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ANDERSON  added 10/18/2017, 8:46:26 AM by ders_10
Original meaning is "Son of Anders"
ders_10  10/18/2017
 
STERN  added 10/16/2017, 12:39:22 PM by SHStern
Stern is a Jewish name
SHStern  10/16/2017
 
STEFÁNSSON  added 10/12/2017, 12:58:05 PM by Anonymous User
Stefán Karl Stefánsson is an Icelandic actor known for playing Robbie Rotten in LazyTown
― Anonymous User  10/12/2017
 
CHASE  added 10/12/2017, 10:18:07 AM by loreb
Magnus Chase, the titular character in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan.
loreb  10/12/2017
 
THOMPSON  added 10/12/2017, 1:13:12 AM by MashupGamer
My friends last name
MashupGamer  10/12/2017
 
WILLIAMS  added 10/9/2017, 12:47:43 PM by Anonymous User
my last names is mine and it is a royally awesome my dear's

desendent of the king himself
― Anonymous User  10/9/2017
 
RUNDSTROM  added 10/2/2017, 1:40:45 AM by Beautiful Victory
The correct spelling is Rundström, not Rundstrom.
Beautiful Victory  10/2/2017
 
SORENSON  added 10/2/2017, 1:37:27 AM by Beautiful Victory
Not Swedish. This spelling is only used in English.
Beautiful Victory  10/2/2017
 
MCAFEE  added 9/27/2017, 8:54:40 AM by ukulelevillain
John McAfee, creator of McAfee antivirus
ukulelevillain  9/27/2017
 
D'AMBROSIO  added 9/20/2017, 1:39:40 PM by Anonymous User
Jerome d'Ambrosio is a Belgian racing driver
― Anonymous User  9/20/2017
 
BELLAMY  added 9/13/2017, 6:33:20 PM by PinkTwila
Such a handsome (pun intended) masculine name! I love it!
PinkTwila  9/13/2017
 
SHERMAN (1)  added 9/12/2017, 1:29:38 PM by RyanJShackle
Bobby Sherman, American singer and teen idol of the late '60s/early '70s.
RyanJShackle  9/12/2017
 
WASHINGTON  added 9/11/2017, 1:31:48 AM by Icycoldhot
Actor Denzel Washington is a famous bearer.
Icycoldhot  9/11/2017
 
BAILEY  added 9/8/2017, 1:59:06 PM by RyanJShackle
Philip Bailey, American singer-songwriter and original member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
RyanJShackle  9/8/2017
 
BORISOV  added 9/6/2017, 6:20:55 PM by aqua7777777
This name is also common in Ukraine.
aqua7777777  9/6/2017
 
GEIGER  added 8/26/2017, 10:03:18 AM by Anonymous User
As a South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname, Geiger is an occupational name for a violin player or maker, and it is derived from Middle High German gīger (an agent derivative of gīge "violin") and German Geiger.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2017
 
SANCHEZ  added 8/23/2017, 6:35:22 PM by highexpectasians
Actually spelled as "Sánchez" in Spanish.
highexpectasians  8/23/2017
 
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