Surnames Categorized "rock singers"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include rock singers.
usage
Anderson English
Means "son of Andrew".
Bach German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Middle High German bach meaning "stream". This name was borne by members of the Bach musical family, notably the composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).
Barrett English
Probably derived from the Middle English word barat meaning "trouble, deception", originally given to a quarrelsome person.
Bowie Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Buidheach, derived from buidhe meaning "yellow". A famous bearer was the American pioneer James Bowie (1796-1836), for whom the bowie knife is named. The British musician David Bowie (1947-2016), born David Robert Jones, took his stage name from the American pioneer (and the knife).
Buckley 1 English
From an English place name derived from bucc "buck, male deer" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Cornell English
Derived from the given name Cornelius.
Dickinson English
Means "son of Dicun", Dicun being a medieval diminutive of Dick 1. American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was a famous bearer.
Farrell Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of Fearghal".
Fraser Scottish
Meaning unknown, originally Norman French de Fresel, possibly from a lost place name in France.
Harrison English
Means "son of Harry".
Hunter English, Scottish
Occupational name that referred to someone who hunted for a living, from Old English hunta.
Jagger English
From an English word meaning "carter, peddler". A famous bearer is the British musician Mick Jagger (1943-), the lead singer of the Rolling Stones.
John English
Derived from the given name John. A famous bearer is British musician Elton John (1947-), born Reginald Dwight.
Lavigne French
Means "the vineyard" in French, referring to a person who lived close to a vineyard, or was from the town of Lavigny.
Lee 1 English
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a leah, Old English meaning "woodland, clearing".
Lennon Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Leannáin, which means "descendant of Leannán". The byname Leannán means "lover". The name was borne by the musician John Lennon (1940-1980).
Miller English
Occupational surname meaning "miller", referring to a person who owned or worked in a grain mill, derived from Middle English mille "mill".
Morrison English
Means "son of Morris".
Osbourne English
Derived from the given name Osborn.
Perry 1 English
From Old English pirige meaning "pear tree", a derivative of peru meaning "pear", itself from Latin pirum. A famous bearer was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to the West.
Presley English
Variant of Priestley. This name was borne by musician Elvis Presley (1935-1977).
Reed English
Variant of Read 1.
Rodgers English
Derived from the given name Rodger.
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).
Scott English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
Stewart Scottish
Occupational name for an administrative official of an estate or steward, from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard". The Stewart family (sometimes spelled Stuart) held the Scottish crown for several centuries. One of the most famous members of the Stewart family was Mary, Queen of Scots.
Stone English
Name for a person who lived near a prominent stone or worked with stone, derived from Old English stan.
Turner English
Occupational name for one who worked with a lathe, derived from Old English turnian "to turn", of Latin origin. A famous bearer is the American musician Tina Turner (1939-2023), born Anna Mae Bullock.
Tyler English
Occupational name for a tiler of roofs, derived from Old English tigele "tile". A famous bearer of this name was American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
Walsh English, Irish
From Old English wælisc meaning "foreigner, stranger, Celt".
Wilson English
Means "son of Will". A famous bearer was the American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).
Young English
Derived from Old English geong meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.
Zappa Italian
From Italian zappa meaning "hoe, mattock", probably denoting a farmer. Two musicians of Italian origin have bore this name: Francesco Zappa (1717-1803) and Frank Zappa (1940-1993).