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RADCLIFF     English
From various place names in England which mean "red cliff" in Old English.
RADCLYFFE     English
Variant of RADCLIFF
RADEMACHER     German
Variant of RADEMAKER
RADEMAKER     Dutch, German
From the old occupation of rademaker which referred to a person who made raden (singular rad, the old Dutch word for "wheel").
RADEMAKERS     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER
RADEV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Rade", Rade being a diminutive of RADOSLAV, RADOMIR, or any other name beginning with rad.
RADIC     Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic derived from the given name Rade, Rade being a diminutive of RADOSLAV, RADOVAN or any other name beginning with rad.
RADKOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of RADKO".
RAGNO     Italian
From a nickname meaning "spider".
RAGNVALDSSON     Swedish
Means "son of RAGNVALD".
RAIMONDI     Italian
Derived from the given name RAIMONDO.
RAINES     English
Means either "from Rayne (Essex), England" or "from Rennes, France".
RAINS     English
Variant of RAINES
RAIS     Italian
Occupational surname indicating the ràis, the fisherman who directed the fishing... [more]
RAKE     English
Means "dweller on a narrow pass or hillside" from the Old English hraca.
RAKES     English
Variant of RAKE
RALSTON     Scottish
Means "from Ralston, Scotland".
RAMAAKER     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKERS
RAMAKER     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER
RAMAKERS     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER
RAMECKER     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER
RAMECKERS     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER
RAMIRES     Spanish
Variant spelling of RAMIREZ.
RAMIREZ     Spanish
Means "son of RAMIRO" in Spanish.
RAMOS     Spanish
Means "dweller in a thickly wooded area" from the Latin ramus... [more]
RAMSAY     Scottish
Variant of RAMSEY
RAMSEY     Scottish, English
Means "garlic island", derived from Old English hramsa "garlic" and eg "island"... [more]
RANA     Italian, Spanish
Means "frog" in Italian and Spanish... [more]
RANDAL     English
Variant of RANDALL
RANDALL     English
Derived from the given name RANDEL.
RANDELL     English
Variant of RANDALL
RANDRUP     Danish
Of Danish origin, although you may find some connected to Germany or Shleswig Holstein due to the changes in borders and land ownership... [more]
RANERI     Italian
Derived from the Italian given name RANIERO.
RANTA     Finnish
Means "dweller by the shore" from the Finnish ranta.
RAO     Italian
Derived from the given name ROLLO.
RAPALLINO     Italian
From the area of Genoa with a locative origin from the town of Rapallo.
RAPP (1)     Swedish
Means "quick, prompt" from the Swedish rapp, one of the names adopted by soldiers in the 17th Century.
RAPP (2)     German, Jewish
Means "dark haired" or "raven-like".
RAPTIS     Greek
Means "tailor" in Greek.
RASK     Danish
Means "healthy", "energetic", "speedy" in Danish.
RASKE     Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Variant of RASK, used in Germany and the Netherlands.
RASKOB     German
Variant of RASKOPH
RASKOP     German
Variant of RASKOPH
RASKOPH     German
From a nickname meaning "hot head"... [more]
RASMUSSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of RASMUS".
RATTI     Italian
Means "rat", denoting a sly individual.
RATTRAY     Scottish
From a place name meaning "fortress town", from Gaelic rath "fortress" and Welsh tref "town".
RAUTIO     Finnish
Means "smith" in Finnish, old form, mentioned in the Kalevala... [more]
RAVENNA     Italian
From the important city of Ravenna, near Bologna, in northern Italy.
RAY (1)     English
Means either "kingly" from the Old French rey, roy, or "female roe deer" from the Middle English ray which would have denoted a timid person.
RAY (2)     English
Variant of RYE (1), RYE (2) or WRAY.
RAYNE     English
Derived from a Germanic name which was short for longer names beginning with the element ragin meaning "advice, counsel".
RAYNERSON     English
Means "son of RAYNER".
    Italian
Means "king" from the Latin rex, regis, denoting a person who acted like a king.
READ (1)     English
Means "red" from the Middle English read, probably denoting a person with red hair or complexion.
READ (2)     English
Means "dweller in a clearing in woodland" from Old English ried... [more]
READDIE     English
Variant of READY (1).
READY (1)     English
Means "prepared, prompt" from the Middle English readi.
READY (2)     Scottish
Means "from Reedie, Scotland".
READY (3)     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RODAGH.
REAGAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Ríagáin meaning "descendent of RIAGÁN".
REECE     Welsh
Derived from the given name RHYS.
REED     English
Variant of READ (1) or READ (2)
REENBERG     Danish
Derived from a given name.
REES     Welsh
Derived from the given name RHYS.
REESE     Welsh
Derived from the given name RHYS.
REEVE     English
Occupational name for a sheriff, from Middle English reeve.
REGAN     Irish
Variant of REAGAN
REGENBOGEN     German, Jewish
From the German word meaning "rainbow".
REHA     Czech
Derived from the given name Rehor, Rehor being the Czech form of GREGORY.
REID     Scottish
Scots variant of READ (1)
REIER     English, German
Variant of ROYER
REIHER     German
Variant of ROYER
REIJNDER     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER
REIJNDERS     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER
REILLY     Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Raghilleach which is of unknown origin, possibly "right arm".
REINDER     Dutch, Frisian
Derived from the Frisian given name Reinder, which is a form of the Dutch given name Reinier... [more]
REINDERS     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER
REIS     Jewish
Ornamental name from German Reis, meaning "twig" or "branch".
REITER     German
Variant of REUTER (1).
RENAUD     French
From the given name RENAUD.
RENDÓN     Spanish
Derived from the Spanish phrase de rendon "brave".
RENNELL     English
Variant of REYNOLDS
RENNOLD     English
Variant of REYNOLDS
RENNOLL     English
Variant of REYNOLDS
RESNIK     Slovene
Topographic name, derived from resa "heather" or else from a type of barley.
RETTIG     German
Derived from Middle Low German redik for "radish"... [more]
REUTER (1)     German, Jewish
Means "dweller in a clearing" or "clearer of woodland" from the Middle High German riute.
REUTER (2)     German, Jewish
Means "highwayman" from the Middle High German riutœre.
REVIE     English
Variant of REEVE
REY (1)     English, Spanish, French, Catalan
Means "king" from the Latin rex, regis... [more]
REY (2)     English
Means "female roe deer" from the Old English rœge and probably denoted someone of a nervous temperament.
REYER     French
Variant of ROYER
REYES     Spanish
Spanish variant of REY (1)
REYNDER     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER
REYNDERS     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER
REYNELL     English
Variant of REYNOLDS
REYNOLDS     English
Derived from the given name REYNOLD.
REZNICEK     Czech
Diminutive of reznik "butcher".
REZNÍK     Czech, Slovak
Means "butcher" in Czech and Slovak.
RHEE     Korean
Variant of LEE (2)
RHODES     English
Either a topographical name derived from Old English rod meaning "a clearing in woodland", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
RHYDDERCH     Welsh
From the given name RHYDDERCH.
RIBEIRO     Portuguese
Means "little river" or "stream", derived from the Portuguese word ribeira.
RIBER     Danish
Name for someone who came from the county or town of Ribe in southwestern Denmark.
RICCHETTI     Italian
Diminutive form of RICCI.
RICCI     Italian
From Italian ricco "curly", a nickname for someone with curly hair.
RICE     English, Welsh, Irish
Anglicized version of the given name RHYS.
RICHARD     English, French, German, Dutch
From the given name RICHARD.
RICHARDS     English
Derived from the given name RICHARD.
RICHARDSON     English
Means "son of RICHARD".
RICHELIEU     French
Means "the home of a rich person" in French, from the elements riche wealthy and lieu place... [more]
RICHTER     German
From Middle High German rihtære meaning "judge".
RICKARD     English
Variant of RICHARD
RIDER     English
Variant of RYDER
RIDLEY     English
Denotes a person who hailed from one of the various places in England with that name.
RIER     English, German
Variant of ROYER
RIESE     German, Jewish
Means "giant" from German Riese.
RIETVELD     Dutch
Literally means "reed field", from Dutch riet "reed" and veld "field"... [more]
RIGBY     English
Originally derived from a place name meaning "ridge farm" in Old Norse.
RIGGI     Italian
From the name of the city Reggio of Calabria.
RIGHI     Italian
From the given name Arrigo (see ARRIGHI).
RIGÓ     Hungarian
From rigó, a word that means "blackbird" in Hungarian.
RIJNDER     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER
RIJNDERS     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of RIJNDER
RILEY (1)     English
Originally derived from a place name meaning "rye clearing" in Old English.
RILEY (2)     Irish
Variant of REILLY
RIMMER     English
Means "poet" from the Middle English rime(n).
RINALDI     Italian
Derived from the given name RINALDO.
RINNE (1)     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RINN.
RINNE (2)     Finnish
Means "hillside" from the Finnish rinne.
RIOS     Portuguese, Spanish
Originally denoted a person who lived near a river, from Portuguese and Spanish rios "river".
RITTER     German
From the German word ritter meaning "rider, knight", a cognate of RYDER.
RIVA     Italian
Means "dweller by a river, lake" from the Latin ripa.
RIVERA     Spanish
Topographic name for a person who lived on a riverbank.
RIVERO     Spanish
Spanish form of RIBEIRO.
RIZZO     Italian
Variant of RICCI
ROACH     English
Means "dweller by the rocks" from the Middle English and Old French roche... [more]
ROBBINS     English
Derived from the given name ROBIN.
ROBERT     English, French, Dutch
From the given name ROBERT.
ROBERTS     English
Means "son of ROBERT".
ROBERTSEN     Danish
Means "son of ROBERT".
ROBERTSON     English
Means "son of ROBERT".
ROBERTSSON     Swedish, Icelandic
Means "son of ROBERT".
ROBINSON     English
Means "son of ROBIN".
ROBLEDO     Spanish
Means "oak wood" from Spanish roble "oak".
ROBLES     Spanish
Means "dweller by the oak tree or forest" from the Spanish roble which in turn was derived from the Latin robur.
ROBUSTELLI     Italian
From a nickname indicating a strong person, from the Italian word robusto "strong".
ROCCA     Italian
Locative surname from the name of several places called Rocca spread around Italy.
ROCCHI     Italian
Derived from the given name ROCCO.
ROCCO     Italian
Derived from the given name ROCCO.
ROCHA     Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name for any one place named Rocha, from the Portuguese and Galician rocha "rock" or "cliff".
ROCHE     French, Irish
Variant of ROACH
RODERICK     English
Derived from the given name RODERICK.
RODGERS     English
Derived from the given name RODGER.
RODRIGUES     Portuguese
Means "son of RODRIGO" in Portuguese.
RODRIGUEZ     Spanish
Means "son of RODRIGO" in Spanish.
RÓG     Polish
Derived from rog "animal horn".
ROGERS     English
Derived from the given name ROGER.
ROGERSON     English
Means "son of ROGER".
ROGGEVEEN     Dutch
Means "rye field" in Dutch... [more]
ROIG     Catalan
Means "red (haired, complexioned)" from the Latin rubeus.
ROIJACKER     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER
ROIJACKERS     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER
ROIJAKKER     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER
ROIJAKKERS     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER
ROJAS     Spanish
Means "red" in relation to the complexion or hair from the Spanish rojo.
ROJO     Spanish
Means "red" in relation to their hair or complexion from the Spanish rojo.
ROLDÁN     Spanish
Derived from the given name ROLDÁN.
ROLLINS     English
Means "son of little ROLAND".
ROLVSSON     Norwegian
Means "son of ROLF".
ROMA (1)     Italian
Derived from the given name Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMA (2)     Italian
From the name of the city of Rome, Italy... [more]
ROMÀ (1)     Catalan
Derived from the given name Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMÀ (2)     Catalan
Catalan cognate of ROMA (2)
ROMAGNA     Italian
From the region of Romagna, on the Adriatic coast.
ROMAGNOLI     Italian
Diminutive form of ROMAGNA.
ROMANO (1)     Italian
Derived from the given name ROMANO.
ROMANO (2)     Italian
Denoted someone who was from the city of Rome... [more]
ROMANOV     Russian
Means "son of ROMAN"... [more]
ROMÃO     Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROMANO (1) or ROMANO (2).
ROME (1)     French, English
Derived from the given name Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROME (2)     French, English
Cognate of ROMA (2)
ROMEIJN     Dutch
Variant of ROMIJN
ROMEIJNDERS     Dutch
Variant of ROMIJN
ROMEIJNSEN     Dutch
Variant of ROMIJN
ROMERO     Italian, Spanish
Derived from Roma, Spanish and Italian name of the city of Rome... [more]
ROMIJN     Dutch
Derived from the Dutch given name Romein, which comes from Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMIJNDERS     Dutch
Variant of ROMIJN
ROMIJNSEN     Dutch
Variant of ROMIJN
ROMILLY     English, French
Originally denoted a person who came from any of the various places in northern France called Romilly or Remilly, or from Romiley in England.
ROMPA     Dutch
Variant of VAN ROMPA... [more]
RONCALLI     Italian
Locative surname, from the names of places like Ronco or Ronchi, quite common in northern Italy... [more]
RONCHI     Italian
Locative surname coming from a place named Ronco... [more]
ROOIAKKER     Dutch
Literally means "red field", from Dutch rood "red" and akker "field"... [more]
ROOIAKKERS     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER
ROOIJAKKER     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER
ROOIJAKKERS     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER
ROOSA     Dutch
From the Dutch word roos meaning "rose".
ROOSEVELT     Dutch
Means "rose field" from Dutch roos "rose" and veld "field".
ROSA     Italian, Catalan
Means "rose" from the Latin rosa... [more]
ROSALES     Spanish
Means "bed of roses" in Spanish.
ROSARIO     Portuguese
Means "rosary" from the Portuguese rosario... [more]
ROSCOE     English
From a place name meaning "doe wood" in Old Norse.
ROSE (1)     English, French, German, Scottish, Jewish
Means "rose" from the Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose... [more]
ROSE (2)     English
Derived from the given name ROSE.
ROSENBERG     German, Jewish
Means "mountain of roses" in German.
ROSENFELD     German, Jewish
Means "field of roses" in German.
ROSS     English, Scottish
From various place names (such as the region of Ross in northern Scotland) which are derived from Scottish Gaelic ros meaning "promontory, headland".
ROSSI     Italian
Derived from a nickname for a red-haired person, from Italian rosso, Latin russus.
ROSSINI     Italian
Diminutive form of ROSSI... [more]
ROSTAMI     Iranian
Derived from the Persian name Rostam, a variant of RUSTAM... [more]
ROT     German, Jewish
Variant of ROTH
ROTH     German, Jewish
From Middle High German rot meaning "red"... [more]
ROTHBAUER     German
From Middle High German roten "to clear land" and bur or bure "farmer".
ROTHENBERG     German, Jewish
Means "red mountain" from the German rot meaning "red" and berg meaning "mountain".
ROTHSCHILD     German, Jewish
Means "red shield, sign" from the German rot "red" and the German or Yiddish s(c)hild "sign, shield"... [more]
ROTOLO     Italian
Derived from a nickname indicating an old measure... [more]
ROUNDS     English
Means "son of the fat person" from the Middle English and Old French rond, rund.
ROUSSEAU     French
Diminutive of ROUX... [more]
ROUX     French
Derived from old French rous "red", most likely a nickname for a red-haired person.
ROVIGATTI     Italian
From the name of the city of Rovigo near Venice.
ROWAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RUADHÁIN.
ROWBOTTOM     English
Means "dweller in the overgrown valley" from the Old English ruh "rough, overgrown" and boðm "valley".
ROWE     English, Scottish, Irish
Means "dweller by a row of hedges or houses" from the Middle English row... [more]
ROWLAND     English
Derived from the given name ROLAND.
ROWNTREE     English
Given to a person who lived near a rowan tree or mountain ash.
ROXAS     Filipino
Filipino form of the Spanish ROJAS.
ROY (1)     French, English
Variant of RAY (1).
ROY (2)     Scottish
Means "red haired" from the Gaelic ruadh.
ROYCE     English
Originally derived from the medieval given name Royse, a variant of ROSE.
ROYCESTON     English
Variant of ROYSTON
ROYDON     English
Originally derived from a place name meaning "rye hill" from Old English ryge "rye" and dun "hill".
ROYER     French
From the Old French verb, which comes from roye meaning "to furrow with little irrigation trenches"... [more]
ROYLE     English
Originally derived from a place name meaning "rye hill" from Old English ryge "rye" and hyll "hill".
ROYSTON     English
Originally taken from an Old English place name meaning "town of Royse"... [more]
RÓZSA     Hungarian
Variant of ROSE (2)... [more]
RUAN     Chinese
Possibly from the name of a Chinese instrument, similar to a lute.
RUANE     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RUADHÁIN.
RUBIO     Spanish
Nickname for a person with red hair, from Latin rubeus "red".
RUDASKI     Polish
Variant of RUDAWSKI
RUDAWSKI     Polish
Means "a person who lives near Rudawa". Rudawa is a river in Poland.
RUGGERI     Italian
Derived from the given name RUGGERO.
RUGGLES     English
Means "son of little Roger".
RUIZ     Spanish
Means "son of RUY" in Spanish.
RUNDSTROM     Swedish
From a Swedish place name meaning "round stream".
RUOHO     Finnish
Means "grass" in Finnish.
RUOTSALAINEN     Finnish
Means "Swede" from the Finnish ruotsalainen.
RUPERTSON     English
Means "son of RUPERT".
RUPERTSSON     Swedish
Swedish form of RUPERTSON
RUSH     English
Refers to a rush, the grasslike plant that grows in a marsh.
RUSKIN (1)     Scottish
Means "tanner" from the Gaelic rusg(aire)an.
RUSKIN (2)     English
Means "little Rose" from the medieval given name ROSE.
RUSNAK     Polish
Means "Russian" in Polish.
RUSSEL     English
Variant of RUSSELL
RUSSELL     English
From a Norman French nickname which meant "little red one", perhaps originally describing a person with red hair.
RUSSO     Italian
Variant of ROSSI
RUSTICI     Italian
From a medieval nickname indicating a "rustic" man living in the country.
RUTHERFORD     Scottish
Originally taken by families who lived near the town of Rutherford in Scotland... [more]
RUTKOWSKI     Polish
Means "from Rutki, Poland".
RUTTEN     Dutch
Derived from the given name RUTGER.
RUŽIČKA     Czech
Means "a little rose" in Czech... [more]
RUZSA     Hungarian
Dialectical variant of RÓZSA.
RUZZIER     Italian
From a dialectal variant of RUGGERO... [more]
RYAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RIAIN, or else a simplified form of MULRYAN.
RYBAR     Czech, Slovak
Means "fisher" in Czech.
RYDER     English
Occupational surname for a mounted forest officer, from the Old English ridere meaning "rider".
RYE (1)     English
Means "dweller on an island, dry land in marsh" from the Middle English atter ye.
RYE (2)     English
Means "dweller by a stream" from the Middle English atter eye.
RYE (3)     English
Means "dweller where rye was grown" from the Old English ryge.
RYER     English
Variant of ROYER
RYERS     English
Variant of ROYER
RYLEY     English
Variant of RILEY (1)
RYSKAMP     Dutch
Means "those who farmed rye", from Dutch kamp meaning "place".
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