Surnames Categorized "gospel musicians"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include gospel musicians.
Adams English, Jewish
Derived from the given name Adam.
Armstrong English
Means "strong arm" from Middle English. Tradition holds that the family is descended from Siward, an 11th-century Earl of Northumbria. Famous bearers of this name include the Americans Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), a jazz musician, and Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), an astronaut who was the first person to walk on the moon.
Bailey English
From Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", which comes via Old French from Latin baiulus "porter".
Baker English
Occupational name meaning "baker", derived from Middle English bakere.
Boyer Occitan
Occitan cognate of Bouvier.
Bradford English
Derived from the name of the city of Bradford in West Yorkshire, which meant "broad ford" in Old English. This is also the name of other smaller towns in England.
Brown English
Originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin. A notable bearer is Charlie Brown from the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz.
Burrell English
English form of Bureau.
Campbell Scottish
From a Gaelic nickname cam beul meaning "wry or crooked mouth". The surname was later represented in Latin documents as de bello campo meaning "of the fair field".
Carr Scottish
Variant of Kerr.
Carroll Irish
From the given name Cearbhall. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Carter English
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier. A famous bearer is the former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
Cleveland English
Derived from a place name meaning "cliff land" in Old English.
Cline German, Jewish
Anglicized spelling of Klein.
Cooke English
Variant of Cook.
Crawford English
From a place name derived from Old English crawa "crow" and ford "river crossing".
Crouch English
Variant of Cross.
Davis English, Scottish
Means "son of David". This was the surname of the revolutionary jazz trumpet player Miles Davis (1926-1991).
Dorsey English
Means "from Orsay", referring to the town of Orsay near Paris, its name deriving from the Latin personal name Orcius.
English English
Denoted a person who was of English heritage. It was used to distinguish people who lived in border areas (for example, near Wales or Scotland). It was also used to distinguish an Anglo-Saxon from a Norman.
Franklin English
Derived from Middle English frankelin meaning "freeman". It denoted a landowner of free but not noble birth, from Old French franc meaning "free".
George English
Derived from the given name George.
Gill English
Originally indicated someone who lived near a ravine, from Middle English gil (of Old Norse origin).
Greene English
Variant of Green.
Griffin 1 Welsh
Derived from the given name Gruffudd.
Hammond English
From the Norman given name Hamo or the Old Norse given name Hámundr.
Harris English
Means "son of Harry".
Hawkins English
From a diminutive of Hawk.
Hawthorne English
Denoted a person who lived near a hawthorn bush, a word derived from Old English hagaþorn, from haga meaning "haw berry" and þorn meaning "thorn bush". A famous bearer was the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of The Scarlet Letter.
Horne English
Variant of Horn.
Houston Scottish
From a place name meaning "Hugh's town". The original Houston is in Scotland near Glasgow.
Jackson English
Means "son of Jack". Famous bearers of this name are the American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
Jacobs English, Dutch
Derived from the given name Jacob.
Jenkins English
From the given name Jenkin, a diminutive of Jen, itself a Middle English form of John.
Johnson English
Means "son of John". Famous bearers include American presidents Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
Jones English, Welsh
Derived from the given name Jon, a medieval variant of John.
Knight English
From Old English cniht meaning "knight", a tenant serving as a mounted soldier.
Labelle French
Means "fair, beautiful" in French.
Leonard English
Derived from the given name Leonard.
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.
Martin English, French, German, Swedish
Derived from the given name Martin. This is the most common surname in France.
McReynolds Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Reynold" in Gaelic.
Norwood English
Originally taken from a place name meaning "north wood" in Old English.
Parks English
Patronymic form of Park 3.
Paxton English
From an English place name meaning "Pœcc's town". Pœcc is an Old English name of unknown meaning.
Phillips English
Means "son of Philip".
Pugh Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Hugh meaning "son of Hugh".
Robinson English
Means "son of Robin".
Scott English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
Vega Spanish
From Spanish vega meaning "meadow, plain", of Basque origin.
Walker English
Occupational name for a person who walked on damp raw cloth in order to thicken it. It is derived from Middle English walkere, Old English wealcan meaning "to move".
Ward 1 English
Derived from Old English weard meaning "guard, guardian".
Warren 1 English
Denoted a person who lived near a warren, from Norman French warrene meaning "animal enclosure" (of Germanic origin).
Warwick English
From the name of an English town, itself derived from Old English wer "weir, dam" and wic "village, town".
Williams English
Means "son of William".