Browse Submitted Surnames
This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is Goweegie2
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
From Latin accola
‘neighbor’, ‘inhabitant’ (from Latin accolere
'to live near'). Accola
also meant 'tenant' or 'farmer' in Medieval Latin, which is likely the definition of the word that this name comes from.
As a Finnish surname, it is derived from Finnish aho
"glade", "forest clearing". It was also formerly a popular ornamental name in Northern Finland, especially among Swedes living there. It is now a 'protected' surname in Finland, which means someone may only bear it via birthright or marriage.... [more]
BACON English, French, Norman
An occupational surname for someone who sold pork, from Middle English and Old French bacun
, meaning 'bacon', which is ultimately of Germanic origin. Can also be derived from the Germanic given names Baco
, or Bahho
, from the root bag-
, meaning 'to fight'... [more]
A Slovene surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was Slovene-American Roman Catholic bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), who was the bishop of Marquette, a town in Upper Michigan, USA. There is also a village in Upper Michigan named Baraga, which was named after the bishop.
Occupational name for a herdsman, from Old French bouvier
, Late Latin boviarus
, a derivative of bos
, genetive bovis
From the Romansh surname prefix Ca
and the given name Peder
, which is the Scandinavian (and apparently also Romansh) form of Peter
FARRAGUT Breton, French, Catalan, American
A Breton-French surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was American naval flag officer David Farragut (1801-1870), who is known for serving during the American Civil War. His father was of Catalan ancestry... [more]
FIENE German, Low German
A nickname for an elegant person, from Middle Low German fin
, meaning ‘fine’. Can also be a locational name from several fields and places named Fiene.
HARMA Finnish, Estonian
Anglicized form of either Härma
. The former is a locational surname referring to places in Estonia and Finland. The latter means 'gray' in Finnish.
HÄSSLI German (Swiss), French (Rare)
Swiss German diminutive form of Haas
. This is a French surname via Alsace-Lorraine. A notable bearer is French footballer (soccer player) Eric Hassli (1981-).
From Middle High German haus
'house' and wirt
'owner' or 'master'.
KIRK English, Scottish, Danish
Scottish and northern English, and Danish from northern Middle English, Danish kirk
‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja
), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.
LEVIN Jewish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, German, Russian, French (Quebec, Anglicized), Various
As a Lithuanian Jewish and Belarusian Jewish name, it is a Slavicized form of Levy
. As a German and German Jewish name, it is derived from the given name Levin
. As a Jewish name, it can also be related to Loewe
Derived from the given name Martti
and the name suffix -nen
, which is sometimes patronymic. John Morton (1725-1777), Pennsylvania/American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was descended from a Marttinen family whose name had been anglicized as Morton
This is the surname of British Labour Party politicians Ed and David Miliband, who are ethnically Jewish.
From a nickname for a white-haired man or alternatively for one of an icy and unsociable disposition, from Polish mróz
"frost". Also can be from a short form of the personal name Ambroży
PEWTERSCHMIDT Popular Culture
Comprised of the English word pewter
, which is a metal alloy made mostly of tin, and the German element schmidt
'smith' (see Schmidt
). This surname is obviously intended to be of Germanic origin... [more]
SCHATTNER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places named Schaten or Schatten, or a topographic name for someone living in a shady location, from Middle High German schate
SCHAUS German, Luxembourgish
A nickname for a simpleton, from schaus
, a word in Rhenish Franconian and Lower Rhine dialects of German.
SHATNER German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Schattner
. A notable bearer was Canadian actor William Shatner (1931-), who is known for his roles as Captain James T. Kirk in 'Star Trek', T.J. Hooker in 'T.J. Hooker', Denny Crane in 'Boston Legal', and the Priceline Negotiator in Priceline.com commercials.
SMALLEY English, Cornish (?)
Locational surname from places in Derbyshire and Lancashire, so called from Old English smæl
‘narrow’ + leah
‘wood’, ‘clearing’. This may also be a Cornish name with an entirely separate meaning.
From Middle High German stuche
, a term used to denote both a type of wide sleeve and a headcovering. Also a habitational name from a place called Staucha, near Dresden.
TREU German, Jewish
From a nickname for a trustworthy person, from late Middle High German triuwe
‘loyal’. As a Jewish surname it is mainly ornamental.
TROI Popular Culture
Possibly a variant or corruption of Troy
. A notable fictional bearer was the Star Trek: The Next Generation character Deanna Troi, who was the counselor aboard the USS Enterprise.
WAKEHAM English, Cornish
A locational surname for someone who lived in one of three places called Wakeham in various parts of England, including Cornwall and/or Devon.