Surnames Categorized "leadership"
This is a list of surnames in which the categories include leadership.
Occupational name from Sicilian càjitu
meaning "official, leader"
, ultimately from Arabic قاضي (qadi)
Occupational name meaning "captain"
in Italian, ultimately from Latin caput
Occupational name meaning "steward, farm manager"
in Middle English, related to the German title Graf
Means "master of the household"
, from Old High German hof
"house, estate, courtyard" and meistar
"master" (from Latin magister
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati
meaning "to order, to command"
Means "the mayor"
in French. It was a title given to a town official, or else a nickname for someone who was pompous and officious.
Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA Irish
Means "descendant of Eichthighearn"
, where the personal name Eichthighearn
means "horse lord" in Gaelic.
Ó MAOLMHUAIDH Irish
Means "descendant of Maolmhuadh"
being a given name meaning "proud chief", derived from Gaelic maol
meaning "chief" and muadh
meaning "proud, noble".
Occupational name for the fisherman in charge of the boat, from Italian rais "captain"
, of Arabic origin. It is typical of Sicily and Sardinia.
Possibly from German spielen
meaning "to play, to jest" combined with meyer
meaning "village headman". Perhaps it referred to someone who was played or acted as the village headman.
From a nickname meaning "sultan, ruler"
From Slavic župan
meaning "head of the district, community leader"