Surnames Categorized "weapons"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include weapons.
Acardi Italian
Derived from the Norman name Achard, a form of Ekkehard.
Acciai Italian
Derived from medieval Italian accia meaning "axe", ultimately from Latin ascia.
Alger English
From the given name Algar.
Archer English
Occupational name for one who practiced archery, from Latin arcus "bow" (via Old French).
Armati Italian
From Italian armato meaning "armed, armoured, equipped".
Armbruster German
Means "crossbow maker" from German armbrust "crossbow". The word armbrust was originally from Latin arcuballista meaning "bow ballista", but was modified under the influence of German arm "arm" and brust "breast".
Bakó Hungarian
Means "axeman" in Hungarian.
Beck 4 English
From Old English becca meaning "pickaxe", an occupational surname.
Beckham English
From an English place name meaning "Becca's homestead" in Old English (with Becca being a masculine byname meaning "pickaxe"). A famous bearer is retired English soccer player David Beckham (1975-).
Benbow English
From a nickname "bend the bow" given to an archer.
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).
Bowman English
Occupational name for an archer, derived from Middle English bowe, Old English boga meaning "bow".
Brand 1 German, Dutch, English
Derived from the Old German given name Brando or its Old Norse cognate Brandr.
Cannon English
From the ecclesiastical usage of canon, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house.
Carr 2 Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Carra.
Carran Irish
Variant of Curran.
Carroll Irish
From the given name Cearbhall. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Curran Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Corraidhín meaning "descendant of Corraidhín".
Curry Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Comhraidhe or Ó Corra.
Eilerts German
Derived from the given name Eilert.
Faucher French
Occupational name meaning "mower" in French, ultimately from Latin falx meaning "sickle, scythe".
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".
Garey English
Variant of Geary.
Garry English
Variant of Geary.
Gary English
Variant of Geary.
Geary English
Derived from a Norman given name that was a short form of Germanic names starting with the element ger "spear".
Gehrig German
Variant of Gehring.
Gehring German
Derived from a short form of Old German names starting with the element ger "spear".
Gerig German
Variant of Gehring.
Géroux French
Derived from the Germanic name Gerulf.
Giroux French
Derived from the Germanic name Gerulf.
Gorman 1 German
From the Old German given name Germund.
Hackett English
From a diminutive of the medieval byname Hake, which was of Old Norse origin and meant "hook".
Hildebrand German
From the given name Hildebrand.
Jarvis English
Derived from the given name Gervais.
Kardos Hungarian
From Hungarian kard meaning "sword". It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
Kladivo m Czech
Means "hammer" in Czech, a nickname for a blacksmith.
Knef German
Occupational name for a shoemaker, derived from Low German knif meaning "shoemaker's knife".
Kolbe German
From Middle High German kolbe meaning "club".
Kundakçı Turkish
From Turkish kundak meaning "stock, wooden part of a rifle".
Lapointe French
Means "the point (of a lance)" in French, possibly a nickname for a soldier.
Lister Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac an Fleisdeir meaning "son of the arrow maker".
Longstaff English
Occupational name for an official who was equipped with a ceremonial staff, or a nickname for a tall person.
Machado Portuguese, Spanish
Denoted a person who made or used hatchets, derived from Spanish and Portuguese machado "hatchet", both from Latin marculus "little hammer".
Martel 2 French, English
Nickname for a smith, derived from Old French martel "hammer", ultimately from Late Latin martellus.
Mazza Italian
From a nickname (perhaps occupational) meaning "maul, mallet" in Italian.
Messer German
Occupational name for a person who made knives, from Middle High German messer "knife".
Metz 1 German
Occupational name for maker of knives, from Middle High German metze "knife".
Nyilas Hungarian
Means "archer, bowman" in Hungarian.
Ó Carra Irish
Means "descendant of Carra", Carra being a nickname meaning "spear".
Ó Corra Irish
Means "descendant of Corra" in Irish. The given name Corra means "spear".
Picard French
Originally denoted a person from Picardy, a historical region of northern France. It is derived from Old French pic meaning "pike, spike".
Porras Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club" in Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin porrum meaning "leek".
Puskás Hungarian
Occupational name for a gunsmith or cannon maker, from Hungarian puska meaning "gun" (from German, itself from Latin buxis "box").
Rogers English
Derived from the given name Roger.
Sachs German
Originally indicated a person from Saxony (German Sachsen). The region was named for the Germanic tribe of the Saxons, ultimately derived from the Germanic word *sahsą meaning "knife".
Shakespeare English
From a nickname for a warlike person, from Old English scacan "to shake" and spere "spear". A famous bearer was the English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616).
Spada Italian
Occupational name for an armourer or swordsman, from Italian spada "sword", Latin spatha.
Spear English
From Old English spere "spear", an occupational name for a hunter or a maker of spears, or a nickname for a thin person.
Stringer English
Occupational name for a maker of string or bow strings, from Old English streng "string".
Trapani Italian
From the name of the Sicilian city of Trapani, derived from Greek δρεπάνη (drepane) meaning "sickle".