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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Coller occupation          occupation dealer or workman in coals
Collier occupation          occupation dealer or workman in coals
Collyer occupation          occupation Collier dealer or workman in coals
Colyar occupation          occupation Collier, dealer or workman in coals
Colyer occupation          occupation Collier, dealer or workman in coals
Conder occupation          occupation persons stationed upon high places near the sea coast to watch the shoals for fishermen, at the time of herring-fishing
Cook occupation          occupation prepare victuals
Cooke occupation          occupation prepare victuals
Cooper occupation          occupation maker of barrels
Copper occupation          occupation Cooper maker of barrels
Couper occupation          occupation Cooper, maker of barrels
Cowper occupation          occupation Cooper, maker of barrels
Lea occupation          occupation A pasture, meadow, lands not plowed, a common, a sheltered place
Salter occupation          occupation one who sells salt
Spicer occupation          occupation grocer
Wheeler occupation          occupation trade
Wheelock occupation          occupation trade
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