Surnames Starting with K

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KUROSAWA Japanese
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and (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.
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.
KYSELÝ Czech
Means "sour" in Czech. It was most likely used to denote a person known for having a bad mood.