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BALDI  added 2/16/2019, 8:32:01 AM by Anonymous User
This surname (Baldi) is italian. But it is the plural form of the germanic name Baldo.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2019
SANCHEZ  added 2/11/2019, 8:49:34 AM by Joselyne
I mean, to it me isn't just a last name from some show on television. It is the 8th most popular Hispanic name, I believe as of right now? Also, it's the 33rd most common surname in the USA (United States of America). I use the "Sanchez" form of the name which is apparently the Americanized version of Sánchez (Spanish). Either way, it doesn't have a whole lot of known meanings, not affected by this, it is still a very common name!
Joselyne  2/11/2019
VAN ALST  added 2/9/2019, 12:35:28 PM by ernst-ernest
Aalst is a town in Belgium not in the Netherlands. [noted -ed]
ernst-ernest  2/9/2019
MÖLLER  added 2/9/2019, 9:37:04 AM by Beautiful Victory
OLSON  added 2/8/2019, 3:08:41 PM by DavisFeltman
That's very interesting that Olson (Swedish Version) actually comes from Olafsson. According to my research and family stories My 2nd Great Grandfather from Bredared, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden was named "Olof Andreasson" - if you were to mash those names together it could be "Olafsson".
DavisFeltman  2/8/2019
SOLOMON  added 2/7/2019, 5:37:22 PM by Anonymous User
I think it is a great name with a sound to it that makes you think intelligent and strong.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2019
JUNG  added 2/3/2019, 8:14:41 AM by Anonymous User
This is also a Korean surname. A famous bearer of this name is Jung Hoseok of the South Korean boyband BTS.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2019
KIM  added 2/3/2019, 8:13:11 AM by Anonymous User
3 famous bearers of this name are Kim Namjoon, Kim Seokjin and Kim Taehyung of the South Korean boyband BTS.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2019
NERI  added 1/31/2019, 5:32:11 PM by Rowena Shepard
Giulio Neri, Italian operatic bass (1909-1958).
Rowena Shepard  1/31/2019
DI STEFANO  added 1/31/2019, 5:25:56 PM by Rowena Shepard
Giuseppe di Stefano, Italian tenor (1921-2008).
Rowena Shepard  1/31/2019
BECKET  added 1/31/2019, 11:45:26 AM by lily_m1102
I only know one Becket, and he pronounces it "Beck-it".
lily_m1102  1/31/2019
TANNER  added 1/24/2019, 11:44:43 AM by lily_m1102
I know 2 Tanner's, and they are pronounced "Tan-er".
lily_m1102  1/24/2019
Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA  added 1/20/2019, 2:55:23 PM by niftinamesti
I feel so bad for the bearers of this name because everybody will be tripping over its spelling and pronunciation.
niftinamesti  1/20/2019
JEZ  added 1/10/2019, 11:44:07 PM by Anonymous User
This name is actually spelled "Jeż". [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  1/10/2019
FÜRST  added 1/4/2019, 12:57:20 PM by ZoraSpringer
The translation for "Fürst" is highly inaccurate. Prince = The son of a monarch. A "Fürst" however is a ruler around as powerful as a count or lord. I think the common mistranslation leads from the part of the bible where "The Prince of Darkness" (Satan) is translated in German as "Der Fürst der Dunkelheit". However I find translating "Fürst" as "prince" highly misleading. [noted -ed]
ZoraSpringer  1/4/2019
STEWART  added 12/29/2018, 5:06:36 PM by Anonymous User
Eric Stewart musician from the English rock band 10cc in the 1970s.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2018
HAWKINS  added 12/26/2018, 8:43:36 PM by Paradiso36
It was the surname of the musician Screamin Jay Hawkins.
Paradiso36  12/26/2018
WINCHESTER  added 12/26/2018, 4:50:25 PM by Phantom of the Opera
Such a beautiful last name.
Phantom of the Opera  12/26/2018
WINCHESTER  added 12/26/2018, 4:49:52 PM by Phantom of the Opera
Sarah Winchester built the famous Winchester Mystery House.
Phantom of the Opera  12/26/2018
BARLOW  added 12/14/2018, 7:50:50 AM by gracie_weasley
This name is very interesting. The sound just rolls off the tongue like... butter.
gracie_weasley  12/14/2018
VARGAS  added 12/13/2018, 8:57:53 PM by Anonymous User
Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, 14th and 17th President of Brazil.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2018
COHEN  added 12/11/2018, 4:52:31 PM by Anonymous User
Grant Cohen was a character in the video game "Bendy and the Ink Machine." He was the finance manager for Joey Drew Studios.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2018
BALL  added 12/5/2018, 5:09:39 PM by Morgan1599
Mary Ball Washington, George Washington’s mother.
Morgan1599  12/5/2018
JONES  added 11/30/2018, 4:46:13 PM by DerekS
Charles M. Jones, better known as Chuck Jones, a director on Looney Tunes and creator of Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner.
DerekS  11/30/2018
RUBIO  added 11/20/2018, 5:41:47 PM by Anonymous User
Rubio means blond hair, not red hair. The Spanish word for blond hair is Rubio. Whatever the Latin is doesn't matter; the name is derived from the Spanish word.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2018
SMITH  added 11/19/2018, 12:45:51 PM by Anonymous User
Famous Smith Family {Stan, Francine, Hayley, Steve}
― Anonymous User  11/19/2018
MORRISON  added 11/12/2018, 4:37:25 AM by ?
The name is from the Scottish Highlands, Mac Gille Mhoire (Scottish Gaelic). The name was a patronymic name meaning "servant of (the Virgin) Mary". It was then Anglicised as Morrison. Other variations are Gilmore, Muirison, MacGillivray.
?  11/12/2018
ROCHE  added 11/9/2018, 12:47:27 PM by ms.felice
Roche is the French word for rock.
ms.felice  11/9/2018
BULLARD  added 11/7/2018, 6:25:12 PM by Mr. Bullard
I can't find any relation of me to them, but the Bullard brothers are comedians, both of whom had their own TV shows.

Pat Bullard hosted 'The Pat Bullard Show' in New York, each day before Oprah came on in 1995-6. He also hosted 'Love Connection' (taking over for the legendary Chuck Woolery) for 1998-1999. He also hosted 'Baloney,' 'Hold Everything' and 'Card Sharks.'

Older brother Mike Bullard was the host of "Open Mike with Mike Bullard" for six years on CTV and The Comedy Network. His co-host and Band Leader was Orin Isaacs, who is famous for collaborating with many of the world's great musicians (and for playing bass on the America's Got talent franchises.) Mike Bullard published 'Open Book." I can't say how many copies it sold, but I remember seeing it on the Canada sales charts...
Mr. Bullard  11/7/2018
BULLARD  added 11/7/2018, 6:01:10 PM by Mr. Bullard
In our family, it comes from the area just west of London, England. I have the family Bible of my grandfather (several 'greats' in there). He was one of the butchers and it was his job to keep the bulls calm and especially to prevent them from realizing they were being slaughtered. There are two records of the bulls realizing what was up and kind of a bull-panic ensued. When commoners started getting surnames, they referred to John as 'John T Bullherder.' No one seems to know how it became Bullard, it just switched in the late 1700s.

There are two other families of Bullards I have encountered.

One claims to be descended from a 'retired priest' who had a family. I'll take the guy at his word: he says that a 'bol' is the bald spot that friars shave atop their heads. He goes on to explain that 'ard' means the same as 'Mc' or '-son'... the child of. Hence Bolard was the son of a friar. I have seldom heard of priests retiring to have families, although it certainly must happen...

The other is certain his family were Irish and that a 'Bulle' was someone who wrote for a living - either as a scribe or book-writer. His family did publish several books under the names Bullerd and Bullard, so I believe in the accuracy of this one...
Mr. Bullard  11/7/2018
BULLARD  added 11/7/2018, 5:46:14 PM by Mr. Bullard
Pronounced BULL erd

Heavy emphasis on the first syllable. [noted -ed]
Mr. Bullard  11/7/2018
MATHESON  added 11/2/2018, 8:10:10 AM by Mathieson
I just want to point out Matheson and Mathieson (both start with MATH) are derived from Mathghamhain an attributed Gaelic name, not Matthew (beginning MATT)
Mathieson  11/2/2018
CASEY  added 10/23/2018, 5:43:06 PM by Anonymous User
I’m the first one to comment about the usage of this unisexual surname, but I understand this surname feeling like a rare surname.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2018
MORRISON  added 10/23/2018, 5:41:14 PM by Anonymous User
My surname is Morrison. I’m a girl! And I’ve met so many people with my surname who are not known to be related to me. So I believe my surname should be ranked at a lower rank than #250 if I meet more people. Even more people with the last name Morrison than the last name Hunter or Cunningham. But it would make no sense to see that my surname is a lot more uncommon in the United Kingdom. I think most people with the last name Morrison are from Scotland.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2018
CANTRELL  added 10/6/2018, 5:09:38 AM by McLeeds
American hard-rock musician Jerry Cantrell (born 1966) is a notable bearer of the name.
McLeeds  10/6/2018
KOKOT  added 10/5/2018, 10:59:27 AM by Sofia
Also Croatian usage. [noted -ed]
Sofia  10/5/2018
WILSON  added 10/2/2018, 8:52:35 AM by Allie_Catt
This is my last name. It's quite common. To the point of when I see it, I don't even think of my last name. It's okay though.
Allie_Catt  10/2/2018
ZHOU  added 9/30/2018, 3:24:30 PM by Anonymous User
I have this surname. Romanizations of the character 周 are (in my opinion) heavily based on pronunciation, since it translates to the Chinese surnames "Chiau", "Chau", "Chao", "Chew", "Chow", "Chou", "Cho", "Chu", "Jhou", "Joe", "Jou", "Jue", or "Jow". In Korean, the closest equivalent in "Joo" or "Ju". In Vietnamese, the closest equivalent is "Châu" or "Chu". Oddly enough when I visited South Korea I didn't have the option to use the Chinese character, although I intend to for any future trips anywhere in Asia.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2018
LÉVESQUE  added 9/16/2018, 9:46:28 PM by Uh...
A famous fictional bearer of this surname is Hazel Levesque from the Heroes of Olympus book series.
Uh...  9/16/2018
DAVIS  added 9/13/2018, 3:47:07 PM by Curious me
This is my surname and I love it! It’s very dull though.
Curious me  9/13/2018
WUOPIO  added 9/8/2018, 11:48:51 AM by annuankka
'Wuopio' could have Finnish origins based on its diphthongs. 'Uo' and 'io' are very common in the Finnish language whereas in Swedish they are quite rare.
annuankka  9/8/2018
KING  added 8/31/2018, 4:53:51 PM by XYKLONE
Marcia Lenore Sossoman King, know as “Buckskin Girl” was a previously unidentified murder victim discovered in 1981 in Miami County, Ohio, near the city of Troy.
XYKLONE  8/31/2018
PARK (1)  added 8/28/2018, 11:39:25 AM by Tae Seol
Park Jimin is a famous bearer!
Tae Seol  8/28/2018
STANTON  added 8/22/2018, 2:30:54 PM by lastanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement.
Date of birth: November 12, 1815
Date of death: October 26, 1902
lastanton  8/22/2018
GRAY  added 8/13/2018, 1:03:07 PM by ncgray
The surname Gray has two different derivations. As a nickname, it came from the Gaelic word riabhach, which means Gray. As a habitational name, it derived from the place named Graye, in Calvados, France.
The nickname supposedly comes from Northumberland, England. However, history shows that William the Conqueror was a Gray from Calvados and people of his family settled in Northumberland.
ncgray  8/13/2018
SCOTT  added 8/3/2018, 5:08:42 PM by edg0123
Actor Adam Scott from Parks and Rec and Krampus.
edg0123  8/3/2018
JONES  added 8/3/2018, 8:50:13 AM by Caedus
Famous bearers of this name are fictional archaeologist Indiana Jones, notorious pirate Killian Jones, actor James Earl Jones (voiced Mufasa in The Lion King), witch Hestia Jones, and actor Toby Jones (portrayed Dobby in Harry Potter).
Caedus  8/3/2018
PRIESTLEY  added 8/2/2018, 3:31:51 PM by ugh-middle
J. B Priestley, author of "An Inspector Calls".
ugh-middle  8/2/2018
HOLT  added 8/2/2018, 3:31:16 PM by ugh-middle
Captain Raymond Holt, fictional police captain (Brooklyn 99).
ugh-middle  8/2/2018
BOSKO  added 7/27/2018, 3:14:21 AM by Xerise X
The word "Bosko" in Polish means "divinely". Also, I don't think that "barefoot" is a right origin.
Xerise X  7/27/2018