Surnames Starting with K

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KACZKA     Polish
Means "duck" in Polish.
KÁDÁR     Hungarian
Means "cooper" in Hungarian (that is, a person who made or repaired wooden barrels).
KADER (1)     Czech
Archaic variant of KUDRNA.
KADER (2)     Arabic
Derived from the given name KADER (1).
KADLEC     Czech
Means "weaver" in Czech.
KAHLER     German
From a nickname meaning "bald-headed" in German.
KAISER     German
From Middle High German keiser meaning "emperor". The word originates from the Latin name CAESAR.
KALB     German
Means "calf" (the animal) in German.
Occupational surname that indicated a butcher who sold veal meat or a butcher who slaughtered calves. In German kalb means "calf" and fleisch means "meat".
KALMÁR     Hungarian
Occupational surname that originated from the vocabulary word kalmár meaning "merchant, trader, trafficker" in Hungarian.
KALOYANCHEV     Bulgarian
Means "son of little KALOYAN".
KALOYANOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of KALOYAN".
KALUŽA     Slovene
Means "a puddle" in Slovene.
KALUZA     Polish
Means "a puddle" in Polish.
KAMIŃSKI     Polish
Originally denoted someone who came from a town called Kamien. Kamien comes from the Slavic word kamiñ meaning "stone".
KANG     Korean
Korean form of JIANG (2), from Sino-Korean (gang).
KAPPEL     German, Dutch
Means "a person who lives near or works at a chapel" from Middle High German kappel "chapel".
KARDOS     Hungarian
From kard meaning "sword" in Hungarian. It could have been applied to soldiers, sword makers, or one with a pugnacious nature.
KARGA     Turkish
Nickname from a Turkish word indicating a "crow".
KARIM     Arabic
Derived from the given name KARIM.
KARIMI     Arabic
Derived from the given name KARIM.
KARL     Dutch, German
From the given name KARL.
KARLSEN     Danish
Means "son of KARL".
KARLSSON     Swedish
Means "son of KARL".
KÁRPÁTHY     Hungarian
Variant (and archaic spelling) of the surname KÁRPÁTI.
KÁRPÁTI     Hungarian
Derived from the Hungarian name of the Carpathian mountains, Kárpátok.
KÁRPÁTY     Hungarian
Variant of KÁRPÁTI.
KARPPINEN     Finnish
From karppi which means "carp".
Means "son of KARSTEN".
KARTAL     Turkish
From a nickname meaning "eagle".
KASABIAN     Armenian
Means "butcher" in Armenian.
KAŠPAR     Czech, Slovene
Variant of KASPAR.
KASPAR     German, Slovene
Derived from the given name KASPAR.
KASPERSEN     Danish
Means "son of KASPER".
KASPRZAK     Polish
Means "son of KASPAR".
KASSMEYER     German
From the Low German area around Paderborn. The ending of the name is derived from German meyer "farmer".
KÄSTNER     German
Means "cabinet maker" from German kasten "box".
KASUN     Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from the Old Slavic term kazac "to order, command", here referring to one who bore an air of authority, and whose word was heeded and obeyed.
KATIRCI     Turkish
Derived from Turkish katır meaning "mule", a name for a person who made transports by mule.
KATO     Japanese
From Japanese (ka) meaning "add, increase" and (tou) meaning "wisteria"... [more]
KATÓ     Hungarian
Derived from a diminutive of the Hungarian feminine given name KATALIN.
KATONA     Hungarian
Means "soldier" in Hungarian.
KATRANJIEV     Bulgarian
Patronymic from katranjia "one who works at a tar pit".
KATSAROS     Greek
Means "curly-haired" in Greek.
KATZ     German
Derived from the German word Katze "cat".
KAUBE     German
From the name of a town, Kaub, in Germany.
KÄUFER     German
Variant of KAUFER.
KAUFER     German
Means "a trader" in German.
KAUFFMANN     German, Jewish
Variant of KAUFMAN.
KAUFMAN     German, Jewish
Means "merchant" in German.
KAUR     Indian (Sikh)
In 1699 the Guru Gobind Singh gave all his Sikh female followers the surname Kaur and all males Singh. Kaur means "princess" in Sanskrit. In many instances, it is also used as a middle name with the family name serving as the surname.
KAVA     Polish
Derived from Polish kawa "coffee", perhaps originally denoting one who worked in the coffee trade.
KAVANAGH     Irish
Derived from the Irish Gaelic name Caomhánach, which means "a student of saint CAOMHÁN"... [more]
KAVANAH     Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH.
Variant of KAVANAGH.
KAWAGUCHI     Japanese
Means "mouth of the river", from Japanese (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
KAY (1)     English
Derived from the given name KAY (2).
KAY (2)     English
Derived from Middle English kaye "wharf, quay". A name for one who lived near or worked on a wharf.
KEARNEY     Irish
From the Irish name Ó Ceithearnaigh meaning "descendant of Ceithearnach", a given name meaning "warrior".
KECSKEMÉTI     Hungarian
Derived from the name of a town in Hungary, Kecskemét.
KEDVES     Hungarian
Means "kind" in Hungarian.
KEDZIERSKI     Ukrainian, Polish
From a nickname meaning "curly", describing a person with curly hair.
KEEFE     Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimh meaning "descendant of CAOMH".
KEEGAN     Irish
From Irish Mac Aodhagáin meaning "descendant of Aodhagán". The given name Aodhagán is a double diminutive of AODH.
KEEN     English
From Old English cene "bold, brave".
KEIGHLEY     English
Derived from an English place name meaning "clearing belonging to Cyhha". The Old English given name Cyhha is of unknown meaning.
KEIL     German
Means "wedge shaped" in German. It was used to denote a person who owned a wedge-shaped piece of land.
KEIR     Scottish
Variant of KERR.
KEITH     Scottish
From a place name which is probably derived from the Brythonic element cet meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles.
KELEMEN     Hungarian
Derived from the given name KELEMEN.
KELLER     German, Hungarian
From Middle High German këller meaning "cellar". This is either an occupational name for a cellarer or a name for a person who lived in a cellar.
KELLEY     Irish
Variant of KELLY (1).
KELLOGG     English
From the Middle Ages, a name for a butcher meaning "killer of hogs".
KELLY (1)     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ceallaigh meaning "descendant of CEALLACH".
KELLY (2)     Scottish
From a Scottish place name derived from coille "grove".
KELSEY     English
From an English place name meaning "Cenel's island", from the Old English name Cenel "fierce" in combination with eg "island".
KEMÉNY     Hungarian
Means "firm, hard, tough" in Hungarian.
KEMP     English
Derived from Middle English kempe meaning "champion, warrior".
KEMPF     German
German form of KEMP. In order to Americanize the name, some people dropped the letter f, altering the name to the English version.
KENDAL     English
Variant of KENDALL.
KENDALL     English
Derived from the town of Kendale in England, and was so called from the river Kent, on which it is situated, and dael "valley, dale". Therefore, it means "valley on the river Kent".
KENDRICK (1)     English
From the Old English given names CYNERIC or CENRIC.
KENDRICK (2)     Welsh
Derived from the given name CYNWRIG.
KENNARD     English
Derived from the given names CYNEWEARD or CYNEHEARD.
KENNEDY     Irish
From the Irish name Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG"... [more]
KEREKES     Hungarian
Meaning "wheel-maker, wheeler" from the word kerék meaning "wheel" in Hungarian.
KERMIT     Manx
Derived from the given name DIARMAID.
KERMODE     Manx
Derived from the given name DIARMAID.
KERNER     German
Derived from German kern "seed". It is an occupational name for one who sold or planted seeds.
KERPER     German
Variant of GERBER.
KERR     Scottish
From Scots kerr meaning "rough wet ground", ultimately from Old Norse kjarr.
KERRY     English
Variant of KENDRICK (1).
KERSEY     English
From an English place name meaning "watercress island".
KERTÉSZ     Hungarian
Occupational surname meaning "gardener" in Hungarian.
KERWAR     German
Variant of GERBER.
KERWER     German
Variant of GERBER.
KEVINS     English
Means "son of KEVIN".
KEVINSON     English
Means "son of KEVIN".
KEVORKIAN     Armenian
Alternative spelling of GEVORGIAN in transliteration from the Armenian alphabet to the Roman.
KEY     English
Variant of KAY (1) or KAY (2).
KEYS     English
Variant of KAY (1).
Means "son of Khachatur" in Armenian. Khachatur (or Khachadur) is a masculine given name which means "cross-bearer".
KHOROUSHI     Persian
Derived from the given name Khurush, the Persian form of CYRUS.
KIDD     English, Scottish
From a nickname meaning "young goat, kid" in Middle English.
KIEFER (1)     German
Means "pine tree" in German.
KIEFER (2)     German
Derived from German kufe meaning "barrel". This was an occupational name for a barrel maker.
KIJEK     Polish
Means "a small stick" in Polish.
KIKKERT     Dutch
Dutch surname meaning "frog".
KILDUFF     Irish
From the Irish Mac Giolla Dhuibh meaning "son of the black-haired man".
KILLAM     English
Denoted one who hailed from the English town of Kilham, meaning "kiln hamlet".
KILLOUGH     Irish
Indicated a person who was from Killough (County Down, Northern Ireland) or Killough (Wicklow, Ireland). The place name Killough means "church on the lake", derived from the Irish cill "church" and locha "lake".
KIM     Korean
Korean form of JIN, from Sino-Korean (gim) meaning "gold"... [more]
KIMBALL     English
Derived from the Welsh given name CYNBEL or the Old English given name CYNEBALD.
KIMBERLEY     English
Variant of KIMBERLY.
KIMBERLY     English
From various English places called Kimberley. They mean either "CYNEBURGA's field", "CYNEBALD's field" or "CYNEMÆR's field".
KIMURA     Japanese
From Japanese (ki) meaning "tree, wood" and (mura) meaning "town, village".
KING     English
From Old English cyning, originally a nickname for someone who either acted in a kingly manner or who worked for or was otherwise associated with a king.
KINGSLEY     English
From a place name meaning "king's clearing" in Old English.
KINGSTON     English
From a place name meaning "king's town" in Old English.
KINLEY     Scottish
Variant of MCKINLEY.
KINNAIRD     Scottish
From the name of a place in Scotland. The area concerned is high and occupies a vantage point and may have been named in Gaelic as Ceann Ard meaning "high end or head"... [more]
KINSLEY     English
Derived from the given name CYNESIGE.
KIPLING     English
From the name of a town in Yorkshire. A famous bearer of this name is the author Rudyard Kipling.
KIRÁLY     Hungarian
Means "king" in Hungarian. This was a nickname for a person who acted kingly.
KIRBY     English
Derived from Kirkeby, a name for numerous locations in northern England. Kirkeby is derived from kirkja and byr, two Norse words meaning "church" and "settlement" respectively.
KIRCHNER     German
Derived from Middle High German kirche "church". The name was probably given to someone who worked at a church or lived near one.
KIS     Hungarian
Nickname meaning "small" in Hungarian.
KISS     Hungarian
Variant of KIS.
KISTLER     German
Occupational name meaning "chest maker, cabinetmaker" in German.
KISTNER     German
Variant of KÄSTNER.
KITA     Japanese
From Japanese (kita) meaning "north".
KITCHEN     English
Occupational name for a person who worked in a kitchen (of a monastery for example).
KITCHENS     English
Variant of KITCHEN.
KJELDSEN     Danish
Means "son of KJELD".
KJELLSSON     Swedish
Means "son of KJELL".
KLADIVO     Czech
Means "hammer" in Czech. The name most likely started as a nickname for a blacksmith.
KLASSEN     Danish
Variant of KLAUSEN.
KLASSON     Swedish
Means "son of KLAS".
KLAUSEN     Danish
Means "son of KLAUS".
KLEID     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a tailor, from German Kleid meaning "garment, clothing".
KLEIN     German, Dutch, Jewish
Means "little" from German klein or Yiddish kleyn. A famous bearer of this name is clothes designer Calvin Klein (1942-).
KLEMENTS     Slovene
From the given name KLEMEN.
KLERK     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKEN     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKS     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKSE     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKX     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERX     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLIMA     Czech
Derived from Klima, a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KLÍMEK     Czech
Derived from Klímek, a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KLIMEK     Polish
Derived from the name Klimek, a diminutive of KLEMENS.
KLIMY     Czech
Means "descendant of Klima", Klima being a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KLOET     Dutch
From the word kloet (plural kloeten), which was a kind of punting-pole used in shipping during the 16th century. Kloet can be an occupational surname: kloeten were made by people with the profession of kloetenmaker (literally translated, "maker of kloeten") or kloeter... [more]
KLOETEN     Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
KLOETER     Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
KLOSSNER     German
Derived from German Klausner meaning "hermit".
KNAGGS     English
Found most commonly in the north of England, in particular Yorkshire. It means "someone that lived by a knagg (a small mound)".
KNEF     German
Occupational name for a shoemaker (derived from Low German knif meaning "shoemaker's knife").
KNEIB     German
Variant of KNEF.
KNELLER     German
Originally a nickname for a noisy or disruptive person, derived from Old German knellen "to make noise, to cause a disturbance".
KNEPP     German
Variant of KNOPF.
KNEŽEVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic of the South Slavic word knež meaning "prince".
KNIGHT     English
From Old English cniht meaning "knight" or "tenant serving as a mounted soldier".
From German knochen "bone" and mus "sauce". It probably referred to someone who worked in the butcher trade.
KNOPF     German
Means "button" in German, originally belonging to a button maker or button seller.
KNOPP     German
Variant of KNOPF.
KNUDSEN     Danish
Means "son of KNUD".
KNUTSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of KNUT".
KNUTSON     Swedish
Variant of KNUTSSON.
KNUTSSON     Swedish
Means "son of KNUT".
KOBAYASHI     Japanese
From Japanese (ko) meaning "small" and (hayashi) meaning "forest".
KÓBOR     Hungarian
From the word kóbor meaning "wanderer, ranger" in Hungarian.
KOÇ     Turkish
Means "ram" in Turkish.
KOCH     German
German cognate of COOK.
KOCK     Low German
Low German cognate of COOK.
KOCSIS     Hungarian
Means "coachman" in Hungarian.
KOEMAN     Dutch
From the Old Dutch word koeman, which means "merchant". It is also possible that the first bearer of this surname was a man who owned cows, as koe is the Dutch word for "cow".
KOEMANS     Dutch
Variant of KOEMAN.
KOENIG     German
German cognate of KING.
Variant of KÖNIGSMANN.
KÖHL     German
Variant of KOHL.
KOHL     German
Derived from Middle High German kol "cabbage".
KÖHLER     German
Variant of KOHLER.
KOHLER     German
From Middle High German koler meaning "charcoal burner" or "charcoal seller".
KOHOUT     Czech
Means "rooster" in Czech.
KOHUT     Ukrainian
Means "rooster" in Ukrainian. It was a nickname for a proud person.
KOIZUMI     Japanese
From Japanese (ko) meaning "small" and (izumi) meaning "spring, fountain"... [more]
KOKINOS     Greek
From a nickname meaning "red".
KOKOT     Slovene
Means "rooster" in Slovene.
KOLAR     Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Derived from Slavic kolar meaning "cartwright".
KOLBE     German
Means "mace" in German. A mace is a heavy medieval war club with a spiked or flanged metal head, used to crush armour.
KOLEN     Dutch
Variant of KOOL.
KOLIJN     Dutch
Variant of KOOL.
KOLLEN     Dutch
Variant of KOOL.
KÖNIG     German
German cognate of KING, from Middle High German künnic, künec.
Means a "king's man", or someone who played a king in a play.
KONING     Dutch
Dutch cognate of KING.
KONSTANTINOV     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "descendant of KONSTANTIN".
KOOL     Dutch
Derived from the given name NICHOLAS.
KOOLE     Dutch
Variant of KOOL.
KOOLEN     Dutch
Variant of KOOL.
KOOLS     Dutch
Variant of KOOL.
KOPECKY     Czech
Derived from Czech kopec "hill". The name was perhaps given to a person who lived close to a hill.
KOPITAR     Slovene
Means "shoemaker".
KOPP     German
Derived from the given name JACOB.
KORHONEN     Finnish
Possibly from archaic Finnish korho meaning "deaf, hard of hearing".
KOROŠEC     Slovene
Originally indicated a person from Koroška (Carinthia), a medieval Slovene state, now divided between Slovenia and Austria.
KORRAPATI     Indian, Telugu
Locational surname, from an area called Korra or Korrapalem. In Telugu the word pati means "belongs to".
KOŠAR     Croatian
From the Slavic word koš meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
KOSMATKA     Polish
Derived from Polish kosmaty meaning "shaggy, hairy".
Originally denoted a person from a village named Kostelec. The place name Kostelec is derived from the Czech word kostel "church".
KOSZORÚS     Hungarian
Derived from koszorú, a Hungarian word that means "garland, wreath, girdle". This name was used for someone who made garlands.
KOUMAN     Dutch
Variant of KOEMAN.
KOUMANS     Dutch
Variant of KOEMAN.
KOVÁČ     Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak cognate of KOWALSKI.
KOVAC     Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Simplified spelling of KOVÁČ or KOVAČ.
KOVAČ     Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene cognate of KOWALSKI.
KOVÁCH     Hungarian
Archaic spelling variant of KOVÁCS.
KOVACHEV     Bulgarian
Patronymic from kovach "blacksmith".
KOVÁCS     Hungarian
Hungarian form of KOWALSKI.
KOVÁŘ     Czech
Variant of KOVÁČ.
KOVÁTS     Hungarian
Hungarian form of KOWALSKI.
KÖVÉR     Hungarian
Means "fat" in Hungarian.
KOWALCZYK     Polish
Patronymic from Polish kowal "blacksmith".
KOWALSKI     Polish
From the Polish word kowal meaning "blacksmith".
KOZEL     Slovene, Ukrainian
Derived from Slavic kozel "goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
KOZIOL     Polish
Means "goat" in Polish, probably used to denote a goatherd.
KOZLOV     Russian
Patronymic from the Slavic word kozel "goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
KOZLOW     Polish
From the Polish place name Kozlow, ultimately derived from koziol "goat".
KOZLOWSKI     Polish
Originally a name for a person from Kozlow, Kozlowo, or any other place whose name was derived from Polish koziol "goat".
KRAEMER     German
Variant of KRÄMER.
KRAKOWSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for a person of the city of Kraków in southern Poland.
KRALL     Czech
From Czech král "king". It referred to one connected in some way with a king's household or one who played the part of a king in a pageant or play.
KRÄMER     German
From Middle High German kræmer, kramære, kromer and Middle Low German kramer, kremer, kromer meaning "shopkeeper, grocer".
KRAMER     German, Jewish
Variant of KRÄMER.
KRAMR     Czech
Czech form of KRAMER.
KRANTZ     Jewish, German, Dutch
Variant of KRANZ.
KRANZ     Dutch, German
Derived from Middle High German kranz "wreath".
KRASTEV     Bulgarian
Means "son of KRASTIO".
Derived from the Czech kratochvile "pastime".
KRAUS     German
From Middle High German krus meaning "curly". Originally a nickname for a person with curly hair.
KRAUSE     German
Variant of KRAUS.
KRAUSS     German
Variant of KRAUS.
KRAUß     German
Variant of KRAUS.
KRAVITZ     Jewish
Occupational name meaning "tailor" (from Polish krawiec). A famous bearer is singer Lenny Kravitz (1964-).
KREBS     German
German word meaning "crab", perhaps a nickname for a person with a crab-like walk.
KREJCI     Czech
Means "tailor" in Czech.
Means "son of KRISTEN (1)".
KRISTIANSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of KRISTIAN".
KRIŽ     Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Means "cross" in Czech.
KRIZMAN     Slovene
From the given name KRISTIJAN.
KRÓL     Polish
Means "king" in Polish. The name referred to one connected in some way with a king's household.
KRON     German, Swedish
Means "crown", perhaps a nickname for one who worked in a royal household.
KRUCKEL     German
Nickname for a crippled person or someone who walked with a cane, from German krücke meaning "cane".
KRÜGER (1)     Low German
In northern Germany: From Middle Low German kroger, kruger meaning "host".
KRÜGER (2)     German
In southern Germany: Means "potter" from Middle High German kruoc meaning "jug, pot".
KRUGER     German
Variant of KRÜGER (1) and KRÜGER (2).
KRUPIN     Russian
Derived from the West Slavic krupa "barley".
KRUSE (1)     German
Variant of KRAUS.
KRUSE (2)     German
Occupational surname meaning "potter", from Middle High German kruse "pot, jug".
KRUSEN     Dutch
From the name of a place in Holland, derived from cruys, kruis "cross".
KUANG     Chinese
From Chinese (kuàng) which refers to the clan of the same name.
KUCERA     Czech
Means "curl" in Czech, a nickname for a person with curly locks of hair.
KÜCHLER     German
Occupational surname for a baker who made small cakes or cookies. It is derived from Middle High German kuoche "cake, pastry".
KÜÇÜK     Turkish
Means "small" in Turkish.
KUDRNA     Czech
Cognate of KUCERA.
KUHN     German
Derived from a diminutive of the German given name KONRAD.
KUIJPERS     Dutch
Variant of CUYPERS.
KUIPER     Dutch
Variant of CUYPERS.
KUIPERS     Dutch
Variant of CUYPERS.
KULKARNI     Indian
Means "taxman, revenue collector", from the Indian state of Maharashtra.
KULMALA     Finnish
Means "corner", with suffix -la giving an idea of a place. The name was originally given to a house or a place.
KUMIEGA     Polish
Derived from a Polish word meaning "friend".
KUNDAKÇI     Turkish
Means "kundak maker", kundak being the wooden part of a rifle.
KUNDERT     German
Derived from the given name KONRAD.
KUNKEL     German
Occupational name for a maker of spindles (Middle German kunkel "spindle", ultimately from Latin conus "cone").
KUNKLE     German
Variant of KUNKEL.
KUNTZ     German
Derived from a nickname of KONRAD.
KUNZE     German
Derived from a nickname of the given name KONRAD.
KUROSAWA     Japanese
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and (sawa) meaning "marsh"... [more]
KURUCZ     Hungarian
Derived from the Hungarian word kuruc. The kurucs were armed anti-Habsburg rebels in Hungary in the late 17th to early 18th century.
KURZMANN     German
Means "short man" in German.
KUZNETSOV     Russian
Patronymic of the Russian term kuznets meaning "blacksmith".
KWAN     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of GUAN.
KWOK     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of GUO.
KYLES     Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait", originally given to a person who lived by a strait.
KYNASTON     English
Originally derived from a place name meaning "CYNEFRITH's town" in Old English.
KYSELY     Czech, Slovak
Means "sour" in Czech. It was most likely used to denote a person known for his bad mood.