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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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]
ANTILLA     Finnish, Finnish (Anglicized), English (American)
Variant and/or Anglicized form of Anttila
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’.
BROWER     English (American)
English variant of Brewer. Respelling of Brauer or Brouwer.
BROWNBEAR     English (American, Rare)
From the Brown Bear.
BUCHANAN     English (American), English (Australian)
Uncertain. Possibly used as an anglicized form of any like-sounding surnames, such as German Buchholz and Bulgarian Buchvarov.
BUCKWALTER     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Buchwalder.
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.
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).
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.
CREEPINGBEAR     English (American, Rare)
Possibly taken from the English words creeping and bear.
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.
ECHELBARGER     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Eichelberger.
FAILOR     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Failer or Fehler, variants of Feiler.
FRALEY     English (American)
Anglicized/Americanized version of the German surname "Frohlich", meaning "happy" or "cheerful".
FULBRIGHT     English (American)
Surname of the character, Fanny Fulbright (Also known as Numbuh 82) from the Cartoon Network original series, Codename: Kids Next Door.
FYLER     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Feiler.
GEARHART     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Gierhard, a variant of Gerhardt.
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.
HAIZLIP     English (American)
American variant spelling of Scottish Hyslop.
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.
KAIGLER     English (American)
Americanized spelling of Kegler.
KINGSOLVER     English (American)
Altered form of English Consolver, which is unexplained. Compare Kinsolving.
LARX     English (American)
The Great one
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.
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’).
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.
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.
RAPE     English (American, Rare)
A corruption of Rolfe.
RAVENSWOOD     English (American)
Ravenswood is a gothic surname.
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.
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.
VANDERLEY     English (American)
English spelling of Van Der Leij.
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.
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)
The actress Shailene Woodley's last surname
WYOMING     English (American)
From the name of the US state.
ZEAGLER     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Ziegler.
ZIMMON     English (American)
Variant of Zinon
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