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".
Derived from a place name, which was derived from Old English burh "fortification"
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.
Derived from Old French fort "stronghold"
, indicating a person who lived near or worked at such a place.
Occupational name for a person who protected an enclosed forest, from Old English hæg
"enclosure, fence" and weard
Occupational name meaning "pig herder"
, from Old English hogg
"hog" and hierde
HOWARD (2) English
Occupational name meaning "ewe herder"
, from Old English eowu
"ewe" and hierde
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.
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.
From French écuyer
meaning "squire, shield-bearer"
From Old High German marka
"border, boundary" and wart
"protector". This was an occupational name for a border guard.
Ó HÉIDÍN Irish
Means "descendant of Éidín"
in Irish. The given name Éidín
is a diminutive of éideadh
meaning "clothes, armour".
From Italian paladino
meaning "knight, defender"
, from Late Latin palatinus
meaning "palace officer".
From a Scottish place name meaning "fortress town", from Gaelic ráth
meaning "fortress" and a Pictish word meaning "town".
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.
Means "fencer, fencing master"
, from Old High German skirmen
meaning "to defend".
Means "watchman, guard"
from Middle High German schützen
SEWARD (2) English
from Old English su
"sow, female pig" and hierde
SHARMA Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "joy, shelter, comfort"
From Middle High German zingel "defensive wall"
. This name was originally applied to a person who lived near the outermost wall of a castle.