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From the personal name ADDY, a medieval diminutive of ADAM. It is therefore related to the surname ADDISON.
Related to the name UENO.
From the Middle English personal name Alured, a form of ALFRED, which was sometimes written Alvred, especially in Old French texts.
Derived from the Ancient Greek name Andronikos. This was the surname of an important family in Georgia that contributed to politics and military, before the seizure of the country by Russia.
From various English place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".... [more]
ATELIERFrench, 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.
AUERBACHGerman, Jewish
Topographical name for someone who lived by a stream (Middle High German bach) that was near a swamp or marsh (auer).
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.
BALIJAIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting either "traders/merchants" or "agriculturists".
BALJIIndian, Telugu
Another form of Balija.
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
CARBAJALSpanish, 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]
CARRINGTONEnglish, 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]
CAVARAIIndian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Kavarai.
It is a Telugu name, denoting "cobblers" and "leatherworkers".
CHETTIIndian, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of Chetty.
CHETTYIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a trader.
It denotes a clan within the Rajput caste.
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.
Variant of CLEARY
From a medieval nickname for someone with dark or black hair, from Old English cola "charcoal" and feax "hair".
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.
Derived from the name CUTHBERT
Meaning Deacon. Notable bearer of this name is Athanasios Diakos (1786–1821), a Greek military commander during the Greek War of Independence and a national hero.
DREYFUSFrench, German, Jewish
French-influenced variant of DREYFUSS, popular amongst people of Alsatian Jewish descent.
DREYFUSSGerman, 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
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."
Derived from a nickname for EMERSON
Indicates a person lived in or near Featherstonhaugh in Northumberland, England. From Old English feðere "feather", stān "stone", and healh "corner."
FEDIELow German
Originally spelled as 'Fidi' in Austria, later changed to Fedie when bearers of the name immigrated to the United States. The meaning of the name is "faith."
GALANTEItalian, French, Jewish
Comes from the ancient French word "galant" meaning someone in love or who has fun. In the case of Mordecai Galante, a Spanish exile in 16th century Rome, his courteous manners won for him from the Roman nobles the surname "Galantuomo" (gentleman), from which Galante was eventually derived.... [more]
GENTOOIndian, Telugu, Portuguese
It is a Telugu name, most likely meaning "Gentile". It was first used by the Portuguese.
Means "field of feast," from the Cornish gol-erewy.
Means "son of GREG"
From the name of a place in Leicestershire meaning "Hynca's wood", from the Old English byname Hynca, derivative of hún "bear cub", and leah "woodland, clearing".
HUSSEYEnglish, 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]
Of Old English origin, derived from a place named Hesli, meaning "a hazel wood or grove".
JOLAHAIndian, Muslim
Means "weaver".
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]
KABARIAIndian, Muslim
Means "greengrocer".
KALLAIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
KALLANIndian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Kalla.
Related to the name UENO.
KAPUIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting an "agricultural worker".
KAVARAIIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "landowner".
Lithuanian form of the Polish surname Kozlowski. Kazlauskas is the most popular surname in Lithuania.
Variant of Kearney.
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."
Denotes "weaver" in Hindi.
KOMATIIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "trader".
Related to the name UENO.
Scottish form of LANG. A famous bearer was the explorer Alexander Gordon Laing.
Derived from Lomax (Lumhalghs), near Bury, Lancashire, which means "pool nook/recess."
LOYABasque, Spanish
From Basque loya meaning "mud."
Variant of LUND.
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.
MAITLANDEnglish, 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.
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.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin meaning "son of the servant of EOIN".
MCPHERSONScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, "son of the parson."
Anglicized form of MACSHUIBHNE
Denotes a person from County Meath, Ireland (see MCNAMEE).
MIRANDASpanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places in Spain and Portugal called Miranda. The derivation of the place name is uncertain; it may be of pre-Roman origin, or from Latin miranda "view, outlook".
MONTEFIOREItalian, 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]
MONTGOMERIEScottish, English
Variation of MONTGOMERY. A famous bearer was Margaret Montgomerie Boswell (1738 to 1789), wife of author James Boswell.
Derived from a place name meaning "still water" in Old French.
NAIIndian, Muslim
Means "barber".
Originally indicated a person from Napoli (Naples) in Italy.
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".
Gaelic form of O'GRADY.
Anglicized form of Ó Gradaigh, meaning "descendant of Gradaigh." Gradaigh is a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word grada, "the illustrious one."
OPPARAIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting an agricultural occupation.
PADIACHYIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.
PALLAIndian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
PALLANIndian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
PALLIIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "agricultural laborers".
PARAIYAIndian, 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.
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]
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Perlmutter ‘mother-of-pearl'.
QASSABIndian, Muslim
Means "butcher".
REDDYIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Odia
Derived from Telugu రెడ్డి (reḍḍi) meaning "village headman".
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.
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).
Means "rose wreath" in German.
Denoting someone who came from a rose wood or grove.
ST CLAIRFrench, English
From the place name St CLAIR
STRAUSSGerman, 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]
TELAGAIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, mostly denoting agricultural laborers.
The name Thornburg comes from the Old English thorn broc, because the original bearers lived near a "stream by the thorns" in Buckinghamshire and North Yorkshire.
TÔN THẤTVietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
UPPARAIndian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
It denotes those belonging to the Palli caste.
VELAMAIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting mainly agricultural laborers.
VELLALAIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
VELLALANIndian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
WAPPARAIndian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
WODDAIndian, Tamil
Another form of Odda.
XAVIEREnglish, 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.