From the aristocratic title, which derives from Old English eorl
, which means "nobleman, warrior".
From the name of places meaning "east town" in Old English.
From any of the various English towns with this name, derived from Old English ea
"river" and tun
"enclosure, yard, town".
EBNER (1) German
Means "dweller on a flat piece of land" from Middle High German eben(e)
Denoted a person from Eccleston, England. The place name Eccleston
means "church in an enclosure".
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria
, which itself is derived from Basque etxe
"house" and berri
From German eck
meaning "corner" and stein
Means "son of EDA (2)
" or "son of ADAM
". The surname was borne by American inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).
From the Dutch word for "oak tree", eik
meaning "oak" and boom
Composed of the elements ek
"oak" and lund
From Old Norse eldr
, modern Swedish eld
, meaning "fire".
Derived from Old English ealdra
meaning "older", used to distinguish two people who had the same name.
Means "a person who lives close to a church" from Basque eleiza
"church" and ondo
Patronymic form of the English name Ellis
, from the medieval given name Elis
, a vernacular form of ELIJAH
Habitational surname for a person from Elsworth, Cambridgeshire.
Means "the Mufti" (which refers to a legal expert, or the one with the fatwa). Mufti is a Muslim legal advisor consulted in applying a religious law. Fatwa is an Islamic religious decree issued by the ulama. Ulama is the body of scholars who are authorities on Muslim religion and law.
From the name of a town in eastern England meaning "eel district".
From a place name, probably Elsing in Drente. In Dutch the noun els
means "alder tree".
Means "son of EMERY
". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.
Variant of EMMETT
. This name was borne by the Irish nationalist Robert Emmet (1778-1803).
Denoted a person who was of English heritage. It was used to distinguish people who lived in border areas (for example, near Wales or Scotland). It was also used to distinguish an Anglo-Saxon from a Norman.
Derived from the (male) given name Erk
, which means "ruler of the law".
From the old given name Ermacora
. It is from northeastern Italy (Friuli region).
Derived from the name of the town Escamilla in the Gualadajara province of Spain.
Derived from the Basque place name Eskarzaga
, which itself is derived from Basque hazkar
Derived from the Basque place name Espartza
, a town in the province of Navarre.
Means "son of Espen". Espen
is a Norwegian given name, which means "divine bear".
Means "thorn", a name for someone who lived near a thorn bush.
From Spanish espinoso
meaning "thorny", ultimately from Latin spîna
, respectively meaning "spine" and "full of spines, spiny".
Means "exposed" in Italian and denoted a child who was rescued after being abandoned by its parents.
Means "cartwright" from Middle Old German asse