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ABBOUDArabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
ABERCROMBIEScottish
Derived from a surname. It is the name of a parish in Fife, Scotland, on the northern shore of the Frith of Forth, whence the possessor took his surname; from Aber, marshy ground, a place where two or more streams meet; and cruime or crombie, a bend or crook... [more]
ABOUROUPHAELArabic
Means "father of rouphael" in Arabic, used especially in Lebanon and the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
ABRAHAMIANArmenian
Variant transcription of Abrahamyan.
ABSHERGerman
Absher comes from either the German surname Habich, which comes from the surname hawk. Literally meaning someone who had hawk-like features.
ACHAMPOMAAAfrican
Allegedly a feminine form of Achampong used in Ghana.
ACKLEYEnglish
From an Old English surname: a place name which meant "Oak meadow". A variation of this is: "dwells at the oak tree meadow". ... [more]
ACKROYDEnglish
Topographic name from northern Middle English ake "oak" and royd "clearing".
ACYEnglish (Rare)
Possibly from the given name Ace.
AFFLECKGalician, Scottish
Variation of Auchinleck, a town near Dundee, Scotland... Ben & Casey Affleck are famous bearers of the name. Auchinleck appears to have been one of those places where the ancient Celts and Druids held conventions, celebrated their festivals, and performed acts of worship... [more]
AKDAĞTurkish
Related to any one of several mountains in Turkey by the name of Akdağ, this surname literally derives its meaning from the words ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain" and probably denoted someone who lived in the proximity of such a mountain.
ALBINETFrench
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Albinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name Albin.... [more]
ALFANIItalian
(or Alfano) three possibilities: from the German word halfer ("helper"), from a place called Alfano, which is supposed to be from the Arab al fannan ("wild donkey"), and Alfana is the name of a race (as in type) of Arab horses, so could be someone related to horses.
ALLISONEnglish, Scottish
Patronymic from a Middle English male personal name, most likely ALLEN, but other possibilities include ELLIS or of a short form of ALEXANDER. ... [more]
ALMAZÁNSpanish, Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Habitational name demoting someone originally from the municipality of Almazán in Castile and León, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic المكان المحصن (al-makān al-ḥiṣn) meaning "the fortified place" or "the stronghold".
ALPINIItalian
(or Alpino) possibly denoting a person from the Alpes.
AMEGLIOItalian
There are two hypotheses: the first is it derived from the Latin name Amelius which came from Amius, name of Etruscan origin; the other is it derived from Amali, name of a mighty Ostrogothic family, which means "virgin of the forest".
ANDRULEWICZLithuanian (Modern, Rare), Polish (Modern, Rare), Jewish (Modern, Rare), Latvian
Originally Andrulevičus or Andrulevičius, it means "ben-Adam" or "ben-ish" ("ben" being "son" in Hebrew; Adam meaning "man"). The Andrulevičiuses were originally Sephardic kohanim whom immigrated to Lithuania, and then Poland, Latvia, and other countries.
ANGUINOAmerican, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
ARDIESIrish
Irish Isle Of Ards
AUTCzech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
BALIJAIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting either "traders/merchants" or "agriculturists".
BALJIIndian, Telugu
Another form of Balija.
BANKSYEnglish, Popular Culture
This is pseudonyms Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. Banksy's real name might be Robin Gunningham. How Banksy got his pseudonym is unknown... [more]
BARBONFrench (Quebec)
Derived from the nickname barbon meaning "old codger" as well as referring to a "confirmed bachelor".
BARKEREnglish
SURNAME Town cryer, or someone who shouts out notices
BAYEnglish
From the Middle English given name BAYE.
BAYGENTSAnglo-Saxon
The earliest recorded spelling of the surname was "Besant", "Bezant", or "Beasant", which comes from an old French word "besant", which, in turn, was derived from the Latin term "byzantius aureus". The "byzantius" or "bezant" was a gold coin named after the city of Byzantium (ancient name in BC, later named 'Constantinople' in 330 AD)... [more]
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]
BELGRAVEEnglish
Aristocratic surname from French, meaning "beautiful grove"; comes from a place name in Leicestershire. A famous namesake is British polar explorer Belgrave Ninnis, who perished in Antarctica on a 1912 expedition.
BENNINGFIELDEnglish, Anglo-Saxon
Benningfield is believed to be either ... [more]
BENNINGTONEnglish
Habitational name from either of two places called Benington, in Hertfordshire and Lincolnshire, or from Long Bennington in Lincolnshire. The first is recorded in Domesday Book as Benintone "farmstead or settlement (Old English tūn) by the Beane river"; both Lincolnshire names are derived from the Old English personal name Beonna combined with -ing-, a connective particle denoting association, and tūn.
BEN TZVIHebrew
Means "son of Tzvi" in Hebrew.
BERKELEYEnglish
It is English and it is also a surname.
BEYFrench, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
BOItalian
Variant of Bove.
BONDESwedish, Old Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse bóndi "farmer". Used as both a last name and a (rare) given name in Sweden (see BONDE for the given name and BONDESSON as an example of a patronymic derived from this name)... [more]
BORSOKRussian, Jewish, German (Austrian)
Pronouced "Boar-sook"... [more]
BRAVERMANJewish, Ukrainian, Polish
A fairly common Jewish surname from Ukraine,Poland,and in some cases Russia.
BRENARIJewish, Italian
Jewish family and possible place-name in N.E.Italy in 1500's.
BUCCAMBUSOSicilian, Italian
Believed to be an Americanization of the surname Buccinfuso
BURKHALTERGerman
Topographic name composed of the Middle High German elements burc "castle" "protection" and halter from halde "slope".
CANELLAItalian
Italian regional surname denoting someone who lived by a canal. From the Italian canale 'canal', from the Latin canalis meaning "canal; conduit; groove; funnel; or ditch". Alternatively, it may come the genus name of wild cinnamon, a diminutive of the Latin canna "reed, cane".
CARABEOFilipino
water buffalo
CÁRDENASSpanish
Habitational name from places in the provinces of Almería and Logroño named Cárdenas, from the feminine plural of cárdeno "blue, bluish purple" (Late Latin cardinus, from carduus "thistle")... [more]
CARRILLOSpanish
Variant of Carillo.
CASTANATIItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish Origins
CAULFIELDIrish
Comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil, which was Anglicized to McCawell and then morphed into Caulfield. Mac Cathmhaoil comes from a word meaning "chieftan".
CAVARAIIndian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Kavarai.
CERTICHungarian (Modern)
this is my father's family name. I did not grow up with him but have been told his family came here from Hungary. He was born in Marianna Pennsylvania.
CHAKKILIYANIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "cobblers" and "leatherworkers".
CHAMPLINBelgian, English
Means Champion, was a family name in Belgium, a status and influence that was envied by the princes of the region.... [more]
CHETTIIndian, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of Chetty.
CHETTYIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a trader.
CHUCKLERIndian, 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.
CIFRINOItalian
Uncommon name originating in Italy. Legend says that it was used for the offspring of a king and one of his maids. Meaning is most likely something like "little nothing".
CONNICKYiddish
Variation on Koenig.
CORTPolish, Russian, Jewish
Derived from the surname "Kutalczuk", "Kotelchik", "Cuttlechuck", or "Kuttlechuck"
CROOKScottish, English
Possible origin a medieval topographical surname, denoting residence from the Middle English word "crok" from the Old NOrse "Krokr". Possibly a maker or seller of hooks. Another possibility is meaning crooked or bent originally used of someone with a hunch back.
CROSTHWAITEEnglish
Means the clering of the cross
CULBERTAnglo-Saxon, Irish, English, Scottish
Meaning and origin are uncertain. Edward MacLysaght (The Surnames of Ireland, 1999, 6th Ed., Irish Academic Press, Dublin, Ireland and Portland, Oregon, USA) states that this surname is of Huguenot (French Protestant) origin, and found mainly in Ireland's northern province of Ulster... [more]
CURRYScottish, English
Scottish and northern English: variant of Currie.
DAYEIrish, Scottish
Comes from Irish Ó Déa (m) or Ní Dhéa (f) ... [more]
DEALAVASpanish
Uruguay name
DE BELLISItalian (Rare)
De Bellis (De+Abl. Lat.)... [more]
DELOREYFrench (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of Deslauriers, a topographic name for someone living among laurels, a combination of the fused preposition and plural definite article des ‘from the’ + the plural of Old French lorier ‘laurel’.
DENHAMEnglish
From the name of various places in England, most of which meant "farm in the valley" (from Old English denu "valley" + ham "homestead"). Notable bearers of the surname included John Denham (1615-1669), an English poet; British Labour politician John Denham (1953-); and British actor Maurice Denham (1909-2002).
DIMITRENKORussian, Ukrainian
From the given name Dimitry.
DODIEScottish (Modern)
Dodie is a Scottish shortening of the name "Dorothy" it is quite rare and one of the only famous people with this name is the singer/songwrite Dodie Clark.
DRACULARomanian
The Wallachian name for dragon was "Drac" or "Dracul". Vlad II of Wallachia joined a semi-secret order known as The Order of the Dragon and took the name Vlad Dracul. The word "Drac" can also mean "devil" or "evil spirit"... [more]
EDELSTEINJewish
Ornamental name derived from German Edelstein "gemstone; precious stone".
ELAMKUNNAPUZHAMalayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala.... [more]
ERASMUSFrench, Dutch
it means beloved one or king
FARADAYEnglish
From an English surname meaning "servant of Fair", Fair being derived from Old English fæger used as a personal name.
FARIZAItalian
Original from Rome, Roman conquerors went to Iberia in about 140 B.C. and named a town in Iberia Fariza which was a tree. This town still exists today, and was also mentioned in the book 'El Cid'... [more]
FAZALArabic
In Islam Imam Hussain's brother (Abbas) was named Fazal, however he was not his biological brother. Imam Hasan was his biological brother. Fazal was rather referred to as Abbas, in his life (c. 566 – c. 653 CE) he was referred to as Abbas and is also referred to today as Abbas
FERRANDFrench, English
This French surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval French masculine given name Ferrand, which was a variant form of the name Fernand, itself a contraction of Ferdinand.... [more]
FEUERSTEINGerman
This name comes from the German feuer meaning fire, and stein meaning stone. This was a name commonly given to a blacksmith.
FEYGerman, English, French, Danish
English: variant of Fay. ... [more]
FINCKEnglish, German
From the German word for "finch" a type of bird
FISKEEnglish, Norwegian
From the traditionally Norwegian habitational surname, from the Old Norse fiskr "fish" and vin "meadow". In England and Denmark it was a surname denoting someone who was a "fisherman" or earned their living from selling fish.
FLEMISTERFlemish
Name of a man from Flanders, the same as the surname Fleming.
FROSTWelsh
Originally spelled Ffrost (the double ff is a Welsh letter). The Welsh word ffrost refered to someone who is excessively bold or a brag, especially with regard to warrior feats. Edmund Ffrost signed his name this way on the ship's register of the boat which brought him to the Massachussett's Bay Colony in 1631... [more]
GASPARIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Gasparyan used by Armenians living outside of Armenia.
GAULScottish (Latinized, Rare), Irish, German
Scottish and Irish: variant of Gall ... [more]
GAVAZANSKYBelarusian, Jewish
Means "from the town of Gavezhno". Gavezhno is a town in Belarus. For more information go here http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/54surnames.htm
GAYERGerman
Derived from Slavic gaj "grove", this name denoted a forest warden.
GENTOOIndian, Telugu, Portuguese
It is a Telugu name, most likely meaning "Gentile". It was first used by the Portuguese.
GEORGEEnglish, French, German
Derived from the given name George.
GILLESPIEScottish, Irish
Gillespie can be of Scottish and Irish origin. The literal meaning is "servant of bishop", but it is a forename rather than a status name. The Irish Gillespies, originally MacGiollaEaspuig, are said to to be called after one Easpog Eoghan, or Bishop Owen, of Ardstraw, County Tyrone... [more]
GJESSINGNorwegian, Danish (Rare)
Used in Norway and Denmark since the 1600s. Probably of German origin.
GOEMANGerman
Patronym from a Germanic name: good or god + man.
GRAFJewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.
GRIMMEnglish, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From a nickname for a stern and forbidding individual, derived from the Old High German word grim "stern, severe". Or possibly from the given name GRÍMR derived from Old Norse gríma "mask, helmet"... [more]
GROBJewish, Yiddish
From Yiddish grob. May also mean "fat".
GUBLERGerman (Swiss)
Means "Of the Mountains"... [more]
GUTHRIEScottish, Irish, German
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair ‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth ‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach. Possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’.... [more]
GYUJTOHungarian
Very old Hungarian name, very rare.. means gatherer.
HARMSEDutch, Low German
The surname Harmse is derived from Harms or Harm, a Low-German / Niederdeutsch surname or name. In Plattdeutsch/Low Saxon the word sine is used as a possessive construction, hence Harmse indicates that it is the child of Harms, Harm, or Harmensze... [more]
HAUCKGerman
Derived from the first name Hugo.
HAWLEYEnglish, Anglo-Saxon
Means "hedged meadow". It comes from the English word haw, meaning "hedge", and Saxon word leg, meaning "meadow". The first name Hawley has the same meaning.
HAYEnglish, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Frisian
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye(Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin)... [more]
HAZZARDEnglish
Variant spelling of Hazard.
HEILIGERGerman
Heiliger means "Holy" or "Holy One" in German.
HENDESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGESDONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGESTESAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGSTETONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENKESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HERBARTHGerman, Norman
References Old Norse Deity "Odin" being one of the "Son's of Odin". Remember that the Geats became the Ostrogoths through the Denmark pass--referenced in Beowulf. Or, it means "Warrior of the Bearded One", perhaps a King... [more]
HERITAGEEnglish (Rare)
English status name for someone who inherited land from an ancestor, rather than by feudal gift from an overlord, from Middle English, Old French (h)eritage ‘inherited property’ (Late Latin heritagium, from heres ‘heir’).
HESTITONAAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HILARIOSpanish
From the given name Hilarius.
HILLFAIRUkrainian
A fair someone. One who does a fair thing. Hill is which lives on a hill, other meanings of a fine hill, good for agriculture, hillfair as a fair hill.
HINGESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HINGESTONEAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HINXSTONEAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HINXTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HISAWEnglish
Of uncertain origin and meaning.
HITTENRAUCHPrussian
from the prussian word von hittenraoucht meaning "of royalty"
HOPLAWelsh (?)
1st recorded Hopla.... [more]
HOUSEALFrench (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
French (Lorraine) spelling of German Häusel, a topographic name meaning ‘small house’, a diminutive of Haus. ... [more]
HRACHGerman (Austrian, Rare), Czech (Rare)
Originated in the Czech-speaking region of Bohemia in Austria, pre-1900. From Czech hrách, meaning "pea." Given either to a very short man or to a gardener.
HUVALFrench (Cajun)
The Huval name has historically been labeled German or Acadian (Cajun), however, recently more information has been discovered that shows the Huvals came directly from France.... [more]
HYNDESTANAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HYNDESTANEAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HYNDESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
IMANIPersian
From the given name Iman.
INQUIETIItalian (Rare)
would like to know if any one out there has heard of this name and what part of italy it comes from gt grand father corneluse inquiete/i came to england from parma italy in 1872/4 age 37/8 married in 1875... [more]
JARYFrench
France-England-USA
JOCELYNEnglish
Another of the names brought to England in the eleventh century by the Normans, and mentioned in the Domesday Book. Originally a masculine name only.
JOOFSerer
The surname Joof (English spelling in Gambia) whit its derivatives Juuf / Juf (Seereer proper) or Diouf (French spelling in Senegal and Mauritania) is a Senegambian surname found amongst the Seereer people of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania... [more]
JOVIĆCroatian, Serbian
Means "son of Jovan".
KALLAIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
KALLANIndian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Kalla.
KAMALIAZADPakistani, Persian
It's derived from the words Kamali meaning "Ascetic's blanket" & aazaad meaning "free or independent", or even kamaal-i-aazaad meaning "perfection of the free, or independent".
KANSSENDutch, Flemish
Son of Kant
KAPUIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting an "agricultural worker".
KARALIndian, Bengali
This Surname was given in honour by the Britishers to Nikhil Chandra Banerjee to recognize his efforts in constructing The Karali Kali temple in Dhaka,now the capital of Bangladesh. It was a very expensive construction and still attracts tourists every year... [more]
KARIFinnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KASSEMArabic, Persian
Kassem, Kassim, Kasim, or Qasim \q(a)-sim\ is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Kassem is "charitable, generous; one who gives to the people".... [more]
KAVARAIIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "landowner".
KJELLANorwegian (?)
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to the given name Kjell.
KLARIĆCroatian, Slovene
From the given name KLARA
KLARICHEnglish
English spelling of Klarić.
KLEYNENFlemish
Comes from the town in Belgium. Originally Van Klijnen
KLINEAmerican
Kline is one of the smaller groups of anglicized forms of the German surname Klein.... [more]
KNOWLESEnglish, Irish
As an English surname it is derived from a genitive or plural form of Middle English knolle meaning "hilltop, hillock", denoting a person who either lived at the top of a hill or near a hillock, or hailed from one of the many places in England named with this word.... [more]
KOIREEIndian
Denotes "weaver" in Hindi.
KOMATIIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "trader".
KONICKYiddish
Variation of Koenig.
KOSTADINOVSKIMacedonian
Son of Kostadin. Kostadin is an Eastern Orthodox name common in Macedonia and Bulgaria.
KRONBERGSLatvian (Archaic)
Germanic,originally swedish
KUBLASHVILIGeorgian
Last name originates from Imereti region of Georgia .
KUNICYiddish
Variation on Koenig.
KUNISJewish
Metronymic form of KUNE. This surname is most famous for its association with the American actress named Mila Kunis.
KUNNATHUPARAMBILMalayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha-Kunnathuparambil Family has a rich history of around 200 years and traces its origins to a small village called Elamkunnapuzha in Ernakulam District. It was at that time one of our ancestors migrated from Elamkunnapuzha to a small village called Vennoor, near Mala in Thrissur District for his livelihood... [more]
KWASIGROCHPolish
person who ferments(kwasic) peas(groch)
LABRADORSpanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the root word "labora" meaning labor or work. This means laborer or worker but often associated to farmers as in San Isidro Labrador
LAHSlovene
It means "italian"
LALIEVOssetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname derived from Georgian ლალი (lali) meaning "ruby", ultimately from Sanskrit लाल (lāl).
LAMATibetan, Nepali
A Buddhist name found among people of Tibet and Nepal, from the Tibetan blama, meaning "priest" or "monk".
LAVERSEnglish
English (chiefly Devon and Cornwall): Medieval English and occupational, from pre-10th century Old French "lavandier". Introduced by the Normans after 1066, originally described a worker in the wool industry, and was a metonymic or nickname for a person employed to wash raw wool or rinse the cloth after fulling... [more]
LEANNEEnglish, Irish
means "gracious plum" in english
LEDWICKEnglish
A variation of the given name Ludwig.
LEPSYSlavic (Rare), Turkish (Rare)
Possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Europe, the original Turkic meaning is veiled in mystery, and possibly meant "one who comes from the edge of the lake." ... [more]
LEVABulgarian (Rare), Czech (Rare), French (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
From the Hebrew given name Lev, meaning Lion. It is also the name of the currency in Bulgaria, and a verb in French meaning to lever or to lift.
LINNScottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LISZOVICSPolish, Jewish
This surname has Eastern European connections and has been used by the Jewish population.
LITTMANGerman (East Prussian), German (West Prussian), German, Jewish
Derived from Germanized Czech personal names like Litomir (Czech: Ljutomir) and Litobor (Czech: Ljutobor) which ultimately go back to Old Slavic ljutu "grim; fierce; ferocious; wild". One theory suggests, however, that these given names might have been influenced by ljub- "love; dear".... [more]
LIWOSZPolish
It comes from the name "liswoze" which means to be a all around "good person". Even though it is a nickname, It may have been derived from occupation because of the name's meaning to be a "Funny man".
LÖWENTHALGerman
Habitational name from any of various places called Löwenthal.
LÖWENTHALJewish, Swedish
Ornamental name composed of German Löwe "lion" and T(h)al "valley"; in some cases the Jewish name would have been an ornamental elaboration associated with the personal name Levy or with personal names meaning "lion".
LUMBEnglish, Anglo-Saxon
Lumb valley system in Yorkshire, England.... [more]
LUNDIndian
Lund is also a Punjabi last name (i.e. from Punjab state of India/Pakistan)
LUXONEnglish
English (Cornwall and Devon) variant of Luxton.
MACKINAWIrish
First found in County Monaghan located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.... [more]
MADIGAIndian, 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.
MAIZLESPolish
A polish-jewish name with german origins.... [more]
MAJSTOROVIĆSerbo-Croatian (Rare)
Comes from word majstor meaning master.
MANTIAEnglish (?)
This is my last name. I honestly don't know where it came from. But it's a last name because it's mine lol
MASTGerman
Nickname from Middle High German mast "fat", "stout".
MASTDutch
Occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle Dutch mast "swine fodder", or a topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.
MATLOCKEnglish
Derived from a place name (Matlock in Derbyshire) meaning ‘meeting-place oak’ from Old English mæthel ‘meeting’, ‘gathering’, ‘council’ and ac ‘oak’.
MAULEONSpanish (Archaic)
All I know is that there is a place in spain "Basque Country" that their town, apartments, holtes are named Mauleon. The language spoken is Basque a form of "Spanish and French"
MAYEEnglish
English variant spelling of May.
MEEKSScottish
In Scotland, the names were spelled according to sound so there are many variations of the spelling including Meek, Meeke, Meik, Meech, Mekie and other spellings. After hard times in Scotland, many Meeks' left for Australia Ireland, and North America.
MOHORKOSlovene
It comes from the latin given name ERMACORA. the Sain Bishop of Aquileia, near Venice.
MOLCHANRussian, Ukrainian
From the Russian word молчан meaning "silent" it was often used as a nickname for someone who was soft-spoken and as a given name following Baptism
MORALEEEnglish, French
First found in Norfolk where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings.
MORANIrish
The surname Moran, originating in counties Mayo and Sligo of Connaught, is the shortened version of O'Moran, Anglicized form of the older O'Morain "grandson of the great one" with the Old Irish root mor 'great, big' (denoting stature and/or character).
MOROUXLouisiana Creole
From the surname Moroux.
MOWERSScottish, English
English: variant of Mower
MURAVEZHungarian
Most likely a corruption of the surname Moravec.
MURVAIRomanian
Probably they originate from Murva (Transilvania-Siklód http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikl%C3%B3d).
MUSLIMArabic, Indonesian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim)
From the Arabic مُسْلِم (muslim), the active participle of أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama) "to surrender, expose" (from the same root of the word Islam). The term denotes a follower of Islam.
MYRSKYFinnish
Means "storm, tempest, gale".
NACROURArabic
The name of a family of Lebanese goldsmiths descended from the Ottoman Prince Hanna, the name itself refers to the actual sound the hammer makes as it hits the gold. This is the French spelling but the original Arabic spelling is äÞÑæÑ ; other spellings in the Latin alphabet include Nakrour and Nacrur.
NAGARAJANIndian
From "Naga" meaning cobra and "Raja" meaning king.
NAIMANUkrainian, Jewish
Before Genghis Khan conquered the world, he conquered his neighbors, and his last great victory, in 1204, was over a tribe of Turkic Christians called the Naiman. (Some Naimans today are Christian but most are Jewish.)... [more]
NAPELLOItalian
a nickname taken from the plantname Aconitum napellus, possibly for someone with a 'venerous' character (because the plant is venerous)
NEMIROVRussian, Hebrew, Ukrainian
Name derived from the city of Nemirov in Ukraine, The city was named after its founder, Prince Nemir.
NEMIROVSKYRussian, Ukrainian
Alternate of Nemirov
NEPHUSGreek
A Gods son who will become God
NEVILEnglish
"Variant of the name Neville"
NOIRFrench
Means "black" in French, originally used in Northern France as an ethnic nickname for someone from Southern France, Spain, Italy or North Africa. It also may have been used for someone who wore dark clothing or for someone who had an occupation during the night or was associated with the night.
NOONSFrench
From the Portuguese name Nunes.
NORDENSKIÖLDSwedish
Derived from the two Swedish words "norden" which refers to the region of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. The other word, skiöld, is an old way of spelling the word "sköld" that means shield.... [more]
NOTBOHMGerman, Low German
Low German cognate of High German Nussbaum.
OCHSNERGerman (Swiss)
Means "Oxen Herder" in Swiss. It is pronounced as OCKSNER, and it is just as popular in Switzerland as Smith is in the US.
ODDAIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
ODDAIIndian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDARIndian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDEIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
ODERASAKYoruba (Rare)
It is Yoruba mispronunciation of the the name Oscar. It was a middle name that became a last name.
OGAWAJapanese
Means "little river" in Japanese.
OPPARAIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting an agricultural occupation.
ÖVALLSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
PACHECOSpanish, Portuguese
1.Spanish and Portuguese: from a personal name of uncertain, possibly pre-Roman, origin.... [more]
PADIACHYIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.