Surnames Categorized "skiffle"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include skiffle.
usage
Barber English, Scottish
Indicated a barber, one who cut hair for a living.
Bateson English
Means "son of Bate".
Bishop English
Means simply "bishop", ultimately from Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos) meaning "overseer". It probably originally referred to a person who served a bishop.
Bourke English
Variant of Burke.
Bradford English
Derived from the name of the city of Bradford in West Yorkshire, which meant "broad ford" in Old English. This is also the name of other smaller towns in England.
Brown English
Originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin. A notable bearer is Charlie Brown from the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz.
Burns 1 English, Scottish
Derived from Old English burna "stream, spring". A famous bearer was the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Byrne Irish
Variant of O'Byrne.
Cameron Scottish
Means "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
Chandler English
Occupational name meaning "candle seller" or "candle maker" in Middle English, ultimately derived from Old French.
Clayton English
From the name of various places meaning "clay settlement" in Old English.
Collins 2 English
Means "son of Colin 2".
Davis English, Scottish
Means "son of David". This was the surname of the revolutionary jazz trumpet player Miles Davis (1926-1991).
Dodge English
From Dogge, a medieval diminutive of Roger.
Douglas Scottish
From the name of a town in Lanarkshire, itself named after a tributary of the River Clyde called the Douglas Water, derived from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). This was a Scottish Lowland clan, the leaders of which were powerful earls in the medieval period.
Draper English
Occupational name for a maker or seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap "cloth").
Duncan Scottish
From the given name Duncan.
Fletcher English
Occupational name for a fletcher, someone who attached feathers to the shaft of an arrow. It is derived from Old French fleche meaning "arrow".
Ford English
Name given to someone who lived by a ford, possibly the official who maintained it. A famous bearer was the American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947).
Franklin English
Derived from Middle English frankelin meaning "freeman". It denoted a landowner of free but not noble birth, from Old French franc meaning "free".
Gallagher Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Gallchobhair meaning "descendant of Gallchobhar".
Groves English
From Old English graf meaning "grove". This originally indicated a person who lived near a grove (a group of trees).
Hall English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means simply "hall", given to one who either lived in or worked in a hall (the house of a medieval noble).
Hammond English
From the Norman given name Hamo or the Old Norse given name Hámundr.
Harris English
Means "son of Harry".
Harrison English
Means "son of Harry".
Hicks English
Derived from the medieval given name Hicke, a diminutive of Richard.
Hooper English
Occupational name for someone who put the metal hoops around wooden barrels.
Jackson English
Means "son of Jack". Famous bearers of this name are the American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
Jones English, Welsh
Derived from the given name Jon, a medieval variant of John.
Kermode Manx
Anglicized form of Mac Diarmada (see McDermott).
Knight English
From Old English cniht meaning "knight", a tenant serving as a mounted soldier.
Lawrence English
Derived from the given name Laurence 1. Famous bearers include revolutionary T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935) and author D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930).
Lewis 1 English
Derived from the given name Lewis. The author C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a bearer of this surname.
Lloyd Welsh
Originally a nickname from the Welsh word llwyd meaning "grey".
MacGregor Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MacGriogair meaning "son of Gregor". It originates from the Highland clan Gregor. A famous bearer was the Scottish folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734).
Martin English, French, German, Swedish
Derived from the given name Martin. This is the most common surname in France.
Marvin English
Derived from the Welsh given name Merfyn or the Old English name Mærwine.
Mason English
Occupational name for a stoneworker or layer of bricks, from Old French masson, of Frankish origin (akin to Old English macian "to make").
Maynard English
Derived from the Old German given name Meginhard.
McDevitt Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Daibhéid meaning "son of Dáibhí".
McGuinness Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mag Aonghuis meaning "son of Aonghus".
Miles English
From the given name Miles.
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".
Murphy Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Murchadha meaning "descendant of Murchadh". This is the most common Irish surname.
Nicholls English
Derived from the given name Nichol.
O'Donnell Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Domhnaill meaning "descendant of Domhnall".
Page English, French
Occupational name meaning "servant, page". It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Italian) from Greek παιδίον (paidion) meaning "little boy".
Parker English
Means "keeper of the park" in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a person who was a gamekeeper at a medieval park.
Phillips English
Means "son of Philip".
Pilgrim English
Nickname for a person who was a pilgrim, ultimately from Latin peregrinus.
Pitt English
Originally given to a person who lived near a pit or a hole, derived from Old English pytt "pit".
Reid Scottish
Scots variant of Read 1.
Reynolds English
Derived from the given name Reynold.
Richard English, French, German, Dutch
From the given name Richard.
Robinson English
Means "son of Robin".
Rosenfeld German, Jewish
Means "field of roses" in German. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
Seeger German
From the given name Sieghard.
Sims English
Variant of Simms.
Starr English
From Middle English sterre meaning "star". This was usually a nickname, but it could also occasionally be a sign name from the name of an inn called the Star.
Steele English
Occupational name for a steelworker, from Old English stele meaning "steel".
Stoddard English
Occupational name for a horse keeper, from Old English stod "stallion, stud" and hierde "herder".
Sýkora Czech, Slovak
Means "tit (bird)" in Czech and Slovak.
Taylor English
Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
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.
Vaughan Welsh
From Welsh bychan (mutated to fychan) meaning "little". It was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.
Walker English
Occupational name for a person who walked on damp raw cloth in order to thicken it. It is derived from Middle English walkere, Old English wealcan meaning "to move".
Walsh English, Irish
From Old English wælisc meaning "foreigner, stranger, Celt".
Wright 1 English
From Old English wyrhta meaning "wright, maker", an occupational name for someone who was a craftsman. Famous bearers were Orville and Wilbur Wright, the inventors of the first successful airplane.
Young English
Derived from Old English geong meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.