Surnames Categorized "weapons"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include weapons.
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ACCIAI Italian
Derived from medieval Italian accia meaning "axe", ultimately from Latin ascia.
ARCHER English
Occupational name for one who practiced archery, from Latin arcus "bow" (via Old French).
ARMATI Italian
From Italian armato meaning "armed, armoured, equipped".
ARMBRUSTER German
Means "crossbow maker" from German armbrust "crossbow". The word armbrust was originally from Latin arcuballista meaning "bow ballista", but was modified under the influence of German arm "arm" and brust "breast".
BAKÓ Hungarian
Means "axeman" in Hungarian.
BECK (4) English
From Old English becca meaning "pickaxe", an occupational surname.
BECKHAM English
From an English place name meaning "Becca's homestead". The byname Becca means "pickaxe" in Old English. A famous bearer is retired English soccer player David Beckham (1975-).
BENBOW English
From a nickname "bend the bow" given to an archer.
BOWMAN English
Occupational name for an archer, derived from Middle English bowe, Old English boga meaning "bow".
BRAND German, English
Derived from the Germanic given name BRANDO or its Old Norse cognate BRANDR.
CANNON English
From the ecclesiastical usage of canon, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house.
CURRAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Corraidhín meaning "descendant of CORRAIDHÍN".
FAUCHER French
Occupational name meaning "mower" in French, ultimately from Latin falx meaning "sickle, scythe".
FLETCHER English
Occupational name for a fletcher, someone who attached feathers to the shaft of an arrow. It is derived from Old French fleche meaning "arrow".
GEARY English
Derived from a Norman given name that was a short form of Germanic names starting with the element ger "spear".
GEHRING German
Derived from a short form of Germanic names starting with the element ger "spear".
GIROUX French
Derived from the Germanic name GERULF.
GORMAN (1) German
From the Germanic given name GERMUND.
HACKETT English
From a diminutive of the medieval byname Hake, which was of Old Norse origin and meant "hook".
KARDOS Hungarian
From Hungarian kard meaning "sword". It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
KLADIVO Czech
Means "hammer" in Czech, a nickname for a blacksmith.
KNEF German
Occupational name for a shoemaker, derived from Low German knif meaning "shoemaker's knife".
KOLBE German
From Middle High German kolbe meaning "club".
KUNDAKÇI Turkish
From Turkish kundak meaning "stock, wooden part of a rifle".
LAPOINTE French
Means "the point (of a lance)" in French, possibly a nickname for a soldier.
LISTER Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac an Fleisdeir meaning "son of the arrow maker".
LONGSTAFF English
Occupational name for an official who was equipped with a ceremonial staff, or a nickname for a tall person.
MACHADO Portuguese, Spanish
Denoted a person who made or used hatchets, derived from Spanish and Portuguese machado "hatchet", both from Latin marculus "little hammer".
MARTEL (2) French, English
Nickname for a smith, derived from Old French martel "hammer", ultimately from Late Latin martellus.
MAZZA Italian
From a nickname (perhaps occupational) meaning "maul, mallet" in Italian.
MESSER German
Occupational name for a person who made knives, from Middle High German messer "knife".
METZ (1) German
Occupational name for maker of knives, from Middle High German metze "knife".
NYILAS Hungarian
Means "archer, bowman" in Hungarian.
Ó CORRA Irish
Means "descendant of Corra" in Irish. The given name Corra means "spear".
PORRAS Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club" in Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin porrum meaning "leek".
PUSKÁS Hungarian
Occupational name for a gunsmith or cannon maker, from Hungarian puska meaning "gun" (from German, itself from Latin buxis "box").
ROGERS English
Derived from the given name ROGER.
SACHS German
Originally indicated a person from Saxony (German Sachsen). The region was named for the Germanic tribe of the Saxons, ultimately derived from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife".
SPADA Italian
Occupational name for an armourer or swordsman, from Italian spada "sword", Latin spatha.
SPEAR English
From Old English spere "spear", an occupational name for a hunter or a maker of spears, or a nickname for a thin person.
TRAPANI Italian
From the name of the Sicilian city of Trapani, derived from Greek δρεπανη (drepane) meaning "sickle".