Surnames Categorized "animals"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include animals.
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BÄHR     German
From Middle High German bër "bear" or ber "boar". This was originally a nickname for a strong or brave person.
BIRD     English
Occupational name for a person who raised or hunted birds.
BUCKLEY (1)     English
From an English place name derived from bucc "buck, male deer" and leah "woodland, clearing".
BUCKLEY (2)     Irish
From Irish Ó Buachalla meaning "descendant of Buachaill", a nickname meaning "cowherd, servant".
BULL     English
From a nickname for a person who acted like a bull.
CHEVALIER     French
From a nickname derived from French chevalier meaning "knight", itself from cheval meaning "horse", ultimately from Latin caballus.
FISKER     Danish
Means "fisherman" in Danish.
FOX     English
From the name of the animal. It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a crafty person.
HART     English
Means "male deer". It was originally acquired by a person who lived in a place frequented by harts, or bore some resemblance to a hart.
HAWK     English
Originally a nickname for a person who had a hawk-like appearance or who acted in a fierce manner.
HERSCHEL     German, Yiddish
Diminutive form of HIRSCH (1) or HIRSCH (2). A famous bearer was the British astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822), as well as his sister Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) and son John Herschel (1792-1871), also noted scientists.
HIRSCH (1)     German
Means "deer, hart" in German. This was a nickname for a person who resembled a deer in some way, or who raised or hunted deer.
HOGARTH     English
From a place name meaning "hog pen". It was first recorded in North Yorkshire.
HUMMEL (1)     German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian
Derived from the given name HUMBERT.
KASABIAN     Armenian
Means "butcher" in Armenian.
LOWELL     English
Derived from a Norman French nickname, from lou "wolf" and a diminutive suffix.
PEACOCK     English
From the Middle English words pecok and pocok which mean "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
SHEPHERD     English
Variant of SHEPARD.
VOGEL     German, Dutch
From Old High German and Old Dutch fogal meaning "bird". It was originally an occupational name for a bird catcher, or a nickname for a person who liked to sing.
VOSS     German
From Middle Low German vos meaning "fox". It was originally a nickname for a clever person or a person with red hair.
WALDVOGEL     Jewish
Ornamental Jewish name derived from German Wald meaning "forest" and Vogel meaning "bird".
WOLF     German, English
From Middle High German or Middle English wolf meaning "wolf", or else from a Germanic given name beginning with this element.
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