Surnames Categorized "mountaineers"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include mountaineers.
Anker Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Metonymic surname for a sailor, meaning "anchor" in Dutch, Danish and Norwegian.
Auer German
From German Aue, Old High German ouwa, meaning "meadow by a river, wetland".
Blum German, Jewish
Means "flower" in German and Yiddish.
Bridges English
Originally denoted a person who lived near a bridge, or who worked as a bridgekeeper, derived from Middle English brigge, Old English brycg.
Bullock English
From a nickname meaning "young bull".
Caldwell English
From various English place names derived from Old English ceald "cold" and wille "spring, stream, well".
Cameron Scottish
Means "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
Chadwick English
From the name of English towns meaning "settlement belonging to Chad" in Old English.
Delgado Spanish, Portuguese
Means "thin" in Spanish and Portuguese, ultimately from Latin delicatus meaning "delicate, tender, charming".
Douglas Scottish
From the name of a town in Lanarkshire, itself named after a tributary of the River Clyde called the Douglas Water, derived from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). This was a Scottish Lowland clan, the leaders of which were powerful earls in the medieval period.
Evans Welsh
Means "son of Evan".
Fischer German
Occupational name meaning "fisherman" in German.
Forsberg Swedish
Derived from Swedish fors meaning "waterfall" and berg meaning "mountain".
Gaspard French
From the given name Gaspard.
Graham Scottish
Derived from the English place name Grantham, which probably meant "gravelly homestead" in Old English. The surname was first taken to Scotland in the 12th century by William de Graham.
Griffiths Welsh
Means "son of Gruffudd".
Gustafsson Swedish
Means "son of Gustaf". The actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was originally named Greta Gustafsson.
Hahn German
From a nickname for a proud or pugnacious person, from Old High German hano meaning "rooster, cock".
Haley English
From the name of an English town meaning "hay clearing", from Old English heg "hay" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Heinrich German
Derived from the given name Heinrich.
Herzog German
From a German title meaning "duke", a nickname for a person who either acted like a duke or worked in a duke's household.
Huber German
Occupational name for a farmer, derived from Old High German huoba "plot of land, farm".
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).
Kennedy Irish
From the Irish name Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of Cennétig". This surname was borne by assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
Kos Slovene
Means "blackbird" in Slovene.
Lama Italian
Derived from the name place Lama, common in Italy.
Leclerc French
Means "the clerk" in French.
Lowe 1 Jewish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Löwe.
Maki 2 Japanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" and (ki) meaning "tree".
Mallory English
From Old French maloret meaning "unfortunate, unlucky", a term introduced to England by the Normans.
Mathews English
Derived from the given name Matthew.
Maurer German
Occupational name meaning "wall builder" in German.
Messner German
Occupational name for a sexton or churchwarden, from Old High German mesinari.
Moore 1 English
Originally indicated a person who lived on a moor, from Middle English mor meaning "open land, bog".
Muir Scottish
Scots form of Moore 1. This name was borne by the Scottish-American naturalist John Muir (1838-1914).
Næss Norwegian
Variant of Ness.
Oakley English
From a place name meaning "oak clearing" in Old English. It was borne by American sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860-1926).
Oh Korean
Korean form of Wu 1, from Sino-Korean (o).
O'Leary Irish
From Irish Ó Laoghaire meaning "descendant of Laoghaire".
Peck 1 English
Variant of Peak.
Petrov Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Peter" in Russian and Bulgarian.
Piotrowski Polish
Habitational name for a person from towns named Piotrów, Piotrowo or Piotrowice, all derived from the given name Piotr.
Pritchard Welsh
From Welsh ap Richard meaning "son of Richard".
Quinn Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of Conn".
Robert French, English
From the given name Robert.
Scott English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
Sharma Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "joy, shelter, comfort" in Sanskrit.
Smythe English
Variant of Smith.
Szczepański Polish
Derived from the given name Szczepan.
Takenaka Japanese
Means "dweller amongst bamboo", from Japanese (take) meaning "bamboo" and (naka) meaning "middle".
Tasker English
From Middle English taske meaning "task, assignment". A tasker was a person who had a fixed job to do, particularly a person who threshed grain with a flail.
Uggeri Italian
Derived from the given name Edgardo.
Vargas Spanish, Portuguese
Means "slope, flooded field, pastureland" or "hut", from the Spanish and Portuguese dialectal word varga.
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".
Winthrop English
Habitational name from the place names Winthrope 1 or Winthrope 2.
Xiao Chinese
From Chinese (xiāo) referring to the fiefdom or territory of Xiao (in present-day Anhui province) that existed during the Zhou dynasty.
Young English
Derived from Old English geong meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.
Zhang Chinese
From Chinese (zhāng) meaning "stretch, extend". It may have denoted a bowmaker whose job it was to stretch bow wood.