Browse Surnames

This is a list of surnames in which the usage is English; and the order is random.
usage
Raines English
Originally denoted a person from Rayne, Essex, England (possibly from an Old English word meaning "shelter") or from Rennes, Brittany, France (from the name of the Gaulish tribe of the Redones).
Jepson English
Means "son of Jep".
Warren 2 English
Originally denoted a person from the town of La Varenne in Normandy, which may derive from a Gaulish word meaning "sandy soil".
Brett English
Originally a name given to someone who was a Breton or a person from Brittany.
Merrill 1 English
Derived from the given name Muriel.
Lukeson English (Rare)
Means "son of Luke".
Atteberry English
Means "dweller at the fortified town" from Middle English at and burh "fortified place".
Turner English
Occupational name for one who worked with a lathe, derived from Old English turnian "to turn", of Latin origin. A famous bearer is the American musician Tina Turner (1939-), born Anna Mae Bullock.
Ilbert English
Derived from a Norman French form of the Germanic given name Hildiberht.
Pound English
Occupational name for a person who kept animals, from Old English pund "animal enclosure".
Allen English, Scottish
Derived from the given name Alan.
Marshall English
Derived from Middle English mareschal "marshal", ultimately from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant". It originally referred to someone who took care of horses.
Doctor English
Originally denoted someone who was a doctor, ultimately from Latin doctor meaning "teacher".
Kynaston English
Originally derived from a place name meaning "Cynefrith's town" in Old English.
Baxter English
Variant (in origin a feminine form) of Baker.
Smedley English
From an unidentified place name probably meaning "smooth clearing" in Old English.
Shine 1 English
Means "beautiful, attractive" from Old English sciene.
Bullard English
Possibly a nickname derived from Middle English bole "fraud, deceit".
Peter English, German, Dutch
Derived from the given name Peter.
Symonds English
Derived from the given name Simon 1.
Archer English
Occupational name for one who practiced archery, from Latin arcus "bow" (via Old French).
Barlow English
Derived from a number of English place names that variously mean "barley hill", "barn hill", "boar clearing" or "barley clearing".
Church English
From the English word, derived from Old English cirice, ultimately from Greek κυριακόν (kyriakon) meaning "(house) of the lord". It probably referred to a person who lived close to a church.
Lyon 2 English, French
From a nickname derived from Old French and Middle English lion meaning "lion".
Newport English
Given to one who came from the town of Newport (which means simply "new port"), which was the name of several English towns.
Speight English
English form of Specht, probably a loanword from German or Dutch.
Harland English
From various place names meaning "hare land" in Old English.
Brasher English
Means "brass worker", derived from Old English bræs "brass".
Nigel English
Derived from the given name Neil.
Roscoe English
From the name of a town in Lancashire, derived from Old Norse "roebuck" and skógr "wood, forest".
Ware 2 English
From the Middle English nickname ware meaning "wary, astute, prudent".
Ewart 1 English
From a Norman form of Edward.
Moss 2 English
From the given name Moses.
Robson English
Means "son of Rob".
Woodrow English
From a place name meaning "row of houses by a wood" in Old English.
Hightower English
Possibly a variant of Hayter.
Garbutt English
From the given name Gerbold.
Albert English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name Albert.
Benbow English
From a nickname "bend the bow" given to an archer.
Dannel English
Variant of Daniel.
Jakeman English
Means "servant of Jack".
Fields English
Name for a person who lived on or near a field or pasture, from Old English feld.
Elwes English
Derived from the given name Eloise.