About Your Surname
Many medieval names were ‘compound names’ with two parts, for example ‘Atherton’, ‘Crawford’ Blackwood’ and so on.
Many of these ‘parts’ related to people's jobs (Smith, Farmer, Thatcher, Cook etc) whilst other parts said where the person was from ( Green, Wick, Ton, By, Woods etc).
YOUR surname now was probably used in the same way by your ancestors way back in medieval times.
Search the origins of your surname at the surname database