Surnames Categorized "bluegrass musicians"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include bluegrass musicians.
Adcock English
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Adam.
Bond English
Occupational name for a peasant farmer, from Middle English bonde. A famous bearer is the fictional spy James Bond, created by Ian Flemming in 1953.
Boyd Scottish
From the name of the Scottish island of Bute (Bód in Gaelic), which is of unknown meaning.
Carson Scottish
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the town of Courson in Normandy.
Carter English
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-).
Clifton English
Derived from various place names meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English.
Cline German, Jewish
Anglicized spelling of Klein.
Colbert English, French
Derived from the given name Colobert.
Dickens English
From the medieval given name Dicun, a medieval diminutive of Dick 1. A famous bearer of this surname was the English writer Charles Dickens (1812-1870).
Doyle Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhghaill, which means "descendant of Dubhghall". A famous bearer was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
Driessen Dutch
Means "son of Dries".
Eldridge English
Derived from the given name Aldric.
Emerson English
Means "son of Emery". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.
Fleming English
Given to a person who was a Fleming, that is a person who was from Flanders in the Netherlands.
Fowler English
Occupational name for a fowler or birdcatcher, ultimately derived from Old English fugol meaning "bird".
Gregory English
From the given name Gregory.
Hicks English
Derived from the medieval given name Hicke, a diminutive of Richard.
Horn English, German, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old English, Old High German and Old Norse word horn meaning "horn". This was an occupational name for one who carved objects out of horn or who played a horn, or a person who lived near a horn-shaped geographical feature, such as a mountain or a bend in a river.
Horton English
From the names of various places in England, which are derived from Old English horh "dirt, mud" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Jordan 1 English, French, German
Derived from the given name Jordan.
Kang Korean
Korean form of Jiang 2, from Sino-Korean (gang).
Keith Scottish
From a place name that is probably derived from the Brythonic element cet meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles.
Kelley Irish
Variant of Kelly 1.
Krauss German
Variant of Kraus.
Lawson English
Means "son of Laurence 1".
Martin English, French, German, Swedish
Derived from the given name Martin. This is the most common surname in France.
McReynolds Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Reynold" in Gaelic.
Nicholson English
Means "son of Nicholas". A famous bearer of this surname is the American actor Jack Nicholson (1937-).
O'Brien Irish
From the Irish Ó Briain meaning "descendant of Brian".
O'Connor Irish
From Irish Ó Conchobhair meaning "descendant of Conchobar".
Osborne English
Derived from the given name Osborn.
Paisley Scottish
From the name of a town near Glasgow, which may ultimately be derived from Latin basilica "church".
Parks English
Patronymic form of Park 3.
Phillips English
Means "son of Philip".
Quinn Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of Conn".
Raines English
Originally denoted a person from Rayne, Essex, England (possibly from an Old English word meaning "shelter") or from Rennes, Brittany, France (from the name of the Gaulish tribe of the Redones).
Scott English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
Shirley English
From an English place name, derived from Old English scir "bright" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Sparks English
From an Old Norse nickname or byname derived from sparkr meaning "sprightly".
Stanley English
From various place names meaning "stone clearing" in Old English. A notable bearer was the British-American explorer and journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904).
Sutton English
From various English place names meaning "south town".
Terry English
Derived from the medieval name Thierry, a Norman French form of Theodoric.
Turner English
Occupational name for one who worked with a lathe, derived from Old English turnian "to turn", of Latin origin. A famous bearer is the American musician Tina Turner (1939-2023), born Anna Mae Bullock.
Tyler English
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).
Underwood English
Means "dweller at the edge of the woods", from Old English under and wudu.
Vincent 1 English, French
From the given name Vincent.
Waller 1 English
Derived from Old French gallier meaning "person with a pleasant temper".
Warren 1 English
Denoted a person who lived near a warren, from Norman French warrene meaning "animal enclosure" (of Germanic origin).
Watkins English
Derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, which was a diminutive of the name Walter.
Watson English, Scottish
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name Walter.
Webb English
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba, a derivative of wefan "to weave".
Welch English
Variant of Walsh.
White English
Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit "white".
Whitehead English
Nickname for someone with white or light-coloured hair, from Old English hwit "white" and heafod "head".
Williams English
Means "son of William".
York English
From the name of the English city of York, which was originally called Eburacon (Latinized as Eboracum), meaning "yew" in Brythonic. In the Anglo-Saxon period it was corrupted to Eoforwic, based on Old English eofor "boar" and wic "village". This was rendered as Jórvík by the Vikings and eventually reduced to York.
Young English
Derived from Old English geong meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.