In England, were place surnames more prevalent than occupational surnames (Baker, Potter, Hatter, etc...) or vice versa? I have searched Google & saw mixed results at best.
In England there were actually four different ways that surnames originated.
Patronymic/Matronymic: usually a religious register that shows family descent.
Descriptive: hair color, charactor, bravery, and so on.
Occupational: having to do with their trade or vocation.
Geographical: the most common origin of English surnames, where they were from.
There is a nice article at this link which will give you further reading, here