Surnames Categorized "american presidential surnames"

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ADAMS English, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ARTHUR English, French
From the given name ARTHUR.
BUCHANAN Scottish
From the name of a region in Stirlingshire, Scotland, which means "house of the canon" in Gaelic.
BUSH English
Originally a name for a person who lived near a prominent bush or thicket.
CARTER English
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-).
CLINTON English
Derived from the place name Glympton meaning "settlement on the River Glyme" in Old English. This surname is borne by former American president Bill Clinton (1946-).
FORD English
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).
GARFIELD English
Means "triangle field" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president James A. Garfield (1831-1881).
GRANT English, Scottish
Derived from Norman French meaning "grand, tall, large, great".
HARDING English
Derived from the given name HEARD. A famous bearer was American president Warren G. Harding (1865-1923).
HARRISON English
Means "son of HARRY".
HAYES (1) English
From various English place names that were derived from Old English hæg meaning "enclosure, fence". A famous bearer was American President Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893).
HOOVER German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of HUBER.
JACKSON English
Means "son of JACK". Famous bearers of this name are the American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
JEFFERSON English
Means "son of JEFFREY". A famous bearer was American president Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). Since this surname was sometimes adopted by freed slaves, it is now more common among the African-American population.
JOHNSON English
Means "son of JOHN". Famous bearers include American presidents Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
KENNEDY Irish
From the Irish name Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG". This surname was borne by assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
LINCOLN English
Originally indicated that the bearer was from the English city of Lincoln, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". A famous bearer was Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.
MADISON English
Means "son of MAUD". A famous bearer of this surname was the fourth American president James Madison (1751-1836).
MCKINLEY Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Fhionnlaigh meaning "son of FIONNLAGH". This name was borne by the American president William McKinley (1843-1901), who was assassinated.
MONROE Scottish
Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
NIXON English
Means "son of NICK". A famous bearer was the American president Richard Nixon (1913-1994).
OBAMA Eastern African, Luo
From a rare Luo given name meaning "crooked, bent". It was possibly originally given to a baby who had an arm or leg that looked slightly bent immediately after birth or who was born in the breech position.
PIERCE English
From the given name PIERS.
REAGAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ríagáin meaning "descendant of RIAGÁN". A famous bearer was American president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
ROOSEVELT Dutch
Means "rose field" from Dutch roos "rose" and veld "field". This was the surname of American presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
TAFT English
Variant of TOFT.
TAYLOR English
Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
TRUMAN English
Means "trusty man" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).
TRUMP German
Derived from Middle High German trumbe meaning "drum". This surname is borne by the American president Donald Trump (1946-).
TYLER English
Occupational name for a tiler of roofs, derived from Old English tigele "tile". A famous bearer of this name was American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
VAN BUREN Dutch
Means "from Buren", a small town on the island of Ameland in the north of the Netherlands, as well as a small city in the Dutch province Gelderland. The place names derive from Old Dutch bur meaning "house, dwelling". In the 16th century the countess Anna van Buren married William of Orange, the founder of the Dutch royal family. A famous bearer of this surname was Martin van Buren (1782-1862), the eighth President of the United States.
WASHINGTON English
From a place name meaning "settlement belonging to Wassa's people", from the given name WASSA and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town". A famous bearer was George Washington (1732-1799), the first president of the United States. This surname was sometimes adopted by freed slaves, resulting in a high proportion of African-American bearers.
WILSON English
Means "son of WILL".