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
From a nickname derived from French chevalier
meaning "knight", itself from cheval
meaning "horse", ultimately from Latin caballus
Derived from Gaelic creag
meaning "crag, rocks", originally belonging to a person who lived near a crag.
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".
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.
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll
Derived from a Norman French nickname, from lou
"wolf" 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 man who was the gamekeeper at the medieval park.
Occupational name for a make of saddles, from Old English sadol
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
From various English place names meaning "south town".
Derived from Old French tailleur
meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare