Surnames Categorized "virtues"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include virtues.
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BARENDS Dutch
Means "son of BAREND".
BELCHER English
From a Middle English version of Old French bel chiere meaning "beautiful face". It later came to refer to a person who had a cheerful and pleasant temperament.
BENENATI Italian
Means "son of Benenato", a given name derived from Latin bene "good, well" and natus "good".
BOGOMOLOV Russian
Patronymic derived from Russian богомол (bogomol) meaning "pious one, devotionalist".
BONE (1) English
Derived from Old French bon meaning "good".
BONFILS French
Derived from Old French bon fils meaning "good son".
BONHOMME French
Derived from Old French bon homme meaning "good man".
BONNER English
From Middle English boneire "kind, courteous", derived from Norman French bon aire "good bloodline".
BUNKER English
Derived from Old French bon cuer meaning "good heart".
CARIDEO Italian
Originally denoted someone from San Pietro di Caridà, a town in Calabria. The town's name may be derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness".
CAVAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimháin meaning "descendant of CAOMHÁN".
CLEMENT English
Derived from the given name CLEMENT.
CODY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuidighthigh meaning "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
CONNOLLY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conghalaigh, which means "descendant of Conghalach". Conghalach is a nickname meaning "valiant".
CURTIS English
Nickname for a courteous person from Old French curteis meaning "refined".
DEMPSEY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Díomasaigh meaning "descendant of Díomasach", a given name meaning "proud".
DEVIN (2) English
Nickname for a person who acted divinely, from Old French devin "divine", ultimately from Latin.
DONNELLY Irish
From Irish Ó Donnghaile meaning "descendant of Donnghal". The given name Donnghal means "brown valour", from donn "brown" and gal "valour". This surname is associated with the descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
FROMM German
From a nickname derived from Middle High German vrom meaning "noble, honourable".
GENTILE Italian
From a nickname meaning "gentle, kind" in Italian.
GOOD English
From a nickname meaning "good", referring to a kindly person.
GOODMAN English
Variant of GOOD.
HERTZ German
Derived from Middle High German herze meaning "heart", a nickname for a big-hearted person.
HOPE English
Derived from Middle English hop meaning "small valley".
INNOCENTI Italian
From a nickname meaning "innocent" in Italian.
Hungarian
Means "good" in Hungarian.
KEDVES Hungarian
Means "nice, kind" in Hungarian.
KEEFE Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimh meaning "descendant of CAOMH".
KEEN English
From Old English cene meaning "bold, brave".
ŁASKA Polish
Means "grace, mercy" in Polish.
MCCRAE Irish, Scottish
From the Gaelic Mag Raith meaning "son of Rath", a given name meaning "prosperity" or "grace".
MERRILL (2) English
From the name of various places in England, derived from Old English myrige "pleasant" and hyll "hill".
NEMES Hungarian
Means "noble, gentle" in Hungarian.
Ó MAOLMHUAIDH Irish
Means "descendant of Maolmhuadh", Maolmhuadh being a given name meaning "proud chief", derived from Gaelic maol meaning "chief" and muadh meaning "proud, noble".
POKORNÝ Czech, Slovak
Means "humble" in Czech and Slovak.
POLLEY English
From Old French poli meaning "polite, courteous".
PROULX French
Derived from Old French preu meaning "valiant, brave".
SAUBER German
Means "clean, tidy" in German.
SENFT (2) German
Nickname for a helpful, kind person, from Old High German semfti meaning "soft, accommodating".
SONNEN German
Means "sun" from Middle High German sunne. It probably denoted someone of cheerful temperament or a person who lived in a sunny area.
STABILE Italian
From the medieval Italian given name Stabile meaning "stable, firm".
STARK English, German
From a nickname meaning "strong, rigid", from Old English stearc or Old High German stark.
SÜß German
From Old High German suozi meaning "sweet".
SWEET English
From a nickname meaning "sweet, pleasant", from Old English swete.