Contractor is a surname. Notable people with the name include: Behram Contractor (1930–2001), Indian journalist. Didi Contractor (1929–2021), German-American architect.
Work is an old Orcadian surname derived from the lands of Work in the parish of St. Ola, meaning, ‘of Work. ‘This name is of Scottish descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in that country.
What is a Surname? Surname, or family name, is the same thing as your “last name.” When filling out official applications, use your last name as it appears on official government identification documents.
The Something family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Something families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1880 there was 1 Something family living in Texas.
The Office family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Office families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 21 Office families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Office’s in USA.
It is easy to trace the occupational origins of surnames such as Archer, Barber, Bowman, Brewer, Butler, Carpenter, Carver, Cook, Draper, Farmer, Fisher, Forester, Fowler, Gardener, Hunter, Mason, Miller, Piper, Potter, Sadler, Sheppard, Shoemaker, Skinner, Tanner, Taylor, Weaver and Wheeler.
aptronym also aptonym. noun [countable] a name which relates to its owner’s profession or personality, often in a humorous way.
Your surname is your family name. It’s also called your “last name.” When filling out applications, type your surname as it appears on your passport, travel or identity document.
A surname is a person’s last name, or family name. Smith is a popular surname in the U.S., while Dieng is a popular surname in Senegal. Your surname is your last name. A surname can be Smith, Jones, Johnson, Giacometti — any name that someone gets from their family. The word surname derives from sur “above” + name.
c. 1300, “name, title, or epithet added to a person’s name,” from sur “above” (from Latin super-; see sur- (1)) + name (n.); modeled on Anglo-French surnoun “surname” (early 14c.), variant of Old French sornom, from sur “over” + nom “name.” As “family name” from late 14c.
A person’s title shows their social status or job. You use a person’s title and surname, or their title, first name, and surname, as explained above. The titles that are most commonly used are Mr for a man, Mrs for a married woman, and Miss for an unmarried woman.
Technically, it’s not appropriate to use a person’s first name, without permission. The right thing to do is use an honorific (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr. …) until the person says, “Please call me (first name).”