Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn
is derived from Old English bere
"barley" and ærn
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.
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.
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll
From the names of various places in England which are derived from Old English horh
"dirt, mud" and tun
"enclosure, yard, town".
Means "above the well", from Japanese 井 (i)
meaning "well, mine shaft, pit", an unwritten possessive marker の (no)
, and 上 (ue)
meaning "above, top, upper".
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
From Old French maloret
meaning "unfortunate, unlucky", a term introduced to England by the Normans.
Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
Means "son of NEIL
". This name was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).
Means "keeper of the park" in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a man who was the gamekeeper at the medieval park.
Either a topographical name derived from Old English rod
meaning "a clearing in woodland", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
From various English place names meaning "south town".
Derived from Old French tailleur
meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare
Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.