This is a list of surnames in which the length is 8.
Patronymic name derived from the Turkish word aba
"coat". It may have originally denoted the children of a tailor.
From the medieval Italian given names Accuntius
, of uncertain meaning.
Means "ploughman", derived from Middle English aker
"field" and man
Denoted a person from the town of Adenau in Germany. The name of the town is of uncertain etymology.
From the name of an estate and castle (demolished in 1812) that was formerly in North Holland, the Netherlands. It means "Adrik's home".
From Latin Agnus Dei
meaning "lamb of God". This was a nickname for someone who was particularly religious or someone who wore this symbol.
Originally denoted a person from the town of Agramunt, Spain. It means "field hill" in Catalan.
From the name of various streets in the Netherlands.
Means "son of Alderissius", a Latinized form of a Germanic name of unknown meaning.
From the name of the Italian city of Altamura, which means "high walls" in Italian.
From a Spanish place name, possibly derived from Spanish alba
Referred to person who lived at the end of the road or the village, derived from Dutch an gen ent
meaning "at the end".
Indicated a person who lived by or at an apple garden, from Dutch appel
"apple" and hof
From the name of several English towns, meaning "orchard" in Old English (a compound of æppel
"apple" and tun
From the Romanian region of Ardeal, also called Transylvania. It is possibly derived from Hungarian erdő
Denoted a person from Arendonk, a town between in northern Belgium. It is derived from arend
"eagle" and donk
From an English place name meaning "ash enclosure" in Old English.
Denoted a person from Assel, Asselt or Hasselt, the name of communities in the Netherlands and Belgium. They derive from Germanic asc
"ash tree" and lauha
"woods on sandy soil", or hasal
From the name of a region in Spain, formerly a medieval kingdom. It is possibly derived from Basque asta
"rock" and ur
From a place name, possibly from a dialectal variation of Dutch over
meaning "over" combined with esch
meaning "ash tree".
From a place name meaning "the edge of camp" in Dutch.
BACHCHAN Indian, Hindi
From Hindi बच्चा (bachcha)
meaning "child", a word of Persian origin. This surname was adopted by the Indian poet Harivansh Rai Srivastava (1907-2003).
Denoted a person who lived near a stream, from German bach
"stream" and mann
From any of the various places of this name, derived from Old English bean
meaning "bean" and croft
meaning "small enclosed field".
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from the Germanic word baro
"man, warrior, servant".
Derived from the name of a village in Frisia meaning "road to the dike".
From various French place names derived from beau
"beautiful" and fort
"strong place, fortress".
From various French place names derived from beau
"beautiful" and lieu
Means "son of Bellando", from a medieval given name derived from Latin bellandus
meaning "which is to be fought".
Means "son of Benenato", given name derived from Latin bene
"good, well" and natus
Derived from German bier
"beer" and mann
"man". The name may have referred to a brewer or a tavern owner.
Venetian name derived from the name of the town of Bondeno in northern Italy.
From nickname derived from the Piedmontese dialect word borgno
meaning "one-eyed". This was the real surname of American actor Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012).
From the name of the French region of Burgundy (called Bourgogne in French), which is named after the Germanic tribe the Burgundians, itself meaning "people from the high land".
Occupational name meaning "cooper, barrel maker" in German.
From various locations derived from Old English meaning "broad oak".
Derived from the name of the city of Bradford in West Yorkshire which meant "broad ford" in Old English. This is also the name of other smaller towns in England.
Derived from the town of Briosco, near Milan. It may be of Lombardic origin.
Referred to a person who cleared land, from Old French briser
"to cut" and bois
Means "bread baker" from Middle High German brot
"bread" and becke
From Old English brun
meaning "brown" and hlaw
meaning "mound, small hill". The name was probably given to a family living on a small hill covered with bracken.
From the name of a region in Stirlingshire, Scotland, which means "house of the canon" in Gaelic.
From Middle High German buoche
"beech" and holz
Originally denoted someone who came from a place called Bukowo
, which derive from Polish buk
From various English place names derived from Old English ceald
"cold" and well
"spring, stream, well".
From a Gaelic nickname cam béul
meaning "wry or crooked mouth". The surname was later represented in Latin documents as de bello campo
meaning "of the fair field".
Originally a name for someone from Cantrell in Devon, from an unknown first element and Old English hyll
Occupational name meaning "captain" in Italian, ultimately from Latin caput
From the name of a city in northern England. The city was originally called by the Romans Luguvalium
meaning "stronghold of LUGUS
". Later the Brythonic element ker
"fort" was appended to the name of the city.
Originally indicated a person from Castile, a region (and medieval kingdom) in Spain. The name of the region is derived from Late Latin castellum
From the name of English towns meaning "settlement belonging to CHAD
" in Old English.
From Old French chambre
"chamber, room", an occupational name for a person who worked in the inner rooms of a mansion.
Occupational surname meaning "candle seller" or "candle maker" in Middle English, ultimately derived from Old French.
Means "leather worker" in Persian, from چرم (charm)
"leather" combined with چی (chi)
, denoting an occupation.
From Old French castan
"chestnut tree" (Latin castanea
), a name for someone who lived near a particular chestnut tree, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-coloured hair.
Originally indicated a person from the county of Cheshire in England. Cheshire is named for its city CHESTER
Derived from various place names which meant "ford by a cliff" in Old English.
Derived from French clou
meaning "nail", referring to someone who made or sold nails.
COCKBURN Scottish, English
Originally indicated someone who came from Cockburn, a place in Berwickshire. The place name is derived from Old English cocc
"rooster" and burna
From Romanian cojoc
meaning "sheepskin coat". This was an occupational name for a maker of these coats.
Possibly from the name of the River Culm in Devon, England. This name is seen in the Domesday book as Culmstoke or Colmstoke.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conghalaigh
, which means "descendant of Conghalach". Conghalach
is a nickname meaning "valiant".
From Irish Ó Corcráin
meaning "descendant of Corcrán", a given name derived from the Gaelic word corcair
From a place name derived from Old English crawa
"crow" and ford
From the name of a place in the Netherlands, derived from kruis
Derived from Czech čtvrtlán
meaning "one quarter of a lán", where a lán
is a medieval Czech measure of land (approximately 18 hectares). The name denoted someone who owned this much land.
Originally indicated a person who lived in a valley, from Dutch dal
meaning "dale, valley" and man
From Old Norse dalr
meaning "valley" and garðr
meaning "yard, farmstead".
Originally denoted one who came from Aramits, a the name of a town in the French Pyrenees which is possibly derived from Basque haran
Originally denoted a person from the town of Debenham in Suffolk, derived from the name of the River Deben (meaning "deep" in Old English) combined with ham
Indicated a person from Evreux in France, itself named after the Gaulish tribe of the Eburovices, which was probably derived from a Celtic word meaning "yew".
DI CAPRIO Italian
From the name of the island of Capri near Naples, itself possibly derived from Latin capra
meaning "goat" or Greek καπρος (kapros)
meaning "wild boar".
From Irish Ó Donnghaile
meaning "descendant of Donnghal". The given name Donnghal
means "brown valour", from donn
"brown" and gal
"valour". This surname is associated with the descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
Originally indicated a person who came from the city of Dresden in German.
Means "turner" from Middle High German dreseler
, an agent derivative of drehen
"to turn". A turner was a person who used a lathe to create small objects from wood or bone.
From Irish Ó hEidirsceóil
meaning "descendant of the messenger".
From various place names in Scotland which are derived from Gaelic druim
Derived from Dunaj
, the Polish name for the river Danube.
From German eck
meaning "edge, corner" and stein
Originally referred to a person who lived close to a church, from Basque eleiza
"church" and ondo
Topographic name derived from Old English meaning "from the end cottage".
From Spanish espinoso
meaning "thorny", ultimately from Latin spinosus
, a derivative of spina
meaning "thorn, spine".
Means "exposed" in Italian and denoted a child who was rescued after being abandoned by its parents.
From a place name which meant "fern stream", from Old English fearn
"fern" and burna
Denoted one from a town named because it was near an iron mine, from ferrum
the Latin word for "iron".
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fionnagáin
meaning "descendant of Fionnagán". The given name Fionnagán
is a diminutive of FIONN
FISCELLA (2) Italian
Derived from Sicilian fiscella
, the word for a basket used to conserve cheese. The name was probably used to denote a person who made cheese.
From Irish Ó Flannagáin
meaning "descendant of Flannagán". Flannagán
is a given name meaning "red". From County Roscommon in Ireland, it has many other spellings.
Means "fletcher", someone who attaches feather flights to the shaft of an arrow. It also refers to a seller of arrows.
Derived from old French fontane
"well". It was probably a nickname for a person living by a well.
Denoted a keeper or one in charge of a forest, or one who has charge of growing timber in a forest (see FOREST
Derived from Middle English frankelin
meaning "freeman". It denoted a landowner of free but not noble birth, from Old French franc
From a nickname meaning "Frenchman". It is typical of the area of Naples.
Occupational surname for one who was a gardener, from Old French jardin
meaning "garden" (of Frankish origin).
Originally denoted a person from Gárdony, a town near Budapest in Hungary.
Means "triangle field" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president James A. Garfield (1831-1881).
From an old given name or nickname, documented in Genoa in 1157 as Garofalus
from a regional variant garofalo
(see the Italian word garofano
"carnation"). The word garofalu
in Sicilian dialects or the Calabrian dialect could also mean an "eddy" of seawater in the Messina Strait.
Occupational name for a goat herder, from southern German Geiss
meaning "goat" and the suffix ler
signifying an occupation.
From the name of one of the most important Italian cities Genova (Genoa).