English (American) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of English names used more often in America. See also about American names.
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AANENSON English (American, Anglicized)
Anglicized form of rare Norwegian surname Ånundson meaning "son of ÅNUND".
AHRENALDI English (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Possibly an Americanized version of Italian Arenaldi
ALBANY Scottish, English (American)
From the title of the Dukes of Albany (House of Stuart), hence a name borne by their retainers. It is an infrequent surname in England and Scotland. The city of Albany, NY (formerly the Dutch settlement of Beverwijck or Fort Orange) was named for James Stuart, Duke of York and Albany; he was the brother of King Charles II and later king in his own right as James II... [more]
AMUNDSON English (American, Anglicized), Swedish (Rare)
Anglicized from or rare Swedish variant of AMUNDSEN.
ARABIA English (American)
Americanized form of French Arabie.
BEABER English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Bieber or Biber, from Middle High German biber ‘beaver’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a topographic name for someone who lived in a place frequented by beavers or by a field named with this word, or a habitational name from any of various place names in Hesse containing this element.
BEARCUB English (American, Rare)
Surname meaning a bear cub.
BEARD English (American)
Nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, Old English beard). To be clean-shaven was the norm in non-Jewish communities in northwestern Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, the crucial period for surname formation... [more]
BECRAFT English (American)
English, variant of Beecroft. topographic name for someone who lived at a place where bees were kept, from Middle English bee ‘bee’ + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.
BJORKLUND English (American)
Anglicized form of Swedish Björklund or Norwegian Bjørklund.
BLOODGOOD English (American), Dutch (Americanized)
Anglicized form of Dutch Bloetgoet. The progenitor of the American Bloodgood family was Francis Bloodgood, a 17th-century Dutch emigrant to Flushing, Queens, New York, originally named Frans Jansen Bloetgoet.
BOMENGEN English (American), Norwegian (Rare)
Name created from during immigration from Norway to the United States in either the late 19th or early 20th century meaning, "The farm with the big gate."
BREYETTE English (American)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. First found in the United States around 1880. Self-taught artist Michael Breyette is a bearer of this surname
BROWER English (American)
English variant of Brewer. Respelling of Brauer or Brouwer.
BUCKWALTER English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Buchwalder.
BUNDY English (American)
This surname is most recognizable in North America as belonging to the serial killer named Ted Bundy who committed his crimes in the 1970s.
BYCRAFT English (American, Rare, ?)
Found mostly in the American Great Lakes region and Canada, likely a singular extended family. Likely of 6th century English descent, though there are very few English natives who bear the name. Name either refers to the occupation running some sort of mill machine, the original holder living near a croft (enclosed pasture or tillage) or implies "craftiness" of its original holder.
CARLING English (American)
Americanized form of German Garling or Gerling.
CAROSO English (American)
Surname of Panther Caroso from the Star Fox 64 series.
CENA English (American), English
Cena is a prominently used English name. It is derived from the word "see", however it rather than referring to the ability to see it, what it actually refers to is the inability to see as the other half of the name ("-na") means "naw" a synonym for "no"... [more]
CESTARE English (American, Modern)
There is a similar name, Sastre, which is the Spanish form of the surname Sarto, meaning "tailor." The name CESTARE is phonetically similar to Sastre and could be a derivative of that name.... [more]
CHEDDER English (American)
this name comes from the name cheddar cheese
CLINGER English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Klinger.Possibly a variant of Clinker. an English occupational name for a maker or fixer of bolts and rivets.
CLORE English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Klor (from a short form of the medieval personal name Hilarius (see Hillary) or Klar).
COISH Anglo-Saxon, English, English (Australian), English (American)
Derived from Old English cosche and cosshe (c.1490), meaning "small cottage" or "hut". The medieval Coish family held a seat in Cambridgeshire.
COLES English, Scottish, Irish, German (Anglicized), English (American)
English: from a Middle English pet form of Nicholas.... [more]
CORDER French (Anglicized, Archaic), English (American)
Linked to both English, French and Spanish origin. Cordier, Cordero, Corder- one who makes cord. Can refer to both the act of making cords (rope), cores of fire wood, or actual location names.... [more]
CORE English (American), German (Anglicized)
Core is the anglicized form of the German surname Kohr, also spelled Kürr. Alternately, it is an English name of Flemish origin.
CRAFT English (American)
Variant of Croft and Americanized spelling of Kraft.
CUNNINGTON English (American)
Scottish linked to {Marshall}
DAISY English (American)
Taken from the given name Daisy
DEEN English (American)
The History of the Name Deen Derives from England, over time spelling variations have existed. The name Deen is used by mostly American English people.
DEETZ English (American)
Surname of the characters, Delia, Charles and gothic daughter, Lydia from the movie and TV series, Beetlejuice.
DICKENSHEETS English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Dickenscheid, a habitational name from a place named Dickenschied in the Hunsrück region. The place name is from Middle High German dicke ‘thicket’, ‘woods’ + -scheid (often schied) ‘border area’ (i.e. ridge, watershed), ‘settler’s piece of cleared (wood)land’.
DOLLAR Scottish, English (American)
Scottish: habitational name from Dollar in Clackmannanshire.... [more]
EAGLEBURGER English (American)
Americanized form of German Adelberger, a habitational name for someone from a place called Adelberg near Stuttgart.
EARHART English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Ehrhardt.
ECHELBARGER English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Eichelberger.
FAILOR English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Failer or Fehler, variants of Feiler.
FORE English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Fahr.
FRALEY English (American)
Anglicized/Americanized version of the German surname "Frohlich", meaning "happy" or "cheerful".
FYLER English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Feiler.
GAFFNEY English (American)
This may sound like the female given name Daphne.
GEARHART English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Gierhard, a variant of Gerhardt.
GOODYEAR English (American), English (Canadian)
Derived from the Medieval English phrase "goodyeare", a term meaning "good year".
GRIMKÉ English (American)
Meaning unknown. This was the surname of Sarah (1792-1873) and Angelina (1805-1879) Grimké, sisters who opposed slavery and supported women's rights.
GROOVER English (American)
Americanized form of German Gruber.
HAIZLIP English (American)
American variant spelling of Scottish Hyslop.
HASCHAK English (American)
This may be influenced from the English word hashtag, meaning number.
HAUPTMAN German, English (American)
Variant spelling of Hauptmann.
HENNEBERY English (American)
A berry and an alias used by March McQuin
HERBAUGH English (American)
Americanized form of German Harbach.
HORVITZ English (American)
Surname of Richard Steven Horvitz, a voice actor in Angry Beavers, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Invader Zim.
HOTALING English (American)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Hoogteijling, an indirect occupational name for a productive farmer, from hoogh ‘high’ + teling ‘cultivation’, ‘breeding’.
JACOWAY English (American)
Altered form of the personal name Jacques.
JANKINS English (American)
Variant of Jenkins.
KAIGLER English (American)
Americanized spelling of Kegler.
KINGSOLVER English (American)
Altered form of English Consolver, which is unexplained. Compare Kinsolving.
LEARN English (American)
The surname Learn is traced to an 18th-century settler and his family who lived in what is now Tannersville, Pa. It is an Anglicized version of the Germanic "Loehrner," which name the settler and his family also used.
LOAFMAN English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Laufmann.
LUKEHART English (American)
Americanized form of German Luckhardt.
MAHLOY English (American)
Mahloy is a misspelling of Malloy by Charles Malloy's (b. 1898, Scotland) elementary school teacher in the Ireland. The surname Malloy is derived from the pre 10th century Old Gaelic name O'Maolmhuidh, meaning the descendant of the Great Chief.
MANESS English (American)
Probably a variant of MANES.
MAVROS English (American)
Means "Black" in Greek.
MIER Spanish, Dutch, English (American)
As a Spanish name relates to late summer and means "harvest" or "ripened".... [more]
MILLSAP English (American), English
Judging by the name and how it sounds, I guess it's occupational. This is the name of a town in Texas, named after Fuller Millsap.
MONEYMAKER English (American)
Translated form of German Geldmacher or Geldschläger, occupational names for a coiner.
MOSCOW English (American, Rare)
From the city of Moscow in Russia.
NELVIN English (American)
Female named after her uncle who surname was Melvin. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1931.
NINE English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Nein or Neun, from Middle High German niun meaning "nine".
NOVEMBER English (American)
From the name of the month.
OAKLEAF English (American)
Probably an Americanized (translated) form of Swedish Eklöf.
OFFICER English (Canadian), English (American, Rare)
Occupational name for the holder of any office, from Anglo-Norman French officer (an agent derivative of Old French office ‘duty’, ‘service’, Latin officium ‘service’, ‘task’).
ORMAY English (American)
Believed to be the Americanization of the last name Ormoi from Hungary.
OYASKI English (American)
A surname created by Michael Oyaski (formally Michael O'Yaski). The surname is currently known to only be used by one particular branch of the O'Yaski family tree. The surname means "Dragon Rider of the West" according to members of the Oyaski family.
PASH English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Pasch.
PENDARVIS English (American)
The American English spelling of the Cornish surname Pendarves. Ultimately, the surname is traced back to Pendarves Island, Cornwall.
PERPICH English (American)
Americanized spelling of Croatian and Serbian Prpić. Prporuše was a term denoting young girls who, in the dry season, would visit houses in the village and pray for rain.
PINES English (American)
Surname of the characters, Dipper, Mabel and Stan from Gravity Falls.
POWALSKI English (American)
Surname of Leon Powalski from the Star Fox 64 series.
PUCHOL English, English (American)
Puchol is name prominently used in the English culture. "Puchol" means "Little Bitch" and is generally associated with weakness. Studies show that the name and those who have it give cancer to others... [more]
PUETT English (American)
Americinized form of Pütt.
RAINWATER English (American)
Americanized form of the German family name Reinwasser, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a source of fresh water, from Middle High German reine ‘pure’ + wazzer ‘water’.
RAISH English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Raisch.
RAVENSWOOD English (American)
Ravenswood is a gothic surname.
RAYNES English (American)
Patronymic version of many Germanic names with the first element starting with "ragin"
RYERSON English (American)
Americanized spelling of Swedish Reierson or of any of its cognates, for example Dutch Ryerse, Ryersen or Norwegian and Danish Reiersen.
SEAGLE English (American)
Americanized form of Jewish Segal or German Siegel.
SHASTEEN English (American, Modern)
A derivative Chastain.... [more]
SHURGOT Polish, English (American)
Americanized spelling of Szurgot.
SPRINGBOURNE English (American)
American form of Springborn.
STIFF English (American)
Used sometimes as a derogatory term, stiff means uptight. It is used in a surname in American culture as well as in the media, such as novels, movies or tv shows.
STRAWBERRY English (American, Rare)
Possibly from the name of the fruit, or from any of the various places named Strawberry in the US.
STRAWBRIDGE English (American)
Someone who built bridges as a living.
SWISS English (American)
Americanized form of German Schweitz.
SYMERE English (American, Rare)
Name of unknown origin, typically used in the United States. It is best known as the real first name of American rapper Lil Uzi Vert.
TIPPETTS English (American)
Tippetts Recorded as Tipp, Tippe, diminutives Tippell, Tippets, Tipping, patronymics Tippett, Tipples, Tippins, and possibly others, this is a medieval English surname. ... [more]
TUTTLE English, English (American), Irish
Derived from the Old Norse given name Þorkell, derived from the elements þórr (see Thor) and ketill "cauldron". The name evolved into Thurkill and Thirkill in England and came into use as a given name in the Middle Ages... [more]
VAMPYR English (American)
A gothic surname.
VIRTUOSO English (American), Spanish, Italian
This Italian surname could possibly be connected to those whose ancestors were involved in playing a musical instrument or somehow connected to the musical instrument industry.
WACKERMAN English (American), German
From the Americanized spelling of German Wackermann, a variant of Wacker, with the addition of Middle High German man, meaning ‘man’.
WILLIAM SCOTT BURNS English (American)
William Scott Burns ( Martin)
WINEGARDNER English (American)
Anglicized form of the German occupational surname Weingartner. A known bearer of this surname is the American writer Mark Winegardner (b. 1961).
WOODLEY English (American)
"From the wooded meadow". The actress Shailene Woodley's last surname
WYOMING English (American)
From the name of the US state.
YOAKUM English (American)
Americanized version of Jochim
ZEAGLER English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Ziegler.
ZIMMON English (American)
Variant of Zinon
ZUEENA English (American, Modern)
The Name Zueena Means Black Feathers & it originated with The Analuka Family of America.