Occupational name for a flag carrier, derived from Old French baniere
, ultimately of Germanic origin.
Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn
is derived from Old English bere
"barley" and ærn
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-).
FROST English, German
From Old English and Old High German meaning "frost"
, a nickname for a person who had a cold personality or a white beard.
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll
Means "son of NEIL"
. This name was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).
PAGE English, French
Occupational name meaning "servant, page"
. It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Italian) from Greek παιδίον (paidion)
meaning "little boy".
Means "keeper of the park"
in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a person who was a gamekeeper at a medieval park.
Topographic name derived from Old English rod
meaning "cleared land"
, or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
ROSS English, Scottish
From various place names (such as the region of Ross in northern Scotland), which are derived from Scottish Gaelic ros
meaning "promontory, headland".
STARK English, German
From a nickname meaning "strong, rigid"
, from Old English stearc
or Old High German stark