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AAMISSEPP Estonian
Aamissepp is an Estonian surname meaning "cooper". From "aam" (genitive: "aami", partitive "aami" meaning a "big barrel" and "sepp", meaning "smith".)
AASUM Scandinavian
Habitation surname from farms found in several places in Scandinavia. Derived from Old Norse: aas ‘hill’ + um ‘around’. The meaning and pronunciation is the same for all forms: Åsum, Aasum, Aasumb, and Awsumb.
ABBOUD Arabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
ABDUL-JABBAR Arabic, Indian
This last name is famous for a basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
ABERCROMBIE Scottish
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]
ABERGEL Judeo-Spanish
Means "one-legged" or "one-footed" in Moroccan Arabic, from Arabic رِجْل (rijl) meaning "leg, foot".
ABERNATHY Scottish
A different form of Abernethy, which originally meant "person from Abernethy", Perth and Kinross ("confluence of the (river) Nethy"). This was one of the surnames of the Scots who settled in northern Ireland during the ‘plantation’ in the 17th century, and it was brought to the U.S. as the name of a Southern plantation owner.
ABIDAOUDS Aramaic-Phoenician
Ancient last name of Aramaic-Phoenician Origin (Abidaoud)... [more]
ABKE American (Rare)
Abke is an Americanized version of an unknown German surname.... [more]
ABOUROUPHAEL Arabic
Means "father of rouphael" in Arabic, used especially in Lebanon and the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
ABRAHAMIAN Armenian
Variant transcription of ABRAHAMYAN.
ABRAMOV Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Abram".
ABSHER German
Absher comes from either the German surname Habich, which comes from the surname HAWK... [more]
ACHAMPOMAA African
Allegedly a feminine form of ACHAMPONG used in Ghana.
AĆIMOVIĆ Serbian
A patronymic surname derived from the given name AĆIM.
ACKLEY English
From an Old English surname: a place name which meant "Oak meadow". A variation of this is: "dwells at the oak tree meadow". ... [more]
ACKROYD English
Topographic name from northern Middle English ake "oak" and royd "clearing".
ACY English (Rare)
Possibly from the given name Ace.
ADACHI Japanese
Adachi is variously written,but the kanji commonly used literally means "Foot" and/ or "Stand".
ADIL Arabic, Urdu
From the given name ADIL.
AFFLECK Galician, 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]
AFIF Arabic
From the given name AFIF.
AGHA Turkish
Means "chief, master, lord" in Turkish. From the Turkish ağa 'chief, master, lord', from the Old Turkish aqa 'elder brother'. Traditionally it was a title for a civilian or military officer, or often part of such title, and was placed after the name of certain military functionaries in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
AGUALO Chamorro
Chamoru for "pertaining to farming"
AGUDO Spanish
Agudo is sharp in spanish
AGUERRE Basque (French)
Parisianized form of AGERRE.
AGUIÑAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AGINAGA.
AGUMANU Igbo, Trinidadian Creole
its an last name and first name that comes from an Igbo tribe in Trinidad
AGUNI Japanese
From the Japanese 粟 (a or awa) "foxtail millet" and 國 or 国 (kuni, guni or koku) "country."
AGUON Chamorro
From Chamorro agu, meaning "to change, to vary" and the suffix on meaning "to be able". The term's modern usage refers to the starch portion of a Chamorro meal. In the olden days, the Chamorro meal consisted of fish and vegetables, but the starch portion of the meal would highly depend on what was in season.
AGUZAROV Ossetian (Russian)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
AHISHAKIYE Rwandan
AHISHAKIYE is a both male (most) and female name which means "Whenever God want" and is originally from Rwanda. It is a familiar name in the East African countries speaking Kinyarwanda and Kirundi such as Rwanda, Uganda, RDC, Burundi and Tanzania... [more]
AHTISAARI Finnish
Borne by Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari, a Finnish politician, the tenth President of Finland (1994–2000), a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a United Nations diplomat and mediator noted for his international peace work.
AIKAWA Japanese
This surname combines 相 (sou, shou, ai-) meaning "inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councillor, aspect, phase, physiognomy", 鮎 (den, nen, ayu, namazu, ai) meaning "freshwater trout, smelt", 愛 (ai, ito.shii, o.shimu, kana.shii, mana, me.deru) meaning "affection, favourite, love", 会 (kai, e, a.u, a.waseru, atsu.maru, ai) meaning "meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join", 合 (gou, ga', ka', a.u, -a.u, a.i, ai-, -a.i, ai, a.wasu, a.waseru, -a.waseru) meaning "fit, suit, join, gō (unit of area & volume - equal to 0.3306 m² in area & 0.1809 liters in volume)", 哀 (ai, awa.re, awa.remu, kana.shii) meaning "pathetic, grief, sorrow, pathos, pity, sympathize" or 藍 (ran, ai) meaning "indigo" with 川 (sen, kawa) meaning "river, stream."... [more]
AINO Japanese (Rare)
Means "of love" or "of the love" in japanese. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Minako Aino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime... [more]
AIZEN Popular Culture
This Japanese surname is used as 藍染 with 藍 (ran, ai) meaning "indigo" and 染 (sen, shi.mi, shi.miru, -shi.meru, -ji.miru, so.maru, so.meru, -zo.me, -zome) meaning "colour, dye, paint, print, stain." Normally, this would be romanticised as Aizome.... [more]
AKAMORI Japanese (Rare)
From 赤 (aka) meaning "red" combined with 森 (mori) meaning "forest."... [more]
AKATSUTSUMI Popular Culture
Combination of 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 堤 (tsutsumi) meaning "bank, embankment, dike," used on the character Momoko Akatsutsumi (赤堤 ももこ) in the anime 'Powerpuff Girls Z', the anime adaptation of the Cartoon Network series 'The Powerpuff Girls' (the character in question being equivalent to Blossom in the original cartoon).... [more]
AKDAĞ Turkish
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.
AKHATOV Tatar, Uzbek, Kazakh
Means "son of AKHAT".
AKIBARA Japanese
This surname combines 昭 (shou, aki) meaning "shining, bright", 秋 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn" or 穐 with the same sounds and meaning with 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness."
AKIMOTO Japanese
Akimoto is a surname that means Aki:"Bright,Luminous" "Autumn","Crystal (Ball)","Brightness,Luster",or "Rising Sun" and Moto:"Origin/Source/Root". Here are only some~ of the notable people with this surname: Nami Akimoto: manga artist,and Yasushi Akimoto: record producer & lyricist,there is also a lake called Akimoto.
AKINO Japanese
Aki means (1):"bright",(2):"crystal,clear",/and (3):"Autumn". No shows ownership,or means "field,wilderness".So it can mean "Of Brightness","Of Autumn","Autumn Feild",",Bright Shining Feild" etc.
AKITA Japanese
This surname can be used as 秋田, 明田, 穐田, 飽田 or 阿北 with 秋/穐 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn," 明 (mei, myou, min, a.kari, aka.rui, aka.rumu, aki.raka, a.keru, -a.ke, a.ku(ru), a.kasu) meaning "clear," 飽 (hou, a.kiru, a.kasu, a.ku, aki) meaning "boredom," 阿 (a, o, omone.ru, kuma) meaning "corner, nook," 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field" and 北 (hou, kita) meaning "north."... [more]
AKYILDIZ Turkish
Means "white star" in Turkish.
ALABASTER English
From the name of a whitish kind of gypsum used for vases, ornaments and busts, ultimately deriving from Greek alabastros, itself perhaps from Egyptian 'a-labaste "vessel of the goddess Bast"... [more]
ALAM Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
Means "world, universe" (عالم) or "flag, sign, mark" (علم) in Arabic. This spelling represents two separate words in Arabic.
ALANÍS Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ALBALAT Catalan
Means "white winged" from medieval Catalan alb ("white") and alat ("winged"), originally from Latin albalatus ("of white wings") and used by the Visigoths before the Umayyad conquest of Hispania to name the cotton thistle because of its whitish spiny-winged stems.
ALBANESE Italian
Southern Italian : ethnic name from albanese ‘(an) Albanian’, applied to someone from Albania or from one of the Albanian settlements in Abruzzo, Apulia, Campania, and Sicily.
ALBÉNIZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ALBEIZ.
ALBERTI Italian
From given name Alberto, the Latin translation of Germanic Albert.
ALBINET French
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Albinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name ALBIN.... [more]
ALBORTY Ossetian
Derived from Loir, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
ALCARAZ Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALCAYAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ALKAIAGA.
ALCOBENDAS Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALDUNATE Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ALDUATE.
ALEJANDRO Spanish
From the personal name Alejandro, Spanish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXANDROV Russian
Variant transcription of ALEKSANDROV.
ALFANI Italian
(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.
ALFES Jewish
Official website of the the City of Alfés (in the Province Lleida, Catalonia, Spain) says:... [more]
ALHAMBRA Spanish
Refers to the Alhambra, a palace complex located in Granada, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one" or, ultimately, from Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red".
ALIMPIEV Russian
Means "son of ALIMPIY".
ALLAM Arabic
originally an arabic name but has been used by english speakers. the name means "recognized" or "famous". in other languages it means "one who represents us" and in some languages translates as "flag"
ALLISON English, 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]
ALMANZA Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Almanza, a city in northern Spain. The city's name itself is derived from Arabic المنزل (al-manzil) meaning "the house".
ALMARZA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 localities: the Castilian municipality of Almarza, Comarca of El Valle or the Riojan municipality of Almarza de Cameros.
ALMAZÁN Spanish
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".
ALPINI Italian
(or Alpino) possibly denoting a person from the Alpes.
ALPÍZAR Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality in the Andalusian province of Huelva.
ÁLVARO Spanish
Either derived from the given name ALVARO or a variant of ALVAREZ.
ALYEA French (Huguenot)
From D'Ailly. It can be traced back to France in 1400's. The family with this last name came over to the United States, mainly on the East Coast in the 16th century as huguenot refugees.
AMACHI Japanese
This surname is used as 天知, 天地, 天池, 天内, 雨知 or 雨地 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 雨 (u, ama-, ame, -same) meaning "rain", 知 (chi, shi.raseru, shi.ru) meaning "know, wisdom", 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground", 池 (chi, ike) meaning "cistern, pond, pool, reservoir" and 内 (dai, nai, uchi, chi) meaning "among, between, home, house, inside, within."... [more]
AMAGAI Japanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname AMAYA. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".
AMAI Japanese
This surname is used as 天井 or 甘井 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 甘 (kan, ama.i, ama.eru, ama.yakasu, uma.i) meaning "be content, coax, pamper, sugary, sweet" and 井 (shou, sei, i) meaning "community, town, well, well crib."
AMAMI Japanese
amami is a surname which can mean heavenly beauty, heavenly truth, or heavenly ocean. the first meaning is made up of the kanji 天 (ama) meaning heaven and 美 (mi) meaning beauty. the second meaning consists of 天 (ama) and 実 (mi) meaning truth... [more]
AMEEN Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AMIN.
AMEGLIO Italian
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".
AMÉZAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AMETZAGA.
AMEZCUA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AMEZKUA.
AMINI Persian, Arabic
From the given name AMIN.
AMIR Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AMIR (1) or 'AAMIR.
AMUZQUÍVAR Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AMUSKIBAR.
AN Chinese
Means from "peace" or "tranquility" from the character . In China 安 (An) also serves as an abbreviation for 安息 (Anxi), refering to the Arsacid Empire... [more]
ANASTASSAKIS Greek
Crete born John Anthony Aniston, (birth name Yiannis Anitios Anastassakis) is an American actor and the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.
ANCHORENA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ANTSORENA.
ANDISHMAND Ancient Persian
ANDISHMAND (pronounced: AEN-DEESH-MAND, in the West D is silent), Origin Middle-Persian, means one who thinks (i.e. an intellectual). Given to people of Persian and non-Persian descent of diverse Persian or Central Asian ethnic and religious backgrounds (including Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians) based on a person's profession that requires thinking (technocrat, writer, poet, intellectual).
ANDRULEWICZ Lithuanian (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")... [more]
ANDÚJAR Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ANGOCO Chamorro
“to Trust in” “to rely on” “to have confidence in” “to have faith in” “to place reliance in” “to confide in”
ANGOTT Italian (Anglicized)
The origin of this surname is unknown but is most likely an anglicized version of the Italian surname 'Angotti'.... [more]
ANGUINO American, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
ANNO Japanese
Means "of hermitage" in Japanese. A famous bearer is famous Japanese illustrator and children's educational book author Mitsumasa Anno (1926-present).
ANWAR Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ANWAR.
AOKI Japanese
From 青木 (aoki), literally meaning "green tree" but can refer to a live tree or the spotted/Japanese laurel. The meaning "green" in 青 is used when referring to vegetation and traffic lights, otherwise it nowadays means "blue." Variants of this form of the surname include 碧 and 蒼 for the first element and 樹 for the second element.... [more]
AOZAKI Japanese (Rare)
Ao means "blue,somewhat green" & zaki means "blossom". So, Nobutaka "Blue Blossom",is an artist who was born in Japan,but now lives in New York as an artist who has been featured in magazines.
ARAKAWA Japanese
From 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild, violent" or 新 (ara) meaning "new" combined with 川/河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream."
ARANCIBIA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARANTZIBIA.
ARÁNGUIZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARANGIZ.
ARASHI Japanese
This surname is used as 嵐 (ran, arashi) meaning "storm, tempest."... [more]
ARCENIEGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARTZINIEGA.
ARCHIBONG Efik, Ibibio
of Efik Origin, originally pronounced asibong but changed by the british to Archibong, meaning Kings Father, Kings Friend, (amasi Obong)
ARDEHI Persian, Kurdish, Ancient Persian
House Ardehis of Zagors or Ardahvans (Persian: اردهیان) were one of the Persian Sassanid royal families, who occupied the Mounts of Zagros before the Islamic conquest of Persia in 650 CE. Ardahvans in Shahnameh and Persian mythology are mentioned to be the first settlers of Zagros mountains, and the constructors of Forts Of Zagros.
ARDIES Irish
Irish Isle Of Ards
ARGUINDEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARGINDEGI.
ARIGE Telugu
This name is famous surname in telugu states of South India.
ARIZALA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARITZALA.
ARKHIPOV Russian
Means "son of ARKHIP".
ARLEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARLEGI.
ARÓSTEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AROZTEGI.
AROUSI Jewish, Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Arabic
Yemenite Jewish and Arabic name possibly deriving from Arabic words aroosi, "bridal, relating to a wedding", rousi, "groom". El Aroussi, a variant, is found densely in Morocco and Francophone populations (France, Canada).
ARRECHEA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARRETXEA.
ARREGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARREGI.
ARRÓNIZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARROITZ.
ARTAVIA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARTABIA.
ASAD Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ASAD.
ASAKAWA Japanese
ASA ("Morning"), ("Superficial"), or ("Shallow") + Kawa ("River").
ASAKURA Japanese, Popular Culture
This surname is made with 浅 (Asa) means "Superficial, Shallow", or 朝 (Asa) meaning "Morning", and 倉/蔵 (Kura) means "Storehouse, Owns, Posesses". Azumi Asakura is a voice actress. There are a lot of fictional characters with this surname as well, such as Ryouko Asakura from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
ASELTON American
Asel being a variant of Asil meaning ""noble"" and ton meaning ""town"".
ASHIKAGA Japanese
Ashikaga is a surname that originated with samurai families. Kaga means "Flower Bud,Reed" and Ashi means "Place",but it is most commonly, ( if not always ) written with characters meaning ,"foot" and "advantage".
ASIMOV Russian
Originally spelled Ozimov, Asimov is the anglicized surname of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. His father was not familiar with Latin characters when they immigrated to the United States, when Isaac was 3, so the name became Asimov, not Azimov.... [more]
ATHANASIOU Greek (Cypriot)
From the personal name ATHANASIOS, "immortal", with the Cypriot genitive suffix -ou.
ATIENZA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
AUT Czech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
AVELLANEDA Spanish
It literally means "hazelnut grove", denoting someone who either lived near one or worked in one.
AVENDAÑO Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ABENDAÑO.
AWSUMB Norwegian
Norwegian habitation surname. Åsum/Aasum/Aasumb is a common place name in Scandinavia, generally referring to an ancient farm or homestead. Derived from Old Norse aas ‘hill’ + um ‘around’. Norwegian emigrants from the Åsum farm in the traditional district of Vinger (Hedmark, Norway) adopted the Anglicized spelling ‘Awsumb’ after arriving in North America in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
AZADI Persian
From the given name AZAD. This term also means "freedom, liberty" in Persian.
AZCÁRRAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AZKARRAGA.
AZCONA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AZKONA.
AZIZ Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AZIZ.
AZUAJE-FIDALGO Portuguese (Rare), Spanish, Italian
Fidalgo from Galician and Portuguese filho de algo — equivalent to "nobleman", but sometimes literally translated into English as "son of somebody" or "son of some (important family)"—is a traditional title of Portuguese nobility that refers to a member of the titled or untitled nobility... [more]
BACKHURST English (British)
Meaning bake house or wood cutter
BAERTSCH German
Means "loyalty".
BAGCI Turkish (Rare)
Bagci translated into English means vigneron, a vigneron is a person who cultivates grapes for winemaking. Originated in the 1920s in Turkey after the Balkan wars
BAGGINS Literature
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," the surname of FRODO Baggins. Also the name of his relative Bilbo Baggins. The Bagginses are a well-to-do and respectable family of Hobbits living in Hobbiton of the Shire... [more]
BALAGUER Catalan, Tagalog
Denotes someone originally from the city of Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain.
BALIJA Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting either "traders/merchants" or "agriculturists".
BALJI Indian, Telugu
Another form of BALIJA.
BALLINGER American
From the YouTuber, Colleen Ballinger (1986-)
BALLOU Haitian Creole, French (Caribbean), French
The Ballou name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany. The name Ballou was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany, where this distinguished family was established from ancient times... [more]
BALTHAZOR German, German (Austrian)
A Germanic Austrian form of Balthazar
BANDY German
This interesting surname of German and Ashkenazic origin is a diminutive of the metonymic occupational name Band, originally given to someone who made the wooden hoops with which wooden barrels were fastened together, deriving from the Germanic band meaning "hoop", "band"... [more]
BANIAGA Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog banyaga meaning "foreigner".
BANKSY English, 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]
BAQUIRAN Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Derived from Ilocano bakiran meaning "forest".
BARBON French (Quebec)
Derived from the nickname barbon meaning "old codger" as well as referring to a "confirmed bachelor".
BÁRCENAS Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Espinosa de los Monteros.
BARGY Anglo-Saxon
The surname Bargy was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
BARKER English
SURNAME Town cryer, or someone who shouts out notices
BARRENECHE Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of BARRENETXE.
BASKIR Turkish (Rare), South American (Rare)
Used by Jewish families that were running away from anti-semites. It's meaning is 'printer' or 'pressures are...'
BASOM English
origin possible of saxon origin
BASTIAT French
Meaning of this name is unknown. Possibly derived from SEBASTIAN The surname Bastiat was first found in Poitou, where this family held a family seat since ancient times.
BASZOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Baszowice.
BATRES Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BAUGHER German
Means peasant farmer in German.
BAUMFREE Dutch, American, African American
This name is clearly derived from Sojourner Truth, a former African-American slave who was born as Isabella Bomefree (but at some point the surname was changed to the more German-looking Baumfree). Although Sojourner's original owners - James and Elizabeth Bomefree/Baumfree - were apparently of Dutch descent, it is questionable whether the surname is really of Dutch origin... [more]
BAUZON Filipino
Meaning unknown, of Hokkien origin.
BAY English
From the Middle English given name BAYE.
BAYGENTS Anglo-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]
BAZZATY Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბაზი (bazi) meaning "falcon" or from a given name derived from Tatar базу (bazu) meaning "to dare" (given in hopes that a son would become a warrior).
BEER English, 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]
BEGUM Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
BEKANOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Bekanówka.
BELALCÁZAR Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality with the coordinates 38°34′31″N 5°10′02″W.
BELGRAVE English
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.
BELLIZZI Maltese
A name of Maltese origin meaning "beautiful".
BEŁZOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bełzów.
BENKOWSKI Polish
Polish Origin
BENNINGFIELD English, Anglo-Saxon
Benningfield is believed to be either ... [more]
BEN SIMON Hebrew
Means "son of SIMON" or "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
BEN TZVI Hebrew
Means "son of TZVI" in Hebrew.
BEN YA'AKOV Hebrew
Means "son of YAAKOV" or "son of JACOB" in Hebrew.
BERÁSTEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of BERASTEGI.
BERGOGLIO Italian
From the name of a village located in the Piedmont province in Italy. A notable bearer is Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio), the current Pope of the Catholic Church.
BERKELEY English
It is English and it is also a surname.
BESSA Portuguese
Origin in the name Beça surname of medieval ancestry
BETETA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BEY French, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or BOY/BOYE (see BOYE).... [more]
BEYOĞLU Turkish
Means son of a bey. “Bey” (Ottoman Turkish: بك‎ “Beik”, Albanian: bej, Bosnian: beg, Arabic: بيه‎ “Beyeh”, Persian: بیگ‎ “Beyg” or بگ “Beg”) is a Turkish title for chieftain, traditionally applied to the leaders or rulers of various sized areas in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
BHAGAT Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BIAN Chinese
Romanization of a Chinese surname, which in Pinyin may be respectively Biàn, Biān or Biǎn. The former, written with the character means "to be impatient", "to be in a hurry" or "excitable" and is by far the most common... [more]
BIERKLE German (Anglicized), Polish (Anglicized)
The surname Bierkle is most likely an anglicized form of the Polish Bierkowski, or the German Bierkandt.... [more]
BILDERBACK German (Modern, Archaic)
German: habitational name from any of the three places in northern Germany named Billderbeck, formerly Bilderbeck.... [more]
BŁEŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Kuyavian villages in Gmina Izbica Kujawska: Błenna, Błenna A, or Błenna B.
BLITSTEIN German, Jewish
Stein is the German word for stone.
BLITZSTEIN German, Jewish
Blitz is the German word for lightening and stein is the German word for stone.
BO Italian
Variant of BOVE.
BOĆWIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masurian villages.
BOESEL German
Habitational name, from Bösel
BOLEYN English
Franciscanized form of "Bullens", a Dutch surname meaning "son of Baldo (meaning "strong")".
BOLIBRUCH Slovak
This name is a last name in the Slovak region.
BONDE Swedish, 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]
BONSOR French
Bonsor is from French origin mean good day Bon soir
BORN German, English
A topographical name indicating someone who lived near a stream, from the Old English "burna, burne". Alternatively, it could be contemporarily derived from the modern English word "born". Possible variants include BOURNE, Burns and BOREN.
BORSOK Russian, Jewish, German (Austrian)
Pronouced "Boar-sook"... [more]
BOUSHAB Western African
Used in Mauritania.
BOUTROS Arabic, Coptic
Variant transcription of BOTROS.
BOYAJIAN Armenian
patronymic from an occupational name for a painter, from Turkish boyaci 'painter'.
BRAEGON Medieval Scottish (Americanized)
Meaning high noble, or he who shall rule.
BRAVERMAN Jewish, Ukrainian, Polish
A fairly common Jewish surname from Ukraine,Poland,and in some cases Russia.
BREIDEGAM German
"bridegroom"
BRENARI Jewish, Italian
Jewish family and possible place-name in N.E.Italy in 1500's.
BRIONES Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
BRIZUELA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Valdeporres.
BROCKMAN German
German in origin, in heraldry a "brock" is represented by a badger. It could mean wet/water and man. It also has been said to mean broker.
BRONNI English (British)
The name Bronni means 'bronze', 'love heart' or 'cat lover'.... [more]
BROWER English (American)
English variant of BREWER. Respelling of BRAUER or BROUWER.
BRUMBY English
English habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire named Brumby, from the Old Norse personal name BRÚNI or from Old Norse brunnr "well" + býr "farmstead, village".
BRUSH Scottish (Rare)
Quite literally means "brush". Might derive from the Scottish Gaelic word bhrus which means "brush", or the Latin root br which means "explained". Was a nickname for those described to 'look like a brush'(i.e. hair that sticks up, thin with a big head, etc.)
BUBIEN Polish
The name came originally from France. An officer of Napoleon Bonaparte during the French Russian war, in 1812 stayed in Poland and married. One of his sons, became a regional Judge and large land owner in the Belarus area of Poland... [more]
BUCCAMBUSO Sicilian, Italian
Believed to be an Americanization of the surname Buccinfuso
BUDIMIR Croatian, Serbian
From the given name BUDIMIR.
BUITRAGO Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous municipalities: the Castilian one in El Campo de Gómara or the Manchego municipality of Buitrago del Lozoya in Sierra Norte, Comunidad de Madrid.
BULALACAO Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bulalakaw meaning "meteor, shooting star".
BUNCE Norman
Meaning "good" person in old french. Also means "bain"(exeptionaly tall) in old english
BUONAMICO Italian (Anglicized)
Di Martino Buffalmacco was a widely renouned painter in Italy cities in Florence, Bologna, Pisa although his work was not known to survived the Great Fire of Italy back in the late 1300 hundreds he was widlely known for asummed work as The Three Dead- Three Living, The Triump of Death, The Last Judgement, The Hell and the Thebasis.... [more]
BURKHALTER German
Topographic name composed of the Middle High German elements burc "castle" "protection" and halter from halde "slope".
BYCHAN Welsh
Proper, unanglicized form of VAUGHAN.
BYDŁOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bydłowa.
CALDERA Spanish
Derived from Spanish caldera meaning "basin, crater, hollow", ultimately from Latin caldarium or caldaria both meaning "hot bath, cooking pot". The word also denotes a depression in volcanoes, and it is commonly used as an element for surnames denoting streams or mountains.
ÇALIŞKAN Turkish
Means "hard-working, diligent, assiduous" in Turkish.
CAMILLERI Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian cammelliere meaning "camel driver".
CAN Turkish
Means "soul, life, being" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
CANAK Turkish
From the Turkish town of Çanakkale. Canak is the Anglicised form, which may or may not retain its Turkish pronunciation.
CANELLA Italian
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".
CANNELLA Italian
Derived from the word "Cinnamon" in Italian meaning someone who was a baker and or made cinnamon.
CAPONE Italian
Is a Italian origin surname from an augmentative of capo ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with a big head, probably in the sense ‘arrogant’ or ‘stubborn’ rather than in a strictly literal sense... [more]
CARABEO Filipino
water buffalo
CARBAJAL Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Probably a habitational name demoting someone originally from any of the multiple locations called Carbajal in León, Asturias, or Zamora in Spain. Alternatively, it may be of pre-Roman origin from the word carbalio meaning "oak", denoting someone who either lived near an oak tree or who was like an oak tree in some way.... [more]
CÁRCAMO Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of KARKAMU.
CARCELÉN Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
CÁRDENAS Spanish
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]
CARDENETE Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
CAREAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of KAREAGA.
CARRILLO Spanish
Variant of Carillo.
CARRUTHERS Scottish
This old Scottish surname was first used by Strathclyde-Briton people. The Carruthers family in the land of Carruthers in the parish of Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. In that are it is pronounced 'Cridders'.... [more]
CASSEY Scottish, Irish
This surname originated around ancient Scotland and Ireland. In its Gaelic form it is called, 'O Cathasaigh', which means 'the watchful one'.... [more]
CASTANATI Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish Origins
CAULFIELD Irish
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".
CAVA Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
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.
CAVALIER French (Southern)
Variant of CHEVALIER (meaning "knight, rider").
CAVARAI Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of KAVARAI.
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