Surnames Categorized "athletes"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include athletes.
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BARNESEnglish
Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn is derived from Old English bere "barley" and ærn "dwelling".
BLACKEnglish
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.
BROWNEnglish
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.
CARTEREnglish
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier.
ELLIOTTEnglish
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ELIAS.
EVERETTEnglish
From the given name EVERARD.
EVERSDutch
Means "son of EVERT".
FLEMINGEnglish
Given to a person who was a Fleming, that is a person who was from FLANDERS in the Netherlands.
GRAYEnglish
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
HILLEnglish
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll.
HORTONEnglish
From the names of various places in England which are derived from Old English horh "dirt, mud" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
INOUEJapanese
Means "above the well", from Japanese (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit", an unwritten possessive marker (no), and (ue) meaning "above, top, upper".
KAISERGerman
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.
MALLORYEnglish
From Old French maloret meaning "unfortunate, unlucky", a term introduced to England by the Normans.
MONROEScottish
Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
MORRISEnglish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Derived from the given name MAURICE.
NELSONEnglish
Means "son of NEIL". This name was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).
PARKEREnglish
Means "keeper of the park" in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a man who was the gamekeeper at the medieval park.
RHODESEnglish
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.
RICEWelsh
Anglicized version of the given name RHYS.
ROGERSEnglish
Derived from the given name ROGER.
SCOTTEnglish, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
STACYEnglish
Derived from Stace, a medieval form of EUSTACE.
SUTTONEnglish
From various English place names meaning "south town".
TACHIBANAJapanese
From Japanese (tachibana) meaning "orange, tangerine".
TAYLOREnglish
Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
WATSONEnglish, Scottish
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name WALTER.
WILSONEnglish
Means "son of WILL".
WOODWARDEnglish
Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.
YAMADAJapanese
From Japanese (yama) meaning "mountain" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
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