Surnames Categorized "game show hosts"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include game show hosts.
usage
Anderson English
Means "son of Andrew".
Bach German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Middle High German bach meaning "stream". This name was borne by members of the Bach musical family, notably the composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).
Bailey English
From Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", which comes via Old French from Latin baiulus "porter".
Barker English
From Middle English bark meaning "to tan". This was an occupational name for a leather tanner.
Britton English
Originally given to a person who was a Briton (a Celt of England) or a Breton (an inhabitant of Brittany).
Carson Scottish
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the town of Courson in Normandy.
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.
Dawson English
Means "son of Daw".
Donaldson English
Means "son of Donald".
Dyer English
Occupational name meaning "cloth dyer", from Old English deah "dye".
Edwards English
Means "son of Edward".
Ferguson Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Fergus".
Gallagher Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Gallchobhair meaning "descendant of Gallchobhar".
Goranov Bulgarian
Means "son of Goran".
Hilton English
From various English place names derived from Old English hyll "hill" and tun "enclosure, town". Famous bearers of this name include the Hilton family of hotel heirs.
Inaba Japanese
From Japanese (ina) meaning "rice plant" and (ha) meaning "leaf".
Jennings English
From the given name Jenyn, a diminutive of Jen, itself a Middle English form of John.
Kelley Irish
Variant of Kelly 1.
Knight English
From Old English cniht meaning "knight", a tenant serving as a mounted soldier.
Knowles English
From Middle English knoll, Old English cnoll meaning "small hill, knoll". A famous bearer is American singer Beyoncé Knowles (1981-).
Lamb English
From the name of the animal, perhaps a nickname for a shy person.
Li 1 Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "plum, plum tree". This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Tang dynasty.
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.
McGuinness Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mag Aonghuis meaning "son of Aonghus".
McMahon Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Mathghamhna meaning "son of Mathgamain".
Newton English
From the name of one of many English towns meaning "new town". A famous bearer was the English physicist Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727).
Norton English
From the name of various towns in England meaning "north town" in Old English.
Ó Briain Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'Brien.
O'Brien Irish
From the Irish Ó Briain meaning "descendant of Brian".
O'Connor Irish
From Irish Ó Conchobhair meaning "descendant of Conchobar".
O'Keefe Irish
Variant of Keefe.
O'Leary Irish
From Irish Ó Laoghaire meaning "descendant of Laoghaire".
O'Malley Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Máille.
Owens Welsh
From the Welsh given name Owain.
Padilla Spanish
From various Spanish place names, derived from Spanish padilla, Latin patella meaning "shallow dish", used to indicate a depression in the landscape.
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.
Peck 1 English
Variant of Peak.
Perkins English
Means "son of Perkin", a medieval diminutive of Peter.
Perry 1 English
From Old English pirige meaning "pear tree", a derivative of peru meaning "pear", itself from Latin pirum. A famous bearer was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to the West.
Phillips English
Means "son of Philip".
Pickering English
From the name of a town in Yorkshire, derived from Old English Piceringas, the name of a tribe.
Price Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Rhys, which means "son of Rhys".
Pugliese Italian
From an adjectival derivative of Puglia, from Latin Apulia, a region of southeast Italy containing the boot heel and some of the coastline of the Adriatic Sea. It is a regional name for someone from that region.
Purcell English
From Old French pourcel "piglet", from Latin porcellus, a derivative of porcus "pig". This was a nickname or an occupational name for a swineherd.
Quinn Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of Conn".
Rafferty Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Rabhartaigh meaning "descendant of Rabhartach". The given name Rabhartach means "flood tide".
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.
Reeves English
Variant of Reeve.
Rhodes English
Topographic name derived from Old English rod meaning "cleared land", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
Ribeiro Portuguese
Means "little river, stream" in Portuguese, ultimately from Latin riparius meaning "riverbank".
Sanders English
Patronymic of the given name Sander, a medieval form of Alexander.
Santos Portuguese, Spanish
Means "saint" in Portuguese and Spanish, ultimately from Latin sanctus. This was a nickname for a pious person.
Schofield English
From various northern English place names, which were derived from Old Norse skáli "hut" and Old English feld "field".
Scott English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
Shaw 1 English
Originally given to a person who lived near a prominent thicket, from Old English sceaga meaning "thicket, copse".
Shepherd English
Occupational name meaning "shepherd, sheep herder", from Old English sceaphyrde.
Skinner English
Occupational name for a person who skinned animals, from Old Norse skinn.
St John English
From a place named for Saint John.
Sweeney Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Suibhne.
Symons English
Derived from the given name Simon 1.
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.
Turnbull English, Scottish
Nickname for someone thought to be strong enough to turn around a bull.
Tyler English
Occupational name for a tiler of roofs, derived from Old English tigele "tile". A famous bearer of this name was American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
Underwood English
Means "dweller at the edge of the woods", from Old English under and wudu.
Vieira Portuguese
Denoted a person who came from a Portuguese town by this name, derived from vieria meaning "scallop". The scallop was a symbol of Saint James, and was traditionally worn by pilgrims to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.
Vincent 1 English, French
From the given name Vincent.
Wade 1 English
Derived from the Old English place name wæd meaning "a ford".
Wallace Scottish, English, Irish
Means "foreigner, stranger, Celt" from Norman French waleis (of Germanic origin). It was often used to denote native Welsh and Bretons. A famous bearer was the 13th-century Sir William Wallace of Scotland.
Walsh English, Irish
From Old English wælisc meaning "foreigner, stranger, Celt".
Ward 1 English
Derived from Old English weard meaning "guard, guardian".
White English
Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit "white".
Willis English
Derived from the given name William. A famous bearer of this surname is actor Bruce Willis (1955-).
Willoughby English
From the name of various English towns, derived from Old English welig "willow" and Old Norse býr "farm, settlement".
Wilson English
Means "son of Will". A famous bearer was the American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).
Winton English
Derived from the name of several English villages. Their names derive from Old English meaning "enclosure belonging to Wine".
Wood English, Scottish
Originally denoted one who lived in or worked in a forest, derived from Old English wudu "wood".
Yates English
From Old English geat meaning "gate", a name for a gatekeeper or someone who lived near a gate.
York English
From the name of the English city of York, which was originally called Eburacon (Latinized as Eboracum), meaning "yew" in Brythonic. In the Anglo-Saxon period it was corrupted to Eoforwic, based on Old English eofor "boar" and wic "village". This was rendered as Jórvík by the Vikings and eventually reduced to York.
Young English
Derived from Old English geong meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.