Surnames Categorized "chess Grandmasters"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include chess Grandmasters.
usage
Anand Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
Andersson Swedish
Means "son of Anders". This is the most common surname in Sweden.
Antal Hungarian
Derived from the given name Antal.
Bachmann German
Denoted a person who lived near a stream, from Middle High German bach "stream" and man "man".
Bauer German
From Old High German bur meaning "peasant, farmer".
Blomqvist Swedish
From Swedish blomma (Old Norse blóm) meaning "flower" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Braun German
Means "brown" in German.
Brkić Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian brk meaning "moustache, whisker".
Burke English, Irish
Derived from Middle English burgh meaning "fortress, fortification, castle". It was brought to Ireland in the 12th century by the Norman invader William de Burgh.
Cabrera Spanish
From various place names derived from Late Latin capraria meaning "place of goats", from Latin capra meaning "goat".
Carlsen Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Carl".
Carlsson Swedish
Means "son of Carl".
Cheng 1 Chinese
From Chinese (chéng) meaning "rule, order, regulations", also referring to the territory of Cheng (in present-day Henan province) that existed during the Zhou dynasty.
Delgado Spanish, Portuguese
Means "thin" in Spanish and Portuguese, ultimately from Latin delicatus meaning "delicate, tender, charming".
Ding Chinese
From Chinese (dīng) meaning "man, person".
Engel German
Derived from German given names beginning with Engel, such as Engelbert.
Erdős Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "forester", derived from Hungarian erdő "forest".
Esteban Spanish
From the given name Esteban.
Fernandez Spanish
Unaccented variant of Fernández.
Ferreira Portuguese, Galician
Denoted a person from a town named because it was near an iron mine, from Latin ferrum meaning "iron".
Fischer German
Occupational name meaning "fisherman" in German.
Flores Spanish
Means "son of Floro" in Spanish.
Fuentes Spanish
Means "spring, well" in Spanish, derived from Latin fons.
Graf German
From the German noble title Graf meaning "count", ultimately from Greek γραφεύς (grapheus) meaning "scribe".
Grigoryan Armenian
Means "son of Grigor" in Armenian.
Guo Chinese
From Chinese (guō) meaning "outer city".
Gupta Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu
Means "protected" in Sanskrit.
Gustafsson Swedish
Means "son of Gustaf". The actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was originally named Greta Gustafsson.
Hakobyan Armenian
Means "son of Hakob" in Armenian.
Hansen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Hans". This is the most common surname in Norway, and the third most common in Denmark.
Horváth Hungarian
Hungarian form of Horvat. This is the second most common surname in Hungary and the most common surname in Slovakia, where it is borne by the descendants of Hungarian settlers.
Hou Chinese
From Chinese (hóu) meaning "lord, nobleman".
Hovhannisyan Armenian
Means "son of Hovhannes" in Armenian.
Howell Welsh
From the Welsh given name Hywel.
Ibarra Basque, Spanish
From Basque place names derived from ibar meaning "meadow".
Ioannidis Greek
Means "son of Ioannis" in Greek.
Jacobson English
Means "son of Jacob".
Jankovic Slovak
Means "son of Janko".
Jiménez Spanish
Means "son of Jimeno".
Jones English, Welsh
Derived from the given name Jon, a medieval variant of John.
Kovalenko Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian коваль (koval) meaning "blacksmith".
Kovalev Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Ковалёв (see Kovalyov).
Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Li 2, from Sino-Vietnamese (). This is the third most common surname in Vietnam.
Li 1 Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "plum, plum tree". This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Tang dynasty.
Liang Chinese
From Chinese (liáng) referring to the ancient state of Liang, which existed from the 8th to 7th centuries BC in what is now Shaanxi province.
Ma Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "horse".
Marić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Marija".
Milić Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Mile".
Mishra Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "mixed, mingled, honourable" in Sanskrit.
Nakamura Japanese
From Japanese (naka) meaning "middle" and (mura) meaning "town, village".
Nguyễn Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ruan, from Sino-Vietnamese (nguyễn). This is the most common Vietnamese surname, accounting for over a third of the population.
Nielsen Danish
Means "son of Niels 1".
Orlov Russian
Patronymic derived from the Russian nickname Орёл (Oryol) meaning "eagle".
Pantoja Spanish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Pantoja, in Toledo, Spain.
Papaioannou Greek
Means "son of Ioannis the priest", from Greek πάπας (papas) combined with the given name Ioannis.
Pelletier French
Derived from Old French pelletier "fur trader".
Peng Chinese
From Chinese (péng) referring to the ancient state of Peng, which existed during the Shang dynasty in what is now Jiangsu province.
Petrosyan Armenian
Means "son of Petros" in Armenian.
Petrov Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Peter" in Russian and Bulgarian.
Popov Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of the priest", derived from Russian and Bulgarian поп (pop).
Prohászka Hungarian
Hungarian form of Procházka.
Quesada Spanish
Habitational name from Quesada, a place in Jaén in southern Spain. The place name is of uncertain derivation; it could be connected to Old Spanish requexada meaning "corner, tight spot".
Ramírez Spanish
Means "son of Ramiro" in Spanish.
Robson English
Means "son of Rob".
Romanov Russian
Means "son of Roman". This was the surname of the last dynasty of Russian tsars.
Salem Arabic
From the given name Salim.
Santos Portuguese, Spanish
Means "saint" in Portuguese and Spanish, ultimately from Latin sanctus. This was a nickname for a pious person.
Sargsyan Armenian
Means "son of Sargis" in Armenian.
Šarić Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic of (possibly) Serbo-Croatian šaren meaning "colourful, patterned".
Shevchenko Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian швець (shvets) meaning "shoemaker".
Short English
From a nickname for a short person, from Middle English schort.
Smirnov Russian
Derived from Russian смирный (smirny) meaning "quiet, peaceful, timid". This is one of the most common surnames in Russia.
Solak Turkish
From the nickname solak meaning "left-handed".
Sosa Spanish
Spanish form of Sousa.
Tan Chinese (Hokkien)
Min Nan romanization of Chen.
Terry English
Derived from the medieval name Thierry, a Norman French form of Theodoric.
Tomczak Polish
From a diminutive of the given name Tomasz.
Varga Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "cobbler" in Hungarian.
Vescovi Italian
Derived from Italian vescovo meaning "bishop".
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.
Wagner German
From Middle High German wagener meaning "wagon maker, cartwright". This name was borne by the German composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883).
Wei Chinese
From Chinese (wèi) referring to the ancient state of Wei, which existed from the 5th to 3rd centuries BC in what is now Henan, Hebei, Shanxi, and Shandong provinces.
Wen Chinese
From Chinese (wén) meaning "literature, culture, writing".
Westerberg Swedish
Derived from Swedish *väster (Old Norse vestr) meaning "west" and berg meaning "mountain".
Xie Chinese
From Chinese (xiè) referring to the minor state of Xie, which existed in what is now Hubei province.
Xu 1 Chinese
From Chinese () referring to the ancient state of Xu, which existed to the 6th century BC in what is now Jiangsu and Anhui. The character means "slowly, calmly".
Ye Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "leaf".
Yılmaz Turkish
From the given name Yılmaz.
Zeng Chinese
From Chinese (zēng) referring to the former state of Zeng, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Hubei province.
Zhang Chinese
From Chinese (zhāng) meaning "stretch, extend". It may have denoted a bowmaker whose job it was to stretch bow wood.
Zhou Chinese
From Chinese (zhōu) referring to the Zhou dynasty, which held power from 1046 to 771 BC, continuing for a few more centuries as figureheads.
Zhu Chinese
From Chinese (zhū) meaning "vermilion red, cinnabar" and also referring to the ancient state of Zhu, which existed in what is now Shandong province. This was the surname of the emperors of the Ming dynasty.