Marcin Ciura has made a map of Europe’s most common occupational surnames.
The 40-year-old software engineer, from Krakow, created it after he found the most common English and Polish surnames are derived from the same profession.
The UK Independent reports:
“In northern European countries, surnames derived from the word for ‘miller’ are the most prevalent, while there are clusters for ‘landowner’ and ‘priest’ in central and eastern Europe respectively.”
“The most common occupational surname in Ireland meanwhile? It is derived from the word for ‘sea-warrior’. Classic Ireland.”
Read how Marcin did it here
H/T: Gary Murphy