AYERS (3) English
Indicated a person from the town of Ayr in Scotland. The town was named for the river which flows through it, itself derived from an Indo-European root meaning "water".
BOON (2) English
Originally indicated a person from the town of Bohon, in Manche in France. The town's name is of unknown origin.
From the name of various towns in England, typically derived from Old English burna
"stream, spring" and ham
From the names of various places in England which are derived from Old English horh
"dirt, mud" and tun
"enclosure, yard, town".
From a place name which is probably derived from the Brythonic element cet
meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles.
Derived from an Old English place name meaning "long hill" (effectively meaning "ridge").
LANGLEY (1) English
From any of the various places with this name, all derived from Old English lang
"long" and leah
Typical of southern Italy: it comes from the place name Laterza, a town near Taranto in the Puglia region.
Originally from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English.
From the name of a Spanish city, whose name is derived from the Arabic word for "city".
Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
MURRAY (1) Scottish
Derived from the region in Scotland called Moray
meaning "seaboard settlement". A notable bearer of this surname was General James Murray (1721-1794), who was the first British Governor-General of Canada.
Originally indicated a dweller by a pointed hill, from Old English peac
"peak". It could also denote a person from the Peak District in Derbyshire, England.
From the name of various English places meaning "priest's cottage" in Old English.
Topographic name derived from Old English rod
meaning "cleared land", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus
"forest, glade" and novalis
From various English place names meaning "south town".
ZELLWEGER German (Swiss)
Originally denoted a person from the Appenzell region of Switzerland. The place name is derived from Latin abbatis cella
meaning "estate of the abbot". A famous bearer is actress Renée Zellweger (1969-).