Surnames Categorized "Chocolatier characters"
From various Spanish place names, which are derived from Spanish arena
Durand French, English
From Old French durant
, ultimately from Latin durans
. This was a nickname for a stubborn person.
Occupational name for a fletcher, someone who attached feathers to the shaft of an arrow. It is derived from Old French fleche
Denoted a keeper or one in charge of a forest, or one who has charge of growing timber in a forest (see Forest
Occupational name for a baker, from French fourneau
From a medieval given name of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Basque word hartz
meaning "bear". This is the most common surname in Spain.
From the given name Grimaldo
. It is the surname of the royal family of Monaco, which came from Genoa.
Hardy English, French
From Old French and Middle English hardi
meaning "bold, daring, hardy"
, of Germanic origin.
Originally belonged to a person who played the harp or who made harps.
From the given name Jenkin
, a diminutive of Jen
, itself a Middle English form of John
From Middle English knoll
, Old English cnoll
meaning "small hill, knoll"
. A famous bearer is American singer Beyoncé Knowles (1981-).
Derived from Lassy
, the name of a town in Normandy. The name of the town was Gaulish in origin, perhaps deriving from a personal name that was Latinized as Lascius
Li 1 Chinese
From Chinese 李 (lǐ)
meaning "plum, plum tree"
. This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Tang dynasty.
McGill Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill
meaning "son of the foreigner"
, derived from gall
Anglicized form of Irish Mag Uidhir
meaning "son of Odhar"
, a given name meaning "pale-coloured".
Nogueira Portuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician nogueira
meaning "walnut tree"
, from the Late Latin nucarius
, ultimately from Latin nux
From the name of a village near Genoa in northern Italy.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Coigligh
meaning "descendant of Coigleach"
, a given name meaning "untidy".
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuinn
meaning "descendant of Conn"
Rey 1 English, Spanish, French, Catalan
in Old French, Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin rex
), perhaps originally denoting someone who acted like a king.
Indicated a person who lived near rushes, the grasslike plant that grows in a marsh, from Old English rysc
From Japanese 佐 (sa)
meaning "help, aid" and 藤 (tō)
meaning "wisteria". The final character might indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan. This is the most common surname in Japan.
From Chinese 孙 (sūn)
meaning "grandchild, descendant"
. A famous bearer of the surname was Sun Tzu, the 6th-century BC author of The Art of War
Derived from Old French tailleur
, ultimately from Latin taliare
From Chinese 张 (zhāng)
meaning "stretch, extend"
. It may have denoted a bowmaker whose job it was to stretch bow wood.