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PANOSSIAN  added 8/21/2017, 9:30:34 PM by highexpectasians
Also found in Lebanon. Written as "Փանոսեան" in Armenian.

- http://forebears.io/surnames/panossian
-- highexpectasians  8/21/2017
 
NAZARIAN  added 8/21/2017, 9:28:42 PM by highexpectasians
Also transcribed as "Nazaryan".

Written as "Նազարյան" in Armenian.
-- highexpectasians  8/21/2017
 
MERRILL  added 8/19/2017, 2:51:33 PM by Nifty_Name_Nerd
Merrill is also said to be a location name from English meaning "merry hill" or a Breton name from the Gaelic word 'Muirgheal' meaning "sea bright."
-- Nifty_Name_Nerd  8/19/2017
 
KADER (2)  added 8/17/2017, 7:29:31 PM by highexpectasians
Also found among Muslims in Bangladesh ("কাদের" in Bengali) and India.
(http://forebears.io/surnames/Kader)

Written as "قدير" in Arabic.
-- highexpectasians  8/17/2017
 
GONZÁLEZ  added 8/17/2017, 6:18:55 PM by Anonymous User
It's very common all over Latin America.
-- Anonymous User  8/17/2017
 
CARROLL  added 8/16/2017, 10:01:19 AM by Silverstarswept
Adam Carroll is a Northern Irish racing driver. He contested the 2016/17 Formula E season with new team Jaguar, and finished 21st in the standings.
-- Silverstarswept  8/16/2017
 
CONNER  added 8/13/2017, 1:07:36 PM by ItsCalledHistory
Conner is the Roman Catholic spelling of Conor. It derives from BC times, combining the words ceann (Old Irish conn) meaning "chief, or head" with cobhair meaning "relieve, aid, help, assist". It literally means helpful chief.
-- ItsCalledHistory  8/13/2017
 
HATHAWAY  added 8/12/2017, 10:02:59 PM by eragonbrust66
William Shakespeare's wife was also named Anne Hathaway.
-- eragonbrust66  8/12/2017
 
PERRY (1)  added 8/9/2017, 8:39:43 PM by RyanJShackle
Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry, the former lead singer of Journey.
-- RyanJShackle  8/9/2017
 
WINCHESTER  added 8/8/2017, 6:57:09 PM by RitaCat10
Venta (Celtic origin) - market or market town
Also Venta Belgarum is now what is referred to as Winchester (the place)
Source: http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsBritain/BritainBelgae.htm
-- RitaCat10  8/8/2017
 
PRESLEY  added 8/8/2017, 10:26:03 AM by Nifty_Name_Nerd
Also pronounced PREZ-lee.
-- Nifty_Name_Nerd  8/8/2017
 
BENGTSSON  added 8/7/2017, 4:53:20 PM by Anonymous User
Robin Bengtsson is a Swedish singer.
-- Anonymous User  8/7/2017
 
SAPIENTI  added 8/6/2017, 3:02:49 PM by Anonymous User
Sapienti means wise in Latin. For example, verbum sapienti would mean word to the wise.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2017
 
LEBLANC  added 8/2/2017, 8:02:51 PM by Anonymous User
Most North American LeBlancs are descended from Daniel LeBlanc, the first LeBlanc in Grande Prè, Acadia.
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2017
 
NELSON  added 8/1/2017, 1:30:13 PM by RitaCat10
Irish, Northern Irish (Ulster).
-- RitaCat10  8/1/2017
 
NELSON  added 8/1/2017, 1:26:42 PM by RitaCat10
The surname Nelson is Irish, specifically Ulster Northern Irish. It's Gaelic equivalent is Mac Neill or Mac Néill.

My source:http://www.libraryireland.com/AnglicisedSurnames/Nelson.php.
-- RitaCat10  8/1/2017
 
TAWFEEK  added 8/1/2017, 1:05:45 PM by highexpectasians
Mainly Egyptian, and it is also transcribed as "Tawfik" or "Tawfeeq". In Arabic and Masri, it is written as "توفيق‎‎".

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawfik
- http://forebears.io/surnames/Tawfeek
- https://arz.wikipedia.org/wiki/ايهاب_توفيق (in Masri) [noted -ed]
-- highexpectasians  8/1/2017
 
HAKIM  added 8/1/2017, 1:02:42 PM by highexpectasians
Written as "حكيم" in Arabic. [noted -ed]
-- highexpectasians  8/1/2017
 
SHERAZI  added 8/1/2017, 1:00:27 PM by highexpectasians
The name is actually mainly found in Pakistan. It is the spelling "Shirazi" that is more frequently found in Iran. In Persian, "Shirazi" is written as "شیرازی".

- http://forebears.io/surnames/Sherazi
- http://forebears.io/surnames/shirazi
- https://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/شیرازی (in Persian) [noted -ed]
-- highexpectasians  8/1/2017
 
NAGI  added 8/1/2017, 12:57:49 PM by highexpectasians
Written as "ناجي‎‎" in Arabic and "ناجى" in Masri (Egyptian Arabic). [noted -ed]
-- highexpectasians  8/1/2017
 
EL-MOFTY  added 8/1/2017, 12:55:45 PM by highexpectasians
Seems to be used mainly in Egypt, and is also spelled as "Elmofty" and "El Mofty". In Arabic, the name is written as "المفتي".

- http://forebears.io/surnames/Elmofty: Elmofty
- http://forebears.io/surnames/el-mofty: El Mofty [noted -ed]
-- highexpectasians  8/1/2017
 
EL-GHAZZAWY  added 8/1/2017, 12:51:54 PM by highexpectasians
This particular spelling seems to be rare, with only 12 people total bearing it (http://forebears.io/surnames/el-ghazzawy). The alternative spelling El-Ghazawy (http://forebears.io/surnames/el-ghazawy) is used a bit more, but usage is highly concentrated in Egypt. The name is written as "الغزاوي" in Arabic.
-- highexpectasians  8/1/2017
 
SAQQAF  added 8/1/2017, 12:48:59 PM by highexpectasians
Written as "سقاف" in Arabic. [noted -ed]
-- highexpectasians  8/1/2017
 
NEJEM  added 8/1/2017, 12:48:03 PM by highexpectasians
Written as "نجم" in Arabic. [noted -ed]
-- highexpectasians  8/1/2017
 
EL-AMIN  added 8/1/2017, 12:45:40 PM by highexpectasians
Written as "الأمين" in Arabic. [noted -ed]
-- highexpectasians  8/1/2017
 
SINCLAIR  added 8/1/2017, 3:14:05 AM by aboardsetoffici
Titanic Sinclair: the director of the YouTube channel "Poppy".
-- aboardsetoffici  8/1/2017
 
PRIESTLEY  added 7/29/2017, 10:39:05 PM by Nifty_Name_Nerd
English scientist and theologian Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) associated with the discovery of oxygen.
-- Nifty_Name_Nerd  7/29/2017
 
CARROLL  added 7/29/2017, 10:19:35 AM by Anonymous User
Carroll means "Champion".
-- Anonymous User  7/29/2017
 
ZAHRADNIK  added 7/17/2017, 9:28:13 PM by highexpectasians
Spelled as "Zahradník" in Czech. [noted -ed]
-- highexpectasians  7/17/2017
 
GLAS  added 7/9/2017, 7:55:08 AM by Anonymous User
This name actually has only one usage: German.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2017
 
WOLF  added 7/9/2017, 7:40:03 AM by Anonymous User
As an English, Danish, and German surname, Wolf is derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with a first element Wolf "Wolf", or a byname or nickname with this meaning. The Wolf was native throughout the forests of Europe, including Britain, until comparatively recently. In ancient and medieval times it played an important role in Germanic mythology, being regarded as one of the sacred beasts of Woden. This name is widespread throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe, as well as in Britain and German-speaking countries.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2017
 
WOLFE  added 7/9/2017, 7:36:44 AM by Anonymous User
This surname actually has three usages: Irish, English, and German.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2017
 
DALTON  added 7/4/2017, 12:15:26 AM by TanorFaux
Brett Dalton, famous for his role as Grant Ward on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Dalton
-- TanorFaux  7/4/2017
 
SOKOLOFF  added 6/26/2017, 4:01:01 AM by Nerine
But this surname is very-not Polish, it's much more Russian.
-- Nerine  6/26/2017
 
MISHRA  added 6/24/2017, 11:44:27 AM by highexpectasians
Also used in Odisha; written as "ମିଶ୍ର" in Odia.

http://forebears.io/surnames/Mishra
https://or.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ନରସିଂହ_ମିଶ୍ର (in Odia)
-- highexpectasians  6/24/2017
 
ABDULLAH  added 6/20/2017, 7:41:46 PM by legendarynarwhal
Alison Abdullah (Amanda Stephen) is a major character in Orange is the New Black.
-- legendarynarwhal  6/20/2017
 
EVANS  added 6/18/2017, 3:44:14 AM by Silverstarswept
Mitchell 'Mitch' Evans is a racing driver from New Zealand, who competed in the GP2 Series for several years, before moving to Formula E for the 2016/2017 season, driving for Jaguar.
-- Silverstarswept  6/18/2017
 
LECLERC  added 6/17/2017, 2:51:14 PM by Silverstarswept
Charles Leclerc is a Monégasque racing driver, who was GP3 Champion 2016, and as of June 2017 is leading the Formula 2 championship, driving for Prema Racing.
-- Silverstarswept  6/17/2017
 
DESJARDINS  added 6/16/2017, 3:43:06 PM by highexpectasians
Also used in Canada.

http://forebears.io/surnames/Desjardins
-- highexpectasians  6/16/2017
 
LYON (2)  added 6/6/2017, 11:11:29 PM by Crimson Firelily
A famous bearer of this surname is Australian actor, David Lyons who played Sebastian Monroe in the television series, Revolution. He spells his last name with an s at the end.
-- Crimson Firelily  6/6/2017
 
PASTERNAK  added 6/6/2017, 4:53:36 PM by AllyoftheValley
Пастернак in Russian cyrillic script. [noted -ed]
-- AllyoftheValley  6/6/2017
 
PAJARI  added 6/6/2017, 4:44:01 PM by AllyoftheValley
Паяри in Russian cyrillic script (pronounced pa-yar-ee)

The Finnish would also be pronounced this way, as the "j" would be pronounced like a "y".
-- AllyoftheValley  6/6/2017
 
ORLOV  added 6/6/2017, 4:39:41 PM by AllyoftheValley
Орлов in Russian cyrillic script. [noted -ed]
-- AllyoftheValley  6/6/2017
 
MATVEEV  added 6/6/2017, 4:38:22 PM by AllyoftheValley
Матвеев in Russian cyrillic. [noted -ed]
-- AllyoftheValley  6/6/2017
 
LAGOUNOV  added 6/6/2017, 4:36:20 PM by AllyoftheValley
Лагоунов in Russian cyrillic script.
-- AllyoftheValley  6/6/2017
 
POPOV  added 6/6/2017, 4:27:54 PM by AllyoftheValley
Попов in Russian cyrillic script. [noted -ed]
-- AllyoftheValley  6/6/2017
 
UTKIN  added 6/6/2017, 4:26:35 PM by AllyoftheValley
Уткин in Russian cyrillic script. [noted -ed]
-- AllyoftheValley  6/6/2017
 
VASILYEV  added 6/6/2017, 4:24:54 PM by AllyoftheValley
Васильев in Russian cyrillic script. [noted -ed]
-- AllyoftheValley  6/6/2017
 
VOLKOV  added 6/6/2017, 4:22:49 PM by AllyoftheValley
Волков in Russian cyrillic script. [noted -ed]
-- AllyoftheValley  6/6/2017
 
FYODOROV  added 6/6/2017, 4:21:26 PM by AllyoftheValley
Фёдоров in Russian cyrillic script. [noted -ed]
-- AllyoftheValley  6/6/2017