Many of our names reflect the trades of our ancestors. However, few people still earn a living from the trade portrayed by their family names.
This is shame. How many miners would still be gainfully employed had Margaret Thatcher worked as a roofer?
Would Norman Stanley Fletcher ever been incarcerated in Slade Prison if he was still involved in the manufacture of hardware for archers?
Would Pat Butcher have ended up scaring patrons in the Queen Vic if she opted to bone carcasses for Sunday roasts?
Although it's nice to know that some people have been upholding family tradition. A flat phone battery led me to a public phone box the other day, where I found a card advertising the services of a certain Madame Whiplash!