Surnames Categorized "athletes"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include athletes.
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BARNES English
Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn is derived from Old English bere "barley" and ærn "dwelling".
BLACK English
Means either "black" (from Old English blæc) or "pale" (from Old English blac). It could refer to a person with a pale or a dark complexion, or a person who worked with black dye.
BROWN English
Originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin. A notable bearer is Charlie Brown from the 'Peanuts' comic strip by Charles Schulz.
CARTER English
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier. A famous bearer is the former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
ELLIOTT English
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ELIAS.
EVERETT English
From the given name EVERARD.
EVERS Dutch
Means "son of EVERT".
FLEMING English
Given to a person who was a Fleming, that is a person who was from FLANDERS in the Netherlands.
GRAY English
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
HILL English
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll.
HORTON English
From the names of various places in England, which are derived from Old English horh "dirt, mud" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
INOUE Japanese
Means "above the well", from Japanese (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit", an unwritten possessive marker (no), and (ue) meaning "above, top, upper".
KAISER German
From Middle High German keiser meaning "emperor", originally a nickname applied to someone who acted kingly. The title ultimately derives from the Roman name CAESAR.
MALLORY English
From Old French maloret meaning "unfortunate, unlucky", a term introduced to England by the Normans.
MONROE Scottish
Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
MORRIS English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Derived from the given name MAURICE.
NELSON English
Means "son of NEIL". This name was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).
PARKER English
Means "keeper of the park" in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a person who was a gamekeeper at a medieval park.
RHODES English
Topographic name derived from Old English rod meaning "cleared land", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
RICE Welsh
Derived from the given name RHYS.
ROGERS English
Derived from the given name ROGER.
SCOTT English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
SNEIJDER Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
STACY English
Derived from Stace, a medieval form of EUSTACE.
SUTTON English
From various English place names meaning "south town".
TACHIBANA Japanese
From Japanese (tachibana) meaning "orange, tangerine".
TAYLOR English
Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
WATSON English, Scottish
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name WALTER.
WILSON English
Means "son of WILL".
WOODWARD English
Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.
YAMADA Japanese
From Japanese (yama) meaning "mountain" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".