Surnames Categorized "brand names"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include brand names.
usage
Abbott English
English cognate of Abate.
Agostini Italian
Means "son of Agostino".
Baker English
Occupational name meaning "baker", derived from Middle English bakere.
Barclay English, Scottish
From the English place name Berkeley, derived from Old English beorc "birch" and leah "woodland, clearing". The surname was imported to Scotland in the 12th century.
Barrett English
Probably derived from the Middle English word barat meaning "trouble, deception", originally given to a quarrelsome person.
Bauer German
From Old High German bur meaning "peasant, farmer".
Bean English
English cognate of Bohn.
Bentley English
From a place name derived from Old English beonet "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing". Various towns in England bear this name.
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.
Bosch 1 Dutch, Low German
Derived from Middle Dutch bosch meaning "wood, forest".
Bradley English
From a common English place name, derived from brad "broad" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Bryant English
From the given name Brian.
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".
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-).
Chang Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese (see Zhang).
Chase English
Occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English chase "hunt".
Chevrolet French
From a diminutive of chèvre meaning "goat", indicating a person who cultivated goats.
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.
Collins 1 Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Coileáin. A famous bearer was Michael Collins, an Irish nationalist leader who was assassinated in 1922.
Cook English
Derived from Old English coc meaning "cook", ultimately from Latin coquus. It was an occupational name for a cook, a man who sold cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house.
Cooper English
Means "barrel maker", from Middle English couper.
Costa Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "riverbank, slope, coast" in Portuguese, Italian and Catalan, ultimately from Latin meaning "side, edge".
Cummins English, Scottish, Irish
From the Old Breton given name Cunmin, a cognate of Cuimín, introduced to Britain at the time of the Norman Conquest.
Davidson English
Means "son of David".
Dean 1 English
Derived from Middle English dene meaning "valley".
De Luca Italian
Means "son of Luca 1".
Dior French
Possibly from French doré meaning "golden". A famous bearer was the French fashion designer Christian Dior (1905-1957).
Disney English
Means "from Isigny", referring to the town of Isigny in Normandy. This surname was borne by the American animator and filmmaker Walt Disney (1901-1966).
Dodge English
From Dogge, a medieval diminutive of Roger.
Driscoll Irish
From Irish Ó hEidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
Duke English
From the noble title, which was originally from Latin dux "leader". It was a nickname for a person who behaved like a duke, or who worked in a duke's household.
Dupont French
Means "from the bridge", from French pont "bridge".
Dyson English
Means "son of Dye".
Easton English
From the name of various places meaning "east town" in Old English.
Eaton English
From any of the various English towns with this name, derived from Old English ea "river" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Edison English
Means "son of Eda 2" or "son of Adam". The surname was borne by American inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).
Ellis English, Welsh
Derived from the given name Elijah, or sometimes Elisedd.
Ericsson Swedish
Means "son of Eric".
Fabbri Italian
From Italian fabbro meaning "blacksmith", ultimately from Latin faber.
Ferrari Italian
Occupational name for a metalworker or smith, derived from Latin ferrarius, a derivative of ferrum meaning "iron".
Ferrero Italian
Regional variant of Ferrari. It is typical of the area around Turin.
Fischer German
Occupational name meaning "fisherman" in German.
Ford English
Name given to someone who lived by a ford, possibly the official who maintained it. A famous bearer was the American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947).
Fox English
From the name of the animal. It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a crafty person.
Franklin English
Derived from Middle English frankelin meaning "freeman". It denoted a landowner of free but not noble birth, from Old French franc meaning "free".
Frost English, German
From Old English and Old High German meaning "frost", a nickname for a person who had a cold personality or a white beard.
Gatti Italian
Means "cat" in Italian, originally a nickname for an agile person.
Gerber German
Means "tanner, leather dresser" in German, derived from Old High German garawen meaning "to prepare".
Gibbs English, Scottish
Means "son of Gib".
Gibson English, Scottish
Means "son of Gib".
Girard French
From the given name Gérard.
Gordon Scottish
From the name of a place in Berwickshire, Scotland, derived from Brythonic words meaning "spacious fort".
Gottlieb German
Derived from the given name Gottlieb.
Guinness Irish
Variant of McGuinness. The name is well known because of the Guinness brand of ale, established in 1759 by Arthur Guinness.
Haas Dutch, German
Variant of Hase.
Hammond English
From the Norman given name Hamo or the Old Norse given name Hámundr.
Harley English
Derived from a place name meaning "hare clearing", from Old English hara "hare" or hær "rock, heap of stones" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Harman English
From the given name Herman.
Harper English
Originally belonged to a person who played the harp or who made harps.
Harvey English
From the Breton given name Haerviu (see Harvey).
Hasegawa Japanese
From the Japanese place name 長谷 (Hase, not a standard reading) combined with (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Hathaway English
Habitational name for someone who lived near a path across a heath, from Old English hæþ "heath" and weg "way".
Heinz German
Derived from a diminutive of Heinrich.
Hershey English
Originally denoted a person from Hercé in Normandy.
Hewitt English
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Hugh.
Hill English
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll.
Hilton English
From various English place names derived from Old English hyll "hill" and tun "enclosure, town". Famous bearers of this name include the Hilton family of hotel heirs.
Holland 1 English
From various English places of this name, derived from Old English hoh "point of land, heel" and land "land".
Honda Japanese
From Japanese (hon) meaning "root, origin, source" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Horton English
From the names of various places in England, which are derived from Old English horh "dirt, mud" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Hoshino Japanese
From Japanese (hoshi) meaning "star" and (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Hughes 1 English
Patronymic of the given name Hugh.
Hull English
Variant of Hill.
Innocenti Italian
From a nickname meaning "innocent" in Italian.
Jackson English
Means "son of Jack". Famous bearers of this name are the American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
Jacobs English, Dutch
Derived from the given name Jacob.
Johnson English
Means "son of John". Famous bearers include American presidents Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
Jones English, Welsh
Derived from the given name Jon, a medieval variant of John.
Jordan 1 English, French, German
Derived from the given name Jordan.
Judd English
Derived from the medieval name Judd.
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.
Kellogg English
Occupational name for a pig butcher, from Middle English killen "to kill" and hog "pig, swine, hog".
Klein German, Dutch, Jewish
Means "small, little" from German klein or Yiddish kleyn. A famous bearer of this name is clothes designer Calvin Klein (1942-).
Knight English
From Old English cniht meaning "knight", a tenant serving as a mounted soldier.
Koch German
German cognate of Cook.
Kohl German
Derived from Middle High German kol "cabbage".
Kruse German
Variant of Kraus.
Leitz German
Derived from the archaic given name Leutz, a variant of Lutz.
Leslie Scottish
From a Scottish clan name, earlier Lesselyn, derived from a place name in Aberdeenshire, itself probably from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "garden of holly".
Lincoln English
Originally indicated that the bearer was from the English city of Lincoln, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". A famous bearer was Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.
Lloyd Welsh
Originally a nickname from the Welsh word llwyd meaning "grey".
Lowe 1 Jewish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Löwe.
Lucas English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch
Derived from the given name Lucas. A famous bearer of this surname is George Lucas (1944-), the creator of the Star Wars movies.
Lyle English
Derived from Norman French l'isle meaning "island".
Lynch Irish
From Irish Ó Loingsigh meaning "descendant of Loingseach", a given name meaning "mariner".
MacKay Scottish
Anglicized form of MacAoidh.
Macy English
Variant of Massey.
Malone Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Maoil Eoin meaning "descendant of a disciple of Saint John".
Marconi Italian
Derived from the given name Marco.
Marshall English
Derived from Middle English mareschal "marshal", from Latin mariscalcus, ultimately from Germanic roots akin to Old High German marah "horse" and scalc "servant". It originally referred to someone who took care of horses.
Martin English, French, German, Swedish
Derived from the given name Martin. This is the most common surname in France.
Martini Italian
Derived from the given name Martino.
Mason English
Occupational name for a stoneworker or layer of bricks, from Old French masson, of Frankish origin (akin to Old English macian "to make").
Matsushita Japanese
From Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (shita) meaning "under, below".
McAfee Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MacDhubhshìth.
McFarlane Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MacPhàrlain or Irish Gaelic Mac Pharlain meaning "son of Parthalán".
Meijer Dutch
Dutch form of Meyer 1.
Mercier French
French form of Mercer.
Merrill 1 English
Derived from the given name Muriel.
Mondadori Italian
From Italian mondatore meaning "weeder". This was an occupational name for someone who kept fields clear of weeds.
Montague English
From a Norman place name meaning "sharp mountain" in Old French.
Morgan Welsh
Derived from the given name Morgan 1.
Morris English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Derived from the given name Maurice.
Morton English
Derived from a place name meaning "moor town" in Old English.
Müller German
German equivalent of Miller, derived from Middle High German mülnære or müller.
Muller German
Variant of Müller.
Murphy Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Murchadha meaning "descendant of Murchadh". This is the most common Irish surname.
Nakajima Japanese
From Japanese (naka) meaning "middle" and (shima) meaning "island".
Nakamura Japanese
From Japanese (naka) meaning "middle" and (mura) meaning "town, village".
Nardi Italian
From the given name Nardo, which was originally a short form of names like Bernardo or Leonardo.
Nash English
Derived from the Middle English phrase atten ash "at the ash tree". A famous bearer was the mathematician John Nash (1928-2015).
Newman English
English cognate of Neumann.
Nichols English
Derived from the given name Nichol.
Nielsen Danish
Means "son of Niels 1".
Nordström Swedish
From Swedish nord (Old Norse norðr) meaning "north" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Norman English
Referred to a person who was originally from Scandinavia or Normandy. Even before the Norman Conquest, Scandinavians were settling the north and east of England. The Normans who participated in the Conquest were originally from Scandinavia, but had been living in Normandy, France for over a century and spoke French.
Northrop English
Originally denoted one who came from a town of this name England, meaning "north farm".
Norton English
From the name of various towns in England meaning "north town" in Old English.
Otis English
Means "son of Ode".
Otto German
From the given name Otto.
Pagani Italian
Italian cognate of Payne.
Palmer English
Means "pilgrim", ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
Philips English, Dutch
Means "son of Philip". Famous bearers of this surname were Frederick Philips (1830-1900) and his son Gerard (1858-1942), the Dutch founders of the company Philips.
Porsche German
Derived from the given name Boris.
Pratt English
From Old English prætt meaning "trick, prank". This was a nickname for a trickster.
Price Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Rhys, which means "son of Rhys".
Puig Catalan
Catalan cognate of Poggio.
Renault French
Derived from the given name Renaud.
Reuter 1 German
Fom Middle High German riute meaning "cleared land".
Reynolds English
Derived from the given name Reynold.
Ricci Italian
From Italian riccio meaning "curly", a nickname for someone with curly hair. It is ultimately from Latin ericius meaning "hedgehog".
Riese German, Jewish
Means "giant" in German, from Old High German risi.
Riley 2 Irish
Variant of Reilly.
Robbins English
Derived from the given name Robin.
Roma Italian
Variant of Romano 2.
Rossi Italian
Derived from a nickname for a red-haired person, from Italian rosso, Latin russus meaning "red". This is the most common surname in Italy.
Rowntree English
Originally given to a person who lived near a rowan tree or mountain ash.
Royce English
Originally derived from the medieval given name Royse, a variant of Rose.
Ruf German
From the given name Rolf.
Russell English
From a Norman French nickname that meant "little red one", perhaps originally describing a person with red hair.
Sachs German
Originally indicated a person from Saxony (German Sachsen). The region was named for the Germanic tribe of the Saxons, ultimately derived from the Germanic word *sahsą meaning "knife".
Sander German, Danish
Derived from the given name Alexander.
Simpson English
Means "son of Sim", Sim being a medieval short form of Simon 1. This is the name of a fictional American family on the animated television series The Simpsons, starting 1989.
Sinclair English
Derived from a Norman French town called "Saint Clair".
Smith English
Means "metalworker, blacksmith" from Old English smiþ, related to smitan "to smite, to hit". It is the most common surname in most of the English-speaking world. A famous bearer was the Scottish economist Adam Smith (1723-1790).
Spencer English
Occupational name for a person who dispensed provisions to those who worked at a manor, derived from Middle English spense "larder, pantry".
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).
Stewart Scottish
Occupational name for an administrative official of an estate or steward, from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard". The Stewart family (sometimes spelled Stuart) held the Scottish crown for several centuries. One of the most famous members of the Stewart family was Mary, Queen of Scots.
Strömberg Swedish
From Swedish ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream" and berg meaning "mountain".
Sturm German
Means "storm" in German, originally a nickname for a volatile person.
Suzuki Japanese
From Japanese (suzu) meaning "bell" and (ki) meaning "tree, wood". This is the second most common surname in Japan.
Taft English
Variant of Toft.
Tate English
Derived from the Old English given name Tata.
Taylor English
Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
Thorn English, Danish
Originally applied to a person who lived in or near a thorn bush.
Thornton English
From any of the various places in England by this name, meaning "thorn town" in Old English.
Trump German
Derived from Middle High German trumbe meaning "drum". This surname is borne by the American president Donald Trump (1946-).
Tupper English
Occupational name for a herdsman, derived from Middle English toupe "ram".
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-), born Anna Mae Bullock.
Vroom Dutch, Flemish
From a nickname derived from Dutch vroom meaning "pious, devout".
Walker English
Occupational name for a person who walked on damp raw cloth in order to thicken it. It is derived from Middle English walkere, Old English wealcan meaning "to move".
Walther German
From the given name Walther.
Walton English
From the name of any of several villages in England, derived from Old English wealh "foreigner, Celt", weald "forest", weall "wall", or wille "well, spring, water hole" combined with tun "enclosure".
Wang 1 Chinese
From Chinese (wáng) meaning "king, monarch". This is the most common surname in China (and the world).
Watson English, Scottish
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name Walter.
Webster English
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba, a derivative of wefan "to weave".
Wells English
Derived from Middle English wille meaning "well, spring, water hole".
Whitney English
Originally from the name of an English town, meaning "white island" in Old English.
Wilkinson English
Means "son of Wilkin".
Williams English
Means "son of William".
Wilson English
Means "son of Will". A famous bearer was the American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).
Winchester English
From an English place name, derived from Venta, of Celtic origin, and Latin castrum meaning "camp, fortress".
Wolf German, English
From Middle High German or Middle English wolf meaning "wolf", or else from an Old German given name beginning with this element.
Woodrow English
From a place name meaning "row of houses by a wood" in Old English.