Surnames Categorized "plants"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include plants.
usage
Albero Italian
From Italian albero meaning "tree", ultimately from Latin arbor, referring to someone who lived in the woods or worked as a woodcutter.
Arbore Italian
From Latin arbor meaning "tree".
Blom Swedish
Means "bloom, flower" in Swedish.
Blum German, Jewish
Means "flower" in German and Yiddish.
Blumenthal German, Jewish
Derived from German Blumen "flowers" and Thal "valley".
Blumstein Jewish
Ornamental name meaning "flower stone" in German.
Bobal Czech
Derived from Czech bob meaning "bean".
Bokor Hungarian
Topographic name derived from Hungarian bokor "bush". This is also the name of a village in Hungary.
Bolkvadze Georgian
From Georgian ბოლქვი (bolkvi) meaning "tuber, bulb".
Broadbent English
From a place name derived from Old English brad "broad" and beonet "bent grass".
Bush English
Originally a name for a person who lived near a prominent bush or thicket.
Cardoso Portuguese, Spanish
From a place name meaning "thorny" in Portuguese and Spanish, ultimately from Latin carduus.
Delaney 1 English
Derived from Norman French de l'aunaie meaning "from the alder grove".
Desrosiers French
Means "from the rose bushes", from French rosier "rose bush". It probably referred to a person who lived close to, or cared for a rose garden.
Espina Spanish
Means "thorn" in Spanish, a name for someone who lived near a thorn bush.
Espino Spanish
Variant of Espina.
Espinosa Spanish
From Spanish espinoso meaning "thorny", ultimately from Latin spinosus, a derivative of spina meaning "thorn, spine".
Fairburn English
From a place name meaning "fern stream", from Old English fearn "fern" and burna "stream".
Flater German
Means "reed bed" in German.
Flores Spanish
Means "son of Floro" in Spanish.
Forney German
Name for someone who lived near ferns, from Old High German farn "fern".
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 "hill, ridge".
Fujita Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Fujiwara Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (wara) meaning "field, plain".
Gagne French
Variant of Gagneux. This surname is especially common in Quebec.
Gagneux French
Derived from Old French gagnier meaning "to farm, to cultivate".
Gardener English
Occupational surname for one who was a gardener, from Old French jardin meaning "garden" (of Frankish origin).
Garrastazu Basque
From the Basque word arratz "bush" combined with the suffix sta denoting a place.
Grünewald German
Means "green forest" from German grün "green" and Wald "forest".
Hawthorne English
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.
Jiang 2 Chinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "ginger".
Kang Korean
Korean form of Jiang 2, from Sino-Korean (gang).
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.
Kerner German
Derived from Old High German kerno "seed", an occupational name for one who sold or planted seeds.
Kersey English
From an English place name meaning derived from Old English cærse "watercress" and eg "island".
Kohl German
Derived from Middle High German kol "cabbage".
Kranz German, Jewish
Derived from Old High German kranz meaning "wreath", an occupational name for a maker of wreaths or an ornamental Jewish name.
Krūmiņš Latvian
From Latvian krūms meaning "bush, shrub".
Laganà Italian
Occupational name for a greengrocer, meaning "vegetables" in southern Italian dialects, ultimately from Greek λάχανον (lachanon).
Lager Swedish
Means "laurel" in Swedish.
Lavigne French
Means "the vineyard" in French, referring to a person who lived close to a vineyard, or was from the town of Lavigny.
Layton English
Derived from the name of English towns, meaning "town with a leek garden" in Old English.
Lehtinen Finnish
Derived from Finnish lehti meaning "leaf".
Lewandowski Polish
From the Polish estate name Lewandów, which is itself possibly derived from a personal name or from lawenda "lavender".
Lind Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse lind meaning "linden tree".
Lindberg Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and berg meaning "mountain".
Linden German
Derived from Old High German linta meaning "linden tree".
Lindqvist Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Ljung Swedish
Means "heather" in Swedish.
Ljunggren Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish ljung (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Ljungman Swedish
From Swedish ljung (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and man (Old Norse maðr) meaning "man".
Lund Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Indicated a person who lived near a grove of trees, from Old Norse lundr meaning "grove". There are towns in Sweden named Lund.
Lundqvist Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Lyndon English
Originally from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English.
Morales Spanish
Derived from Spanish moral meaning "mulberry tree", of Latin origin.
Nespoli Italian
From the name of towns such as Nespoli and Nespoledo, derived from Italian nespola meaning "medlar (tree)".
Ojeda Spanish
From the name of the Ojeda river in Soria, Spain, possibly derived from Latin folia "leaves".
Ortega Spanish
From a Spanish place name (belonging to various villages) derived from ortiga "nettle".
Pasternak Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Means "parsnip" in various Slavic languages, ultimately from Latin pastinaca. A famous bearer was Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), author of Doctor Zhivago.
Porras Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club" in Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin porrum meaning "leek".
Puga Galician
Means "thorn, prickle" in Galician.
Quirós Spanish
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain, which may derive from Galician queiroa meaning "heather".
Ramos Spanish
Originally indicated a person who lived in a thickly wooded area, from Latin ramus meaning "branch".
Read 2 English
From Old English ryd, an unattested form of rod meaning "cleared land". It is also derived from various English place names with various meanings, including "roe headland", "reeds" and "brushwood".
Reed English
Variant of Read 1.
Resnik Slovene
Possibly from Slovene resa meaning "heather".
Rettig German
Derived from Middle High German retich, Middle Low German redik meaning "radish", an occupational name for a grower or seller of radishes.
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).
Rosenberg German, Swedish, Jewish
Means "rose mountain" in German and Swedish. As a Swedish and Jewish name it is ornamental.
Ruoho Finnish
Means "grass" in Finnish.
Rush English
Indicated a person who lived near rushes, the grasslike plant that grows in a marsh, from Old English rysc.
Růžička Czech
Means "little rose" in Czech.
Sandoval Spanish
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus "forest, glade" and novalis "unploughed land".
Sault French
French cognate of Soto.
Shaw 1 English
Originally given to a person who lived near a prominent thicket, from Old English sceaga meaning "thicket, copse".
Silva Portuguese, Spanish
From Spanish or Portuguese silva meaning "forest". This is the most common surname in Portugal and Brazil.
Soto Spanish
Means "grove of trees, small forest" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin saltus.
Sparacello Italian
From Sicilian sparaciu meaning "asparagus", an occupational name for an asparagus seller or grower.
Spini Italian
Denoted a person who lived near thorn bushes, from Italian spina "thorn, spine", from Latin.
Thorn English, Danish
Originally applied to a person who lived in or near a thorn bush.
Thorne English
Variant of Thorn.
Tuominen Finnish
Derived from Finnish tuomi meaning "bird cherry".
Varela Spanish
Derived from Spanish vara "stick". It may have originally been given to one who used a stick in his line of work, for example an animal herder.
Vega Spanish
From Spanish vega meaning "meadow, plain", of Basque origin.
Vinogradov Russian
Means "vineyard" in Russian (ultimately from German), referring to a person who worked at a vineyard or lived near one.
Woodward English
Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.
Zahradník Czech
Derived from Czech zahrada meaning "garden". It referred to someone who owned less land than a Sedlák or a Dvořák, but more land than a Chalupník.
Zariņš Latvian
From Latvian zars meaning "branch".
Ziemniak Polish
Means "potato" in Polish.