Surnames Categorized "actors"
Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn
is derived from Old English bere
"barley" and ærn
Means either "black"
(from Old English blæc
) or "pale"
(from Old English blac
). It could refer to a person with a pale or a dark complexion, or a person who worked with black dye.
Originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin. A notable bearer is Charlie Brown from the Peanuts
comic strip by Charles Schulz.
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier
. A famous bearer is the former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
From a nickname derived from French chevalier
, from Late Latin caballarius
"horseman", Latin caballus
Derived from Gaelic creag
meaning "crag, rocks"
, originally belonging to a person who lived near a crag.
Given to a person who was a Fleming, that is a person who was from Flanders
in the Netherlands.
Of Italian origin, possibly from a place derived from fondo
. The family of Henry Fonda (1905-1982) came from the Netherlands, but they were of Genoese origin.
Name given to someone who lived by a ford, possibly the official who maintained it. A famous bearer was the American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947).
Frost English, German
From Old English and Old High German meaning "frost"
, a nickname for a person who had a cold personality or a white beard.
From Old English frig
(a variant of freo
) meaning "free"
Occupational name for a person who made or sold gloves, from Middle English glovere
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
Means "son of Harold"
. A famous bearer of this surname is the American actor Woody Harrelson (1961-).
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll
Means "son of Jack"
. Famous bearers of this name are the American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
From Old English cene
meaning "bold, brave"
From a nickname derived from a Norman French lou
and a diminutive suffix.
Means "son of Neil"
. This name was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).
Means "keeper of the park"
in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a person who was a gamekeeper at a medieval park.
Originally denoted a son of a parson, a derivative of Latin persona
Occupational name for a maker of saddles, from Old English sadol
Scott English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
Occupational name meaning "shepherd, sheep herder"
, from Old English sceaphyrde
From various English place names meaning "south town"
Derived from Old French tailleur
, ultimately from Latin taliare