JACKSONEnglish Means "son of JACK". Famous bearers of this name are the American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
JEFFERSONEnglish 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.
JOHNSONEnglish Means "son of JOHN". Famous bearers include American presidents Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
KENNEDYIrish From the Irish name Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG". This surname was borne by assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
LINCOLNEnglish 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.
MADISONEnglish Means "son of MAUD". A famous bearer of this surname was the fourth American president James Madison (1751-1836).
MCKINLEYScottish 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.
MONROEScottish Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
NIXONEnglish Means "son of NICK". A famous bearer was the American president Richard Nixon (1913-1994).
OBAMAEastern 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.
TAYLOREnglish Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
TRUMANEnglish Means "trusty man" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).
TRUMPGerman Derived from Middle High German trumbe meaning "drum". This surname is borne by the American president Donald Trump (1946-).
TYLEREnglish 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 BURENDutch 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.
WASHINGTONEnglish 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.