Surnames Categorized "leadership"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include leadership.
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BAAS Dutch
Means "boss, overseer" in Dutch.
BAASCH Low German
From Middle Low German baas meaning "boss".
CAITO Italian
Occupational name from Sicilian càjitu meaning "official, leader", ultimately from Arabic قاضي (qadi) meaning "judge".
CAPITANI Italian
Occupational name meaning "captain" in Italian, ultimately from Latin caput "head".
FARALDO Italian
From a given name, ultimately the Germanic name FARVALD.
GRIEVE Scottish
Occupational name meaning "steward, farm manager" in Middle English, related to the German title Graf.
HOFMEISTER German
Means "master of the household", from Old High German hof "house, estate, courtyard" and meistar "master" (from Latin magister).
KASUN Croatian
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati meaning "to order, to command".
KYNASTON English
Originally derived from a place name meaning "CYNEFRITH's town" in Old English.
ŁAWNICZAK Polish
From Polish ławnik meaning "alderman".
LEMAIRE French
Means "the mayor" in French. It was a title given to a town official, or else a nickname for someone who was pompous and officious.
MAESTRI Italian
Means "master" in Italian.
Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA Irish
Means "descendant of Eichthighearn", where the personal name Eichthighearn means "horse lord" in Gaelic.
Ó MAOLMHUAIDH Irish
Means "descendant of Maolmhuadh", Maolmhuadh being a given name meaning "proud chief", derived from Gaelic maol meaning "chief" and muadh meaning "proud, noble".
RAIS Italian
Occupational name for the fisherman in charge of the boat, from Italian rais "captain", of Arabic origin. It is typical of Sicily and Sardinia.
SPELLMEYER German
Possibly from German spielen meaning "to play, to jest" combined with meyer meaning "village headman". Perhaps it referred to someone who was played or acted as the village headman.
SULTAN Arabic
From a nickname meaning "sultan, ruler" in Arabic.
ZUPAN Slovene
From Slavic župan meaning "head of the district, community leader".