Surnames Categorized "nature"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include nature.
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AKIYAMA Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "autumn" and (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
BLUMENTHAL German, Jewish
Derived from German Blumen "flowers" and Thal "valley".
BUCKLEY (1) English
From an English place name derived from bucc "buck, male deer" and leah "woodland, clearing".
CROFT English
From Old English croft meaning "enclosed field".
DELANEY (1) English
Derived from Norman French de l'aunaie meaning "from the alder grove".
FOREST English, French
Originally belonged to a person who lived near or in a forest. It was probably originally derived, via Old French forest, from Latin forestam (silva) meaning "outer (wood)".
FORST German
Derived from Old High German forst "forest". Probably unrelated to the Old French word forest, which was derived from Latin, Old High German forst was derived from foraha meaning "fir tree".
FUJIMOTO Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
FUJIOKA Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
FUJITA Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (ta) meaning "field".
GREEN English
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
GRÜNEWALD German
Means "green forest" from German grün "green" and Wald "forest".
HAYASHI Japanese
From Japanese (hayashi) meaning "forest".
HERSCHEL German, Jewish
Diminutive form of HIRSCH (1) or HIRSCH (2). A famous bearer was the British-German astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822), as well as his sister Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) and son John Herschel (1792-1871), also noted scientists.
HIRSCH (1) German
Means "deer, hart" in German. This was a nickname for a person who resembled a deer in some way, or who raised or hunted deer.
HUMMEL (1) German, Dutch
Derived from the given name HUMBERT.
HUMMEL (2) German, Dutch
Nickname for a busy person, from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch hommel, Middle High German hummel, all meaning "bee".
KEITH Scottish
From a place name that is probably derived from the Brythonic element cet meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles.
KOBAYASHI Japanese
From Japanese (ko) meaning "small" and (hayashi) meaning "forest".
KOHL German
Derived from Middle High German kol "cabbage".
KUROSAWA Japanese
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and (sawa) meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
LANGLEY (1) English
From any of the various places with this name, all derived from Old English lang "long" and leah "woodland, clearing".
LINDEN German
Derived from Old High German linta meaning "linden tree".
LOWELL English
From a nickname derived from a Norman French lou meaning "wolf" and a diminutive suffix.
LYNDON English
Originally from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English.
NORTHROP English
Originally denoted one who came from a town of this name England, meaning "north farm".
ORTEGA Spanish
From a Spanish place name (belonging to various villages) derived from ortiga "nettle".
PEACOCK English
From Middle English pecok meaning "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
RHODES English
Topographic name derived from Old English rod meaning "cleared land", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
ROSA Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan form of ROSE (1).
ROSALES Spanish
Means "rose bushes" in Spanish.
ROSE (1) English, French, German, Jewish
Means "rose" from Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose, all from Latin rosa. All denote a person of a rosy complexion or a person who lived in an area abundant with roses. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental, from Yiddish רויז (roiz).
SANDOVAL Spanish
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus "forest, glade" and novalis "unploughed land".
THORN English, Danish
Originally applied to a person who lived in or near a thorn bush.
THORNE English
Variant of THORN.
VOGEL German, Dutch
From Old High German and Old Dutch fogal meaning "bird". It was originally an occupational name for a bird catcher, or a nickname for a person who liked to sing.
VOSS German
From Middle Low German vos meaning "fox". It was originally a nickname for a clever person or a person with red hair.
WALDVOGEL Jewish
Ornamental name derived from German Wald meaning "forest" and Vogel meaning "bird".
WOOD English, Scottish
Originally denoted one who lived in or worked in a forest, derived from Old English wudu "wood".
WOODWARD English
Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.
YAMADA Japanese
From Japanese (yama) meaning "mountain" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
YUKIMURA Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "snow" and (mura) meaning "town, village".