Derived from medieval Italian accia
, ultimately from Latin ascia
Occupational name for one who practiced archery, from Latin arcus
"bow" (via Old French).
From Italian armato
meaning "armed, armoured, equipped"
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
BECK (4) English
From Old English becca
, an occupational surname.
From an English place name meaning "Becca's homestead". The byname Becca
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 bowe
, Old English boga
From the ecclesiastical usage of canon
, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house.
Occupational name meaning "mower"
in French, ultimately from Latin falx
meaning "sickle, scythe".
Occupational name for a fletcher, someone who attached feathers to the shaft of an arrow. It is derived from Old French fleche
Derived from a Norman given name that was a short form of Germanic names starting with the element ger
Derived from a short form of Germanic names starting with the element ger
From a diminutive of the medieval byname Hake
, which was of Old Norse origin and meant "hook".
From Hungarian kard
. 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 knif
meaning "shoemaker's knife"
From Middle High German kolbe
From Turkish kundak
meaning "stock, wooden part of a rifle"
Means "the point (of a lance)"
in French, possibly a nickname for a soldier.
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac an Fleisdeir
meaning "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 machado "hatchet"
, both from Latin marculus
MARTEL (2) French, English
Nickname for a smith, derived from Old French martel "hammer"
, ultimately from Late Latin martellus
From a nickname (perhaps occupational) meaning "maul, mallet"
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"
Ó CORRA Irish
Means "descendant of Corra"
in Irish. The given name Corra
PORRAS Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club"
in Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin porrum
Occupational name for a gunsmith or cannon maker, from Hungarian puska
(from German, itself from Latin buxis
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 sahs
Occupational name for an armourer or swordsman, from Italian spada "sword"
, Latin spatha
From Old English spere "spear"
, 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 δρεπάνη (drepane)