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From Old English styrne
, Middle English sterne
. This was used as a nickname for someone who was stern, harsh, or severe in manner or character.
Occupational name for a horse keeper, from Old English stod
"stud" and hierde
Name for a person who lived near a prominent stone, or a person who worked with stone. It is derived from Old English stan
Derived from Middle English strange
"foreign" (ultimately derived from Latin extraneus
Habitational name for anyone who lived in a place called Street, for example in Hertfordshire, Kent and Somerset. It is derived from Old English stræt
From a place called Strickland in Westmoreland, England. The place name is of Old English origin, from stirc
"young bullock" and land
Occupational name for a maker of string or bow strings, from Middle English streng
STROUD English, Scottish
Locational name meaning "thicket, marsh, marshy ground overgrown with brushwood".
Locational name for one who lived near a steep hill, from Old English stigol
From an English place name composed of sud
"south" and worth
Means literally "dwellers in the summer fields", and is derived from the city of Summerfield, located in the county of Norfolk in England.
SUMMERS (1) English
Occupational surname meaning "summoner", which is the petty official who calls people to appear in court.
SUMMERS (2) English
From Middle English sumer
meaning "summer". This was a nickname given to someone associated with the summer season.
Occupational name for a summoner, an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, Middle English sumner, sumnor
Means "south town". Several towns in England bear this name.
From a place name in the Forest of Bowland in central Lancashire. In 1190 Sir Robert Fitzhenry, Lord of Lathom, gave the lease of part of his land in Aules-Large called Swynleyhurst
(meaning "pig grazing wood") to a family who adopted the place as their family name.
Originally derived from the occupation of the same name - a person who tanned animal hides.
From Middle English at asche
"at the ash tree".
Middle English taske
meaning "task or assignment". A tasker was a person who had a fixed job to do, particularly a person who threshed corn with a flail.
Derived from the Old English given name Tata
, of unknown meaning.
From the place name Tatham, which came from the 7th-century given name Tata
Derived from Old French tailleur
meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare
Means "teal, duck" from Middle English tele
Probably derived from the Norman French nickname tirel
"to pull", referring to a stubborn person.
Referred to a person who thatched roofs by attaching straw to them.
From a place name meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.
From Old English þrostle
meaning "having the characteristics of a song thrush".
Means "dweller in a forest clearing, fenced off enclosure or low meadows" from the Old Norse Þveit
, the name of a town in Cumbria, derived from the name of the river Tyne combined with Old English dæl
Occupational name meaning "mender of kettles, pots, pans". The name could derive from the tinking sound made by light hammering on metal. It is possible that the word comes from the word tin
, the material with which the tinker worked.
Originally given to one who came from the town of Tipton (which means "town of Tibba").
TITTENSOR English, Welsh
Indicated a person from Tittensor, England. Tittensor
, as a place name, means "Titten's ridge".
Means "fox", derived from Middle English todde
Denoted a person hailing from one of the many places in Britain of that name.
TOLBERT English, French
Derived from a continental Germanic given name of unknown meaning, the second element of the name is derived from berht
meaning "bright, famous".
Occupational name meaning "tax gatherer", derived from Middle English toll
TRACEY (1) English
From the village of Tracy-sur-mer on the Normandy coast in France. It was brought to England with William the Conqueror.
TRAVERS English, French
From an English and French place name that described a person who lived near a bridge or ford, or occasionally as an occupational name for the collector of tolls at such a location... [more]
Originally denoted a person from Treloar in Cornwall, England.
Originally indicated a person from Trengove farm in Cornwall.
From a nickname meaning "loyal" (Old Norse triggr
Means "trusty man" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).
Derived from Old English tucian
meaning "one who fulls cloth".
Means "(dweller by) a clump of trees or bushes" from Middle English tufte, tuffe
Derived from Middle English toupe
"ram". This was originally a name for a herdsman who tended rams.
Occupational name meaning "one who works with a lathe".
Occupational name meaning "tiler of roofs", from Old English tigele
"tile". A famous bearer of this name was American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
TYSON (1) English
Derived from a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French tison
Means "dweller at the foot of a hill". It can also be a locational name from Underhill in Devon, which was from Old English under
"under" and hyll
"hill", or from Underhill in Kent, from Old English under
UNDERWOOD English, Scottish
From a Scottish and English place name for a man who lived at the edge of the woods. It is formed from Middle English under
. Both terms have survived to modern day with the same meanings.
Derived from a place name meaning "upper town" in Old English.
Means "dweller by a fen, marsh" from Old English fenn
From a nickname meaning "truth", perhaps given originally to a truthful person.
Locational name in the Eure region of Normandy, from the Gaulish element vern
"alder (tree)" with the genitive case maker -onis
making it "place of the alders".
VIPOND French, English
Anglicized form of French Vieuxpont
"old bridge". It is a place in Calvados (Normandy).
Possibly from Latin virgo
"virgin, maiden". It may have been a nickname for an actor who played the Virgin Mary in mystery plays. It may also have been used to describe a shy or girlish man or a lecher.
WADE (1) English
Derived from the Old English place name wade
meaning "a ford".
WADE (2) English
From the Old English given name Wada
, a derivative of the word wadan
Originally indicated a person who came from the town of Wakefield, which means literally "field for the yearly wake or festival".
Occupational surname for a person who walked on damp raw cloth in order to thicken it. It is derived from Middle English walkere
, Old English wealcan
WALLACE Scottish, English, Irish
Means "foreigner, stranger" from the Norman French waleis
. It was often used to denote native Welsh and Bretons. A famous bearer was the 13th-century Sir William Wallace of Scotland.
WALLER (1) English
Derived from Old French gallier
meaning "man with a pleasant temper".
WALLER (2) English
Derived from Middle English walle
denoting a builder of walls. Sometimes the name may be derived from Middle English welle
meaning "(dweller by a) stream".
From an English place name meaning "a clearing in a wood, near a lake".
WALSH English, Irish
Means "Celtic", from Middle English walsche
"foreigner" (related to Welsh
From any of several villages in England, from Old English wald
"wall", or wælla
"stream, spring" and ton
WARD (1) English
Derived from the Old English occupation weard
meaning "guard, watchman".
Means "warder of the robes", from Old French warder, garder
"to watch" and robe
Most examples of this surname are probably derived from Old English wær
meaning "(dweller by the) dam, weir". Some instances may stem from the Middle English nickname war(e)
meaning "wary, astute, prudent".
WARREN (1) English
Denoted a person who lived near a warrene
, Norman French meaning "animal enclosure" (of Germanic origin).
WARREN (2) English
Originally denoted a person from the town of La Varenne in Normandy.
From the name of a town, itself derived from Old English wer
"weir, dam" and wic
Derived from the Old French name Gace
, Old German Wazzo
and Frisian Watso
which all are diminutives of Old German names beginning with Wad-
From a place name meaning "town belonging to Wassa's people", from Old English tun
meaning "enclosure", and Wassa
, a given name derived from Wāðsige
, composed of the elements wāð
"hunt" and sige
WATERMAN (2) English, Dutch
Occupational surname for a boatman or a water carrier. It could also describe a person who lived by water.
Derived from the Middle English given name Wat
, which was a diminutive of the name WALTER
WATSON English, Scottish
Patronymic form of the English and Scottish name Watt
, which came from the popular Middle English given name Wat
, a diminutive of the name WALTER
Derived from the given name Wat
, a diminutive of the name WALTER
Patronymic derived from the given name Wat
, a diminutive of the name WALTER
Originally given to a person who lived near a road (a way
Occupational name meaning "wagon maker, cartwright", derived from Old English wægn
"wagon". A famous bearer was actor John Wayne (1907-1979).
Occupational name meaning simply "weaver" from Old English wefan
, Middle English weven
. Some examples of the surname may derive from the River Weaver, from Old English wefer
meaning "winding stream".
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba
Means "dweller in an outlying settlement (dependent on a larger village)" from Old English wic
Derived from Middle English welle
meaning "well". This was a name for someone who lived near a spring or stream.
From the name of a town, now part of Greater London, meaning "WEMBA
's clearing" in Old English.
From a place name which meant "west cottages" in Old English.
WEST English, German
Denoted a person who lived to the west of something, or who came from the west.
From a place in southern England (Hampshire, Devon) meaning "from west of the brook".
From a place name meaning "west meadow" in Old English.
Originally indicated a person from Wheelock (Cheshire), England. It is derived from the Welsh words chevel-og
meaning "winding river".
Originally indicated a person from Whinneray (Cumbria), England.
From an Old English place name composed of hwit
"white" and aecer
Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit
Originally from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English.
From an English place name derived from Old English hwit
"white" and mor
Habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire... [more]
From the nickname Wildbor
meaning "wild boar" in Middle English.
Derived from the given name WILLIAM
. A famous bearer of this surname is actor Bruce Willis (1955-).
From Old English wilig
meaning "willow" plus Old Norse byr
meaning "farm, village". The full meaning is "willow farm" or "farm in the willows".
From a place name meaning either "willow town" or "town on the River Wylye" in Old English. The river name is itself of Celtic origin, possibly meaning "tricky".
From an English place name, derived from the given name Venta
, of unknown meaning, combined with Latin castra
From a place name derived from Old English wynn
"meadow" and feld
Originally denoted a person who lived on Wincheap Street in Canterbury, England.
Derived from the Old English name Wynstan
meaning "joy stone".
WINTER English, German, Swedish
From Old English winter
or Old High German wintar
(Middle High German winter
) meaning "winter". This was the name of farmers who had to deliver their taxes in the winter and of farmers who had their fields in the north of the village.
meaning "vale, lowland". This name probably referred to a winter pasture in a lowland valley.
Derived from the name of several English villages. Their names derive from Old English meaning "enclosure belonging to WINE
Originally given to a person who dwelt at or near a sheep enclosure, Middle English wether
"sheep" and spong
"strip of land".
Means "wolf" either from the many Germanic names beginning with the element wolf
or as a nickname.
Of uncertain origin. One theory suggests that it means "dweller by a hollow oak tree" from Old English wamb, womb
meaning "hollow" and oc, ac
WOOD English, Scottish
Originally denoted one who lived in or worked in a wood or forest, derived from Middle English wode
Means "from the home near the wood", derived from Old English wudu
"wood" and ham
Occupational surname meaning "ward of the wood" or "guardian of the wood".
Derived from Old English wadu-tun
meaning "farm in or near a wood".
Derived from a place name in Suffolk, England meaning "enclosed homestead".
Denoted someone who hailed from any of the various places of that name in northern England, from Old Norse vrá
meaning "corner, recess".
WRIGHT (1) English
From Old English wryhta
meaning "worker", an occupational name for someone who was a craftsman. Famous bearers were Orville and Wilbur Wright, the inventors of the first successful airplane.
WRIGHT (2) English
Americanized form of French Le Droit
, a nickname for an upright person, from Old French droit
Means "agile, strong" from Middle English wiht, wight
. Sometimes it can refer to people hailing from the Isle of Wight.
From a place name meaning "home belonging to Winda", from the given name Winda
combined with Old English ham
meaning "home". It could also come from the place called Wymondham in Norfolk, England.
From a nickname for a clever or cunning person, from Middle English yap
meaning "devious, deceitful, shrewd".
From Old English geat
meaning "gate", a name for a gatekeeper or someone who lived near a gate.
From the name of the English city of York, which was originally called Eburacon
, meaning "yew" in Brythonic, but was altered by association with Old English Eoforwic
, meaning "pig farm".
Derived from Old English geong
meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.
YOXALL English < Previous Page
Originally indicated a person from the town of Yoxall in Staffordshire, itself derived from Old English geoc
"oxen yoke" and halh