From the name of a region in Stirlingshire, Scotland, which means "house of the canon" in Gaelic.
Originally a name for a person who lived near a prominent bush or thicket.
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-).
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-).
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).
Means "triangle field"
in Old English. A famous bearer was American president James A. Garfield (1831-1881).
Derived from the given name HEARD
. A famous bearer was American president Warren G. Harding (1865-1923).
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).
Means "son of JACK"
. Famous bearers of this name are the American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
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.
Means "son of JOHN"
. Famous bearers include American presidents Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
From the Irish name Ó Cinnéidigh
meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG"
. This surname was borne by assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
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.
Means "son of MAUD"
. A famous bearer of this surname was the fourth American president James Madison (1751-1836).
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.
Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
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.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ríagáin
meaning "descendant of RIAGÁN"
. A famous bearer was American president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
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).
Derived from Old French tailleur
, ultimately from Latin taliare
Means "trusty man"
in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).
Derived from Middle High German trumbe
. This surname is borne by the American president Donald Trump (1946-).
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.
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.