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ABEGGGerman, German (Swiss)
Topographic name for someone who lived near the corner of a mountain, from German ab meaning "off" and Egg, dialect form of Eck(e) meaning "promontory", "corner".
ABRESCHGerman, Dutch, Jewish
From a pet form of the Biblical name Abraham.
ADURIZBasque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
AERNIGerman (Swiss)
Variant spelling of Ärni.
AGLEREnglish
From one or more Middle English personal names variously written Alger, Algar, Alcher, Aucher, etc. These represent a falling together of at least three different Continental Germanic and Old English names: Adalgar "noble spear" (Old English Æ{dh}elgār), Albgar "elf spear" (Old English Ælfgār), and Aldgar "old spear" (Old English (E)aldgār)... [more]
AHLBORNSwedish (Rare)
Ornamental name composed of the elements al "alder" and -born, a Swedish surname suffix derived from German geboren "born".
AHLBORNGerman
From the old personal name Albern, from Germanic adal meaning "noble" and boran meaning "born".
AHMETIAlbanian
From the given name Ahmet.
AHUJAIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name meaning "descendant of Ahu", based on the name of a clan in these communities (see Arora). Ahu is presumably the name of an ancestor; the suffix -jā is patronymic.
AINARAJapanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual, reciprocal, with one another", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" and 良 (ra) meaning "good".
AJEMIANArmenian
Patronymic from Turkish acem meaning ‘Persian’, ‘foreigner’, from Arabic a’jam meaning ‘one who speaks Arabic incorrectly’.
AKASHITAJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) or 丹 (aka) both meaning "red" combined with 下 (shita) meaning "below, down, descend, give, low, inferior". Other kanji combinations are possible.
ÅKERSwedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From Swedish and Norwegian åker "plowed field".
AKHTARUrdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
ALBANYScottish, English (American)
From the title of the Dukes of Albany (House of Stuart), hence a name borne by their retainers. It is an infrequent surname in England and Scotland. The city of Albany, NY (formerly the Dutch settlement of Beverwijck or Fort Orange) was named for James Stuart, Duke of York and Albany; he was the brother of King Charles II and later king in his own right as James II... [more]
ALLEMANDFrench
Means "Germany" in French.
ALLENBACHGerman, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from any of several places called Allenbach.
ALLENDORFGerman
Habitational name from any of ten or more places called Allendorf.
ALTMEYERGerman
Status name for an older steward, headman, or tenant farmer, as distinguished from a younger one, from Middle High German alt ‘old’ + meier ‘steward’, ‘headman’, ‘tenant farmer’
ALTRINGERGerman
Habitational name for someone from a place called Altringen or Aldingen, of which there are two in Württemberg.
ALWARDTGerman
From the personal name Adelward, composed of the Germanic elements adal ‘noble’ + ward ‘keeper’, ‘protector’.
AMREINGerman (Swiss)
Topographic name from am ‘at’ + Rain ‘edge of plowed land’.
AMSPACHERGerman
Habitational name for someone from a place called Amsbach
AMSTUTZGerman (Swiss), German (Austrian)
Topographic name for someone living near or at the foot of a steep mountainside, German am Stutz ‘at the escarpment’.
ANDROSGerman (Swiss), Hungarian
Derivative of the personal name Andreas. Perhaps a reduced form of Greek Andronikos, Andronidis, or some other similar surname, all patronymics from Andreas.
ANEYEnglish
Possibly a respelling of French Ané, from a personal name derived from Latin Asinarius.
ANNEnglish
Habitational name from Abbots Ann in Hampshire, named for the stream that runs through it, which is most probably named with an ancient Welsh word meaning ‘water’.
APPLEWHITEEnglish
Habitational name from a place named Applethwaite, from Old Norse apaldr ‘apple tree’ and þveit ‘meadow’. There are two or three such places in Cumbria; Applethwaite is also recorded as a surname from the 13th century in Suffolk, England, pointing to a possible lost place name there... [more]
APTGerman, Yiddish
German: variant of Abt.... [more]
ARÀBIAItalian, Spanish
Ethnic name for someone from Arabia or some other Arabic-speaking country or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with one of these countries.
ARABIAEnglish (American)
Americanized form of French Arabie.
ARABIANArmenian
Patronymic from the ethnic term arab ‘Arab’.
ARABIEFrench
Ethnic name denoting someone from Arabia or an Arabic-speaking person.
ARAMBURÚBasque
Famous bearers of this surname is Fernando Aramburu, a Spanish writer and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he was an Argentine Army general.
ARDISScottish
Reduced form of Allardice.
ARGENTIItalian
Patronymic or plural form of Argento.
ARGENTOItalian
From argento "silver", perhaps sometimes applied as a nickname for someone with silvery gray hair, but more often a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith.
ARIZACatalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
ARIZASpanish
Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Zaragoza province in Aragón.
ARJONASpanish
Habitational name from Arjona in Jaén province.
ARLOTTASicilian
From the French personal name Arlot, recorded in the Latinized form Arolottus from the 13th century.
ARMENTEROSSpanish
Habitational name from either of two places called Armenteros, in the provinces of Ávila and Salamanca, from the plural of armenatero meaning ‘cowherd’, from Latin armenta ‘herd(s)’.
ÄRNIGerman (Swiss)
From a much altered pet form of the personal name Arnold.
ASAJapanese
Variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryūkyū Islands.
ASANOJapanese
Meaning ‘shallow plain’; probably derived from two places of that name, one in Mino (now southern Gifu prefecture), the other in Owari (now Nagoya prefecture). Both families descend from the Minamoto clan through the Toki family.
ASCENCIOSpanish, Italian
From the personal name (Latin Ascensius), favored by the early Christians, by whom it was bestowed with reference to the ascension of Christ (Late Latin ascensio).
ATSUDAJapanese
From Japanese 渥 (atsu) meaning "moist" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
AUCLAIRFrench
Patronymic from the personal name Clair or the nickname Leclair (‘the cheerful one’): (fils) à Leclair ‘(son) of Leclair’. It has also absorbed cases of Auclerc (from LeClerc).
AUGUSTYNPolish
From the personal name Augustyn, Polish form of Latin Augustinus
AXELLSwedish
Possibly a habitational name with the combination of ax, a Swedish word for the fruiting body of a grain plant, and the common surname suffix -ell.
AZAHARAJapanese
From Japanese 字 (aza) meaning "a section of a village" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
AZARIANArmenian
Patronymic, apparently from Turkish Azar ‘March’, but more probably from a first name Azaria, from Hebrew ’Azariāh ‘God’s help’.
BAACKNorth Frisian, Dutch
Either from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Baldeke (a short form of any of the compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’, for example Baldewin) or from Middle Low German baec, bake ‘pork’, ‘bacon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a butcher or pig farmer.
BABAIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Babayan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
BADILLOSpanish
Topographic name from a diminutive of vado ‘ford’ (Latin vadum) or a habitational name from either of two places named with this word: Valillo de la Guarena in Zamora province or Vadillo de al Sierra in Ávila.
BAEKorean
Korean form of Pei.
BAGDONASLithuanian
Patronymic from the personal name Bagdon, Lithuanian form of Polish Bogdan.
BAJWAPakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From the Persian باز (bâz) meaning "hawk, falcon". Used by both Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs.
BALDYScottish, Northern Irish
From the personal name Baldy or Baldie, a pet form of Archibald.
BALDYEnglish
Possibly from an Old English female personal name, Bealdḡ{dh}, meaning ‘bold combat’, first recorded c.1170 as Baldith, and in others from the Old Norse personal name Baldi.
BALEEnglish
Variant of Bail. This is the surname of Welsh footballer Gareth Bale.
BALENEnglish
English surname, perhaps of Cornish British origin, from belen, meaning "mill."
BALIANArmenian
Patronymic of uncertain origin, perhaps from Turkish bal ‘lord’, ‘master’, a word of Arabic origin.
BALLONSpanish
Theoretically it could be a variant of vallón, from valle ‘valley’, but neither form is attested as a vocabulary word or as a place name element. Alternatively, it could be a Castilian spelling of Catalan Batlló, Balló, nicknames from diminutives of batlle ‘dancing’.English: variant spelling of Balon.
BALMAItalian
Perhaps a topographic name from the dialect word balma meaning ‘grotto’, ‘cave’, ‘jutting rock’.
BANEZSpanish
Spanish (Báñez): shortened form of Ibáñez
BARCELÓCatalan
Apparently from a personal name Barcelonus (feminine Barcelona), originally denoting someone from the city of Barcelona.
BARCELONACatalan, Spanish
Habitational name from Barcelona, the principal city of Catalonia. The place name is of uncertain, certainly pre-Roman, origin. The settlement was established by the Carthaginians, and according to tradition it was named for the Carthaginian ruling house of Barca; the Latin form was Barcino or Barcilo.
BARKUSEnglish
Probably a reduced form of Barkhouse, a topographic name for someone who lived by a tannery, Middle English barkhous, or an occupational name for someone who worked in one.
BARNETTEEnglish, French (?)
Variant of Bernet and perhaps also a variant of English Barnett, under French influence.
BARREAUFrench
Possibly a variant of Barreur, an agent derivative of barrer ‘to bar’, ‘to close or block off’, hence possibly an occupational name for a jailer or doorkeeper.
BARTEKPolish, Czech, Slovak, German
Polish, Czech, Slovak, and eastern German: from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Czech Bartoloměj, Polish Bartłomiej, German Bartolomäus)
BASISTAPolish, Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a double-bass player.
BATEMANEnglish, Scottish
Occupational name meaning ‘servant of Bate.’
BAWAPunjabi
Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. It is also a title given to the male descendants of the first three Sikh gurus.
BAZZIArabic
Perhaps derived from an Arabic word meaning "foster brother(s)".
BEABEREnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Bieber or Biber, from Middle High German biber ‘beaver’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a topographic name for someone who lived in a place frequented by beavers or by a field named with this word, or a habitational name from any of various place names in Hesse containing this element.
BEACHEMEnglish
Variant spelling of Beauchamp.
BEARDEnglish (American)
Nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, Old English beard). To be clean-shaven was the norm in non-Jewish communities in northwestern Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, the crucial period for surname formation... [more]
BEASSpanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
BEASEnglish
Varient spelling of the surname Bees.
BEASGerman
Possibly also a variant spelling of German Bies.
BEEREnglish, German, Dutch, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from any of the forty or so places in southwestern England called Beer(e) or Bear(e). Most of these derive their names from the West Saxon dative case, beara, of Old English bearu ‘grove’, ‘wood’ (the standard Old English dative bearwe being preserved in Barrow)... [more]
BEGASpanish
Variant of Vega.
BĚLÍNCzech
Either a nickname from Czech bílý ‘white’ or a derivative of the female personal name Běla (which also means ‘white’), denoting the son or husband of a woman so named.
BELINSerbian
Variant of Belan.
BELINYiddish
Metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle).
BÉNAHungarian
Nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet form of Benedek.
BENAItalian
From a reduced form of the medieval personal name Benenato.
BENANTIItalian
From a derivative of Bene, a short form of the various omen names formed with this element (from Latin bene ‘well’), such as Benedetto, Benvenuto, etc.
BERNGerman, Scandinavian, German (Swiss)
German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Berno, a pet form of Bernhard. In South German it comes from the habitational name from Bern, Switzerland, notably in the south; in other parts from the personal name Berno.
BERNETFrench
From a pet form of Bernard.
BERNIUSGerman (Latinized), Lithuanian
German-Latinized form of Berner.... [more]
BIChinese
Probably from the name of a people living to the west of China in ancient times, who integrated with the Han Chinese during the Han dynasty (206 bc–220 ad). The character also means ‘finish’, ‘conclude’.
BIBERGerman
Varient of Bieber.
BIEDROŃPolish
Nickname, either from dialect biedron ‘spotted bullock’, or for someone with conspicuous or deformed hips, from a derivative of dialect biedro ‘hip’.
BITSUIENavajo
From bitsóí meaning "his grandchild", a commonly adopted surname when the BIA required Native Americans to take surnames for the purpose of official records.
BLACHPolish
Alternatively perhaps a metonymic occupational name from Old Polish blach ‘skeet iron’, ‘metal fittings’.
BLACHERFrench
Mainly used in Southern France. Topographic name for someone who lived by an oak grove, originating in the southeastern French dialect word blache ‘oak plantation’ (said to be of Gaulish origin), originally a plantation of young trees of any kind.
BŁAŻEJEWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from Błażejewo, Błażejewice, Błażejewko, or another place named with Błażej, a vernacular form of the personal name Blasius.
BLEECKERDutch
Occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, a launderer, or the owner of a public bleaching ground.
BLEEKERDutch
Occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, from Middle Dutch ble(e)kere.
BLINOVRussian
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
BLINOVARussian
Feminine form of Blinov.
BLOODEnglish
Evidently from Old English blod ‘blood’, but with what significance is not clear. In Middle English the word was in use as a metonymic occupational term for a physician, i.e. one who lets blood, and also as an affectionate term of address for a blood relative.
BLOODWelsh
Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’.
BOBOLAPolish
From a derivative of bób meaning 'bean'.
BOGUSŁAWSKIPolish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Boguslaw or Boguslawice, from the personal name Bogusław (composed of Slavic Bog "God" and slav "glory").
BOJEDutch
Variant of Boye.
BOLDINGEnglish, German
Patronymic from Bold as a personal name.
BOLDINGDanish
Habitational name from a place so named in Jutland.
BONANNOItalian
From the medieval personal name Bonanno, an omen name meaning "good year". Mainly found throughout southern Italy.
BONUSFrench, German, Dutch
Humanistic Latinization of vernacular names meaning ‘good’, for example French Lebon or Dutch de Goede
BONUŠCzech
From a pet form of the personal name Bonifác, Czech form of Bonifacio.
BOOTEnglish, Dutch, German
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of boots, from Middle English, Old French bote (of unknown origin).... [more]
BOSOItalian
From the medieval personal name Boso, from a Germanic personal name derived from a pejorative nickname meaning ‘leader’, ‘nobleman’, or ‘arrogant person’. Compare Dutch Boos.
BOYDSTONScottish
Habitational name from a place called Boydston near Glasgow. This surname is no longer found in the British Isles.
BOYEEnglish, German, Dutch, Frisian, Danish
From the Germanic given names Boio or Bogo, which are of uncertain origin. Also possibly a variant of Bothe.
BRAINScottish Gaelic (Anglicized), Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’.
BRATTÉNSwedish
Ornamental name composed of the personal name Bratt + the surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius ‘descendant of’.
BRATTENScottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac an Bhreatnaich ‘son of the Briton’, originally denoting a Strathclyde Welsh-speaking Briton. It was applied in Ireland also to people from Brittany.
BREANIrish
Variant of Breen or Brain.
BREVIKNorwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named Brevik, from Norwegian bred "broad" and vik "bay".
BRODÉNSwedish
Ornamental name or topographic name, probably composed of the elements bro ‘bridge’ + the adjectival suffix -én, from Latin -enius.
BROPHYIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bróithe ‘descendant of Bróth’, a personal name or byname of unknown origin. Also Anglicized as Broy.
BRUNETTEFrench (Quebec)
Variant of Brunet, reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.
BRUNOPortuguese
From a Germanic personal name, Brun.
BRZOZAPolish
Topographic name from brzoza meaning ‘birch tree’.
BUDAHungarian (Rare)
Habitational name from the name of the old capital of Hungary.
BUDOUJapanese
From Japanese 武 (bu) meaning "military, martial" combined with 堂 (dou) meaning "temple, shrine" or from 武道 (budou) meaning "Japanese martial arts".
BÙIVietnamese
Vietnamese form of Pei.
BUJNOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bujnowo or Bujnow, named with bujny ‘luxuriant’, ‘bushy’, ‘fertile’.
BUTTAItalian
Italian: from a short form of a compound name formed with butta- ‘throw’, as for example Buttacavoli.Italian: from an old German feminine personal name Butta.Italian: variant of Botta.
BUTTERFIELDEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture for cattle or at a dairy farm, or a habitational name from a place named Butterfield (for example in West Yorkshire), from Old English butere ‘butter’ + feld ‘open country’.
CABAÑASpanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna, a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
CABAÑASSpanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña or Portuguese cabanha ‘hut’, ‘cabin’.
CABANISSFrench
Variant spelling of Cabanis, a habitational name from any of various places in Gard named Cabanis, from Late Latin capannis ‘at the huts’, ablative plural of capanna 'hut'. This name was established in North American in the 18th century, probably by Huguenots.
CAKEEnglish
From the Middle English cake denoting a flat loaf made from fine flour (Old Norse kaka), hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker who specialized in fancy breads. It was first attested as a surname in the 13th century (Norfolk, Northamptonshire).
CALAWAYEnglish
Variant spelling of Callaway.
CALEROSpanish
Metonymic occupational name for a burner or seller of lime, from calero ‘lime’.
CALKINIrish
Variant of Culkin.
CANDYEnglish
Unexplained.There was a family of this name in Roussillon, France, descended from a partisan of James II named Kennedy, who was exiled in France in the 17th century. The family died out in France in 1868, but may have had an American branch.
CARBONEROSpanish
Famous bearers are Carlos Carbonero, a Colombian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Sampdoria on loan from Fénix and Sara Carbonero, a Spanish sports journalist.
CARLYONCornish
Cornish: habitational name from any of three places in Cornwall called Carlyon, in St. Minver and Kea parishes. The first element is Celtic ker ‘fort’; the second could represent the plural of Cornish legh ‘slab’.
CASILLASSpanish
From any of various places called Casillas or Las Casillas, from the plural of casilla, a diminutive of Casa. ... [more]
CAVAItalian, Catalan, Spanish, Portugese
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.
CEJASpanish
From a common field name or a habitational name from any of various minor places called Ceja Yecla in Aragon.
CHABOTFrench
From chabot ‘bull-head’, a species of fish with a large head, hence a nickname for someone with a big head and a small body.
CHAMBONFrench
A very popular last name in France.
CHEAHChinese
Variant of Xie.
CHERNOFFRussian, Jewish
Alternative spelling of Chernov, a patronymic from the byname Chernyj meaning ‘black’, denoting a black-haired or dark-skinned person.
CHEWEnglish
Habitational name from a place in Somerset named Chew Magna, which is named for the river on which it stands, a Celtic name, perhaps cognate with Welsh cyw ‘young animal or bird’, ‘chicken’.
CHICASpanish
Apparently from chica, feminine form of chico ‘small’, ‘young’ (see Chico), but a variant of the habitational name Checa, from a place so named in Jaén province is also a possibility.
CHINGChinese (Cantonese, Latinized)
A Cantonese romanization of the Chinese surname Cheng
CLINKEREnglish (British, ?)
Possibly a varient of Clinger.
CLOREEnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Klor (from a short form of the medieval personal name Hilarius (see Hillary) or Klar).
CLYNavajo
From Navajo tłʼaaí meaning ‎"lefty, left-handed one", from the verb nishtłʼa ‎"to be left-handed".
COLLINSWORTHEnglish
Variant spelling of Collingsworth, itself a variant of Collingwood.
CONRADIGerman, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from a patronymic from the given name Konrad.
CORNWELLEnglish
Habitational name from Cornwell in Oxfordshire, named from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.variant of Cornwall.
COVACatalan, Galician
Topographic name from Catalan and Galician cova ‘cave’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, in the provinces of Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Catalonia and Valencia.
CRAFTEnglish (American)
Variant of Croft and Americanized spelling of Kraft.
CRENSHAWEnglish
The derivation of this surname is from the Old English pre 7th Century "Crawa", a crow, with "sceaga" a grove, thus "Crowswood". The earliest recording of this placename is in the Lancashire Inquests of 1324 and appears as "Croweshagh".
CREUSSpanish
Variant of Cruz. Famous bearer of this surname is Spanish footballer Xavi Hernández.
CRIADOPortuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from criado ‘servant’.
CUBAPortugese, Asturian-Leonese, Galician, Spanish
habitational name from any of the places in Portugal (in the provinces of Alentejo and Beira Baixa) or Spain (in Aragon, Asturies, and Galicia) named Cuba, from cuba ‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa)... [more]
CULLIMOREEnglish (Rare)
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place. There is a place called Colleymore Farm in Oxfordshire, but it is not clear whether this is the source of the surname, with its many variant spellings
CYGANPolish
Ethnic name or nickname from a word meaning ‘gypsy’, ‘Romany’.Altered spelling of eastern German Zigan, from Hungarian cigány ‘gypsy’.
CYPRESSEnglish
Translation of German Zypress, a topographic name for someone living near a cypress tree or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a cypress, Middle High German zipres(se) (from Italian cipressa, Latin cupressus), or possibly of any of various Greek family names derived from kyparissos ‘cypress’, as for example Kyparissis, Kyparissos, Kyparissiadis, etc.
CYPRIANEnglish
Possibly an altered spelling of French Cyprien, from a medieval personal name, from Latin Cyprianus (originally an ethnic name for an inhabitant of Cyprus), or a shortened form of Greek Kyprianos, Kyprianis, Kyprianidis, ethnic names for an inhabitant of Cyprus (Greek Kypros), or patronymics from the personal name Kyprianos (of the same derivation)... [more]
DAANEDutch
From a pet form of the personal name Daniel.
DABBEnglish
Variant of Dobb, a pet form of Robert.
DADYIrish
Variant of Deady.
DADYHungarian
Habitational name for someone from a place called Dad, in Fejér and Komárom counties, or Dada, in Somogy and Szabolcs counties.
DALMANSwedish
Variant spelling of Dahlman.
DAMERONFrench
Nickname for a foppish or effeminate young man, Old French dameron, a derivative of Latin dominus "lord", "master" plus two diminutive endings suggestive of weakness or childishness.
DANESEItalian
Ethnic name for a Dane, or from the personal name Danese, which was introduced to and popularized in medieval Italy through French Carolingian literature, notably the epics Chanson de Roland and Ogier de Denemarche.
DANESIItalian
it may be a patronymic or plural form of Danese.
DANFORTHEnglish
Probably a habitational name, perhaps from Darnford in Suffolk, Great Durnford in Wiltshire, or Dernford Farm in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, all named from Old English dierne ‘hidden’ + ford ‘ford’.
DANIGujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
DÄNZERGerman
Occupational name for a professional acrobat or entertainer; variant of Tanzer.
ĐÀOVietnamese
Vietnamese form of Tao. This is also the Vietnamese word for peach.
DA SILVAPortuguese
Topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Latin silva meaning "wood". Famous bearers are Brazilian footballers Thiago Silva and Neymar.
DAYSWelsh
Patronymic from the personal name Dai, a pet form of Dafydd, with the redundant addition of the English patronymic suffix -s.
DEADYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Déadaigh ‘descendant of Déadach’, a personal name apparently meaning ‘toothy’.
DENVEREnglish
English surname, composed of the Old English elements Dene "Dane" and fær "passage, crossing," hence "Dane crossing."
DERIANArmenian
Patronymic from classical Armenian tēr meaning ‘lord’.
DICKENSHEETSEnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Dickenscheid, a habitational name from a place named Dickenschied in the Hunsrück region. The place name is from Middle High German dicke ‘thicket’, ‘woods’ + -scheid (often schied) ‘border area’ (i.e. ridge, watershed), ‘settler’s piece of cleared (wood)land’.
DIỆPVietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ye.
DINNEnglish
From a short form of the personal name Dinis, a variant of Dennis.
DOLLARScottish, English (American)
Scottish: habitational name from Dollar in Clackmannanshire.... [more]
DONABEDIANArmenian
Patronymic from classical Armenian tōnapet meaning ‘head of a festival’.
DOSCHGerman
Topographic name for someone living near bushes or brush, from Middle High German doste, toste ‘leafy branch’, or a habitational name from a house with a sign depicting a bush. Also an altered spelling of Dasch.
DOSHIIndian, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "cloth seller" derived from Persian دوش (duš) meaning "shoulder".
DRAGNorwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several farms named Drag. The place name is related to Old Norse draga "to pull" (compare modern Norwegian dra with the same meaning) and originally denoted a place where boats were pulled along a river or across an isthmus.
DRIVEREnglish
Occupational name for a driver of horses or oxen attached to a cart or plow, or of loose cattle, from a Middle English agent derivative of Old English drīfan ‘to drive’.
DUMMITTEnglish
Habitational name from Dumart-en-Ponthieu in Somme, France.
DUXBURYEnglish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, recorded in the early 13th century as D(e)ukesbiri, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Deowuc or Duc(c) (both of uncertain origin) + Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke).
DWIGGINSIrish
Anglicized form (with English genitive -s) of Gaelic Ó Dubhagáin (see Dugan) or, more likely, of Ó Duibhginn (see Deegan).Possibly a variant (by misdivision) of English Wiggins.
EGGLESTONEnglish
Habitational name from a place in County Durham so called, or from Egglestone in North Yorkshire, both named in Old English as Egleston, probably from the Old English personal name Ecgel (unattested) + tūn ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.
EGNERGerman
From a Germanic personal name formed with the element agi ‘point (of a sword)’.
EGNERNorwegian (Rare)
From the name of a farm in Norway, of unknown origin. A known bearer was Norwegian playwright Thorbjørn Egner (1912-1990).
EKERNNorwegian (Rare)
From Old Norse ekra "meadow, field". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
ELANDERSwedish
Ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + -ander, suffix adapted from Greek aner, andros ‘man’, a common element of Swedish surnames.
ELARDOItalian
Possibly from a variant of the Germanic personal name Ilardo (see Ilardi).
ELENBAASDutch
Reinterpretation of Elenbos or Elebaers, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements alja ‘other’ or agil ‘point or edge (of a sword)’ + berht ‘bright’.
ELLEFSENNorwegian
Means "son of Ellef".
EL SAYEDArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the master", from Arabic سَيِّد (sayyid) meaning "master, lord, prince" (see Sayyid).
ELSINGGerman
From a variant of the old personal name Elsung.
ELSINGERGerman (Swiss)
Probably a derivative of Elsing.
EMBOABAPortuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Emboava. A famous bearer of this surname is Brazilian footballer Oscar.
ENGLANDNorwegian (Rare)
From the name of several farms in Norway, named with Old Norse eng "meadow" and land "land".
ESPAÑASpanish
From the Spanish word for Spain.
FÀBREGASCatalan
Deriving from any of the places in Barcelona province named Fàbregues, from the plural of Fàbrega. Famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler.
FAILOREnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Failer or Fehler, variants of Feiler.
FALLENScottish, Northern Irish
Variant spelling of Irish Fallon.
FALOTICOItalian
From southern Italian falotico ‘eccentric’, ‘strange’, Greek kephalōtikos, a derivative of Greek kephalē ‘head’.
FANTOZZIItalian
From a derivative of Fante.
FEIDTGerman
Variant spelling of Feit.
FIELDHOUSEEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived in a house in open pasture land. Reaney draws attention to the form de Felhouse (Staffordshire 1332), and suggests that this may have become Fellows.
FINSTADNorwegian
Means "Finn's farmstead", from the given name Finn (2) and Old Norse staðr "farmstead, dwelling". This was the name of several farms in Norway.
FLOWERWelsh
Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Llywarch, of unexplained origin.
FLOWEREnglish
Nickname from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flower’, ‘blossom’ (Old French flur, from Latin flos, genitive floris). This was a conventional term of endearment in medieval romantic poetry, and as early as the 13th century it is also regularly found as a female personal name.
FLOWEREnglish
Metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, or perhaps a nickname for a pasty-faced person, from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flour’. This is in origin the same word as in 1, with the transferred sense ‘flower, pick of the meal’... [more]
FLOWEREnglish
Occupational name for an arrowsmith, from an agent derivative of Middle English flō ‘arrow’ (Old English flā).
FORRENNorwegian (Rare)
Derived form the name of a farmstead in Norway named with a word meaning "hollow, gorge".
FRITZGerman
From the given name Fritz.
FURRERGerman (Swiss)
Topographic name from the regional term furre ‘cleft in the ground’.
GAAGerman
Bavarian dialect variant of Gau.
GABRIELEItalian
From the personal name Gabriele, Italian form of Gabriel.
GAIDALatvian
From a personal name Gaida, based on the verb gaidīt meaning ‘to wait for’.
GALKINRussian
Derived from Russian галка (galka) meaning "jackdaw".
GAŁKOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from Gałkowo in Suwałki voivodeship or Gałków in Piotrków voivodeship, both places named from gałka meaning ‘knob’, ‘lump’.
GAMAPortuguese
Probably from gama ‘fallow deer doe’, feminine form of gamo, possibly as a topographic or habitational name.
GARATEBasque
Habitational name from a town called Garate in Basque Country, or topographic name, possibly from a derivative of Basque gara ‘height’, ‘peak’.
GAUGerman
Habitational name from any of various places named with Middle High German gau, göu ‘area of fertile agricultural land’.
GERMANEnglish, Norman, German, Jewish, Greek
From Old French germain meaning "German". This sometimes denoted an actual immigrant from Germany, but was also used to refer to a person who had trade or other connections with German-speaking lands... [more]
GERTHGerman (Swiss)
From a reduced form of Gerhardt. Habitational name for someone from Gerthe near Bochum.
GERTSCHGerman (Swiss)
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with gēr meaning ‘spear’, ‘lance’.
GHARAGOZLOUPersian
Meaning "black eye".
GHEZZIItalian
Patronymic or plural form of a nickname from Old Italian ghezzo ‘dark’
GIRONDAItalian
Possibly from a variant of Italian ghironda ‘barrel-organ’.
GOANNorthern Irish
Northern Irish form of Gowan.
GODAHungarian
From the old Hungarian secular personal name Goda, probably from a short form of Godimir, Godislav, or some other Slavic name.
GÖDELGerman
From an Old German personal name, Godilo, Godila.German (Gödel): from a pet form of a compound personal name beginning with the element god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.Variant of Godl or Gödl, South German variants of Gote, from Middle High German got(t)e, gö(t)te ‘godfather’.
GOEKorean
Varient of Ko.
GOELIndian
Indian (northern states): Hindu (Bania) and Jain name of unknown origin, based on the name of a clan in the Agarwal Bania community.
GOULDINGEnglish, Anglo-Saxon
From the late Old English personal name Golding.
GOURKUÑVBreton
Breton combination of gour and kuñv meaning "a charming, affable, gentle or conciliatory man". The digraph -ff was introduced by Middle Ages' authors to indicate a nasalized vowel.
GOWANIrish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gobhann ‘descendant of the smith’.
GOYALIndian
Variant of Goel.
GRABAREKPolish
Occupational name from a diminutive of grabarz ‘grave digger’.
GRABEGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike or ditch, or habitational name from either of two places in Thuringia named with this word: Grabe and Graba.
GREGORIItalian
Patronymic or plural form of Gregorio.
HAHMGerman
Metonymic occupational name for a sealer of weights and measures, from Middle High German hāme ‘(standard) measure’.
HAIRFIELDEnglish
Probably a variant of Harefield, a habitational name from a place so named, for example the one Greater London or Harefield in Selling, Kent, which are both apparently named from Old English here ‘army’ + feld ‘open country’.
HAIZLIPEnglish (American)
American variant spelling of Scottish Hyslop.
HALAMAPolish, Czech
Unflattering nickname meaning ‘big, lumbering fellow’, ‘lout’.
HALLMARKEnglish
From Middle English halfmark ‘half a mark’, probably a nickname or status name for someone who paid this sum in rent.
HAMILLScottish
Habitational name from Haineville or Henneville in Manche, France, named from the Germanic personal name Hagano + Old French ville "settlement".
HAMILLEnglish
Nickname for a scarred or maimed person, from Middle English, Old English hamel "mutilated", "crooked".
HAMILLIrish
According to MacLysaght, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁdhmaill "descendant of Ádhmall", which he derives from ádhmall "active".
HANAFINIrish
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinbhthín (modernized as Ó hAinifín) ‘descendant of Ainbhthín’, a personal name derived from ainbhíoth ‘non-peace’, ‘storm’.
HANESEnglish, Welsh
variant spelling of Haynes.
HANNAMEnglish
Habitational name from a place called Hanham in Gloucestershire, which was originally Old English Hānum, dative plural of hān ‘rock’, hence ‘(place) at the rocks’. The ending -ham is by analogy with other place names with this very common unstressed ending.
HAPPYGODEnglish (African, Rare)
Possibly from the English words happy and god.
HARLINEnglish
English surname transferred to forename use, from the Norman French personal name Herluin, meaning "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
HATSUJapanese
Hatsu is both a Japanese surname and a unisex name meaning "Beginning." Notable bearers of this surname is Akiko Hatsu (Japanese manga artist) and a bearer of the first name form is Hatsu Hioki (Japanese wrestler).
HAYDTGerman
Varient of Heid.
HAZARDEnglish, French, Dutch
Nickname for an inveterate gambler or a brave or foolhardy man prepared to run risks, from Middle English, Old French hasard, Middle Dutch hasaert (derived from Old French) "game of chance", later used metaphorically of other uncertain enterprises... [more]
HEGEMANDutch
Habitational name for someone from a place called Hegge(n) or ter Hegge(n), derived from a word meaning ‘hedge’.
HEIDGerman, Jewish
Topographic name from Middle High German heide, German Heide ‘heath’, ‘moor’. Compare Heath.... [more]