Surnames Categorized "food"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include food.
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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".
BOBAL Czech
Derived from Czech bob meaning "bean".
BOEREFIJN Dutch
Possibly an adaptation of French beurre fin meaning "good butter".
BREINER German, Swedish
Occupational name derived from Middle High German brie "porridge".
BRODBECK German
Means "bread baker" from Middle High German brot "bread" and becke "baker".
CHLEBEK Polish
From Polish chleb "bread", used to denote a baker.
CHOW Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese (see ZHOU).
COKE English
Variant of COOK.
COLA Italian
From the given name NICOLA (1).
CURRY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COMHRAIDHE or Ó CORRA.
FISCELLA Italian
Derived from Italian fiscella, which was a basket used to conserve cheese. The name was probably used to denote a person who made cheese.
FISKER Danish
Means "fisherman" in Danish.
GARDENER English
Occupational surname for one who was a gardener, from Old French jardin meaning "garden" (of Frankish origin).
GARNER (1) English
From Old French gernier meaning "granary", a derivative of Latin granum meaning "grain". This name could refer to a person who worked at a granary or lived near one.
GOMÓŁKA Polish
Derived from Polish gomółka, a type of round cheese, ultimately from an old Polish word meaning "round".
HEINZ German
Derived from a diminutive of HEINRICH.
HONEYCUTT English
Derived from the name of the English town of Hunnacott, derived from Old English hunig "honey" or the given name Huna combined with cot "cottage".
JAGODA Polish
Means "berry" in Polish.
JIANG (2) Chinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "ginger".
KASABIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ղասաբյան (see GHASABYAN).
KERSEY English
From an English place name meaning derived from Old English cærse "watercress" and eg "island".
KNOCHENMUS German
From German Knochen "bone" and Mus "sauce". It probably referred to someone who worked in the butcher trade.
KOHL German
Derived from Middle High German kol "cabbage".
KÜCHLER German
Occupational surname for a baker who made small cakes or cookies, derived from Middle High German kuoche "cake, pastry".
LINDEN German
Derived from Old High German linta meaning "linden tree".
LYNDON English
Originally from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English.
MALINOWSKI Polish
From Polish malina meaning "raspberry", originally indicating a person who lived near a raspberry patch.
MANDEL German, Yiddish
Means "almond" in German, an occupational name for a grower or seller, or a topographic name for a person who lived near an almond tree. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
MANDELBAUM Jewish
Means "almond tree" in German.
MÁSELNÍK Czech
Referred to one who churned or sold butter or buttermilk, derived from Czech máslo "butter".
METZGER German
Means "butcher" in German.
MURGIA Sardinian
Means "brine" in Sardinian, perhaps a nickname for someone who pickled foods.
NECCHI Italian
Possibly from Italian neccio, a type of flat bread.
OLEASTRO Spanish
Means "wild olive" in Spanish, originally indicating one who lived near such a tree.
PASTERNAK Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Means "parsnip" in various Slavic languages, ultimately from Latin pastinaca. A famous bearer was Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), author of 'Doctor Zhivago'.
PEYNİRCİ Turkish
From Turkish peynir meaning "cheese".
PICKLE English
Derived from Middle English pighel meaning "small field".
PITTALUGA Italian
Originally a nickname for somebody who steals grapes from vineyards. In the Genoese dialect pittà means "to pick" and uga means "grapes" (uva in Italian).
PORRAS Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club" in Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin porrum meaning "leek".
POTTINGER English
Occupational name, either for an apothecary, from Old French potecaire, or a seller of stew, from Old French potagier.
RETTIG German
Derived from Middle High German retich, Middle Low German redik meaning "radish", an occupational name for a grower or seller of radishes.
RICE Welsh
Derived from the given name RHYS.
SPARACELLO Italian
From Sicilian sparaciu meaning "asparagus", an occupational name for an asparagus seller or grower.
SWEET English
From a nickname meaning "sweet, pleasant", from Old English swete.
TACHIBANA Japanese
From Japanese (tachibana) meaning "orange, tangerine".
ZIEMNIAK Polish
Means "potato" in Polish.