PONDEnglish Originally referred to one who lived near a pond.
SHAW (1)English Originally given to a person who lived near a prominent thicket, from Old English sceaga meaning "thicket, copse".
SONGChinese, Korean From Chinese 宋 (sòng) referring to the Song dynasty, which ruled China from 960 to 1279.
STEWARTScottish Occupational name for an administrative official of an estate or steward, from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard". The Stewart family (sometimes spelled Stuart) held the Scottish crown for several centuries. One of the most famous members of the Stewart family was Mary, Queen of Scots.
SULLIVANIrish Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Súileabháin meaning "descendant of Súileabhán". The name Súileabhán means "little dark eye".
TAYLOREnglish Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
TYLEREnglish Occupational name for a tiler of roofs, derived from Old English tigele "tile". A famous bearer of this name was American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
WRIGHT (1)English From Old English wyrhta meaning "wright, maker", an occupational name for someone who was a craftsman. Famous bearers were Orville and Wilbur Wright, the inventors of the first successful airplane.
YATESEnglish From Old English geat meaning "gate", a name for a gatekeeper or someone who lived near a gate.