Surnames Categorized "rivers"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include rivers.
Astrauskas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Ostrowski.
Ayers 3 English
Indicated a person from the town of Ayr in Scotland. The town was named for the river that flows through it, itself derived from an Indo-European root meaning "water".
Ayton English
From the name of towns in Berwickshire and North Yorkshire. They are derived from Old English ea "river" or ieg "island" combined with tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Best 2 German
Derived from the name of the river Beste, meaning unknown.
Bodrogi Hungarian
Originally denoted someone living near the Bodrog, a river in northeastern of Hungary.
Dunai Hungarian
From Duna, the Hungarian name for river Danube.
Dunajski m Polish
Derived from Dunaj, the Polish name for the river Danube.
Iordanou Greek
From the name of the Jordan river, which is from Hebrew יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down".
Irvine 1 Scottish
Originally derived from the name of a Scottish (North Ayrshire) town, which was named for the River Irvine, derived from Brythonic elements meaning "green water".
Jordan 2 Jewish
Derived from the name of the Jordan river, which is from Hebrew יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down".
Murray 1 Scottish
Derived from the region in Scotland called Moray (Gaelic Moireabh), possibly of Pictish origin, meaning "seashore, coast". A notable bearer of this surname was General James Murray (1721-1794), who was the first British Governor-General of Canada.
Ojeda Spanish
From the name of the Ojeda river in Soria, Spain, possibly derived from Latin folia "leaves".
Pan 2 Chinese
From Chinese (pān) meaning "water in which rice has been rinsed", and also referring to a river that flows into the Han River.
Phan Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Pan 2, from Sino-Vietnamese (phan).
Ríos Spanish
Spanish cognate of Rios.
Rudawski m Polish
Indicated a person who lived near the Rudawa, a river in Poland.
Sarno Italian
Originally denoted a person from Sarno in Italy, named for the Sarno River (called Sarnus in Latin).
Sousa Portuguese
Originally indicated someone who lived near the River Sousa in Portugal, possibly derived from Latin salsus "salty" or saxa "rocks".
Tisza Hungarian
From the river name Tisza, Hungary's second largest river.
Trent English
Denoted one who lived near the River Trent in England.
Van Aller Dutch
Means "from the Aller", a river in Germany, of uncertain meaning.
Wheelock English
Originally indicated a person from the town of Wheelock, England. It was named for the nearby River Wheelock, which is derived from Welsh chwylog meaning "winding".