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Metcalf Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): of uncertain origin, probably from Middle English metecalf ‘food calf’, i.e. a calf being fattened up for eating at the end of the summer. It is thus either an occupational name for a herdsman or slaughterer, or a nickname for a sleek and plump individual, from the same word in a transferred sense. The variants in med- appear early, and suggest that the first element was associated by folk etymology with Middle English mead ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Means, Letcher, Meals, Call, Outcalt, Medcalf, Metcalfe, Mccabe

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Metcalf Family Origin

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Metcalf Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Metcalf family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Metcalf. The most common Metcalf occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Metcalf's were Farmers.

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