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GRAY  added 8/13/2018, 1:03:07 PM by ncgray
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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
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Actor Adam Scott from Parks and Rec and Krampus.
edg0123  8/3/2018
 
JONES  added 8/3/2018, 8:50:13 AM by Caedus
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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
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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
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Captain Raymond Holt, fictional police captain (Brooklyn 99)
ugh-middle  8/2/2018
 
LAVIGNE  added 7/30/2018, 8:26:01 PM by Curious me
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My least favorite surname.
Curious me  7/30/2018
 
FREEMAN  added 7/29/2018, 12:42:47 PM by Anonymous User
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A nice name
― Anonymous User  7/29/2018
 
BOSKO  added 7/27/2018, 3:14:21 AM by Xerise X
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The word "Bosko" in Polish means "divinely". Also, I don't think that "barefoot" is a right origin.
Xerise X  7/27/2018
 
HOOPER  added 7/23/2018, 11:51:17 AM by LadySherLoki
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Molly Hooper from the BBC Sherlock series
LadySherLoki  7/23/2018
 
ROSENBERG  added 7/17/2018, 12:09:33 PM by AdinD
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Hungarian Jewish (rare) based off of the 16th century name [Rashe] from Tours, France.
AdinD  7/17/2018
 
MORALES  added 7/13/2018, 3:03:37 PM by dinuguan
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"Moral" actually means "moral" in English. Not mulberry tree. It can be translated as either "Morals" or, possibly, "Son of Moral".

http://etimologias.dechile.net/?moral
dinuguan  7/13/2018
 
O'BRIEN  added 7/8/2018, 2:15:31 PM by kickingwolf
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The O'Brien Clan is the main family descended from Brian Boru. The following families are also descended from Brian Boru through various O'Brien ancestors.

Bernard

MacConsidin

Lysaght
Maughan

Bryan Consadine MacLysaght O'Mahony
McBryan
McConsidn

Lysat Padden
O'Bryan O'Crotty MacMahon Patten
MacBryan Crottie Mahon Plunkett
Bryant Crotty Maghan Plunket
MacConsidine MacFadden Mann Plunkitt

O'brien came fro Brian Boruin a sense it is a blue blood name.
kickingwolf  7/8/2018
 
O'BRIEN  added 7/8/2018, 2:11:15 PM by kickingwolf
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The O'Brien Clan is the main family descended from Brian Boru. The following families are also descended from Brian Boru through various O'Brien ancestors.

Bernard

MacConsidin

Lysaght
Maughan

Bryan Consadine MacLysaght O'Mahony
McBryan
McConsidn

Lysat Padden
O'Bryan O'Crotty MacMahon Patten
MacBryan Crottie Mahon Plunkett
Bryant Crotty Maghan Plunket
MacConsidine MacFadden Mann Plunkitt
kickingwolf  7/8/2018
 
MITTELMAN  added 7/8/2018, 10:28:50 AM by Marusero
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This surname's usage is Jewish, not Yiddish.

Source: https://www.familyeducation.com/baby-names/name-meaning/mittelman?role=S
Marusero  7/8/2018
 
SCHUYLER  added 7/6/2018, 10:31:29 PM by ShuylerBuitron
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There is another derivative spelling of the name 'Schuyler.' In the 1700s in the USA, there was a General Schuyler, and the historians dropped the 'c' from the name, leaving the last name as 'Shuyler.' So there are relatives of the Schulyers in the USA with the last name Shuyler.

It is my middle name.
ShuylerBuitron  7/6/2018
 
SCHUYLER  added 7/6/2018, 10:28:48 PM by Anonymous User
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Schulyer Grant is a Canadian actress who starred in Anne of Green Gables in the 1990s.

Here is her fandom page: http://anneofgreengables.wikia.com/wiki/Schuyler_Grant
― Anonymous User  7/6/2018
 
HAMMOND  added 7/3/2018, 8:54:51 PM by Anonymous User
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Albert Hammond Jr. - Musician
Albert Hammond - Singer-songwriter
― Anonymous User  7/3/2018
 
POTTER  added 6/29/2018, 1:05:07 PM by Kepp
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Henry A. Potter Col. USAF (Retired)
Navigator of the first bomber (B-25) to take off of an aircraft carrier on The Doolittle Tokyo Raid, the first bombing of Japan, 4 month after Pearl Harbor.
Kepp  6/29/2018
 
ROMERO  added 6/29/2018, 6:29:47 AM by rosmarin
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Romero is not derived from Rome. It is the Spanish word for the herb Rosemary = Lat. Rosmarinus officinalis see: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosmarinus_officinalis. There has been a famous musician, Mateo Romero, who was born in Liege, Belgium as Mathieu Rosmarin (ca. 1575 – 1647) who was taken to Spain at the age of 8 see (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mateo_Romero_(composer)).
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary and Latin dictonaries the name Rosmarin derives from the Latin words "ros" ("dew" or "tear") and marin ("sea")
According to my Ancestry-research the family name was used as
Rosmarin (German) (old/alternative writings: Rohsmarin, Roßmarin)
Rožmarin (Slovenian, Czech, Slowak, Polish etc.) (also sometimes: Rozmarin)
Ružmarin (Croation)
Romarin (French)
Best regards
Walter Rosmarin
rosmarin  6/29/2018
 
LUCAS  added 6/22/2018, 7:38:50 PM by GoGetterCFerg
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An Americanized version of the Hungarian surname Lukács.
GoGetterCFerg  6/22/2018
 
SALAZAR  added 6/22/2018, 10:13:48 AM by Anonymous User
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Salazar Slytherin is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2018
 
HABERKORN  added 6/20/2018, 6:29:02 PM by Marusero
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In terms of meaning, the surname Haberkorn is composed of the Middle High German words haber(e) "oats" and korn "grain".

Source: https://www.familyeducation.com/baby-names/name-meaning/Haberkorn?role=S.
Marusero  6/20/2018
 
RAPTIS  added 6/11/2018, 10:35:49 PM by highexpectasians
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Written as "Ράπτης" in Greek. [noted -ed]
highexpectasians  6/11/2018
 
PAPADOPOULOS  added 6/10/2018, 12:47:28 PM by highexpectasians
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It's natively written as "Παπαδόπουλος" in Greek. [noted -ed]
highexpectasians  6/10/2018
 
PACHIS  added 6/10/2018, 12:45:32 PM by highexpectasians
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It's natively written as "Παχής" in Greek. [noted -ed]
highexpectasians  6/10/2018
 
JACKSON  added 6/4/2018, 5:47:51 AM by Nupnupz
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One of my favorite characters is Percy Jackson! I love that series!
Nupnupz  6/4/2018
 
AQUINO  added 6/1/2018, 3:43:53 PM by AndreAquino
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The word Aquino probably means "from water" or "aquatic". [noted -ed]
AndreAquino  6/1/2018
 
HOWELL  added 5/30/2018, 2:51:41 PM by GreekGod12
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Daniel Howell. An English YouTube personality who is one half of the duo Dan And Phil.
GreekGod12  5/30/2018
 
MARCHAND  added 5/23/2018, 10:23:52 AM by chazjakkobs13
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Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins.
chazjakkobs13  5/23/2018
 
DAVIS  added 5/17/2018, 4:00:12 PM by Anonymous User
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Actress Mackenzie Davis.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2018
 
DORAN  added 5/8/2018, 4:11:44 PM by ShadyMouse
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A famous bearer of the surname Doran is the Australian actor Matt Doran.
ShadyMouse  5/8/2018
 
HOPKINS  added 5/8/2018, 1:58:14 AM by YukaSylvie
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Judge Hopkins is a fictional character from the film ParaNoman, who wrongfully executed Agatha Prenderghast as a witch.
YukaSylvie  5/8/2018
 
HISAKAWA  added 5/1/2018, 2:56:49 PM by Marusero
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Elaborating on what m4yb3_daijirou said, the surname Hisakawa would more accurately mean "long-lasting river".
Marusero  5/1/2018
 
HISAKAWA  added 5/1/2018, 2:53:36 PM by Marusero
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A notable bearer of the surname Hisakawa is Japanese voice actress and singer Aya Hisakawa (久川 綾). Some of her roles include Sailor Mercury in 'Sailor Moon', Skuld in 'Oh My Goddess!', and Yuri Tsukikage (a.k.a. Cure Moonlight) in 'HeartCatch Pretty Cure!'.

Here's a link to Aya Hisakawa's Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Hisakawa.
Marusero  5/1/2018
 
HAREL  added 4/27/2018, 10:05:59 AM by highexpectasians
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Written as "הראל" in Hebrew. [noted -ed]
highexpectasians  4/27/2018
 
MÉNDEZ  added 4/26/2018, 9:56:28 AM by Marusero
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The surname Méndez is of Galician origin.

Source: https://www.familyeducation.com/baby-names/name-meaning/Mendez.
Marusero  4/26/2018
 
DODGE  added 4/24/2018, 1:31:42 PM by Marusero
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The surname Dodge is (mainly) found in northern England.

Source: https://www.familyeducation.com/baby-names/name-meaning/Dodge.
Marusero  4/24/2018
 
CHANDLER  added 4/23/2018, 5:01:03 PM by Anonymous User
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A main character named Heather from Heathers 1988 and heathers the musical have this surname.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2018
 
GOOD  added 4/17/2018, 12:21:15 PM by Marusero
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The surname Good is a nickname derived from the Middle English word gode, which means "Good" (from Old English gōd).

Source(s):
https://www.familyeducation.com/baby-names/name-meaning/Good.
Marusero  4/17/2018
 
FREEMAN  added 4/13/2018, 11:42:32 PM by n0uveaun0va
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Refers to those recently freed from slavery after the Civil War, now being freed men.
n0uveaun0va  4/13/2018
 
MERCHANT  added 4/11/2018, 8:16:28 AM by highexpectasians
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This is also used in India by Parsee Zoroastrians, who were forced to adopt a surname during the British rule of India (most simply adopted English words for their respective occupations).
highexpectasians  4/11/2018
 
BARTON  added 4/10/2018, 11:15:23 PM by Anonymous User
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Joey Barton, English footballer (1982-)
― Anonymous User  4/10/2018
 
DOCTOR  added 4/10/2018, 9:57:22 PM by highexpectasians
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This is also used by Parsi Zoroastrians in India, who were forced to adopt English occupational terms as surnames during the British rule of India.
highexpectasians  4/10/2018
 
KHOROUSHI  added 4/10/2018, 4:36:36 PM by highexpectasians
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This surname seems to be very rare, but, nevertheless, it's written as "کوروشی" in Persian.

http://forebears.io/surnames/Khoroushi [noted -ed]
highexpectasians  4/10/2018
 
FORST  added 3/28/2018, 6:50:07 AM by Anonymous User
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When Forst families came to England, and America, most of them changed their name from "Forst" to "Frost".
― Anonymous User  3/28/2018
 
FUKUI  added 3/27/2018, 10:19:36 AM by Marusero
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In terms of meaning, Fukui is derived from 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Marusero  3/27/2018
 
PEMBERTON  added 3/24/2018, 11:48:20 PM by Anonymous User
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Steve Pemberton, English comedian (1967-)
― Anonymous User  3/24/2018
 
LANG  added 3/23/2018, 3:48:03 PM by Anonymous User
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A surname well represented in Lanarkshire.
― Anonymous User  3/23/2018
 
BALOGH  added 3/23/2018, 2:20:50 PM by Historically
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Famous bearer is Paul from the kindred Balog.
Historically  3/23/2018
 
HAYNES  added 3/23/2018, 12:33:56 AM by Anonymous User
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Arthur Haynes, English comedian (1916-1966).
― Anonymous User  3/23/2018