Surnames Categorized "bandleaders"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include bandleaders.
Armstrong English
Means "strong arm" from Middle English. Tradition holds that the family is descended from Siward, an 11th-century Earl of Northumbria. Famous bearers of this name include the Americans Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), a jazz musician, and Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), an astronaut who was the first person to walk on the moon.
Clark English
Means "cleric" or "scribe", from Old English clerec meaning "priest", ultimately from Latin clericus. A famous bearer was William Clark (1770-1838), an explorer of the west of North America.
Coleman Irish, English
From the given name Colmán.
Davis English, Scottish
Means "son of David". This was the surname of the revolutionary jazz trumpet player Miles Davis (1926-1991).
Dorsey English
Means "from Orsay", referring to the town of Orsay near Paris, its name deriving from the Latin personal name Orcius.
Ellington English
From the name of multiple towns in England. The town's name is derived from the masculine given name Ella (a short form of Old English names beginning with the elements ælf meaning "elf" or eald meaning "old") combined with tun meaning "enclosure, town".
Ferguson Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Fergus".
Fields English
Name for a person who lived on or near a field or pasture, from Old English feld.
Garber German
Variant of Gerber.
Goodman English
Variant of Good.
Hampton English
From the name of multiple towns in England, derived from Old English ham "home" or ham "water meadow, enclosure" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Hancock English
From a diminutive of the medieval name Hann.
Hawkins English
From a diminutive of Hawk.
Herman English, Dutch
From the given name Herman.
Hines Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hEidhin meaning "descendant of Eidhin", a given name or byname of unknown origin.
Hopkins English
Patronymic formed from a diminutive of Hob.
Hunt English
Variant of Hunter.
Hunter English, Scottish
Occupational name that referred to someone who hunted for a living, from Old English hunta.
James English
Derived from the given name James.
Jones English, Welsh
Derived from the given name Jon, a medieval variant of John.
Kirk English
From northern Middle English kirk meaning "church", from Old Norse kirkja (cognate of Church). A famous fictional bearer is the starship captain James Kirk from the Star Trek television series (1966-1969), and subsequent films.
Krupa Polish
Means "groats, grain" in Polish.
Lewis 1 English
Derived from the given name Lewis. The author C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a bearer of this surname.
López Spanish
Means "son of Lope" in Spanish.
McConnell Scottish, Irish
Derived from Gaelic MacDhòmhnaill (see MacDonald).
McIntyre Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic Mac an tSaoir meaning "son of the carpenter".
McKinley Scottish
Anglicized form of MacFhionnlaigh. This name was borne by the American president William McKinley (1843-1901), who was assassinated.
Miller English
Occupational surname meaning "miller", referring to a person who owned or worked in a grain mill, derived from Middle English mille "mill".
Oliver English, Catalan, German, French
Derived from the given name Oliver.
Paxton English
From an English place name meaning "Pœcc's town". Pœcc is an Old English name of unknown meaning.
Pérez Spanish
Means "son of Pedro".
Rey 1 English, Spanish, French, Catalan
Means "king" in Old French, Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin rex (genitive regis), perhaps originally denoting someone who acted like a king.
Sauter German
Occupational name for a cobbler, from Latin sutor "sewer, cobbler".
Schneider German, Jewish
From German schneider or Yiddish shnayder, making it a cognate of Snyder.
Shaw 1 English
Originally given to a person who lived near a prominent thicket, from Old English sceaga meaning "thicket, copse".
Sousa Portuguese
Originally indicated someone who lived near the River Sousa in Portugal, possibly derived from Latin salsus "salty" or saxa "rocks".
Tucker English
Occupational name for a fuller of cloth, derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment". A fuller was a person who cleaned and thickened raw cloth by pounding it.
Webb English
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba, a derivative of wefan "to weave".
Young English
Derived from Old English geong meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.
Zappa Italian
From Italian zappa meaning "hoe, mattock", probably denoting a farmer. Two musicians of Italian origin have bore this name: Francesco Zappa (1717-1803) and Frank Zappa (1940-1993).