Surnames Categorized "drummers"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include drummers.
usage
source
Adler German, Jewish
Means "eagle" in German.
Alexander English
Derived from the given name Alexander.
Ali Arabic
From the given name Ali 1.
Allen English, Scottish
Derived from the given name Alan.
Baker English
Occupational name meaning "baker", derived from Middle English bakere.
Barker English
From Middle English bark meaning "to tan". This was an occupational name for a leather tanner.
Barrett English
Probably derived from the Middle English word barat meaning "trouble, deception", originally given to a quarrelsome person.
Berry English
Derived from a place name, which was derived from Old English burh "fortification".
Blackman English
From a nickname, a variant of Black.
Blaine Scottish
From the given name Bláán.
Bonham English
English form of Bonhomme.
Burke English, Irish
Derived from Middle English burgh meaning "fortress, fortification, castle". It was brought to Ireland in the 12th century by the Norman invader William de Burgh.
Burns 1 English, Scottish
Derived from Old English burna "stream, spring". A famous bearer was the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Cameron Scottish
Means "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
Campbell Scottish
From a Gaelic nickname cam beul meaning "wry or crooked mouth". The surname was later represented in Latin documents as de bello campo meaning "of the fair field".
Carey Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of Ciardha".
Chambers English
From Old French chambre meaning "chamber, room", an occupational name for a person who worked in the inner rooms of a mansion.
Clarke English
Variant of Clark.
Cobb English
From a medieval English byname meaning "lump".
Collins 2 English
Means "son of Colin 2".
Cook English
Derived from Old English coc meaning "cook", ultimately from Latin coquus. It was an occupational name for a cook, a man who sold cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house.
Cooper English
Means "barrel maker", from Middle English couper.
Dawson English
Means "son of Daw".
Donati Italian
From the given name Donato.
Duffy 1 Irish
Derived from Irish Ó Dubhthaigh meaning "descendant of Dubthach". Their original homeland was Monaghan where the surname is still the most common; they are also from Donegal and Roscommon.
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.
Fishman English
Occupational name for a fisherman.
Fontana Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of Fontaine.
Foster 4 English
Nickname given to a person who was a foster child or foster parent.
Gordon Scottish
From the name of a place in Berwickshire, Scotland, derived from Brythonic words meaning "spacious fort".
Gottlieb German
Derived from the given name Gottlieb.
Hakim Arabic
Derived from the given name Hakim.
Hale English
Derived from Old English halh meaning "nook, recess, hollow".
Harrison English
Means "son of Harry".
Hart English
Means "male deer". It was originally acquired by a person who lived in a place frequented by harts, or bore some resemblance to a hart.
Hawkins English
From a diminutive of Hawk.
Hayes 1 English
From various English place names that were derived from Old English hæg meaning "enclosure, fence". A famous bearer was American President Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893).
Haynes English
Patronymic derived from the Norman name Hagano.
Hayward English
Occupational name for a person who protected an enclosed forest, from Old English hæg "enclosure, fence" and weard "guard".
Higgins Irish
From Irish Ó hUiginn meaning "descendant of Uiginn". Uiginn is a byname meaning "Viking".
Hudson English
Means "son of Hudde".
Jackson English
Means "son of Jack". Famous bearers of this name are the American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
James English
Derived from the given name James.
Jansen Dutch, Norwegian
Means "son of Jan 1". This is the second most common Dutch surname.
Jones English, Welsh
Derived from the given name Jon, a medieval variant of John.
Kay 1 English
Derived from the given name Kay 2.
Kendrick 1 English
From the Old English given names Cyneric or Cenric.
Kramer Low German, Jewish
Low German and Jewish form of Krämer.
Krupa Polish
Means "groats, grain" in Polish.
Lee 1 English
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a leah, Old English meaning "woodland, clearing".
Lewis 1 English
Derived from the given name Lewis. The author C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a bearer of this surname.
Lyne Scottish
Habitational name for someone who lived in places of this name in Scotland.
Martin English, French, German, Swedish
Derived from the given name Martin. This is the most common surname in France.
Mason English
Occupational name for a stoneworker or layer of bricks, from Old French masson, of Frankish origin (akin to Old English macian "to make").
McKinley Scottish
Anglicized form of MacFhionnlaigh. This name was borne by the American president William McKinley (1843-1901), who was assassinated.
Mitchell 1 English, Scottish
Derived from the given name Michael.
Moon 2 English
Originally indicated a person from the town of Moyon in Normandy.
Morello Italian
Derived from a diminutive of Mauro.
Morgan Welsh
Derived from the given name Morgan 1.
Morris English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Derived from the given name Maurice.
Mullen Irish
From the Irish Ó Maoláin meaning "descendant of Maolán". The given name Maolán meant "devotee, servant, tonsured one".
Myers English
Patronymic form of Myer or Mayer 3.
Nash English
Derived from the Middle English phrase atten ash "at the ash tree". A famous bearer was the mathematician John Nash (1928-2015).
Palmer English
Means "pilgrim", ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
Phillips English
Means "son of Philip".
Pope English
From a nickname that originally designated a person who played the part of the pope in a play or pageant. Otherwise the name could be used as a nickname for a man with a solemn, austere, or pious appearance. It is derived from Latin papa, ultimately from Greek πάππας (pappas) meaning "father".
Powell Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Hywel meaning "son of Hywel".
Roach English
From Middle English and Old French roche meaning "rock", from Late Latin rocca, a word that may be of Celtic origin. It indicated a person who lived near a prominent rock, or who came from a town by this name (such as Les Roches in Normandy).
Robinson English
Means "son of Robin".
Santana Spanish, Portuguese
From any of the numerous places named after Saint Anna. A famous bearer is the Mexican-American musician Carlos Santana (1947-).
Sauter German
Occupational name for a cobbler, from Latin sutor "sewer, cobbler".
Schneider German, Jewish
From German schneider or Yiddish shnayder, making it a cognate of Snyder.
Smith English
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).
Starr English
From Middle English sterre meaning "star". This was usually a nickname, but it could also occasionally be a sign name from the name of an inn called the Star.
Taylor English
Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
Thompson English
Means "son of Thomas".
Thornton English
From any of the various places in England by this name, meaning "thorn town" in Old English.
Tucker English
Occupational name for a fuller of cloth, derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment". A fuller was a person who cleaned and thickened raw cloth by pounding it.
Ward 1 English
Derived from Old English weard meaning "guard, guardian".
Watts English
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name Walter.
Webb English
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba, a derivative of wefan "to weave".
Weiss German, Yiddish
From Middle High German wiz or Yiddish װייַס (vais) meaning "white". This was originally a nickname for a person with white hair or skin.
West English, German
Denoted a person who lived to the west of something, or who came from the west.
White English
Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit "white".
Williams English
Means "son of William".
Wilson English
Means "son of Will". A famous bearer was the American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).
Young English
Derived from Old English geong meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.