Surnames Categorized "quickness"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include quickness.
Adesso Italian
Perhaps a nickname for a punctual or fast person, from Italian adesso meaning "now, at this moment".
Allegri Italian
From an Italian nickname derived from allegro meaning "quick, lively".
Ballerini Italian
From Italian ballerino meaning "dancer", an occupational name or nickname for someone who liked to dance.
Brady Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Brádaigh meaning "descendant of Brádach". A famous bearer is the American football quarterback Tom Brady (1977-).
Chvátal Czech
Derived from chvátat meaning "to hurry".
Coelho Portuguese
From the Portuguese word for "rabbit", either a nickname or an occupational name referring to a hunter or seller of rabbits.
Fertig German
Means "ready, prepared" in German.
Frisk Swedish
From Swedish frisk "healthy", which was derived from the Middle Low German word vrisch "fresh, young, frisky".
Gatti Italian
Means "cat" in Italian, originally a nickname for an agile person.
Gump German (Rare), Popular Culture
Possibly from a nickname derived from Middle High German gumpen meaning "to hop, to jump". This surname was used by author Winston Groom for the hero of his novel Forrest Gump (1986), better known from the 1994 movie adaptation.
Gwerder German (Swiss)
From Swiss German gwerig meaning "agile, alert".
Hase German
From Middle High German and Middle Low German hase meaning "hare, rabbit". This was a nickname for a person who was quick or timid.
Hayasaka Japanese
From Japanese (haya) meaning "already, now" and 坂 or 阪 (saka) meaning "slope".
Hopper English
Occupational name for an acrobat or a nickname for someone who was nervous or restless. A famous bearer was the American actor Dennis Hopper (1936-2010).
Hummel 2 German, Dutch
Nickname for a busy person, from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch hommel, Middle High German hummel, all meaning "bee".
Koskinen Finnish
Derived from Finnish koski meaning "rapids". This is the second most common surname in Finland.
Laukkanen Finnish
From a nickname for a person who took big steps, from Finnish laukka meaning "canter, gallop".
Lozano Spanish
Means "healthy, exuberant, lively" in Spanish, originally used as a nickname for an elegant or haughty person.
Pospíšil Czech
Nickname for a person in a hurry, from Czech pospíšit "hurry".
Quick English
Nickname for a quick or agile person, ultimately from Old English cwic meaning "alive".
Rapp 1 Swedish
From Swedish rapp meaning "quick, prompt", one of the names adopted by soldiers in the 17th century.
Rask Danish, Swedish
Means "energetic, quick, healthy" in Danish and Swedish.
Raskopf German
Possibly from German rasch "quick" and Kopf "head".
Ready 1 English
From Middle English redi meaning "prepared, prompt".
Rendón Spanish
Possibly derived from a variant of Spanish de rondón meaning "unexpectedly, rashly".
Rush English
Indicated a person who lived near rushes, the grasslike plant that grows in a marsh, from Old English rysc.
Saylor English
Occupational name meaning "acrobat, dancer", derived from Old French sailleor, from Latin sallitor.
Schlender German
From Middle High German slinderen "to dawdle" or Middle Low German slinden "to swallow, to eat".
Sharp English
Nickname for a keen person, from Old English scearp "sharp".
Skeates English
From the Old Norse nickname or byname skjótr meaning "swift".
Snell English
From Old English snel meaning "fast, quick, nimble".
Sparks English
From an Old Norse nickname or byname derived from sparkr meaning "sprightly".
Stieber German
Derived from Middle High German stiuben meaning "to run away". It may have been given as a nickname to a cowardly person or a thief.
Swift English
Nickname for a quick person, from Old English swift.
Tanzer German
Means "dancer" in German, derived from Middle High German tanzen "to dance".
Unruh German
Refers to a restless, fidgety, nervous person, from German unruhe meaning "unrest".
Wiater Polish
Derived from Polish wiatr "wind", a nickname for a quick person.
Zając Polish
Means "hare" in Polish.