Surnames Categorized "guitarists"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include guitarists.
Abbott English
English cognate of Abate.
Adler German, Jewish
Means "eagle" in German.
Andersson Swedish
Means "son of Anders". This is the most common surname in Sweden.
Andreu Catalan
From the given name Andreu.
Atkins English
Means "son of Atkin", a medieval diminutive of Adam.
Barrett English
Probably derived from the Middle English word barat meaning "trouble, deception", originally given to a quarrelsome person.
Báthory Hungarian
Originally indicated a person from Bátor, a village in Hungary, which might be of Turkic origin meaning "hero". This was the surname of a Hungarian noble family who historically controlled the town. One of the family members, Stephen Báthory, became the king of Poland in the 16th century.
Beaulieu French
From various French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and lieu "place".
Beck 1 English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Cognate of Bach, from Middle English bekke (from Old Norse), Low German beke or Old Norse bekkr all meaning "stream".
Bowman English
Occupational name for an archer, derived from Middle English bowe, Old English boga meaning "bow".
Boyd Scottish
From the name of the Scottish island of Bute (Bód in Gaelic), which is of unknown meaning.
Bruce Scottish
Possibly from the name of the town of Brix in Normandy, which is of unknown meaning. It was brought to Scotland in the 12th century by the Anglo-Norman baron Robert de Brus. It was later borne by his descendant Robert the Bruce, a hero of the 14th century who achieved independence from England and became the king of Scotland.
Buckley 1 English
From an English place name derived from bucc "buck, male deer" and leah "woodland, clearing".
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".
Cantrell English
Originally a name for someone from Cantrell in Devon, from an unknown first element and Old English hyll meaning "hill".
Carlson Swedish
Means "son of Carl".
Carpenter English
From the occupation, derived from Middle English carpentier (ultimately from Latin carpentarius meaning "carriage maker").
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-).
Cash English
Variant of Case.
Chastain French
From Old French castan "chestnut tree" (Latin castanea), a name for someone who lived near a particular chestnut tree, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-coloured hair.
Church English
From the English word, derived from Old English cirice, ultimately from Greek κυριακόν (kyriakon) meaning "(house) of the lord". It probably referred to a person who lived close to a church.
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.
Clarke English
Variant of Clark.
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.
Cooper English
Means "barrel maker", from Middle English couper.
Couch Cornish
From Cornish cough "red", indicating the original bearer had red hair.
Dean 1 English
Derived from Middle English dene meaning "valley".
DeGarmo French (Anglicized)
Americanized form of French de Garmeaux, which may derive from a place called Garmeaux in Normandy.
De Vries Dutch
Means "the Frisian" in Dutch, referring to a person from Friesland.
Drake English
Derived from the Old Norse byname Draki or the Old English byname Draca both meaning "dragon", both via Latin from Greek δράκων (drakon) meaning "dragon, serpent".
Dreyer German
Variant of Dreher.
Dunn English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old English dunn "dark" or Gaelic donn "brown", referring to hair colour or complexion.
Easton English
From the name of various places meaning "east town" in Old English.
Emmett English
Derived from a diminutive of the feminine given name Emma.
Faulkner English, Scottish
Occupational name meaning "keeper of falcons", from Middle English and Scots faulcon, from Late Latin falco, of Germanic origin.
Fischer German
Occupational name meaning "fisherman" in German.
Flynn Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Floinn meaning "descendant of Flann".
Ford English
Name given to someone who lived by a ford, possibly the official who maintained it. A famous bearer was the American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947).
Frank 3 German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Name for a person from Franconia in Germany, so called because it was settled by the Frankish people.
Gallagher Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Gallchobhair meaning "descendant of Gallchobhar".
Gallo Italian, Spanish
Means "rooster", ultimately from Latin gallus. This was a nickname for a proud person.
Garcia Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese form of García. It is also an unaccented form of the Spanish name used commonly in America and the Philippines.
Gass German
Name for someone who lived on a street in a city, from German gasse.
George English
Derived from the given name George.
Gilbert English, French
Derived from the given name Gilbert.
Green English
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
Hackett English
From a diminutive of the medieval byname Hake, which was of Old Norse origin and meant "hook".
Hamm English
Means "river meadow" in Old English.
Hansen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Hans". This is the most common surname in Norway, and the third most common in Denmark.
Harris English
Means "son of Harry".
Hawkins English
From a diminutive of Hawk.
Hendrix Dutch
Derived from the given name Hendrik. A famous bearer was the American rock musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).
Hickey Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hÍcidhe meaning "descendant of the healer".
Hill English
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll.
Hobbs English
Derived from the medieval given name Hob.
Hoffmann German
From Middle High German hofmann meaning "farmer".
Holmes English, Scottish
Variant of Holme. A famous fictional bearer was Sherlock Holmes, a detective in Arthur Conan Doyle's mystery stories beginning in 1887.
Holt English, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
From Old English, Old Dutch and Old Norse holt meaning "forest".
Horn English, German, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old English, Old High German and Old Norse word horn meaning "horn". This was an occupational name for one who carved objects out of horn or who played a horn, or a person who lived near a horn-shaped geographical feature, such as a mountain or a bend in a river.
Hudson English
Means "son of Hudde".
Huff English
Means "spur of a hill", from Old English hoh.
Hull English
Variant of Hill.
Johnson English
Means "son of John". Famous bearers include American presidents Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
Jørgensen Danish
Means "son of Jørgen".
Kendall English
Derived from the town of Kendal in England, so-called from the river Kent, on which it is situated, and Old English dæl meaning "valley, dale".
Kendrick 1 English
From the Old English given names Cyneric or Cenric.
Khan Urdu, Pashto, Bengali
From a title meaning "king, ruler", probably of Mongolian origin but used in many languages.
King English
From Old English cyning "king", originally a nickname for someone who either acted in a kingly manner or who worked for or was otherwise associated with a king. A famous bearer was the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968).
Li 1 Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "plum, plum tree". This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Tang dynasty.
Lindgren Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
Liu Chinese
From Chinese (liú) meaning "kill, destroy". This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Han dynasty.
Logan Scottish
From a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow", derived from Gaelic lag "hollow, pit".
López Spanish
Means "son of Lope" in Spanish.
Ludwig German
From the given name Ludwig.
Lynch Irish
From Irish Ó Loingsigh meaning "descendant of Loingseach", a given name meaning "mariner".
Martin English, French, German, Swedish
Derived from the given name Martin. This is the most common surname in France.
Mason English
Occupational name for a stoneworker or layer of bricks, from Old French masson, of Frankish origin (akin to Old English macian "to make").
Matsumoto Japanese
From one of the many places with this name in Japan, derived from Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
May English
Derived from the given name Matthew.
McBride Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Bhrighde.
McLeod Scottish
From Gaelic MacLeòid meaning "son of Leod", a given name derived from Old Norse ljótr "ugly".
Meadows English
Referred to one who lived in a meadow, from Old English mædwe.
Miller English
Occupational surname meaning "miller", referring to a person who owned or worked in a grain mill, derived from Middle English mille "mill".
Moore 1 English
Originally indicated a person who lived on a moor, from Middle English mor meaning "open land, bog".
Morello Italian
Derived from a diminutive of Mauro.
Morton English
Derived from a place name meaning "moor town" in Old English.
Murphy Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Murchadha meaning "descendant of Murchadh". This is the most common Irish surname.
Murray 1 Scottish
Derived from the region in Scotland called Moray (Gaelic Moireabh), possibly of Pictish origin, meaning "seashore, coast". A notable bearer of this surname was General James Murray (1721-1794), who was the first British Governor-General of Canada.
Nagy Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "big, great" in Hungarian, referring to one's characteristics. This is the most common Hungarian surname.
O'Brien Irish
From the Irish Ó Briain meaning "descendant of Brian".
Ojeda Spanish
From the name of the Ojeda river in Soria, Spain, possibly derived from Latin folia "leaves".
Oliveira Portuguese
Means "olive tree" in Portuguese, ultimately from Latin oliva. It indicated a person who lived near or worked with olive trees.
Osborne English
Derived from the given name Osborn.
Owen Welsh
From the Welsh given name Owain.
Owens Welsh
From the Welsh given name Owain.
Page English, French
Occupational name meaning "servant, page". It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Italian) from Greek παιδίον (paidion) meaning "little boy".
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".
Reid Scottish
Scots variant of Read 1.
Reynolds English
Derived from the given name Reynold.
Richards English
Derived from the given name Richard.
Richardson English
Means "son of Richard".
Rizzo Italian
Variant of Ricci.
Roberts English
Means "son of Robert".
Robertson English
Means "son of Robert".
Rodríguez Spanish
Means "son of Rodrigo" in Spanish. This is among the most common surnames in Spain.
Romano 1 Italian
Derived from the given name Romano.
Roth German, Jewish
From Middle High German rot meaning "red". It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair.
Rutherford Scottish
From the name of places in southern Scotland and northern England, derived from Old English hriðer meaning "cattle, ox" and ford meaning "ford, river crossing".
Santos Portuguese, Spanish
Means "saint" in Portuguese and Spanish, ultimately from Latin sanctus. This was a nickname for a pious person.
Sparks English
From an Old Norse nickname or byname derived from sparkr meaning "sprightly".
Stern 2 German, Jewish
German cognate of Starr.
Sultana Bengali, Urdu, Maltese
Bengali, Urdu and Maltese form of Sultan.
Taylor English
Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
Townsend English
Indicated a person who lived at the town's edge, from Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town" and ende "end, limit".
Vaughan Welsh
From Welsh bychan (mutated to fychan) meaning "little". It was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.
Victor French, English
Derived from the male given name Victor.
Vincent 1 English, French
From the given name Vincent.
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".
Waters 1 English
Originally given to a person who lived near the water.
Whelan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Faoláin meaning "descendant of Faolán".
Wilkinson English
Means "son of Wilkin".
Williams English
Means "son of William".
Wilson English
Means "son of Will". A famous bearer was the American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).
Wilton English
From any of the English towns named Wilton.
Young English
Derived from Old English geong meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.
Zappa Italian
From Italian zappa meaning "hoe, mattock", probably denoting a farmer. Two musicians of Italian origin have bore this name: Francesco Zappa (1717-1803) and Frank Zappa (1940-1993).