This is a list of surnames in which the categories include insects.
From an Italian nickname meaning "cricket"
, perhaps given originally to a cheerful person (the cricket is associated with cheerfulness).
HUMMEL (2) German, Dutch
Nickname for a busy person, from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch hommel
, Middle High German hummel
, all meaning "bee"
From the English village of Midgley in West Yorkshire, meaning "midge (insect) wood" in Old English.
From a diminutive of Italian mosca
, perhaps originally a nickname for an annoying person.
From Middle English and Old French roche
, from Late Latin rocca
, a word that may be of Celtic origin. It indicated a person who lived near a prominent rock, or who came from a town by this name (such as Les Roches in Normandy).
Occupational name meaning "sawer of wood, woodcutter"
in Middle English, ultimately from Old English sagu
meaning "saw". Mark Twain used it for the main character in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Occupational name indicating that an early member worked covering roofs with slate, from Old French esclat
"shard", of Germanic origin.
From the nickname tafano
, indicating an annoying person.