Originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin. A notable bearer is Charlie Brown from the Peanuts
comic strip by Charles Schulz.
From the occupation, derived from Middle English carpentier
(ultimately from Latin carpentarius
meaning "carriage maker").
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-).
from Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohen)
. It originally denoted one of the priestly tribe of Levi.
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Leannáin
, which means "descendant of Leannán"
. The given name Leannán
means "lover". The name was borne by the musician John Lennon (1940-1980).
MANN German, English
From a nickname meaning "man"
. This may have originally been given in order to distinguish the bearer from a younger person with the same name.
Occupational name meaning "mower, cutter of hay"
in Old English.
Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
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.
Derived from Old French tailleur
, ultimately from Latin taliare
Occupational name for a tiler of roofs, derived from Old English tigele
"tile". A famous bearer of this name was American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
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).