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AVERY  added 3/22/2017, 5:40:13 PM by Anonymous User
Tex Avery, a famous cartoonist and animator in the 20th century, carried this surname.
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2017
 
LOVELL  added 3/20/2017, 5:48:52 AM by blackiesunshine
Jim Lovell is an astronaut who travelled on the Apollo 13 Mission.
-- blackiesunshine  3/20/2017
 
SANTORO  added 3/19/2017, 11:46:39 AM by Paradiso36
The french variation of the surname is Toussaint.
-- Paradiso36  3/19/2017
 
AUST  added 3/18/2017, 9:27:55 PM by RayhneTess
Austrian Pronunciation
AH-st
-- RayhneTess  3/18/2017
 
DE LEON  added 3/16/2017, 11:38:01 AM by Anonymous User
This name is actually spelled "De León".
-- Anonymous User  3/16/2017
 
BUFFONE  added 3/15/2017, 12:54:52 PM by Paradiso36
It actually means "clown" in Italian.
-- Paradiso36  3/15/2017
 
STENBERG  added 3/15/2017, 10:34:24 AM by Jakob Stenberg
Rue in "The Hunger Games" is played by Amandla Stenberg
-- Jakob Stenberg  3/15/2017
 
BOUSAID  added 3/15/2017, 10:11:13 AM by highexpectasians
Actually, this surname is mainly Maghrebi Arabic:
~ http://forebears.io/surnames/bousaid
~ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somaya_Bousaid
-- highexpectasians  3/15/2017
 
WOLF  added 3/13/2017, 7:06:22 PM by annawolf0507
The Wolf-McCurry family of Kansas is in close relation (cousins) to the family of former President of The United States, Barack Obama
-- annawolf0507  3/13/2017
 
WOLF  added 3/13/2017, 7:03:57 PM by annawolf0507
A common last name from an area of Germany called "The Black Forest". Originally Wolff but has evolved due to English influence.
-- annawolf0507  3/13/2017
 
BEAUCHENE  added 3/12/2017, 4:09:12 PM by highexpectasians
It's actually spelled as "Beauchêne" in French.

https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauchêne
-- highexpectasians  3/12/2017
 
JOHNSON  added 3/7/2017, 6:48:32 PM by Orion_the_Panda
Another notable person who bares this last name is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
-- Orion_the_Panda  3/7/2017
 
JOHNSTON  added 3/6/2017, 12:31:55 PM by Anonymous User
..
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2017
 
PEMBERTON  added 3/6/2017, 8:31:17 AM by blackiesunshine
Daniel Pemberton is the leader of the Daniel Pemberton TV Orchestra.
-- blackiesunshine  3/6/2017
 
DÍAZ  added 3/5/2017, 7:54:11 PM by AngelM0113
Nate Díaz, a mixed martial artist.
-- AngelM0113  3/5/2017
 
IOANNIDIS  added 3/4/2017, 11:11:34 AM by highexpectasians
Written as "Ιωαννίδης" in Greek.
-- highexpectasians  3/4/2017
 
DIMITRIOU  added 3/4/2017, 11:09:42 AM by highexpectasians
Written as "Δημητρίου" in Greek.
-- highexpectasians  3/4/2017
 
FLOROS  added 3/4/2017, 11:08:49 AM by highexpectasians
Written as "Φλωρος" in Greek.
-- highexpectasians  3/4/2017
 
METAXAS  added 3/4/2017, 11:07:53 AM by highexpectasians
Written as "Μεταξάς" in Greek (and also transcribed as Metaxās in English).
-- highexpectasians  3/4/2017
 
CABRERA  added 3/3/2017, 8:56:21 AM by Anonymous User
Santiago Cabrera is a Chilean actor
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2017
 
STRANGE  added 2/28/2017, 9:26:12 AM by Paradiso36
It is also the surname of a dc comics villain Hugo strange.
-- Paradiso36  2/28/2017
 
CALLAHAN  added 2/28/2017, 7:02:18 AM by cbryer0
The name is Irish origin.
Possibly meaning 'Lover of church' Or 'bright-headed'
-- cbryer0  2/28/2017
 
CRUZ  added 2/25/2017, 5:29:15 PM by LowestStone
Rafael Edward Cruz, or Ted Cruz, the Canadian-born senator of Texas
-- LowestStone  2/25/2017
 
HERNANDEZ  added 2/20/2017, 3:15:02 PM by Sofia
Spelled Hernández.
-- Sofia  2/20/2017
 
GONZALEZ  added 2/20/2017, 2:42:40 PM by Sofia
Spelled González.
-- Sofia  2/20/2017
 
KATO  added 2/20/2017, 12:31:59 PM by cutenose
It is actually spelt as Katō or Katou.
-- cutenose  2/20/2017
 
MAEDA  added 2/17/2017, 9:10:32 PM by lilolaf
Echiko Maeda is a Japanese volleyball player and Olympic champion.

She was a member of the Japanese gold-medal winning team at the 1976 Olympic games.
-- lilolaf  2/17/2017
 
VILARÓ  added 2/17/2017, 8:45:37 PM by DundiculutNicholas
Not too common
-- DundiculutNicholas  2/17/2017
 
WILLIAMS  added 2/17/2017, 8:45:05 PM by DundiculutNicholas
Another common surname
-- DundiculutNicholas  2/17/2017
 
JOHNSON  added 2/17/2017, 8:44:51 PM by DundiculutNicholas
One of the most common surnames.
-- DundiculutNicholas  2/17/2017
 
GORDON  added 2/17/2017, 7:50:41 AM by Anonymous User
was a large Scottish tribe
-- Anonymous User  2/17/2017
 
DEXTER  added 2/12/2017, 1:13:32 AM by queen_vic
Its actually quite popular in the UK at #79 in 2015 with 850 recorded births.
-- queen_vic  2/12/2017
 
DEXTER  added 2/12/2017, 1:10:16 AM by queen_vic
The character Dexter, played by Michael C Hall, of the tv show named Dexter, is about a serial killer with a moral code.
-- queen_vic  2/12/2017
 
PARK (1)  added 2/11/2017, 10:27:15 PM by cutenose
Park Yeon-mi is a North Korean defector and human rights activist who escaped to China in 2007 and settled in South Korea in 2009. She came from an educated, politically connected family that turned to black market trading during North Korea's economic collapse in the 1990s. After her father was sent to a labor camp for smuggling, her family faced starvation. They fled to China, where Yeonmi and her mother fell into the hands of human traffickers before escaping to Mongolia. She is now an advocate for victims of trafficking and works to promote human rights in North Korea and around the globe.
-- cutenose  2/11/2017
 
ESCAMILLA  added 2/7/2017, 8:56:30 PM by skankinboy
Our family name is pronounced ess-ka-MEE-yah, alternatively the L's are silent. In actuality, the L's are pronounced thus: Escamiyya. In Spanish pronunciation, the double L is pronounced as a Y, as in llanta (yanta/ tire) or tortilla.
-- skankinboy  2/7/2017
 
DUFFY (1)  added 2/6/2017, 4:25:29 AM by Anonymous User
variant of this name is O'Duffy
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2017
 
CROSS  added 2/5/2017, 6:40:14 PM by waterunderthebridge
Alex Cross is the titular main character in James Patterson's hit mystery novel series 'Alex Cross'
-- waterunderthebridge  2/5/2017
 
ESPARZA  added 1/29/2017, 3:38:27 PM by Anonymous User
Actor
Raul Esparza (October 24th, 1970)
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2017
 
FODOR  added 1/28/2017, 4:38:43 PM by Anonymous User
As a surname FODOR likely to originate from the Christian first name Teodor.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
VADAS  added 1/28/2017, 4:21:37 PM by Anonymous User
Vad means "wild animal" as of "game". Vadas means "of game", probably used as a first name originally, which was is likely to be a translation to Hungarian.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
SALOMON  added 1/28/2017, 3:59:35 PM by Anonymous User
The Hungarian spelling is not SALOMON but SALAMON
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
PAPP (1)  added 1/28/2017, 3:54:19 PM by Anonymous User
Pap means priest in Hungarian. From a Slavic language, compare Serbo-Croatian pop, Russian поп ‎(pop, “priest”), or from Romanian popă
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
LOVÁSZ  added 1/28/2017, 3:49:07 PM by Anonymous User
Actually LOVÁSZ is the occupation of caring for horses, but not of riding them. So stableman and ostler are right, horseman is not. That would be lovas in Hungarian, which coincides with the Americanized version of LOVÁSZ.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
KOVÁCS  added 1/28/2017, 2:52:04 PM by Anonymous User
Instead of referring to the Polish KOWALSKI, it's more appropriate to refer as origin other Slavic languages, e.g. Bulgarian ковач ‎(kovač), Serbo-Croatian kovač, Slovak kováč ‎(“blacksmith”), which have the same pronunciation, all from Proto-Slavic *kovati ‎(“to forge”).
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
HORVÁTH  added 1/28/2017, 2:40:10 PM by Anonymous User
I'm not sure what's the point of mentioning the relations between the Croats and Hungarians. The name doesn't reflect it. It's the "Hungarianization" of Hrvat the older version of Croat.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
GULYÁS  added 1/28/2017, 2:34:31 PM by Anonymous User
Gulya means cattle in Hungarian hence the person tending the cattle is called gulyás. So it's essentially the same as cowboy. It is never used for a person tending other kinds of animals.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
FEKETE  added 1/28/2017, 2:21:55 PM by Anonymous User
Fekete means black in Hungarian, exactly the same way as FEHÉR means white. It has no etymological relation to the English word "black".
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
ERDOS  added 1/28/2017, 2:15:56 PM by Anonymous User
The correct Hungarian spelling is Erdős, with the double accent on the 'o'. Erdos would be the Americanized form.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
BÜKI  added 1/28/2017, 2:05:34 PM by Anonymous User
There is a small town Bük near the Western border of Hungary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%BCk), so the name may refer to a person originating from there. Beech tree and the mountain name derived from it are both spelled with double 'k', which is usually kept when referring to the Bükk mountain as origin, i.e. bükki. E.g. Bükki Nemzeti Park = Bükk National Park
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2017
 
RIZZO  added 1/27/2017, 2:09:23 PM by DundiculutNicholas
Anthony Rizzo (1989), Baseball player on the Chicago Cubs.
-- DundiculutNicholas  1/27/2017