From Middle High German bër
"bear" or ber
"boar". This was originally a nickname for a strong or brave person.
Occupational name for a person who raised or hunted birds.
BUCKLEY (2) Irish
From Irish Ó Buachalla
meaning "descendant of Buachaill", a nickname meaning "cowherd, servant".
From a nickname for a person who acted like a bull.
From a nickname derived from French chevalier
meaning "knight", itself from cheval
meaning "horse", ultimately from Latin caballus
From the name of the animal. It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a crafty person.
Means "male deer". It was originally acquired by a person who lived in a place frequented by harts, or bore some resemblance to a hart.
Originally a nickname for a person who had a hawk-like appearance or who acted in a fierce manner, derived from Old English heafoc
HERSCHEL German, Jewish
Diminutive form of HIRSCH (1)
or HIRSCH (2)
. A famous bearer was the British-German astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822), as well as his sister Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) and son John Herschel (1792-1871), also noted scientists.
HIRSCH (1) German
Means "deer, hart" in German. This was a nickname for a person who resembled a deer in some way, or who raised or hunted deer.
From a nickname derived from a Norman French lou
meaning "wolf" and a diminutive suffix.
From Middle English pecok
meaning "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
VOGEL German, Dutch
From Old High German and Old Dutch fogal
meaning "bird". It was originally an occupational name for a bird catcher, or a nickname for a person who liked to sing.
From Middle Low German vos
meaning "fox". It was originally a nickname for a clever person or a person with red hair.
Ornamental name derived from German Wald
meaning "forest" and Vogel
WOLF German, English
From Middle High German or Middle English wolf
meaning "wolf", or else from a Germanic given name beginning with this element.