HepburnEnglish, Scottish From northern English place names meaning "high burial mound" in Old English. It was borne by Mary Queen of Scot's infamous third husband, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwall. Other famous bearers include the actresses Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) and Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993).
MonroeScottish Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
Murray 1Scottish Derived from the region in Scotland called Moray meaning "seaboard settlement". A notable bearer of this surname was General James Murray (1721-1794), who was the first British Governor-General of Canada.
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".
PeakEnglish Originally indicated a dweller by a pointed hill, from Old English peac"peak". It could also denote a person from the Peak District in Derbyshire, England.
PrescottEnglish From the name of various English places meaning "priest's cottage" in Old English.
RhodesEnglish Topographic name derived from Old English rod meaning "cleared land", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
SandovalSpanish Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus "forest, glade" and novalis "unploughed land".
StaffordEnglish From the name of the English city of Stafford, Staffordshire, derived from Old English stæð meaning "wharf, landing place" and ford meaning "ford, river crossing".
SuttonEnglish From various English place names meaning "south town".
TrujilloSpanish Originally denoted a person from Trujillo, Spain, originally called Turgalium in Latin.
UreñaSpanish Probably derived from the name of Urueña, a town in the province of Valladolid, Spain, which is of unknown meaning.
Van AmstelDutch Means "from Amstel", a Dutch river that means "water area".
Van BredaDutch Means "from Breda", a city in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. It is derived from Dutch breed meaning "wide" and Aa, the name of a river.
WestonEnglish From the name of various English towns, derived from Old English west "west" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
ZabalaBasque Originally denoted someone who lived in a place of this name in Biscay. It is derived from Basque zabal meaning "large, wide".
ZellwegerGerman (Swiss) Originally denoted a person from the Appenzell region of Switzerland. The place name is derived from Latin abbatis cella meaning "estate of the abbot". A famous bearer is actress Renée Zellweger (1969-).