FORESTEnglish, 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)".
FORSTGerman 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".
GREENEnglish Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
GROVEREnglish From Old English graf meaning "grove of trees". A famous bearer was the American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908).
GRÜNEWALDGerman Means "green forest" from German grün "green" and Wald "forest".
HAGGARDEnglish From a nickname meaning "wild, untamed, worn", from Old French, ultimately from a Germanic root.
HAWTHORNEEnglish 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.
HERSCHELGerman, 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.
NORTHROPEnglish Originally denoted one who came from a town of this name England, meaning "north farm".
ORTEGASpanish From a Spanish place name (belonging to various villages) derived from ortiga "nettle".
PEACOCKEnglish From Middle English pecok meaning "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
POLLOCKScottish 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).
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).