Surnames Categorized "English verbs"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include English verbs.
Battle English
From a nickname for a combative person. In some cases it may come from the name of English places called Battle, so named because they were sites of battles.
Burns 1 English, Scottish
Derived from Old English burna "stream, spring". A famous bearer was the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Chase English
Occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English chase "hunt".
Close English
From Middle English clos meaning "enclosure", a topographic name for someone who lived near a courtyard or farmyard.
Combs English
Variant of Coombs.
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.
Cross English
Locative name meaning "cross", ultimately from Latin crux. It denoted one who lived near a cross symbol or near a crossroads.
Crouch English
Variant of Cross.
Dodge English
From Dogge, a medieval diminutive of Roger.
Dries Dutch
From the given name Dries.
Fear English
Derived from Middle English feare meaning "friend, comrade".
Fry English
From Old English frig (a variant of freo) meaning "free".
Grant English, Scottish
Derived from Norman French meaning "grand, tall, large, great".
Hawking English
From a diminutive of Hawk. A famous bearer was the British physicist Stephen Hawking (1942-2018).
Huff English
Means "spur of a hill", from Old English hoh.
Hunt English
Variant of Hunter.
Keen English
From Old English cene meaning "bold, brave".
Kiss Hungarian
Nickname meaning "small" in Hungarian.
Leach English
Originally indicated a person who was a physician, from the medieval practice of using leeches to bleed people of ills.
Little English
Meaning simply "little", it was originally a nickname given to a short person.
Love English
From the Old English given name Lufu meaning "love".
Pander Dutch
Variant of Penders.
Parent English, French
Derived from Old French parent meaning either "notable" (from Latin pārēre meaning "to be apparent") or "parent" (from Latin parere meaning "to produce, to give birth").
Read 1 English
Means "red" from Middle English read, probably denoting a person with red hair or complexion.
Spear English
From Old English spere "spear", an occupational name for a hunter or a maker of spears, or a nickname for a thin person.
Wade 2 English
From the Old English given name Wada, a derivative of the word wadan "to go".