Surnames Categorized "athletes"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include athletes.
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BARNES     English
Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn is derived from Old English bere "barley" and ærn "dwelling".
BLACK     English
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.
BROWN     English
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.
CARTER     English
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier.
ELLIOTT     English
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ELIAS.
FLEMING     English
Given to a person who was a Fleming, that is a person who was from FLANDERS in the Netherlands.
GRAY     English
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
HILL     English
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll.
HORTON     English
From the name of a town in Yorkshire meaning "mud town".
KAISER     German
From Middle High German keiser meaning "emperor", originally a nickname applied to someone who acted kingly. The title ultimately derives from the Roman name CAESAR.
MONROE     Scottish
Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
NELSON     English
Means "son of NEIL". This name was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).
PARKER     English
Means "keeper of the park" in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a man who was the gamekeeper at the medieval park.
PATTERSON     English, Scottish
Means "son of PATRICK".
RHODES     English
Either a topographical name derived from Old English rod meaning "a clearing in woodland", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
RICE     Welsh
Anglicized version of the given name RHYS.
ROGERS     English
Derived from the given name ROGER.
SHEPHERD     English
Variant of SHEPARD.
STACY     English
Derived from Stace, a medieval form of EUSTACE.
WATSON     English, Scottish
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name WALTER.
WILSON     English
Means "son of WILL".
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