Surnames Starting with K

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KUIPERS Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
KULKARNI Indian, Marathi
Means "village clerk, revenue collector" in Marathi.
KULMALA Finnish
From Finnish kulma meaning "corner" with the suffix -la indicating a place.
KUMAGAI Japanese
From Japanese (kuma) meaning "bear" and (gai) meaning "valley".
KUMIĘGA Polish
Possibly from Polish kum "godfather, friend" or komięga "raft, barge".
KUNDAKÇI Turkish
From Turkish kundak meaning "stock, wooden part of a rifle".
KUNDERT German
Derived from the given name KONRAD.
KUNKEL German
Occupational name for a maker of distaffs, from Middle High German kunkel "distaff, spindle", of Latin origin.
KUNKLE German
Variant of KUNKEL.
KUNTZ German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name KONRAD.
KUNZ German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name KONRAD.
KUNZE German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name KONRAD.
KURODA Japanese
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and (ta) meaning "field".
KUROSAWA Japanese
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
KURUCZ Hungarian
Derived from the Hungarian word kuruc, referring to rebels who fought against the Habsburgs in the late 17th to early 18th century.
KURZ German
Means "short" in German, ultimately from Latin curtus.
KURZMANN German
Means "short man" in German.
KUZNETSOV Russian
Patronymic form of Russian кузнец (kuznets) meaning "blacksmith".
KWAN Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of GUAN.
KWOK Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of GUO.
KYLE Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait", originally given to a person who lived by a strait.
KYLES Scottish
Variant of KYLE.
KYNASTON English
Originally derived from a place name meaning "CYNEFRITH's town" in Old English.
KYSELÝ Czech
Means "sour" in Czech. It was most likely used to denote a person known for having a bad mood.
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