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Nameseekers - Glossary of surname meanings
Category: People and society > Surnames
Date & country: 14/09/2007, UK
Words: 259


Fish
Meaning as a surname: Catcher or seller of fish.

Flanders
Meaning as a surname: Submerged land. (from the Flemish).

Flemming
Meaning as a surname: Descendant of someone from Flanders.

Flesher
Meaning as a surname: A butcher

Fletcher
Meaning as a surname: A maker of arrows.

Flood
Meaning as a surname: Stream/gutter.

Flynn
Meaning as a surname: Red haired.

Foreman
Meaning as a surname: Pig man or swineherd.

Forsyth
Meaning as a surname: Man of peace.

Foss
Meaning as a surname: Ditch or Roman road called the Fosse Way.

Fowler
Meaning as a surname: A bird-catcher.

Fox
Meaning as a surname: A cunning or clever one

Frain
Meaning as a surname: Ash tree.

Francis
Meaning as a surname: From a Latin name meaning Frenchman.

Freeman
Meaning as a surname: Someone who is not a serf.

Frith
Meaning as a surname: Woodland

Fullerton
Meaning as a surname: Bird catchers place. A place in Hampshire.

Furnell
Meaning as a surname: Furnace, also places in Normandy.

Gabriel
Meaning as a surname: `God is a strong man` Hebrew.

Gail
Meaning as a surname: Cheerful.

Gall
Meaning as a surname: Son of a foreigner.

Gallaway
Meaning as a surname: Stranger or foreigner.

Gamble
Meaning as a surname: `Old` mainly a Norfolk surname.

Garnon
Meaning as a surname: `Moustache` an oddity amongst the clean shaven Normans.

Gascoigne
Meaning as a surname: Someone from Gascony, south-west France.

George
Meaning as a surname: Greek for a farmer.

Gibb
Meaning as a surname: A cat especially a tom cat. Also son of Gilbert

Gilbert
Meaning as a surname: A Germanic name meaning pledge and bright.

Gillow
Meaning as a surname: A retreat at the pool, a place in Herefordshire.

Gladwin
Meaning as a surname: Glad friend.

Godfrey
Meaning as a surname: `god peace` Germanic.

Godman
Meaning as a surname: Good man or householder.

Godwin
Meaning as a surname: God's friend or protector.

Goodwin
Meaning as a surname: God's friend or protector.

Gossard
Meaning as a surname: Goose herd or a simple task.

Grealey
Meaning as a surname: Pock marks (literally hailstone marked)

Greening
Meaning as a surname: Son of `Grening` an old personal name

Greer
Meaning as a surname: A variant of the Scottish name MacGregor

Gregory
Meaning as a surname: Watchful.

Grimshaw
Meaning as a surname: Grimm's wood; a place in Blackburn Lancashire.

Gulliver
Meaning as a surname: Glutton.

Gunn
Meaning as a surname: Originally a Norse name meaning `battle`

Hacker
Meaning as a surname: Wood cutter; a maker of hoes, picks or bills.

Haggard
Meaning as a surname: Keeper of falcons.

Hall
Meaning as a surname: Someone who worked or lived near a manor house.

Hallam
Meaning as a surname: At the rocks or slopes, a place in west Yorkshire.

Halliwell
Meaning as a surname: Someone living near a holy spring.

Hampshire
Meaning as a surname: The shire county of Southampton.

Harcourt
Meaning as a surname: Falconer's, hawker's cottage.

Hardcastle
Meaning as a surname: Cheerless dwelling, place in West Yorkshire.

Harvey
Meaning as a surname: A person who is battle worthy.

Higgins
Meaning as a surname: From a Gaelic name meaning fire.

Holt
Meaning as a surname: Wood. Name of several places in Britain.

Homer
Meaning as a surname: Helmet maker.

Hook
Meaning as a surname: Crooked backed, hook nose. Various places in Britain.

Hooper
Meaning as a surname: One who makes hoops for casks and barrels.

Hornblower
Meaning as a surname: One who summoned workmen.

Horrell
Meaning as a surname: Felon hill, where felons we hanged.

Housden
Meaning as a surname: Son of Hugh

Howe
Meaning as a surname: Hill, burial mound.

Hugh
Meaning as a surname: Dweller by the projecting piece of land,

Humphreys
Meaning as a surname: An old French name meaning bear cub and peace.

Huston
Meaning as a surname: Place with a house.

Iden
Meaning as a surname: Woodland pasture.

Ince
Meaning as a surname: Living on an island.

Ingham
Meaning as a surname: From Inga's homestead.

Inglis
Meaning as a surname: Scots form of English.

Inker
Meaning as a surname: Inkmaker.

Inman
Meaning as a surname: An innkeeper.

Islip
Meaning as a surname: Slippery place on the river Ise

Izzard
Meaning as a surname: Descendant of Isolde, meaning ice and battle.

Jay
Meaning as a surname: Nickname for someone like the bird - acquisitive and a great chatterer.

Jenner
Meaning as a surname: An engineer, originally of military machines.

Jessup
Meaning as a surname: Descendant Of a man named Joseph.

Joel
Meaning as a surname: Son of Johel a popular first name of 14th-14th

Jowett
Meaning as a surname: Descendant of Julian, from the Roman name Julius.

Keane
Meaning as a surname: A proud, brave man.

Kedge
Meaning as a surname: Lively or brisk.

Keech
Meaning as a surname: Butcher or lump of animal fat.

Keeworth
Meaning as a surname: Enclosure made with ploes.

Kennedy
Meaning as a surname: Helmeted, or having an ugly head.

Kidman
Meaning as a surname: A goatherd, or as frisky as a young goat.

Lachian
Meaning as a surname: A Viking - from lakeland in Scandinavia.

Large
Meaning as a surname: Nickname for a generous man, as in largesse.

Latimer
Meaning as a surname: A clerk who has knowledge of Latin.

Lawley
Meaning as a surname: From Lawley meaning `Lafa's clearing` in Shropshire.

Leigh
Meaning as a surname: From open country or heathland.

Leonard
Meaning as a surname: From the Norman, lion brave.

Lincoln
Meaning as a surname: Lake settlement.

Little
Meaning as a surname: Nickname for a small person.

Lovejoy
Meaning as a surname: A happy person.

Madoc
Meaning as a surname: Fortunate.

Manning
Meaning as a surname: A tough guy.

Marshall
Meaning as a surname: Descended from a farrier.

Merry
Meaning as a surname: Someone of a cheerful disposition.

Morrison
Meaning as a surname: Descended from Maurice (Moorish, dark complexioned).

Munson
Meaning as a surname: Occupational name meaning `The monk a man of the cloth`

Murphy
Meaning as a surname: Sea warrior.

Napier
Meaning as a surname: Someone concerned with table-linen.

Naylor
Meaning as a surname: A nail-maker.