Surnames Categorized "defence"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include defence.
usage
Amantea Italian
From the name of a town in Calabria, Italy. It is possibly derived from Arabic (dating from the Arab raids of the 9th century) meaning "the fortress".
Berry English
Derived from a place name, which was derived from Old English burh "fortification".
Dufort French
Means "from the fort", from French fort "stronghold".
Dunbar Scottish
From the name of a town in East Lothian, Scotland, derived from Gaelic dùn meaning "fort" and barr meaning "summit", so called from its situation on a rock that projects into the sea.
Fitzwilliam Irish
Means "son of William" in Anglo-Norman French.
Fortier French
Derived from Old French fort "stronghold", indicating a person who lived near or worked at such a place.
Gilliam English
Variant of William. A famous bearer of the name is cartoonist and filmmaker Terry Gilliam (1940-).
Guillaume French
From the given name Guillaume.
Guillot French
From a diminutive of the given name Guillaume.
Gupta Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu
Means "protected" in Sanskrit.
Hayward English
Occupational name for a person who protected an enclosed forest, from Old English hæg "enclosure, fence" and weard "guard".
Hoggard English
Occupational name meaning "pig herder", from Old English hogg "hog" and hierde "herdsman, guardian".
Howard 2 English
Occupational name meaning "ewe herder", from Old English eowu "ewe" and hierde "herdsman, guardian".
Lagorio Italian
From a nickname derived from Ligurian lagö, referring to a type of lizard, the European green lizard. This little reptile is respected because it supposedly protects against vipers.
Laguardia Italian
Occupational name meaning "sentry, sentinel" in Italian, also a locative name referring to a person who lived near a watchtower. Fiorello Laguardia (1882-1947) was the first mayor of New York of Italian origin.
Lécuyer French
From French écuyer meaning "squire, shield-bearer".
Lemmi Italian
From a short form of the given name Guglielmo. It is typical of Tuscany.
Mac Uileagóid Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McElligott.
MacWilliam Scottish
Means "son of William" in Gaelic.
Marquardt German
From Old High German marka "border, boundary" and wart "protector". This was an occupational name for a border guard.
McElligott Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic name Mac Uileagóid meaning "son of Uileagóid", a diminutive of Uilleag.
McWilliam Scottish
Means "son of William" in Gaelic.
Millward English
Means "guardian of the mill" in Old English.
Ó hÉidín Irish
Means "descendant of Éidín" in Irish. The given name Éidín is a diminutive of éideadh meaning "clothes, armour".
Palladino Italian
From Italian paladino meaning "knight, defender", from Late Latin palatinus meaning "palace officer".
Rattray Scottish
From a Scottish place name meaning "fortress town", from Gaelic ráth meaning "fortress" and a Pictish word meaning "town".
Rothschild Jewish
From Middle High German rot "red" and schilt "shield", or Yiddish רויט (roit) and שילד (shild). The famous Rothschild family of bankers took their name from a house with a red shield on it.
Schermer Dutch, Low German
Dutch and Low German form of Schirmer.
Schirmer German
Means "fencer, fencing master", from Old High German skirmen meaning "to defend".
Schüttmann German
Means "watchman, guard" from Middle High German schützen "to protect".
Seward 2 English
Means "swineherd" from Old English su "sow, female pig" and hierde "herdsman, guardian".
Sharma Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "joy, shelter, comfort" in Sanskrit.
Wash English
Derived from the Norman name Wazo.
Wilcox English
From a diminutive of the given name William.
Wilkerson English
Means "son of Wilkin".
Wilkie English
Double diminutive of the given name William.
Wilkins English
Means "son of Wilkin".
Wilkinson English
Means "son of Wilkin".
Willems Dutch
Derived from the given name Willem.
Willemse Dutch
Derived from the given name Willem.
Willemsen Dutch
Means "son of Willem".
William English
Derived from the given name William.
Williams English
Means "son of William".
Williamson English
Means "son of William".
Willis English
Derived from the given name William. A famous bearer of this surname is actor Bruce Willis (1955-).
Wilms Dutch
Derived from the given name Willem.
Wilson English
Means "son of Will". A famous bearer was the American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).
Zingel Jewish
From Middle High German zingel "defensive wall". This name was originally applied to a person who lived near the outermost wall of a castle.