Jewish Surnames

These names are used by Jews. For more specific lists, see Hebrew names and Yiddish names. See also about Jewish names.
There are 161 names matching your criteria.

AARON     Jewish
From the given name AARON.
ABRAHAM     Jewish, English, Dutch, French
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ABRAHAMS     Jewish, English, Dutch
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ABRAHAMSON     English, Jewish
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ABRAMS     Jewish, English, Dutch
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ADAM     English, French, German, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMS     English, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
AMOS     Jewish
From the given name AMOS.
AMSEL (1)     Jewish
Derived from the given name Amsl, a variant of ANSELM.
AVRAHAM     Jewish
Variant form of ABRAHAM.
BACHMAN     Jewish
Means "son of life" from the Hebrew ben chayim.
BAUM     German, Jewish
Means "a tree" in German.
BAUMANN     German, Jewish
From Middle High German buman meaning "farmer".
BERKOVICH     Jewish
Means "son of Berko" in Yiddish, Berko being derived from Hebrew BARUCH.
BERKOWICZ     Jewish
Variant of BERKOVICH
BERKOWITZ     Jewish
Variant of BERKOVICH
BIEBER     German, Jewish
From Middle High German biber "beaver", German Biber, or Yiddish biber, hence a nickname, possibly a nickname for a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal... [more]
BLUM     Jewish
Means "flower" in German and Yiddish.
BLUMENTHAL     German, Jewish
Derived from German Blumen "flowers" and thal "valley".
BLUMSTEIN     Jewish, German
Means "flower stone" in German.
BÖHMER     German, Jewish
Variant of BÖHM
BRIEFMAN     Jewish
Most likely means "brief man". Its origin can be traced back to Israel.
CHAIKIN     Jewish
Matronymic surname from the Yiddish feminine name Khayke, a diminutive of Khaye meaning "life".
COHEN     Jewish
Means "priest" from Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohen)... [more]
DAVID     English, French, Scottish, Jewish, Czech
From the given name DAVID.
ESPINOSA     Spanish, Jewish
From the Spanish espinoso, meaning "thorny", ultimately from Latin spîna and spînosus, respectively meaning "spine" and "full of spines, spiny"... [more]
EZRA     Jewish
From the given name EZRA.
FEIGENBAUM     German, Jewish
Means "a fig tree" in German.
FELD     German, Jewish
Means "field" in German... [more]
FELDT     German, Jewish
Variant of FELD
FERMI     Italian, Jewish
Locative surname coming from the town of Fermo in Marche region, not far from Rome... [more]
FISHER     English, Jewish
Cognate of FISCHER.
GASS     German, Jewish
Name for someone who lived on a street in a city, from German gasse.
GOLDHIRSCH     Jewish
Means "golden stag" in Yiddish.
GREENBERG     German, Jewish
Anglicized form of the German surname Grünberg, which is formed from the words grün "green" and Berg "mountain"... [more]
GREENSPAN     Jewish
Anglicized form of German Grünspan which meant "verdigris"... [more]
HABER     German, Jewish
Derived from German Haber "oats"... [more]
HAREL     Jewish
Means in Hebrew "mountain of God".
HAYES (3)     Yiddish
Matronymic surname from the Yiddish name Khaye "life".
HERSHEY     Jewish
Derived from the name HIRSH.
HIRSCH (2)     Jewish
Derived from the given name HIRSH.
HOCHBERG     German, Jewish
Means "high hill" in German.
HOROWITZ     German, Jewish
From the German name for Horovice, a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.
JÄGER     German, Jewish
From Middle High German jeger(e) meaning "hunter".
JORDAN (2)     Jewish
Derived from the name of the Jordan river in Israel, which is derived from yarad meaning "descend" or "flow down".
KAUFFMANN     German, Jewish
Variant of KAUFMAN
KAUFMAN     German, Jewish
Means "merchant" in German.
KLEID     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a tailor, from German Kleid meaning "garment, clothing".
KLEIN     German, Dutch, Jewish
Means "little" from German klein or Yiddish kleyn... [more]
KRAKOWSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for a person of the city of Kraków in southern Poland.
KRAMER     German, Jewish
Variant of KRÄMER.
KRANTZ     Jewish, German, Dutch
Variant of KRANZ
KRAVITZ     Jewish
Occupational name meaning "tailor" (from Polish krawiec)... [more]
LANDAU     German, Jewish
Derived from the German town of Landau, which meant "land valley".
LANGER     German, Jewish
German form of LONG.
LEHRER     German, Jewish
German surname meaning "teacher".
LEVI     Jewish
From the given name LEVI.
LEVINE     Jewish
Derived from the given name LEVI.
LOWE (1)     Jewish
Germanized variant of LEVI
MAIER (2)     Jewish
Variant of MAYER (2)
MAKSIMOV     Russian, Jewish
Means "son of MAKSIM".
MANDEL     German, Jewish
Means "almond" in German.
MANDELBAUM     Jewish
Means "almond tree" in German.
MARKOVIC     Russian, Jewish, Serbian
Means "son of MARK".
MATOS     Portuguese, Jewish
Variant of MATA... [more]
MAYER (2)     Jewish
From Hebrew meir which means "enlightened".
MEIER (2)     Jewish
Variant of MAYER (2)
MEIR     Jewish
Variant of MAYER (2)
MENCHER     Polish, Jewish
Occupational surname for a miller or flour dealer (derived from Polish maczarz).
MENDEL     Jewish, German
Derived from the given name MENDEL... [more]
MENDELSOHN     Jewish, German
Means "son of MENDEL".
MENDELSSOHN     Jewish, German
Means "son of MENDEL".
MEYER (2)     Jewish
Variant of MAYER (2)
MORGENSTERN     German, Jewish
Ornamental surname meaning "morning star" in German.
MOSES     Jewish, English
Derived from the given name MOSES.
NEUMAN     Jewish, German
Variant of NEUMANN
NUSSBAUM     German, Jewish
Means "nut tree" from the Germanic words nuß meaning "nut" and baum meaning "tree".
NUSSENBAUM     German, Jewish
Variant of NUSSBAUM
ORENSTEIN     Yiddish
Means "horn stone" in German.
ÖSTBERG     Swedish, Jewish
Means "mountain (or hill) in the east" from Swedish öst "east" and berg "mountain", "hill".
PASCAL     French, Jewish
Derived from the given name PASCAL.
PASTERNACK     Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Means "white turnip" or "parsnip".
PENSAK     Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG
PENZAG     Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG
PENZAK     Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG
PENZIG     German, Yiddish
Denotes a person who comes from Penzig, the German name for Pieńsk, a town in southwest Poland... [more]
PENZIK     Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG
PONTECORVO     Italian, Jewish
From the name of a village near Rome, where an Israeli community settled centuries ago.
PRINZ     German, Jewish
Means "prince", used as an ornamental surname by Jews or as a nickname for someone who acted in a princely manner.
RAPP (2)     German, Jewish
Means "dark haired" or "raven-like".
REGENBOGEN     German, Jewish
From the German word meaning "rainbow".
REIS     Jewish
Ornamental name from German Reis, meaning "twig" or "branch".
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.
RIESE     German, Jewish
Means "giant" from German Riese.
ROSE (1)     English, French, German, Scottish, Jewish
Means "rose" from the Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose... [more]
ROSENBERG     German, Jewish
Means "rose mountain" in German.
ROSENFELD     German, Jewish
Means "field of roses" in German.
ROT     German, Jewish
Variant of ROTH
ROTH     German, Jewish
From Middle High German rot meaning "red"... [more]
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]
SALOMON     English, French, Italian, German, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Jewish, Hungarian
Derived from the given name SALOMON.
SAMSON     English, French, German, Jewish, Dutch
Derived from the name SAMSON.
SAMUEL     English, French, German, Jewish
Derived from the given name SAMUEL.
SCHEINBERG     German, Jewish
Means "lovely, beautiful mountain" from the German schön "fine, beautiful" and berg meaning "mountain".
SCHENCK     German, Dutch, Jewish
From Middle High German, Middle Dutch schenke meaning "wine server" (from Old High German scenken "to pour out")... [more]
SCHINDLER     German, Jewish
Means "shingler, roof tiler"... [more]
SCHNEIDER (2)     German, Jewish
Means "tailor" from the German schneider or Yiddish shnayder.
SCHNUR     German, Jewish
Means "rope maker" from the German schnur or Yiddish shnur.
SCHREIER     German, Jewish
German and Yiddish word that means "screamer" or "shrieker" or "crier", perhaps an occupational name for a town crier... [more]
SCHWARZ     German, Jewish
From Middle High German swarz meaning "black"... [more]
SEELENFREUND     German, Jewish
Middle High German vriunt, modern German freund, meaning "friend" and modern German seele, meaning "soul".
SEGAL (1)     Jewish
Acronym of the Hebrew phrase SeGan Levia meaning "second rank Levite".
SEIDEL     German, Jewish
From the German word seidel meaning "beer mug".
SHAFIR     Jewish
Ornamental surname meaning "sapphire" from the Yiddish shafir.
SHAIN     Jewish
Ornamental surname meaning "beautiful, handsome" from the German schön.
SHAPIRO     Jewish
From Hebrew shapir which means "pretty, lovely".
SHEINFELD     German, Jewish
Means "lovely, beautiful field" from the German schön "fine, beautiful" and feld meaning "field".
SHERMAN (2)     Jewish
Means "tailor" in Yiddish, derived from sher "scissors".
SIEGEL (3)     Jewish
Variant of SEGAL (1).
SILVERSTEIN     German, Jewish
Means "silver stone" from German Silber and Stein... [more]
SIMON     Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Jewish
Derived from the Hebrew given name SIMON.
SINASOHN     German, Jewish
Variant of SINASON
SISKIN     German, Jewish
Means "sweet child" from the words suess meaning "sweet" and kind meaning "child".
SISKIND     German, Jewish
Variant of SISKIN
SITZ (1)     German, Jewish
Derived from a given name beginning with the Germanic element sigi meaning "victory".
SITZ (2)     German, Jewish
Means "house owner" from the Middle High German siz "seat, domicile".
SOBOL     Polish, Jewish
Derived from either the Polish sobol meaning "marten" or the Old High German zobel meaning "sable".
SOKOL     Czech, Jewish
Means "falcon" from the Slavic sokol... [more]
SOKOLL     Jewish
Variant of SOKOL
SOKOLOF     Polish, Jewish
Means "son of SOKOL".
SOKOLOFF     Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, Jewish
Means "son of SOKOL".
SOKOLSKY     Polish, Jewish
Means "of SOKOL".
SOLOMON     French, Jewish
Variant of SALOMON
SPITZNOGLE     German, Jewish
Means "sharp nail" in German.
STEIN     German, Jewish
From the Old High German word stein meaning "stone"... [more]
STOLARZ     Polish, Jewish
Occupational name meaning "joiner" from Polish stolarz.
STUECK     German, Jewish
Means "piece, part" from the Middle High German stuck.
SUESS     German, Jewish
From a Jewish ornamental name from the Middle High German süss "sweet".
TOBIAS     English, French, German, Jewish
From the given name TOBIAS.
TOLEDANO     Jewish
Derived from the name of the city of Toledo... [more]
VANG (2)     Yiddish
Variant of WANG (4)
VENETIANER     German, Italian, Jewish
Probably one of the few surnames with an unique known ancestor - Alexsandor Vinazie, a Jewish man who possibly emigrated from Venice to the town of Liptovsky Mikulas in a region which today is known as the Slovak Republic... [more]
WALDFOGEL     German, Jewish
Means "forest bird", derived from the Old High German words wald meaning "forest" and fogal meaning "bird".
WALDVOGEL     German, Jewish
Variant spelling of WALDFOGEL.
WALLACH     Yiddish
From Middle High German walhe, walch "foreigner from a Romance country", probably a nickname for someone from Italy.
WANG (4)     Yiddish
Nickname for a Jew from Hungary, ultimately from Russian Vengria "Hungary".
WARD (3)     Yiddish
Adopted by bearers of Yiddish surnames like WARSZAWSKI or WARSHAWSKY, which start with a similar sound to the English Ward.
WARSHAWSKY     Yiddish
Yiddish or American spelling of WARSZAWSKI.
WECHSLER     German, Jewish
Means "money changer, banker" from the German word Geldwechsler "money changer".
WEXLER     German, Jewish
Variant of WECHSLER
WIRTH     German, Jewish
Means "innkeeper" from the German Wirt "host".
WOLFF     German, Norwegian, Jewish
Variant of WOLF
ZILBERSCHLAG     German, Jewish
Occupational surname for a silversmith from Yiddish zilber "silver" and schlag "strike".
ZIMMAN     Jewish
Assigned to families migrating via Ellis Island in the early part of the 20th century... [more]
ZIMMERMANN     German, Jewish
From the German word for "carpenter", derived from Middle High German zimber "timber, wood" and mann "man".
ZINGEL     Jewish
From Middle High German zingel "defensive wall"... [more]
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