Surnames Categorized "travel"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include travel.
Ajam Arabic
From Arabic عَجَم ('ajam) meaning "foreigner, non-Arab".
Alfero Italian
From the given name Adalfarus.
Anaya Spanish
From the names of a few Spanish towns, possibly of Arabic origin meaning "stagnant water" or "path".
Binici Turkish
From the Turkish word binici meaning "rider, horseman".
Carter English
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier. A famous bearer is the former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
Causey English
Indicated a person who lived near a causeway, from Old French caucie.
Cavalcante Italian
Derived from Italian cavalcare "to ride".
Chase English
Occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English chase "hunt".
Cross English
Locative name meaning "cross", ultimately from Latin crux. It denoted one who lived near a cross symbol or near a crossroads.
Doran Irish
From Irish Ó Deoradháin meaning "descendant of Deoradhán", where Deoradhán is a given name meaning "exile, wanderer".
Doyle Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhghaill, which means "descendant of Dubhghall". A famous bearer was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
Driscoll Irish
From Irish Ó hEidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
Faraldo Italian
From a given name, ultimately the Germanic name Faroald.
Fernández Spanish
Means "son of Fernando". This is among the most common surnames in Spain.
Gallagher Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Gallchobhair meaning "descendant of Gallchobhar".
Gough 2 Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mag Eochadha meaning "son of Eochaidh".
Hadzhiev Bulgarian
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Bulgarian хаджия (hadzhiya) meaning "pilgrim", ultimately derived from Arabic حَجّ (hajj).
Hadžić Bosnian
From Bosnian hadž meaning "hajj, pilgrimage", ultimately derived from Arabic حَجّ (hajj). It originally denoted a person who had completed the hajj.
Halloran Irish
From Irish Ó hAllmhuráin meaning "descendant of Allmhurán". The given name Allmhurán means "stranger from across the sea".
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.
Kóbor Hungarian
From Hungarian kóbor meaning "wanderer, ranger".
Lane 1 English
Originally designated one who lived by a lane, a narrow way between fences or hedges, later used of any narrow pathway, including one between houses in a town.
Laukkanen Finnish
From a nickname for a person who took big steps, from Finnish laukka meaning "canter, gallop".
Lynch Irish
From Irish Ó Loingsigh meaning "descendant of Loingseach", a given name meaning "mariner".
Markey Irish
From the Irish Ó Marcaigh meaning "descendant of Marcach", a given name meaning "horse rider".
McGill Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill meaning "son of the foreigner", derived from gall "foreigner".
Navrátil Czech
Means "returned" in Czech, from the verb navrátit "to return", perhaps used to denote a person who came home following a long absence.
Neumann German, Jewish
From Middle High German niuwe and man meaning "new man, newcomer".
Palmer English
Means "pilgrim", ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
Pellegrino Italian
Means "pilgrim, traveller" in Italian, ultimately from Latin peregrinus.
Pilgrim English
Nickname for a person who was a pilgrim, ultimately from Latin peregrinus.
Procházka Czech
Means "walk, wander, stroll" in Czech. This was an occupational name for a travelling tradesman.
Proudfoot English
Nickname for a person with a proud step.
Putin Russian
From Russian путь (put) meaning "road, path". This surname is borne by the Russian president Vladimir Putin (1952-).
Rider English
Variant of Ryder.
Ritter German
From Middle High German riter meaning "rider, knight", a cognate of Ryder.
Romero Spanish
Derived from Spanish romero meaning "pilgrim to Rome".
Ryder English
Occupational name for a mounted warrior, from Old English ridere meaning "rider".
Seaver English
From the unattested Old English given name Sæfaru, derived from the Old English elements "sea, ocean" and faru "journey".
Sheridan Irish
From the Irish name Ó Sirideáin meaning "descendant of Sirideán". The given name Sirideán possibly means "searcher".
Strange English
Derived from Middle English strange meaning "foreign", ultimately from Latin extraneus.
Tornincasa Italian
From a medieval Italian name given to a boy born after the death of a previous one, derived from Italian ritorna in casa "come back home".
Travers English, French
From an English and French place name that described a person who lived near a bridge or ford, or occasionally as an occupational name for the collector of tolls at such a location. The place name is derived from Old French traverser (which comes from Late Latin transversare), which means "to cross".
Traverse French
French variant of Travers.
Tripp English
From Middle English trippen meaning "to dance", an occupational name for a dancer.
Tritten German
Originally denoted someone who lived by a set of steps, from Middle High German trit "step".
Van Wegberg Dutch
Means "from Wegberg", a small town in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, close to the Dutch border. It is derived from old German weg "way, path, road" and berg "mountain".
Vela Spanish
Derived from Spanish vela meaning "sail" or the homonym vela meaning "watchful".
Wade 2 English
From the Old English given name Wada, a derivative of the word wadan "to go".
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".
Wallace Scottish, English, Irish
Means "foreigner, stranger, Celt" from Norman French waleis (of Germanic origin). It was often used to denote native Welsh and Bretons. A famous bearer was the 13th-century Sir William Wallace of Scotland.
Wallach Yiddish
From Middle High German walch meaning "foreigner (from a Romance country)".
Walsh English, Irish
From Old English wælisc meaning "foreigner, stranger, Celt".
Walton English
From the name of any of several villages in England, derived from Old English wealh "foreigner, Celt", weald "forest", weall "wall", or wille "well, spring, water hole" combined with tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Wash English
Derived from the Norman name Wazo.
Way English
From Old English weg meaning "way, road, path".