This is a list of surnames in which the categories include religion.
AbateItalian From Italian abate meaning "abbot, priest", derived via Latin and Greek from an Aramaic word meaning "father". This was used either as a nickname or an occupational name for a worker in a priest's house.
AbbeyEnglish Indicated a person who lived near an abbey or worked in an abbey, from Middle English abbeye.
CannonEnglish From the ecclesiastical usage of canon, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house.
ChurchEnglish From the English word, derived from Old English cirice, ultimately from Greek κυριακόν (kyriakon) meaning "(house) of the lord". It probably referred to a person who lived close to a church.
CohenJewish Means "priest" from Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohen). It originally denoted one of the priestly tribe of Levi.
EcclestonEnglish Denoted a person from any of the various places named Eccleston in England, derived from Latin ecclesia "church" (via Briton) and Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town".
IglesiasSpanish From Spanish iglesia meaning "church", from Latin ecclesia (of Greek origin).
JainIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati Referred to a person who followed the principles of Jainism, a religion practiced in India. Jains are the followers of Lord Mahavira (599-527 BC).
KappelGerman, Dutch Name for a person who lived near or worked at a chapel, ultimately from Late Latin cappella, a diminutive of cappa "cape", arising from the holy relic of the torn cape of Saint Martin, which was kept in small churches.
KirbyEnglish From numerous towns in northern England named Kirby or Kirkby, derived from Old Norse kirkja "church" and býr "farm, settlement".
KirkEnglish From northern Middle English kirk meaning "church", from Old Norse kirkja (cognate of Church). A famous fictional bearer is the starship captain James Kirk from the Star Trek television series (1966-1969), and subsequent films.