giving themselves surnames according to their trade; for example, modern day Smiths actually used to be smiths; like blacksmiths and goldsmiths. Bakers were bakers and the first Mr Butler was a butler. So what about people with the surname King? No need to call youself Henry King VIII is there!? If you're a Henry and a king then you're just Henry ...