Surnames Categorized "body parts"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include body parts.
Armbruster German
Means "crossbow maker" from German armbrust "crossbow". The word armbrust was originally from Latin arcuballista meaning "bow ballista", but was modified under the influence of German arm "arm" and brust "breast".
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.
Baart Dutch
Means "beard" in Dutch, originally describing a person who wore a beard.
Baines 2 English
From a nickname derived from Old English ban "bones", probably for a thin person.
Bajusz Hungarian
Means "moustache" in Hungarian.
Ball English
From Middle English bal, Old English beall meaning "ball". This was either a nickname for a rotund or bald person, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a ball-shaped feature.
Balogh Hungarian
Means "left handed" in Hungarian.
Bazzoli Italian
From Italian bazza meaning "protruding chin".
Beck 3 English
From a nickname for a person with a big nose, from Middle English bec meaning "beak".
Belcher English
From a Middle English version of Old French bel chiere meaning "beautiful face". It later came to refer to a person who had a cheerful and pleasant temperament.
Berlusconi Italian
Probably from the Milanese word berlusch meaning "cross-eyed, crooked".
Bone 1 English
Derived from Old French bon meaning "good".
Borgnino Italian
From a nickname derived from the Piedmontese dialect word borgno meaning "one-eyed". This was the real surname of American actor Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012).
Borst Dutch
From a nickname derived from Dutch borst "chest".
Boško m Slovak
Derived from Slovak bosý meaning "barefoot".
Bosko Polish
Derived from Polish bosy meaning "barefoot".
Breitbarth German
From Old High German breit "broad" and bart "beard", originally a nickname for someone with a full beard.
Brkić Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian brk meaning "moustache, whisker".
Bunker English
Derived from Old French bon cuer meaning "good heart".
Burns 1 English, Scottish
Derived from Old English burna "stream, spring". A famous bearer was the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Butts English
From a nickname meaning "thick, stumpy", from Middle English butt.
Cabello Spanish
Means "hair" in Spanish, used as a nickname for a person with a large amount of hair.
Cameron Scottish
Means "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
Campbell Scottish
From a Gaelic nickname cam beul meaning "wry or crooked mouth". The surname was later represented in Latin documents as de bello campo meaning "of the fair field".
Capello 2 Italian
Nickname for a thin person, from Italian capello meaning "a hair", ultimately derived from Latin capillus.
Capitani Italian
Occupational name meaning "captain" in Italian, ultimately from Latin caput "head".
Carrillo Spanish
Means "cheek, jaw" in Spanish, originally a nickname for a person with a distinctive cheek or jaw.
Caruso Italian
Means "close-cropped hair" in Italian, also having the secondary sense "boy, young man".
Colón Spanish
Spanish form of Colombo.
Cooper English
Means "barrel maker", from Middle English couper.
Courtenay 2 English
From the Old French nickname court nes meaning "short nose".
Cruickshank Scottish
From a nickname meaning "bent leg" in Scots.
Darwin English
From the given name Deorwine. A famous bearer was the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882).
Duff Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Dhuibh or Ó Duibh.
Durnin Irish
From Irish Ó Doirnáin meaning "descendant of Doirnín", a given name meaning "little fist".
Escarrà Spanish
Possibly from Catalan esquerrá meaning "left-handed".
Fejes Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian fej meaning "head", originally a nickname applied to a stubborn person.
Foth Low German
From a nickname meaning "foot" in Low German.
Grbić Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "hunchback", derived from Serbian, Croatian and Slovene grba "hump".
Haupt German
German cognate of Head.
Head English
From Middle English hed meaning "head", from Old English heafod. It may have referred to a person who had a peculiar head, who lived near the head of a river or valley, or who served as the village headman.
Hertz German
Derived from Middle High German herze meaning "heart", a nickname for a big-hearted person.
Hlaváč m Czech
From a nickname for a person with an oddly-shaped head, derived from Czech hlava "head".
Hu Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "beard, whiskers, recklessly, wildly, barbarian".
Jagoda Polish
Means "berry" in Polish.
Kennedy Irish
From the Irish name Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of Cennétig". This surname was borne by assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
Knochenmus German
From German Knochen "bone" and Mus "sauce". It probably referred to someone who worked in the butcher trade.
Lombardi Italian
Originally indicated someone who came from the Lombardy region of northern Italy, which was named for the Lombards, a Germanic tribe who invaded in the 6th century. Their name is derived from the Old German roots lang "long" and bart "beard".
Mac Cnáimhín Irish
Means "son of Cnámh". The Irish given name Cnámh means "bone".
Manco Italian
Means "left-handed" in Italian, derived from Latin mancus meaning "maimed".
Merkel German
From a diminutive of the given name Markus. A notable bearer is the former German chancellor Angela Merkel (1954-).
Nasato Italian
Nickname for someone with a prominent nose, from Italian naso "nose".
Nosek mu Czech, Polish
Means "small nose" in Czech and Polish.
Obama Luo
From a rare Luo given name meaning "crooked, bent". It was possibly originally given to a baby who had an arm or leg that looked slightly bent immediately after birth or who was born in the breech position.
Ó Cnáimhín Irish
Means "descendant of Cnámh", Cnámh being a nickname meaning "bone".
Oquendo Spanish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Okondo in Álava, northern Spain, possibly derived from Basque ukondo "elbow".
Panza Italian, Literature
From a variant of the Italian word pancia meaning "stomach, paunch", originally a nickname for a chubby person. The Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes used it in his novel Don Quixote (1605), where it is the surname of Don Quixote's squire Sancho Panza. Not a common Spanish surname, Cervantes may have based it directly on the Spanish word panza (a cognate of the Italian word).
Panzavecchia Maltese
From a nickname meaning "old stomach" in Italian.
Partanen Finnish
Derived from Finnish parta meaning "beard".
Penn 1 English
Derived from various place names that were named using the Brythonic word penn meaning "hilltop, head".
Pettigrew English
Derived from Norman French petit "small" and cru "growth".
Poindexter English
From the Jèrriais surname Poingdestre meaning "right fist".
Proudfoot English
Nickname for a person with a proud step.
Quattrocchi Italian
From Italian quattro meaning "four" and occhi meaning "eyes", a nickname for a person who wore glasses. It is usually found in Sicily.
Quijada Spanish
Means "jaw" in Spanish, a nickname for someone with a large jaw.
Quirke Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuirc meaning "descendant of Corc", a given name meaning "heart".
Raskopf German
Possibly from German rasch "quick" and Kopf "head".
Rose 1 English, French, German, Jewish
Means "rose" from Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose, all from Latin rosa. All denote a person of a rosy complexion or a person who lived in an area abundant with roses. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental, from Yiddish רויז (roiz).
Sanna Italian
From Italian sanna or zanna meaning "tusk, fang", a nickname for a person with a protruding tooth. It is especially common on Sardinia.
Scarpa Italian
Means "shoemaker" from Italian scarpa meaning "shoe".
Shin Korean
Korean form of Shen, from Sino-Korean (sin).
Skjeggestad Norwegian
From a place name, derived from Norwegian skjegg "beard" and stad "town, place".
Solak Turkish
From the nickname solak meaning "left-handed".
Stauss German
Means "buttocks" from Middle High German stuz.
Stoppelbein German
Means "stump leg" from Middle Low German stoppel "stump" and bein "leg".
Sullivan Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Súileabháin meaning "descendant of Súileabhán". The name Súileabhán means "dark eye".
Testa Italian
From an Italian nickname meaning "head".
Vlasák m Czech
Derived from Czech vlas "hair", probably referring to a barber or a person who bought and sold hair.
Wang 2 German, Dutch
From Middle High German and Middle Dutch wange meaning "cheek", possibly a nickname for someone with round or rosy cheeks.
Whitehead English
Nickname for someone with white or light-coloured hair, from Old English hwit "white" and heafod "head".
Yamaguchi Japanese
From Japanese (yama) meaning "mountain" and (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance". Olympic figure-skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi (1971-) bears this name.
Yap English
From a nickname for a clever or cunning person, from Middle English yap meaning "devious, deceitful, shrewd".
Ząbek Polish
From Polish zab "tooth" and a diminutive suffix.