Surnames Categorized "film directors"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include film directors.
usage
Anand Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
Anderson English
Means "son of Andrew".
Arnold English
Derived from the given name Arnold.
Boyle Irish
From Irish Ó Baoighill meaning "descendant of Baoigheall". The meaning of the given name Baoigheall is uncertain, but it is thought to be connected to Irish geall meaning "pledge".
Brooks English
Variant of Brook.
Burton English
From a common English place name, derived from Old English meaning "fortified town".
Cameron Scottish
Means "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
Carpenter English
From the occupation, derived from Middle English carpentier (ultimately from Latin carpentarius meaning "carriage maker").
Chan Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Chen.
Clark English
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.
Coppola Italian
From the name of a type of hat characteristic of Sicily and southern Italy. This surname indicated a person who wore or made these hats.
De Palma Italian
Means "from the palm tree" in Italian.
Duarte Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Duarte.
Ellis English, Welsh
Derived from the given name Elijah, or sometimes Elisedd.
Fleming English
Given to a person who was a Fleming, that is a person who was from Flanders in the Netherlands.
Fosse English, French
Derived from Old French fosse "ditch".
Gallo Italian, Spanish
Means "rooster", ultimately from Latin gallus. This was a nickname for a proud person.
Gordon Scottish
From the name of a place in Berwickshire, Scotland, derived from Brythonic words meaning "spacious fort".
Herzog German
From a German title meaning "duke", a nickname for a person who either acted like a duke or worked in a duke's household.
Hill English
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll.
Hooper English
Occupational name for someone who put the metal hoops around wooden barrels.
Jacobson English
Means "son of Jacob".
Kurosawa Japanese
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
Leigh English
Variant of Lee 1.
Lynch Irish
From Irish Ó Loingsigh meaning "descendant of Loingseach", a given name meaning "mariner".
Mann German, English
From a nickname meaning "man". This may have originally been given in order to distinguish the bearer from a younger person with the same name.
Meyers German, English
Patronymic form of Meyer 1, Mayer 3 or Myer.
Nolan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Nualláin meaning "descendant of Nuallán".
Oppenheimer German
Originally indicated a person from Oppenheim, Germany, perhaps meaning "marshy home".
Payne English
From a medieval given name or nickname derived from Latin paganus meaning "heathen, pagan" (from an earlier sense "rural, rustic"), which was given to children whose baptism had been postponed or adults who were not overly religious.
Quigley Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Coigligh meaning "descendant of Coigleach", a given name meaning "untidy".
Romero Spanish
Derived from Spanish romero meaning "pilgrim to Rome".
Scott English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
Tarantino Italian
Locational name that originally designated a person who came from Taranto, a city in southeastern Italy, which was originally called Τάρας (Taras) by Greek colonists. A famous bearer of this name is the American director Quentin Tarantino (1963-).
Thornton English
From any of the various places in England by this name, meaning "thorn town" in Old English.
Underwood English
Means "dweller at the edge of the woods", from Old English under and wudu.
Vaughn Welsh
Variant of Vaughan.
Verhoeven Dutch
Means "from the farm" in Dutch, derived from hoeve "farm", and so indicated a person who lived on a farm.
West English, German
Denoted a person who lived to the west of something, or who came from the west.
Wong 1 Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Wang 1.
Xie Chinese
From Chinese (xiè) referring to the minor state of Xie, which existed in what is now Hubei province.
Yates English
From Old English geat meaning "gate", a name for a gatekeeper or someone who lived near a gate.
Zhao Chinese
From Chinese (zhào), which refers to an ancient city-state in what is now Shanxi province. According to legend, King Mu rewarded his chariot driver Zaofu with the city, at which time Zaofu adopted this surname. The later historic state of Zhao, which existed from the 5th to 3rd centuries BC, was named after this city.... [more]
Zimmermann German, Jewish
From the German word for "carpenter", derived from Middle High German zimber "timber, wood" and mann "man".