Surnames Categorized "birds"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include birds.
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AAKSTER Dutch
Derived from Old Dutch ekster "magpie".
ADLER German, Jewish
Means "eagle" in German.
AITA Italian
Originally denoted a person from Aieta, Italy, a place name derived from Greek αετος (aetos) "eagle".
AMSEL (2) German
Means "blackbird" in German.
AQUILA Italian
From a nickname meaning "eagle" in Italian.
ARENDONK Dutch
Denoted a person from Arendonk, a town between in northern Belgium. It is derived from arend "eagle" and donk "hill".
ARRINGTON English
From the name of a town in Cambridgeshire, originally meaning "Earna's settlement" in Old English (Earna being a person's nickname meaning "eagle").
BERGFALK Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg "mountain" and falk "falcon".
ČERMÁK Czech
Means "redstart (bird)" in Czech.
CINEGE Hungarian
Means "titmouse bird" in Hungarian.
COCK English
Derived from the medieval nickname cok meaning "rooster, cock". The nickname was commonly added to given names to create diminutives such as Hancock or Alcock.
COCKS English
Patronymic form of COCK.
COX English
Patronymic form of COCK.
CZAJKA Polish
Means "lapwing (bird)" in Polish.
FALCO Italian
Derived from Italian falco "falcon". The name was used to denote a falconer or a person who resembled a falcon in some way.
FALK Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German
From Old Norse falkr or Middle High German valke "falcon".
FALKENRATH German
Derived from Germanic falke "falcon" and rad "counsel".
FAULKNER English, Scottish
Occupational name for a keeper of falcons, from Middle English and Scots faulcon, from Late Latin falco, of Germanic origin.
FOWLER English
Occupational name for a fowler or birdcatcher, ultimately derived from Old English fugol meaning "bird".
FULTON English
From the name of the English town of Foulden, Norfolk, meaning "bird hill" in Old English.
HABICH German
German cognate of HAWK.
HABICHT German
German cognate of HAWK.
HAWK English
Originally a nickname for a person who had a hawk-like appearance or who acted in a fierce manner, derived from Old English heafoc "hawk".
HAWKING English
From a diminutive of HAWK. A famous bearer was the British physicist Stephen Hawking (1942-2018).
HAWKINS English
From a diminutive of HAWK.
KARTAL Turkish
From a nickname meaning "eagle" in Turkish.
MERLO Italian, Spanish
Means "blackbird", ultimately from Latin merula. The blackbird is a symbol of a naive person.
ORLOV Russian
Patronym derived from the Russian nickname Орёл (Oryol) meaning "eagle".
PASSERINI Italian
From Italian passero meaning "sparrow".
PAVONI Italian
Variant of PAVONE.
PEACOCK English
From Middle English pecok meaning "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
PICASSO Italian
From Italian pica meaning "magpie". This probably denoted someone who was talkative or prone to stealing, although it may have described someone's unusual colouring. The Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
RAPP (2) German
From Middle High German raben meaning "raven", a nickname for a person with black hair.
SAS Hungarian
Means "eagle" in Hungarian.
SIKORA Polish
Means "tit (bird)" in Polish.
SOKOL Czech, Jewish
From Czech sokol meaning "falcon", a nickname or an occupational name for a falconer. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
SOKOŁOWSKI Polish
Usually refers to the city of Sokołów Podlaski in Poland. It may sometimes be derived from Polish sokół meaning "falcon".
SÓLYOM Hungarian
Means "hawk, falcon" in Hungarian.
SPURLING English
From Middle English sparewe "sparrow" and the diminutive suffix -ling.
SÝKORA Czech, Slovak
Means "tit (bird)" in Czech and Slovak.
SZARKA Hungarian
From Hungarian szarka meaning "magpie", often used as a euphemistic term for a thief.
UCCELLO Italian
Means "bird" in Italian, either a nickname for a person who resembled a bird or an occupational name for a birdcatcher.
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.
VRUBEL Czech
From a nickname derived from Czech vrabec meaning "sparrow".
WALDVOGEL Jewish
Ornamental name derived from German Wald meaning "forest" and Vogel meaning "bird".
WALKENHORST German
Possibly derived from a German place name Falkenhorst, from Falken meaning "falcons" and Horst meaning "thicket".