This is a list of surnames in which the length is 12.
From Dutch allerliefste
meaning "most dearest". This name could have referred to the nature of the person or perhaps a phrase the person commonly used.
Originally indicated a person from the town of Aretxabaleta in Spain. It means "oak trees" in Basque.
From Dutch zuid
"south" and hout
"forest". It refers to the south of the forest in The Hague.
BRECKENRIDGE Scottish, English
Originally indicated someone from Brackenrig in Lanarkshire, derived from northern Middle English braken
meaning "bracken" (via Old Norse brækni
) and rigg
meaning "ridge" (via Old Norse hryggr
, a German carnival (Fastnacht
meaning "eve of the beginning of the fast", or the time before Lent) celebrated in Austria and Bavaria, and bauer
Derived from the Hungarian village named Meggyesfalva
, literally meaning "cherry village" from meggy
"cherry" and falu
Ó MAOLMHUAIDH Irish
Means "descendant of Maolmhuadh", Maolmhuadh
being a given name meaning "proud chief", derived from Gaelic maol
meaning "chief" and muadh
meaning "proud, noble".
Ó RAGHAILLIGH Irish
Means "descendant of Raghailligh", an Irish given name of unknown meaning.
From a place name in the Forest of Bowland in central Lancashire. In 1190 Sir Robert Fitzhenry, Lord of Lathom, gave the lease of part of his land in Aules-Large called Swynleyhurst
(meaning "pig grazing wood") to a family who adopted the place as their family name.
From Old English winter
meaning "winter" and botm
meaning "ground, soil, bottom". This name probably referred to a winter pasture at the bottom of a lowland valley.
Occupational name for a silversmith from Yiddish zilber
"silver" and schlag