Surnames Starting with K

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KRÓL Polish
Means "king" in Polish. The name referred to one who acted like a king or was connected in some way with a king's household.
KRON German, Swedish
From German Krone and Swedish krona meaning "crown" (from Latin corona), perhaps a nickname for one who worked in a royal household.
KRSTEVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of KRSTE".
KRÜCKEL German
Nickname for a crippled person or someone who walked with a cane, from Middle High German krücke meaning "cane".
KRÜGER (1) German
In northern Germany an occupational name for a tavern keeper, derived from Middle Low German kroch meaning "tavern".
KRÜGER (2) German
In southern Germany an occupational name for a potter, derived from Middle High German kruoc meaning "jug, pot".
KRŪMIŅŠ Latvian
From Latvian krūms meaning "bush, shrub".
KRUPIN Russian
Derived from Russian крупа (krupa) meaning "grain".
KRUSE German
Variant of KRAUS.
KRUSEN Dutch
Anglicized form of CRUYSSEN.
KUANG Chinese
From Chinese (kuàng), which refers to the clan of the same name.
KUBO Japanese
From Japanese (ku) meaning "long time ago" and (ho) meaning "protect".
KUČERA 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, derived from Middle High German kuoche "cake, pastry".
KÜÇÜK Turkish
Means "small" in Turkish.
KUDRNA Czech
Means "curl" in Czech, a nickname for someone with curly hair.
KUHN German
Derived from a diminutive of the German given name KONRAD.
KUIJPERS Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
KUIPER Dutch
Means "cooper, barrel maker" in Dutch.
KUIPERS Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
KUKK Estonian
Means "rooster" in Estonian, ultimately of Germanic origin.
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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