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ABBOUD     Arabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
ADELSKÖLD     Swedish
Swedish surname which possibly means "noble shield", from the elements adel, meaning "nobility" and sköld, which may mean "shield".
AGUIRRE     Basque
Basque toponymic surname, also arguably meaning "prominence" in Old Basque.
AKÇAM     Turkish
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak meaning "white" and çam meaning "pine tree".
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.
ALLENDE     Basque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
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]
ÅNGSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "steam river" from the elements ånga, meaning "steam" and ström, meaning "stream, current, river".
ASPLUND     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "aspen grove", from the elements asp, meaning "aspen tree" and the common surname element lund, meaning "grove".
BẠCH     Vietnamese
Means "white" from the Sino-Vietnamese character . It is a cognate of Bai.
BAGIŃSKI     Polish
From the word baginiak meaning "master".
BĒRZIŅŠ     Latvian
Means "birch tree" from the Latvian word bērzs. This is the most common Latvian surname.
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]
CAO     Vietnamese
Means "tall" or "lofty, elevated", from the Sino-Vietnamese character
CHOURAQUI     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
North African Jewish surname meaning "the one who comes from the east", ultimately from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern". It is etymologically related to Cherkaoui.
CUDA     Slovak
Derives from the word name derives from cuda meaning "miracle".
ĐỖ     Vietnamese
Means "stop, restrict", from the Sino-Vietnamese character . A famous bearer is Đỗ Cảnh Thạc, a warlord during the 12 Lords Rebellion.
ĐOÀN     Vietnamese
From the Sino-Vietnamese character , meaning "party, group, corps"
DOMÈNECH     Catalan
A common Catalan surname, possibly derived from Dominic, Dominique or Domingo.
DƯƠNG     Vietnamese
Means "male" or "yang" from the Sino-Vietnamese . It is cognant to Yang.
GÜVEN     Turkish
From the noun güven meaning "trust, confidence", perhaps designating a trustworthy character, or alternatively one who trusts in others readily.
    Vietnamese
From the Sino-Vietnamese character and ultimately the Chinese character meaning "river". It was probably given to someone who lived near a river.
HẠ     Vietnamese
Derived from the Han character meaning "summer".
ILVES     Estonian
Taken from the word ilves meaning "lynx", it probably designated someone who had lynx-like characteristics or was otherwise associated with the animal.
KACZMAREK     Polish
From the word karczma meaning "inn", this would have designated someone who worked in an inn or their relatives.
KALNIŅŠ     Latvian
Means "from the hills" from the Latvian.
KASK     Estonian
Estonian location based surname from the word kask meaning "birch tree" and probably designating someone who lived near such a tree.
KHÚC     Vietnamese
Means "piece, section, chunck" from the character . The famous bearers the Khúc family were a group of leaders who challenged Tang rule over Vietnam.
KOSTRA     Czech, Slovak
Unusual surname found in Slovakia and the Czech Republic meaning "skeleton" from the word kostra, ultimately from the word kost meaning "bone". In Czech in particular, kostra refers only to the biological meaning of "skeleton" - a skeleton as an independent entity is known as a kostlivec.
KRAWCZYK     Polish
From krawiec meaning "tailor", possibly more accurately meaning "taylor's son".
KRIVÁŇ     Slovak
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv- meaning "bent, crooked".
LÂM     Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Lin.
LEMERCIER     French
French surname designating a vendor of sewing materials, from the word mercier.
LƯƠNG     Vietnamese
The Vietnamese varient of Liang, ultimately derived from the character meaning "salary, pay, wage". It may have designated a paymaster, or someone working under a wage or salary.
LƯU     Vietnamese
The Vietnamese varient of Liu, ultimately derived from the character and possibly meaning "conquerer".
MẠC     Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Mo.
MADE     Estonian
Patronymic surname taken either from the female name Magdaleena or the male name Matteus.
MÄGI     Estonian
Estonian surname from the word mägi meaning "hill".
MAMMADOV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of Mammad", from the name Mammad and the patronymic particle -ov. It is estimated to be the most common name in Azerbaijan.
MAZUR     Polish
From an old name for an inhabitant of Mazowsze region in Poland.
NALBANDIAN     Armenian
From the word նալբանդ (nalband) meaning "one who makes horse shoes".
NALCI     Turkish
Occupational surname denoting a horse-shoe maker, from the Turkish word nal meaning "horse-shoe" and the particle -cı a suffix appended to words to create a noun denoting a profession or occupation.
PÄÄSUKE     Estonian
Means "swallow", taken from the Estonian word.
PÄRN     Estonian
Taken from the word pärn meaning "linden tree", it may also be linked to the Estonian city of Pärnu. It is the fifteenth most common surname in Estonia.
RĂCEANU     Romanian
Designates someone from Răciu, a commune in Mureş County, Romania.
REBANE     Estonian
From the word rebane meaning "fox", it was originally given to someone perceived to possess fox-like characteristics.
SAAR     Estonian
From the word saar, meaning either "island" or "ash tree" and designating someone who lived near one or both such locations.
SAIONJI     Japanese
Japanese surname derived from the kanji for "west", "park, garden" and "Buddhist temple".
SAKALAUSKAS     Lithuanian
Ultimately derived from Sokol. Varient forms are Sakalauskienė (married woman or widow) and Sakalauskaitė (unmarried woman).
SEGĂRCEANU     Romanian
A topographical surname designating someone from Segarcea, a small town in Dolj County, Romania.
SEPP     Estonian
Occupational surname from the Estonian word sepp meaning "smith".
SERRALLONGA     Catalan
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
ŠŤASTNÝ     Czech, Slovak
From the word, meaning "happy".
ȘTEFĂNESCU     Romanian
Patronymic Romanian surname taken from the name Ștefăn, ultimately meaning "Descendant of Ștefăn".
TAMM     Estonian
Location based surname from the word tamm meaning either "oak tree" or "dam (as of a river)". It is the second most common surname in Estonia.
TĂNĂSESCU     Romanian
Patronymic surname meaning "the son of Tănăs".
TAULER     Catalan
From the Catalan word tauler meaning "board".
TECUCEANU     Romanian
A topographical Romanian surname meaning "from Tecuci". Tecuci is a city in the Galaţi county of Romania.
TRƯƠNG     Vietnamese
Vietnamese cognate of Zhang.
TSYBULENKO     Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname created from the Ukrainian word цибуля (tsybulya) meaning "onion" and the patronymic ending -enko.
TUPÝ     Slovak
From the word, meaning "blunt, dull".
URRUTIA     Basque
Basque surname meaning "distant, far away" in Euskara.
UTHMAN     Nigerian
From the given name Uthman.
VĂCĂRESCU     Romanian
From the Romanian word văcăr, meaning "cowherd".
VALKEAPÄÄ     Finnish
From the Finnish valkea meaning "white", and pää meaning "head" or "tip".
VENGEROV     Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian surname derived from the word венгр (vengr) meaning "Hungarian".
VIROLAINEN     Finnish
From the Finnish word, meaning "an Estonian".
    Vietnamese
Means "military" or "warlike", from the Sino-Vietnamese character .
VOROBEY     Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname taken from the word воробе́й (vorobey) meaning "sparrow".
VOS     Dutch
From the word vos meaning "fox", it may have been a nickname for someone with fox-like characteristics.
    Vietnamese
Varient of .
WIERZBOWSKI     Polish
Taken from the word wierzba meaning "willow", this name may have designated someone who lived near a willow tree.
WIŚNIEWSKI     Polish
Taken from the word wiśnia meaning "sour cherry". It is sometimes said to be the third most popular surname in Poland.
YAVUZ     Turkish
From the adjective yavuz meaning "stern, tough".
YÜCE     Turkish
Turkish surname derived from the word yüce meaning "lofty, gracious, noble, eminent".
ZAFAR     Arabic
Taken from the Arabic word meaning "victory, triumph".
ZAKARIYA     Arabic
Arabic surname derived from the name of the prophet Zechariah.
ZAKI     Arabic
Derived from the Arabic given name Zaki meaning "pure".
ZALDÍVAR     Basque
Basque surname of uncertain etymological origin.
ZEITOUN     Arabic
Derived from the Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive", a cognate of the Maghrebi Zitouni. It could also be linked to the famous El-Zeitoun district in Cairo, Egypt.
ZELAYA     Basque
Basque surname related to the Euskara word for "field".
ZHUANG     Chinese
Chinese given name from the character meaning "village, hamlet" or "villa".
ZHUGE     Chinese
One of the rare Chinese double character surnames. It is ranked 314th in the Hundred Family Surnames. The first character can be read as "all, these, various" and the second character as meaning "vine, vines"... [more]
ZUGRĂVESCU     Romanian
Patronymic surname of uncertain origin. It may be derived from the verb a zugrăvi meaning "to paint, to describe figuratively" and therefore mean "The descendant of he who describes/paints".
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