Surnames Categorized "food"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include food.
usage
Appleby English
From the name of various English towns, derived from Old English æppel "apple" and Old Norse býr "farm, settlement".
Appleton English
From the name of several English towns, meaning "orchard" in Old English (a compound of æppel "apple" and tun "enclosure, yard").
Backus English
Means "bakery", an occupational name for a baker, from Old English bæchus literally "bake house".
Badem Turkish
Derived from a Turkish word meaning "almond".
Bakalov Bulgarian
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian bakalin meaning "grocer".
Baker English
Occupational name meaning "baker", derived from Middle English bakere.
Bakhuizen Dutch
Means "bakery" from Dutch bak "bake" and huis "house", an occupational name for a baker.
Bancroft English
From any of the various places of this name, derived from Old English bean meaning "bean" and croft meaning "small enclosed field".
Barnes English
Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn is derived from Old English bere "barley" and ærn "dwelling".
Bean English
English cognate of Bohn.
Becker German
Derived from Middle High German becker meaning "baker".
Bobal Czech
Derived from Czech bob meaning "bean".
Boerefijn Dutch
Possibly an adaptation of French beurre fin meaning "good butter".
Bohn German
Occupational name for a bean grower, derived from Middle High German bone "bean".
Bolkvadze Georgian
From Georgian ბოლქვი (bolkvi) meaning "tuber, bulb".
Bologna Italian
From the name of the city of Bologna in northern Italy. It may derive from a Celtic word meaning "settlement".
Boucher French
Means "butcher" in French.
Breiner German, Swedish
Occupational name derived from Middle High German brie "porridge".
Brodbeck German
Means "bread baker" from Middle High German brot "bread" and becke "baker".
Butcher English
Occupational name for a butcher, derived from Old French bouchier.
Chlebek Polish
From Polish chleb "bread", used to denote a baker.
Chow Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese (see Zhou).
Coke English
Variant of Cook.
Cola Italian
From the given name Nicola 1.
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.
Cracchiolo Italian
Derived from Italian cracchiola, referring to a chicory-like vegetable.
Crisp English
English cognate of Crespo.
Cucinotta Italian
Derived from a diminutive of Italian cucina meaning "kitchen".
Curry Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Comhraidhe or Ó Corra.
Dufour French
Occupational name for a baker, from French four "oven".
Ekmekçi Turkish
Means "baker" in Turkish.
Farina Italian
Occupational name for a miller, derived from Italian farina "flour".
Fava Italian
From Italian fava referring to a type of broad bean.
Fiscella Italian
Derived from Italian fiscella, which was a basket used to conserve cheese. The name was probably used to denote a person who made cheese.
Fisker Danish
Means "fisherman" in Danish.
Fleischer German
Occupational name meaning "butcher" in German.
Flower English
From Middle English flour meaning "flower, blossom", derived from Old French flur, Latin flos. This was a nickname given to a sweet person. In other cases it could be a metonymic occupational name for a maker of flour (a word derived from the same source).
Fournier French
Occupational name for a baker, from French fourneau meaning "oven".
Furnadjiev Bulgarian
Occupational name for a baker, derived from Bulgarian фурна (furna) meaning "oven".
Gardener English
Occupational surname for one who was a gardener, from Old French jardin meaning "garden" (of Frankish origin).
Garner 1 English
From Old French gernier meaning "granary", a derivative of Latin granum meaning "grain". This name could refer to a person who worked at a granary or lived near one.
Gatsby English (Rare), Literature
Rare variant of Gadsby. This name was used by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald for the central character in his novel The Great Gatsby (1925). In the book, James Gatz renames himself as Jay Gatsby at age 17 because he believes it sounds more sophisticated.
Gerber German
Means "tanner, leather dresser" in German, derived from Old High German garawen meaning "to prepare".
Gerst German
Occupational name for a barley farmer, derived from Old High German gersta "barley".
Ghasabyan Armenian
From Armenian ղասաբ (ghasab) meaning "butcher", of Arabic origin.
Gomółka Polish
Derived from Polish gomółka, a type of round cheese, ultimately from an old Polish word meaning "round".
Haber German, Jewish
Occupational name for one who grew or sold oats, derived from Old High German habaro "oat". As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
Haberkorn German
Occupational name for a dealer in oats, derived from Old High German habaro "oat" and korn "kernel, grain".
Heinz German
Derived from a diminutive of Heinrich.
Honeycutt English
Derived from the name of the English town of Hunnacott, derived from Old English hunig "honey" or the given name Huna combined with cot "cottage".
Hruška Czech
Means "pear" in Czech, most likely used to denote a person who grew or sold pears.
Jabłoński Polish
Originally denoted someone who lived by an apple tree, from Polish jabłoń meaning "apple tree".
Jagoda Polish
Means "berry" in Polish.
Jiang 2 Chinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "ginger".
Kalbfleisch German
Occupational name for a butcher who dealt in veal, from German kalb meaning "calf" and fleisch meaning "meat".
Kasabian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ղասաբյան (see Ghasabyan).
Keller German
Means "cellar" in German, an occupational name for one in charge of the food and drink.
Kersey English
From an English place name meaning derived from Old English cærse "watercress" and ieg "island".
Kitchen English
Occupational name for a person who worked in a kitchen (of a monastery for example), derived from Old English cycene, ultimately from Latin coquina.
Knochenmus German
From German Knochen "bone" and Mus "sauce". It probably referred to someone who worked in the butcher trade.
Köhl German
Variant of Kohl.
Kohl German
Derived from Middle High German kol "cabbage".
Krupa Polish
Means "groats, grain" in Polish.
Krupin Russian
Derived from Russian крупа (krupa) meaning "grain".
Küchler German
Occupational surname for a baker who made small cakes or cookies, derived from Middle High German kuoche "cake, pastry".
Laganà Italian
Occupational name for a greengrocer, meaning "vegetables" in southern Italian dialects, ultimately from Greek λάχανον (lachanon).
Linden German, Dutch
Indicated a person who lived near a linden tree, derived from Old High German linta or Old Dutch linda.
Linton English
Originally from place names meaning either "flax town" or "linden tree town" in Old English.
Lyndon English
Originally from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English.
Mai Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Mei, from Sino-Vietnamese (mai).
Malinowski Polish
From Polish malina meaning "raspberry", originally indicating a person who lived near a raspberry patch.
Mandel German, Yiddish
Means "almond" in German, an occupational name for a grower or seller, or a topographic name for a person who lived near an almond tree. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
Mandelbaum Jewish
Means "almond tree" in German.
Máselník Czech
Referred to one who churned or sold butter or buttermilk, derived from Czech máslo "butter".
Mei Chinese
From Chinese (méi) meaning "plum, apricot".
Metzger German
Means "butcher" in German.
Miazga Polish
Derived from Polish miazga "pulp, crush".
Mora Spanish
Derived from Spanish mora meaning "mulberry", of Latin origin.
Murgia Sardinian
Means "brine" in Sardinian, perhaps a nickname for someone who pickled foods.
Mutton English
Referred to a shepherd or else someone who in some way resembled a sheep, derived from Norman French mouton "sheep".
Necchi Italian
Possibly from Italian neccio, a type of flat bread.
Nervetti Italian
Possibly a nickname for an innkeeper, from archaic Milanese nervètt, a local meal prepared from a calf.
Nussbaum German, Jewish
Means "nut tree", derived from the German Nuss "nut" and Baum "tree".
Oleastro Spanish
Means "wild olive" in Spanish, originally indicating one who lived near such a tree.
Oliynyk Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian олія (oliya) meaning "oil, fat".
Pan 1 Provençal
Means "baker", from Latin panis meaning "bread".
Papp 2 German
Nickname perhaps related to Late Latin pappare meaning "to eat".
Pasternak Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Means "parsnip" in various Slavic languages, ultimately from Latin pastinaca. A famous bearer was Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), author of Doctor Zhivago.
Pék Hungarian
Means "baker" in Hungarian.
Peynirci Turkish
From Turkish peynir meaning "cheese".
Pickle English
Derived from Middle English pighel meaning "small field".
Pilgrim English
Nickname for a person who was a pilgrim, ultimately from Latin peregrinus.
Pittaluga Italian
Originally a nickname for somebody who steals grapes from vineyards. In the Genoese dialect pittà means "to pick" and uga means "grapes" (uva in Italian).
Porras Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club" in Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin porrum meaning "leek".
Pottinger English
Occupational name, either for an apothecary, from Old French potecaire, or a seller of stew, from Old French potagier.
Poulin French
Derived from Old French poule meaning "chicken". It was most likely used to denote a person who raised or sold poultry.
Ramsey English, Scottish
Means "garlic island", derived from Old English hramsa "garlic" and eg "island". The surname was brought to Scotland by the Norman baron Simundus de Ramsay.
Rettig German
Derived from Middle High German retich, Middle Low German redik meaning "radish", an occupational name for a grower or seller of radishes.
Řezník Czech, Slovak
Means "butcher" in Czech and Slovak.
Rice Welsh
Derived from the given name Rhys.
Rossini Italian
Diminutive form of Rossi. A famous bearer was the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868).
Salinas Spanish
Occupational name for a salt worker or someone who lived bear a salt works, from Spanish salina "salt works, salt mine", ultimately from Latin sal "salt".
Salucci Italian
From Italian sale meaning "salt".
Schlender German
From Middle High German slinderen "to dawdle" or Middle Low German slinden "to swallow, to eat".
Senft 1 German
Occupational name for a mustard seller, from German Senf "mustard".
Sparacello Italian
From Sicilian sparaciu meaning "asparagus", an occupational name for an asparagus seller or grower.
Spencer English
Occupational name for a person who dispensed provisions to those who worked at a manor, derived from Middle English spense "larder, pantry".
Speziale Italian
Means "grocer" in Italian, derived from Latin speciarius "spice seller".
Sweet English
From a nickname meaning "sweet, pleasant", from Old English swete.
Tachibana Japanese
From Japanese (tachibana) meaning "orange, tangerine".
Wiśniewski Polish
From the name of various Polish towns named Wiśniewo, derived from Polish wiśnia meaning "sour cherry".
Ziemniak Polish
Means "potato" in Polish.
Žitnik Slovene, Czech
From the Slavic root žito meaning "rye". This was an occupational name for a dealer in rye or a baker.