Surnames Categorized "weapons"
Derived from medieval Italian
, ultimately from Latin
Occupational name for one who practiced archery, from Latin
"bow" (via Old French).
"armed, armoured, equipped"
"crossbow". The word
was originally from Latin
meaning "bow ballista", but was modified under the influence of German
Beck 4 English
From Old English
, an occupational surname.
From an English place name meaning "Becca's homestead". The byname
means "pickaxe" in Old English. A famous bearer is retired English soccer player David Beckham (1975-).
Occupational name for an archer, derived from Middle English
, Old English
From the ecclesiastical usage of
, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house.
Occupational name meaning
in French, ultimately from Latin
meaning "sickle, scythe".
Occupational name for a fletcher, someone who attached feathers to the shaft of an arrow. It is derived from Old French
Derived from a Norman given name that was a short form of Germanic names starting with the element
Derived from a short form of Germanic names starting with the element
From a diminutive of the medieval byname
, which was of Old Norse origin and meant "hook".
. It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
in Czech, a nickname for a blacksmith.
Occupational name for a shoemaker, derived from Low German
From Middle High German
"stock, wooden part of a rifle"
"the point (of a lance)"
in French, possibly a nickname for a soldier.
Anglicized form of the Gaelic
Mac an Fleisdeir
"son of the arrow maker"
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
, both from Latin
Martel 2 French, English
Nickname for a smith, derived from Old French
, ultimately from Late Latin
From a nickname (perhaps occupational) meaning
Occupational name for a person who made knives, from Middle High German
Metz 1 German
Occupational name for maker of knives, from Middle High German
Ó Corra Irish
"descendant of Corra"
in Irish. The given name
Porras Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning
in Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin
Occupational name for a gunsmith or cannon maker, from Hungarian
(from German, itself from Latin
Originally indicated a person from Saxony (German
). The region was named for the Germanic tribe of the Saxons, ultimately derived from the Germanic word
Occupational name for an armourer or swordsman, from Italian
From Old English
, an occupational name for a hunter or a maker of spears, or a nickname for a thin person.
From the name of the Sicilian city of Trapani, derived from Greek