Submitted Surnames Starting with A
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AVAMILANO Spanish, Italian
Of Spanish origin, but probably has its roots in Italy due to the word "milano" which means Milan in Italian.
AVEIRO Portuguese, Spanish
Demonymic surname refering to Aveiro a city in middle north-eastern Portugal. A famous bearer of this surname is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ansião.
It literally means "hazelnut grove", denoting someone who either lived near one or worked in one.
AVENA Spanish, Italian
A traditionally Spanish and Italian occupational surname for a "grain grower or merchant", or the Italian habitation surname for Avena, Calabria. Means "oats". From the Latin avēna
meaning 'oats, wild oats, straw'.
Derived from the Spanish town and province of Ávila, in the Old Kingdom of Castile, nowadays in the Community of Castile and León.
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña
, a variant of da viña
originally French, used to be de Ax
, meaning "from Ax", several possible places called Ax or Aix or variants.
Derived from Axford
, which is the name of two villages in England (one is located in the county of Hampshire, the other in Wiltshire). Both villages derive their name from Old English æsc(e)
"ash tree(s)" and Old English ford
"ford", which gives their name the meaning of "ford by the ash trees" or "a ford with ash trees"... [more]
Habitational name or topographic name from Basque ai
"slope", "hillside" + al(h)a
occupational name from Old French aillier ‘garlic seller’, from ail ‘garlic’ (from Latin allium).... [more]
From the medieval female personal name Ayleve (from Old English Æthelgifu
, literally "noble gift"), or from the Old Norse nickname Eilífr
, literally "ever-life".
From Japanese 字 (aza) meaning "a section of a village" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
AZALEA English, Indonesian, Various
From the name of the flower (see Azalea
). A notable bearer is Australian rapper Amethyst Amelia Kelly, who's better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea.
Patronymic, apparently from Turkish Azar ‘March’, but more probably from a first name Azaria, from Hebrew ’Azariāh ‘God’s help’.
Means decendent of The Merchant.
This indicates familial origin within the neighborhood of Aizkoa in the Navarrese municipality of Deierri.
AZOULAY Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Sephardic Jewish surname with a disputed meaning; it may be derived from French azur
or Spanish azul
both meaning "blue" (ultimately from Persian لاجورد (lâjvard)
), from Tamazight izîl
meaning "good, pure, sublime", or from an acronym of the Hebrew Biblical passage אִשָּׁ֨ה זֹנָ֤ה וַחֲלָלָה֙ לֹ֣א יִקָּ֔חוּ (’iš-šāh zō-nāh wa-ḥă-lā-lāh lō yiq-qā-ḥū)
meaning "They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Burgu, Province of Araba.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.