Means "son of ALE (2)
", the suffix -ma
indicating that it is of Frisian origin.
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM
. A famous bearer of this surname was the German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1887).
Derived from the given name CLEMENT
. This was the surname of the author Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), also known as Mark Twain.
DAVIS English, Scottish
Means "son of DAVID
". This was the surname of the revolutionary jazz trumpet player Miles Davis (1926-1991).
From the medieval given name Dicun
, a medieval diminutive of DICK (1)
. A famous bearer of this surname was the English writer Charles Dickens (1812-1870).
Means "son of Dicun", Dicun
being a medieval diminutive of DICK (1)
. American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was a famous bearer.