The Alphabet Of Arcane Trades: Y is for...

Y is for...

Yatman

In my search for the various historical trades to explore, I also cast my eye over records of surnames and their meanings. Arriving at Y on this alphabet of arcane trades, the pool was quite shallow, so I thought a look at the surname Yatman would suffice. A Yatman was known as a gateman in Northern England and the name itself is thought to be a variant of the name Yates. Not only does the name Yates hold some power in today's world, but the "gatekeeper" title also lends itself to a slightly ominous and mysterious business. Perhaps history has obscured some of the Yatmans' secrets, or perhaps the role was a little too specialised to hold court. Tune in next week for our final instalment of the arcane trade alphabet – I'm a little sad to be coming to the end.

The Alphabet of Arcane Trades:
A is for...
B is for...
C is for...
D is for...
E is for...
F is for...
G is for...
H is for...
I is for...
J is for...
K is for...
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M is for...
N is for...
O is for...
P is for...
Q is for...
R is for...
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T is for...
U is for...
V is for...
W is for...   
X is for...

FILED 08, Aug 2016

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