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ADDY     English
From the personal name ADDY, a medieval diminutive of ADAM. It is therefore related to the surname ADDISON.
AGANO     Japanese
Related to the name UENO.
ALEXANDROPOULOS     Greek
Means "son of ALEXANDROS."
ALLRED     English
From the Middle English personal name Alured, a form of ALFRED, which was sometimes written Alvred, especially in Old French texts.
ARDEN     English
From various English place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".... [more]
ATELIER     French, English
From the French atelier meaning "workshop," referring to the workplace of an artist in the fine or decorative arts, particularly during the Middle Ages and into the 19th century.
AUERBACH     German, Jewish
Topographical name for someone who lived by a stream (Middle High German bach) that was near a swamp or marsh (auer).
BAFFA     Italian
The origins of this surname are uncertain, but it may be from Italian baffo "mustache", with the Latinate feminine suffix probably due to the influence of the word famiglia "family". Alternatively it may be Albanian in origin, of unexplained meaning.
BALIJA     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting either "traders/merchants" or "agriculturists".
BALJI     Indian, Telugu
Another form of Balija.
BONAVENTURE     French
French cognate of BONAVENTURA
BUU     Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
CARABAJAL     Judeo-Spanish
From the pre-Roman carbalio meaning "oak," denoting someone who either lived near an oak tree or who was like an oak tree in some way.... [more]
CARRINGTON     English, Scottish
English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Carrington, probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Cara + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’.... [more]
CAVARAI     Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Kavarai.
CHAKKILIYAN     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "cobblers" and "leatherworkers".
CHAKKIYAM     Indian, Telugu
Another form of Chakkiliyan.
CHETTI     Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Chetty.
CHETTY     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a trader.
CHOHAN     Indian
It denotes a clan within the Rajput caste.
CHUCKLER     Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered spiritually polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
CLARY     Irish
Variant of CLEARY
COLFAX     English
From a medieval nickname for someone with dark or black hair, from Old English cola "charcoal" and feax "hair".
CONG TANG TON NU     Vietnamese
Often written with the middle two words uncapitalized when with a full name; example: Con tang ton Nu Hue Hue. The first name is Hue Hue, and the surname is Cong tang ton Nu. It is a female royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
CUTHBERT     English
Derived from the name CUTHBERT
DREIFUSS     German, Jewish
Variant of DREYFUSS
DREYFUS     French, German, Jewish
French-influenced variant of DREYFUSS, popular amongst people of Alsatian Jewish descent.
DREYFUSS     German, Jewish
Originates from the German city of Trier. The Latin name for the city was "Treveris," whose pronunciation eventually developed into Dreyfuss. The spelling variants tend to correspond to the country the family was living in at the time the spelling was standardized: the use of one "s" tends to be more common among people of French origin, while the use of two tends to be found among those of German descent
DUMONT     English
Means "from the mountain" in French.
DURHAM     English
Denotes a person from either the town of Durham, or elsewhere in County Durham, in England. Durham is derived from the Old English element dun, meaning "hill," and the Old Norse holmr, meaning "island."
EMMER     English
Derived from a nickname for EMERSON
EVERLY     Irish, English
Derived from the Irish Eibhear, which means "Irish".
FEATHERSTONHAUGH     English
Indicates a person lived in or near Featherstonhaugh in Northumberland, England. From Old English feðere "feather", stān "stone", and healh "corner."
GENTOO     Indian, Telugu, Portuguese
It is a Telugu name, most likely meaning "Gentile". It was first used by the Portuguese.
GOLDSWORTHY     Cornish
Means "field of feast," from the Cornish gol-erewy.
GREGSON     English
Means "son of GREG"
GREYSON     English
Variant of GRAYSON
HENDRICKS     Dutch, English
Variant of HENDRIKS
HINKLEY     English
Variant of Hinckley.
HUSSEY     English, Irish
As an English surname, it comes from two distinct sources. It is either of Norman origin, derived from Houssaye, the name of an area in Seine-Maritime which ultimately derives from Old French hous "holly"; or it is from a Middle English nickname given to a woman who was the mistress of a household, from an alteration of husewif "housewife"... [more]
ISLEY     English
Of Old English origin, derived from a place named Hesli, meaning "a hazel wood or grove".
JOLAHA     Indian, Muslim
Means "weaver".
JOLIET     French
17th- century Quebecois explorer Louis Jolliet. He and Father Jacques Marquette were the first to map the Mississippi River. Later, Jolliet's name was misspelled as Joliet, most likely due to the influence of the French word joli or jolie, "handsome/pretty"... [more]
KABARIA     Indian, Muslim
Means "greengrocer".
KALLA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
KALLAN     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Kalla.
KAMINO     Japanese
Related to the name UENO.
KAPU     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting an "agricultural worker".
KAVARAI     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "landowner".
KEARNY     Irish
Variant of Kearney.
KILCOMMON     Irish
Indicated a person who was from Kilcommon, Erris, County Mayo in Ireland. The place name Kilcommon derives from the Gaeltacht phrase Cill Chomáin, meaning "church of St. Comán."
KILCOMMONS     Irish
Variant of KILCOMMON
KOIREE     Indian
Denotes "weaver" in Hindi.
KOMATI     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "trader".
KÔZUKE     Japanese
Related to the name UENO.
LAING     Scottish
Scottish form of LANG. A famous bearer was the explorer Alexander Gordon Laing.
LOOMIS     English
Derived from Lomax (Lumhalghs), near Bury, Lancashire, which means "pool nook/recess."
LOYA     Basque, Spanish
From Basque loya meaning "mud."
LYND     English
Variant of LUND.
MADIGA     Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
MAITLAND     English, Scottish
Possibly from Mautalant, the name of a place in Pontorson, France meaning "inhospitable" or "bad temper" in Norman French (ultimately from Late Latin malum "bad" and talentum "inclination, disposition"), which was so named because of its unproductive soil; or perhaps it was originally a nickname for an ungracious individual, derived from the same source.
MCCARTHY     Irish
Variant of MACCARTHY.
MCCARTY     Irish
Variant of MACCARTHY. A famous bearer was the famous western outlaw William Henry McCarty, also known as Billy the Kid. His other aliases included William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim.
MEATH     Irish
Denotes a person from County Meath, Ireland (see MCNAMEE).
MONTEFIORE     Italian, Jewish
Derived from Montefiore, which is the name of several places in Italy. For example, there is Castle Montefiore in the town of Recanati (province of Macerata), the municipality of Montefiore Conca (province of Rimini) and the municipality of Montefiore dell'Aso (province of Ascoli Piceno)... [more]
MONTGOMERIE     Scottish, English
Variation of MONTGOMERY. A famous bearer was Margaret Montgomerie Boswell (1738 to 1789), wife of author James Boswell.
MORTIMER     English
Derived from a place name meaning "still water" in Old French.
NAI     Indian, Muslim
Means "barber".
NAPOLITANO     Italian
Originally indicated a person from Napoli (Naples) in Italy.
ODDA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
ODDAI     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDAR     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDE     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
Ó GRADAIGH     Irish
Gaelic form of O'GRADY.
O'GRADY     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gradaigh, meaning "descendant of Gradaigh." Gradaigh is a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word grada, "the illustrious one."
OPPARA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting an agricultural occupation.
PADAIYACHI     Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Padiachy.
PADIACHY     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.
PALLA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
PALLAN     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
PALLI     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "agricultural laborers".
PARAIYA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting laborers in agriculture and/or industry. This is a surname belonging to Dalit, or "Untouchables," in the Hindu caste system.
PEABODY     English
Probably from a nickname for a showy dresser, from Middle English pe "peacock" (see Peacock) and body "body, person". Alternatively it may be from the name of a Celtic tribe meaning "mountain men" from Brythonic pea "large hill, mountain" combined with Boadie, the tribe's earlier name, which meant "great man" (or simply "man") among the Briton and Cambri peoples... [more]
QASSAB     Indian, Muslim
Means "butcher".
REDDY     Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Hindu surname derived from Telugu రెడ్డి (reḍḍi) meaning "village headman".
RENFREW     Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Rinn Friù, meaning "cradle of the Royal Stewards." It is derived from either the historical county of Renfrewshire in the west central lowlands of Scotland, or the town of Renfrew within both the historical and present-day boundaries of the county.
RENFRO     English, Scottish
Variant of RENFREW
ROCKEFELLER     German
Means "from Rockenfeld." Some famous bearers include founder of the Standard Oil Company and philanthropist John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937), and 41st Vice President of the U.S.A. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979).
ROSENCRANTZ     German
Means "rose wreath" in German.
ROSEWOOD     English
Denoting someone who came from a rose wood or grove.
SOMMERFELD     German, Jewish
German cognate of SUMMERFIELD
ST CLAIR     French, English
From the place name St CLAIR
STRAUS     German, Jewish
Variant of STRAUSS
STRAUSS     German, Jewish
From the German word strauß, meaning "ostrich." In its use as a Jewish surname, it comes from the symbol of the building or family that the bearer occupied or worked for in the Frankfurter Judengasse... [more]
TELAGA     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, mostly denoting agricultural laborers.
TÔN THẤT     Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
UPPARA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
VANNIYAN     Indian
It denotes those belonging to the Palli caste.
VELAMA     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting mainly agricultural laborers.
VELLALA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
VELLALAN     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
VINH     Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
WAPPARA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
WHITMORE     English
Variant of WHITTEMORE
WODDA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Odda.
XAVIER     English, French
Derived from the Basque place name Etxaberri meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries.
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