Surnames Categorized "nature"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include nature.
AKIYAMA Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "autumn" and (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
ALBERO Italian
From Italian albero meaning "tree", ultimately from Latin arbor, referring to someone who lived in the woods or worked as a woodcutter.
ALLAWAY Scottish
From a Scottish place name, itself derived from alla "wild" and mhagh "field".
Indicated a person who lived by or at an apple garden, from Dutch appel "apple" and hof "garden, courtyard".
From the name of various English towns, derived from Old English æppel "apple" and Old Norse býr "farm, settlement".
ARBORE Italian
From Latin arbor meaning "tree".
ASH English
From Old English æsc meaning "ash tree", indicating a person who lived near ash trees.
BAGLEY English
From various English place names, all derived from Old English bagga "bag, badger" combined with leah "woodland, clearing".
BEAUMONT French, English
From French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and mont "mountain".
BERG German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From a Germanic word meaning "mountain".
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".
Derived from various place names that meant "ford by a cliff" in Old English.
CROFT English
From Old English croft meaning "enclosed field".
DELANEY (1) English
Derived from Norman French de l'aunaie meaning "from the alder grove".
Means "from the forest", from French bois "forest".
FLORES Spanish
Means "son of FLORO" in Spanish.
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".
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
FUJIOKA Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
FUJITA Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (wara) meaning "field, plain".
GREEN English
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
GROVER English
From Old English graf meaning "grove of trees". A famous bearer was the American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908).
Means "green forest" from German grün "green" and Wald "forest".
From a nickname meaning "wild, untamed, worn", from Old French, ultimately from a Germanic root.
Denoted a person who lived near a hawthorn bush, a word derived from Old English hagaþorn, from haga meaning "haw berry" and þorn meaning "thorn bush". A famous bearer was the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of The Scarlet Letter.
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.
HU Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "beard, whiskers, recklessly, wildly, barbarian".
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.
From Japanese (ko) meaning "small" and (hayashi) meaning "forest".
KOHL German
Derived from Middle High German kol "cabbage".
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
From the name of a small town in the province of Utrecht, Holland, derived from lang means "wide" and broek means "meadow".
LANGLEY (1) English
From any of the various places with this name, all derived from Old English lang "long" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Derived from Finnish lehti meaning "leaf".
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.
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".
From Middle English pecok meaning "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
POLLOCK Scottish
From the name of a place in Renfrewshire, Scotland, derived from a diminutive of Gaelic poll meaning "pool, pond, bog". A famous bearer was the American artist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956).
From Polish poplaw meaning "flowing water, flood".
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Rabhartaigh meaning "descendant of Rabhartach". The given name Rabhartach means "flood tide".
REGENBOGEN German, Jewish
From a German nickname meaning "rainbow".
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.
RIVERA Spanish
From Spanish ribera meaning "bank, shore", from Latin riparius.
ROSA Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan form of ROSE (1).
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).
Anglicized form of Ó RUADHÁIN.
Originally indicated a person who lived in an overgrown valley, from Old English ruh "rough, overgrown" and boðm "valley".
SALO Finnish
Means "forest" in Finnish.
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus "forest, glade" and novalis "unploughed land".
SAVAGE English
English nickname meaning "wild, uncouth", derived from Old French salvage or sauvage meaning "untamed", ultimately from Latin silvaticus meaning "wild, from the woods".
THORN English, Danish
Originally applied to a person who lived in or near a thorn bush.
THORNE English
Variant of THORN.
VADAS Hungarian
From Hungarian vad meaning "wild", either a nickname or an occupational name for a hunter of wild game.
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.
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".
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".
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "snow" and (mura) meaning "town, village".