Surnames Categorized "earth"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include earth.
Aarden Dutch
From Dutch aarden meaning "clay, stone, earth". It probably denoted a person who worked with those materials.
Allaway Scottish
From a Scottish place name, itself derived from alla "wild" and mhagh "field".
Arena Italian
Italian cognate of Arenas.
Arenas Spanish
From various Spanish place names, which are derived from Spanish arena meaning "sand".
Asturias Spanish
From the name of a region in Spain, formerly a medieval kingdom. It is possibly derived from Basque asta "rock" and ur "water".
Barros Portuguese, Spanish
From the Portuguese and Spanish word barro meaning "clay, mud". This could either be an occupational name for a person who worked with clay or mud such as a builder or artisan, or a topographic name for someone living near clay or mud.
Beaumont French, English
From French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and mont "mountain".
Belmont French, English
French and English form of Belmonte.
Belmonte Spanish, Italian
From various place names in Italy and Spain meaning "beautiful mountain".
Bergfalk Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg meaning "mountain" and falk (Old Norse falki) meaning "falcon".
Berggren Swedish
From Swedish berg meaning "mountain" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Bergström Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg meaning "mountain" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Brownlow English
From Old English brun meaning "brown" and hlaw meaning "mound, small hill". The name was probably given to a family living on a small hill covered with bracken.
Clay English
Means simply "clay", originally referring to a person who lived near or worked with of clay.
Clayton English
From the name of various places meaning "clay settlement" in Old English.
Cowden English
From various English place names, which meaning either "coal valley", "coal hill" or "cow pasture" in Old English.
Craig Scottish
Derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag, rocks, outcrop", originally belonging to a person who lived near a crag.
Denman English
From Middle English dene "valley" combined with man.
Desroches French
Means "from the rocks", from French roche "rock".
Dumont French
Means "from the mountain", from French mont "mountain".
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.
Eckstein German
From Old High German ecka meaning "edge, corner" and stein meaning "stone".
Engberg Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish äng (Old Norse eng) meaning "meadow" and berg meaning "mountain".
Forsberg Swedish
Derived from Swedish fors meaning "waterfall" and berg meaning "mountain".
Frankenstein German, Literature
From any of the various minor places by this name in Germany, meaning "stone of the Franks" in German. It was used by the author Mary Shelley in her novel Frankenstein (1818) for the character of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates a monster and brings it to life. The monster, nameless in the novel, is sometimes informally or erroneously called Frankenstein in modern speech.
Freitas Portuguese
Means "broken" in Portuguese, a name for one who lived on broken, stony ground.
Harel Jewish
Ornamental name adopted from a biblical place name meaning "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew.
Horton English
From the names of various places in England, which are derived from Old English horh "dirt, mud" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Kamiński Polish
From Polish kamień meaning "stone", a name for a stonecutter or for one who lived at a place with this name.
Loyola Spanish, Basque
From the name of a place name near the town of Azpeitia in the Basque Country of Spain, derived from Basque loi meaning "mud". This was the birthplace of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of Jesuits.
Lyndon English
Originally from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English.
MacCarrick Irish
Means "son of Cúcharraige" in Irish. The given name Cúcharraige is composed of "hound" and carraig "rock".
Mägi Estonian
Means "hill, mountain" in Estonian.
Marmo Italian
Means "marble" in Italian, possibly indicating a person who lived near a quarry or one who worked with marble.
Monte Italian
Variant of Monti.
Montero Spanish
Derived from Spanish monte "mountain".
Monti Italian
Means "mountain, hill" in Italian.
Orenstein Jewish
Means "horn stone" in German.
Patel Indian, Gujarati
Means "landowner" in Gujarati.
Peak English
Originally indicated a dweller by a pointed hill, from Old English peac "peak". It could also denote a person from the Peak District in Derbyshire, England.
Plamondon French
Derived from French plat "flat" and mont "mountain", referring to someone who lived near a flat-topped mountain.
Pollock Scottish
From the name of a place in Renfrewshire, Scotland, derived from a diminutive of Gaelic poll meaning "pool, pond, bog". A famous bearer was the American artist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956).
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).
Rocca Italian
Italian cognate of Roach.
Rocha Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician cognate of Roach.
Roche French
French cognate of Roach.
Sandberg Swedish, Norwegian, Jewish
From Swedish and Norwegian sand (Old Norse sandr) meaning "sand" and berg meaning "mountain" (or in the case of the Jewish surname, from the Yiddish or German cognates).
Sander German, Danish
Derived from the given name Alexander.
Sandoval Spanish
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus "forest, glade" and novalis "unploughed land".
Sands English
From Old English, indicated the original nearer lived on sandy ground.
Sárközi Hungarian
Originally indicated someone from Sárköz, a region in Hungary, derived from sár "mud" and köz "margin, lane".
Shafir Jewish
Ornamental name meaning "sapphire" in Yiddish.
Söderberg Swedish
From Swedish söder (Old Norse suðr) meaning "south" and berg meaning "mountain".
Sousa Portuguese
Originally indicated someone who lived near the River Sousa in Portugal, possibly derived from Latin salsus "salty" or saxa "rocks".
Stone English
Name for a person who lived near a prominent stone or worked with stone, derived from Old English stan.
Sutherland Scottish
Regional name for a person who came from the former county by this name in Scotland. It is derived from Old Norse suðr "south" and land "land", because it was south of the Norse colony of Orkney.
Tapia Spanish
Means "mud wall" in Spanish.
Van den Berg Dutch
Means "from the mountain", derived from Dutch berg meaning "mountain".
Winston English
Derived from the given name Wynnstan.
Winterbottom English
From Old English winter meaning "winter" and botm meaning "ground, soil, bottom". This name probably referred to a winter pasture at the bottom of a lowland valley.
Witherspoon English
Originally given to a person who dwelt near a sheep enclosure, from Middle English wether "sheep" and spong "strip of land".