Occupational name meaning "baker", derived from Middle English bakere
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.
Denoted a person from any of the various places named Eccleston in England, derived from Latin ecclesia
"church" (via Briton) and Old English tun
"enclosure, yard, town".
Name given to someone who lived by a ford, possibly the official who maintained it.
Derived from Middle English frankelin
meaning "freeman". It denoted a landowner of free but not noble birth, from Old French franc
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hEidhin
meaning "descendant of Eidhin", a given name or byname of unknown origin.
LANE (1) English
Originally designated one who lived by a lane, a narrow way between fences or hedges, later used of any narrow pathway, including one between houses in a town.
LANE (2) French
Derived from a French word meaning "wool", designating one who worked in the wool trade.
LANE (3) Irish
From Irish Ó Luain
meaning "descendant of Luan", a given name meaning "warrior".
Originally given to a person who played on a pipe (a flute).
From a Norman French nickname which meant "little red one", perhaps originally describing a person with red hair.
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).
Means "south town". Several towns in England bear this name.
WARD (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac an Bhaird
which means "son of the bard".