Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword boat.
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boat meaning
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Batey English (?)
Originates from mostly northern England. Is the presumed given name to fishers. (With it meaning "Small fishing boat" in old English.)
Capal Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao kapal meaning "boat, ship".
Funahashi Japanese
From Japanese 舟 (funa) meaning "boat, ship" and 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge".
Joll Estonian
Joll is an Estonian surname meaning "dinghy (boat)".
Kahn German
Derived from German Kahn "small boat" as well as a Germanized form of the Jewish surname Cohen.
Mafune Japanese
From 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" and 船 or 舟 (fune) meaning "ship, boat".
Mifune Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" or 御 (mi) meaning "honourable" and 船 or 舟 (fune) meaning "ship, boat".
Nau German
A variant of Neu; meaning "ship" or "boat."
Osafune Japanese
"Osafune" (長船) is a Japanese surname. It originates from the Osafune area in Japan, which historically was known for producing swords during the feudal period. The name "Osafune" itself doesn't have a specific meaning, but it's associated with the renowned sword-making tradition of the region... [more]
Osterhout Dutch
From the town of Oosterhout,, meaning "East Wood", as it is located nearby forests in the east of the Netherlands. Primary modern usage is in the United States can be traced back to Jan Jensen van Oosterhoudt, who immigrated to New Amsterdam in the 17th Century, and has been generally been simplified to Osterhout, where the O is pronounced as "AW"... [more]
Paade Estonian
Paade is an Estonian surname relating to "boats".
Paat Estonian
Paat is an Estonian surname meaning "boat".
Poot Estonian
Poot is an Estonian surname meaning "boat", derived from the German "boot" ("boat").
Sacayan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano sakayan meaning "boat, vessel".
Scafata Italian
Possibly denoting someone from the Italian town Scafati, from Latin scapha "skiff, light boat". Alternately, may be from Italian scafare "to husk peas", either literally referring to someone's occupation, or from the figurative meaning of "to make more confident; alert, shrewd".
Ship English
This unusual name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is an occupational surname for "a mariner", or perhaps, occasionally a "ship or boat-builder". The derivation of the name is from the Olde English pre 7th Century scip, ship, in Middle English schip
Tüür Estonian
Tüür is an Estonian surname meaning "(boat) rudder".
Watase Japanese
Wata means "boat, ferry" and se means "ripple".