Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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ARÀBIA Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name for someone from Arabia or some other Arabic-speaking country or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with one of these countries.
ARABIA English (American)
Americanized form of French ARABIE.
ARABIAN Armenian
Patronymic from the ethnic term arab ‘Arab’.
ARABIE French
Ethnic name denoting someone from Arabia or an Arabic-speaking person.
ARABULI Georgian
Means "Arabic, Arab" in Georgian, referring to Arabs who historically resided in the region of Khevsureti in Georgia.
ARADHYA Indian, Sanskrit
Means "one who worships god". Commonly seen in India, Karnataka and other parts of India like kashi. They wear holy thread (yagnopaveetha).
ARAFA Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARAGAKI Japanese
This is the same as ARAKAKI.
ARAGON Spanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
ARAI Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARĀJS Latvian
Means "the ploughman".
ARAK Estonian
Arak is an Estonian surname meaning "arrak (an alcoholic liquor typically distilled from the sap of the coconut palm or from rice)".
ARAKAKI Japanese
It means "Wild Enclosure" Ara (Wild) + Kaki (Enclosure), ... [more]
ARAKAWA Japanese
From 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild, violent" or 新 (ara) meaning "new" combined with 川/河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream."
ARAKELYAN Armenian
Means "son of ARAKEL".
ARAKI Japanese (Rare)
ARA means "Wild" or "New" in surnames while Ki means "Tree",but the "Wild Tree" kanji/definition is more common. This name was listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.
ARAMBURÚ Basque
Famous bearers of this surname is Fernando Aramburu, a Spanish writer and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he was an Argentine Army general.
ARAN Irish
From the given name ARAN (1).
ARAN Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the given name ARAN (2).
ARANA Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous localities: the hamlet in the County of Trebiñu, the neighborhood in Gasteiz, or the neighborhood in Bermeo.
ARANAMI Japanese
Ara (荒) means rough, wild. Nami (波) means wave(s).
ARANBURU Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of ARAMBURÚ, literally meaning the peak of a valley.
ARANCIBIA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARANTZIBIA.
ARANDS English, Spanish
Anglicized version of a name given to residents of Aranda de Duero, a small town in the north of Spain.
ARANGIZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Gasteiz.
ARÁNGUIZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARANGIZ.
ARANTZIBIA Basque
It literally means "ford of buckthorns".
ARAOKA Japanese (Rare)
Ara (荒) means "rough", oka (岡) means "hill", therefore, Araoka means rough hill
ARAQUISTAIN Basque, Spanish
''Place of the ferns'' in Basque. It first appeared when a family arrived for the first time to a part of the Pyrenees where they where a lot of ferns. Then, that family, changed their last name to ''Araquistain'' which means ''place of the ferns'' in basque.
ARASHI Japanese
This surname is used as 嵐 (ran, arashi) meaning "storm, tempest."... [more]
ARASHIRO Japanese (Rare)
A Japanese surname. A bearer of this surname is Yukiya Arashiro (Born 1984-) He is a Japanese cyclist.
ARATA Japanese (Rare)
ARATA is a rare masculine given name and surname. Ara: "Wild" or "New" and Ta: "Rice Patty". The general reading is from the Ryukyu Islands ,but in Proper Japanese it is pronounced "Shinden" or "NITTA" often.
ARATANI Japanese
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
ARAVENA Corsican
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Fuzzà.
ARAYA Japanese (Rare)
"Wild{ara}" or "New{ara}" and "Ya{valley}". It is pronounced this way in Eastern Japan,in the west it's "Aratani".
ARBEITER German
Occupational name from Middle High German arbeiter ‘laborer’.
ARBIZU Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARBORNE English (British)
A surname found in England as well as in America. This surname has been attached to Americans of English ancestry.
ARBOUR French (Quebec)
Variant of HARBOUR or possibly a variant of Harbaud or HERBERT.
ARBUCKLE English
Means the "herdsman's portion" (of land).
ARCANGELI Italian
Meaning "archangel" in Italian.
ARCARO Late Roman
Occupational name for a maker or seller of bows.
ARCARUS ?
Descendent of Builders.
ARCENIEGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARTZINIEGA.
ARCHAKI Polish, Ukrainian
Possibly means "lord" or "ruler" from Greek derivative archos.
ARCHEAMBEAU French
The name Archambeau is derived from the Latin personal name 'Arcambaldus'. In turn the name 'Arcambaldus', is derived from the Germanic word 'Ercan', which means precious in Germanic, and 'bald', meaning bold and daring.... [more]
ARCHIBALD English
From the personal name ARCHIBALD.
ARCHIBONG Efik, Ibibio
of Efik Origin, originally pronounced asibong but changed by the british to Archibong, meaning Kings Father, Kings Friend, (amasi Obong)
ARCHILA Spanish
Either a variant of Arcila or derived from Arabic الشَّلَّال (aš-šallāl) meaning "the waterfall".
ARCHULETA Spanish, English
Castilianized form of Basque Aretxuloeta, a topographic name meaning "oak hollow".
ARD Scottish
Habitational name from any of several places called Aird, including one near Hurlford in Ayrshire, another near Stranraer in Galloway, and the Aird, the higher part of the Vale of Beauly, near Inverness... [more]
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.
ARDELLA African American
Derivative of ARDEN, popularized by the poem of the same name by Langston Hughes, the most well-known Black poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Meaning is "garden dweller."... [more]
ARDEN English
From various English place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".... [more]
ARDER Estonian
Arder is an Estonian surname meaning, possibly a corruption of "ader", meaning "plow".
ARDIES Irish
Irish Isle Of Ards
ARDIS Scottish
Reduced form of ALLARDICE.
ARDZINBA Abkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə) "silver" and аҧа (āpā) "son".
ARELLANO Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
AREN Estonian
Aren is an Estonan surname meaning "developing" and "growth".
ARENALDI Italian (Rare)
Originally found in the Campania, Foggia area. Derived from the medieval name of Germanic origin Arenaldus or Arinaldus
ARENCIBIA Spanish
Castilianized combination of the basque words of aranz meaning "thorn"; "hawthorn" + ibi meaning "ford" + a (basque article suffix); meaning someone living by a thorny ford. A "ford" is a body of water shallow enough to walk through; In this context topographically referring to a some places in Spain
AREND American
From the given name AREND.
ARENDI Estonian
Arendi is an Estonian surname derived from "arendaja" meaning "developer".
ARENSBERG German
From Old High German arn 'eagle' and berg, 'mountain'.
ARETXABALETA Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of ARECHAVALETA.
ARETXEDERRA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
ARFAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARFORD German
Derived from town of Erfurt, Germany
ARGAMAN Hebrew
Means "crimson" in Hebrew.
ARGANDA Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
ARGANDOÑA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
ARGENTI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of ARGENTO.
ARGENTO Italian
From argento "silver", perhaps sometimes applied as a nickname for someone with silvery gray hair, but more often a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith.
ARGINDEGI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Legazpi.
ARGUETA Spanish
This surname was most likely originally used to identify a person who lived in a characteristically bright or luminous area.
ARGUINDEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARGINDEGI.
ARGYLE Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
From the regional name Argyll, a county of southwestern Scotland, named in Gaelic as Earre Ghàidheal ‘coast of the Gaels’. Argyll was the earliest part of Scotland to be settled by Gaelic speakers from Ireland from the 6th century onwards... [more]
ARGYLL Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
From the regional name Argyll, a county of southwestern Scotland, named in Gaelic as Earre Ghàidheal ‘coast of the Gaels’. Argyll was the earliest part of Scotland to be settled by Gaelic speakers from Ireland from the 6th century onwards... [more]
ARGYROS Greek
Means "silver" in Greek.
ARIEL Hebrew
From the given name ARIEL.
ARIF Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ARIF.
ARIFOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of ARIF".
ARIGE Telugu
This name is famous surname in telugu states of South India.
ARIMAO Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao arimaw meaning "lion".
ARINALDI Italian (Rare)
Variant of ARENALDI. Originally found in the Campania, Foggia area. Derived from the medieval name of Germanic origin Arenaldus or Arinaldus
ARIOKA Japanese
Ari means "Exist" and Oka means"Ridge, Hill."
ARISAWA Japanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 沢/澤 (Sawa) means "Swamp, Marsh". Mamizu Arisawa is a light novel author, it is likely that this isn't her real last name though, since Mamizu isn't her real first name.
ARISEN English (Modern)
From a Dutch surname that means "son of Aris". In The Netherlands, this name is never used as a first name, since Dutch law strictly prohibits the use of surnames as first names... [more]
ARISTAVA Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa) ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name ARISTARCHUS.
ARISTIDE Haitian Creole, French (African)
From the given name ARISTIDE. A notable bearer is Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953-), the 37th and 39th President of Haiti.
ARISTODEMOU Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστοδήμου (see Aristodimou).
ARITA Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
ARITI Greek
Friendly, Approachable, Generous
ARITZALA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARIYOSHI Japanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 吉 (Yoshi) means "Fortunate, Lucky". This surname means "Fortune Exists".
ARIZA Catalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
ARIZA Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Zaragoza province in Aragón.
ARIZALA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARITZALA.
ARJAS Estonian
Arjas is an Estonian surname, a corruption of the Estonian word "harjas" meaning "bristle" and "quill".
ARJONA Spanish
Habitational name from Arjona in Jaén province.
ARJWANA Eastern African
Eastern African
ARKADIYEV Russian
Variant transcription of ARKADYEV.
ARKADYEV Russian
Means "son of ARKADIY".
ARKHANGELSKY Russian
Habitational name for someone from Arkhangelsk, a province (oblast) of Russia.
ARKHIPOV Russian
Means "son of ARKHIP".
ARLEGI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Galar.
ARLEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARLEGI.
ARLEN American
Of uncertain origin. Possibly a form of the German name Erlen or a Gaelic name meaning "pledge" or "oath".
ÄRLIG Swedish (Rare)
Means "honest" in Swedish.
ARLINGHAUS German
Perhaps a habitational name from Oerlinghausen in North Rhine-Westphalia.
ARLINGTON English
Location name that refers to a settlement associated with a personal name reduced to Arl- plus the Anglo-Saxon patronymic element -ing- then the element -ton denoting a "settlement"... [more]
ARLOTT English
From a medieval nickname for a ne'er-do-well (from Middle English harlot or arlot "vagabond, base fellow"; "prostitute" is a 15th-century development). This surname was borne by Jack Arlott (1914-1991), a British journalist, poet and cricket commentator.
ARLOTTA Sicilian
From the French personal name Arlot, recorded in the Latinized form Arolottus from the 13th century.
ARMAS Spanish
Occupational name for an arms maker or soldier, from Spanish armas meaning "arms, weapons".
ARMENDARITZE Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French arrondissement of Baiona.
ARMENDARIZ Spanish, Basque
from the Basque personal name Armendari or Armentari, from Latin Armentarius 'herdsman'. Spanish and French variant of ARMENDARITZE, a habitational name from a village in Low Navarre named Armendaritze.
ARMENTEROS Spanish
Habitational name from either of two places called Armenteros, in the provinces of Ávila and Salamanca, from the plural of armenatero meaning ‘cowherd’, from Latin armenta ‘herd(s)’.
ARMIJO Spanish
Derived from the Spanish adjetive "armigero", meaning "one who bears arms". First found in the Northern Region of Spain in Cantabria. Alternate spellings include: Armijos, Armigo, and Armija.
ARMOUR Scottish, Northern Irish
From Middle English, Old French armure, blended with the agent noun armer (see Armer), hence an occupational name for a maker of arms and armor. The collective noun armure denoted offensive weapons as well as the more recently specialized sense of protective gear.
ÄRMPALU Estonian
Ärmpalu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "härmas" ("frosty") and "palu" ("sandy heath/heathy woodland").
ARMUIER French
French for "armorer."
ARMVÄÄRT Estonian
Armväärt is an Estonian surname meaning "blessing/grace worth".
ARNDT German
Derived from the personal name ARNDT.
ARNESSON Swedish
Means "son of Arne".
ARNETT English
Derived from ARNOLD, a pet name perhaps. Also could be from /arn/ "eagle" and /ett/, a diminutive.
ÄRNI German (Swiss)
From a much altered pet form of the personal name ARNOLD.
ARORA Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror), the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
ARÓSTEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AROZTEGI.
AROUET French
A famous bearer was French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778), whose birth name was François-Marie Arouet.
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).
AROZTEGI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Atetz.
ARQUETTE French
From arquet meaning "little bow" or "little arch" (diminutive of arche, from Latin arcus). It was originally an occupational name for an archer, but the French word arquet(te) is also found in the sense 'market trader' (originally, perhaps, one with a stall underneath an arch)... [more]
ARRA Galician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
ARRECHEA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARRETXEA.
ARREGI Basque
It literally means "singer".
ARREGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARREGI.
ARRETXEA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous hamlet in the French canton of Uztaritze.
ARRHENIUS Swedish (Rare)
The name of two separate family linages with no relation between each other. One family originates from Linköping, Östergötland and probably got its name from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓́ρρην (árrhēn) "male" (taken from the last syllable of ancestor's last name, Kapfelman)... [more]
ARRIGO Italian
Italian: from the medieval personal name Arrigo, a variant of Enrico.
ARRIGUNAGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous beach in the municipality of Getxo.
ARRILLAGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Usurbil.
ARRO Estonian
Arro is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "aroom", meaning "fragrant". Possibly a corruption of "aru", meaning "upland meadow".
ARROITZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARRÓNIZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARROITZ.
ARROYO Spanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with arroyo "watercourse", "irrigation channel."
ARSANUKAEV Chechen
Chechen family name of unknown meaning.
ARSENAULT French (Acadian)
From French arsenal meaning "workshop". This is the occupational surname for someone who worked at an arsenal.
ARSENISHVILI Georgian
Means "son of ARSEN" in Georgian.
ARSHBA Abkhaz
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad) meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad) "senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son".
ARSLAN Turkish
Variant of ASLAN.
ARSLANAGIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of ARSLAN".
ARTABIA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
ARTAVIA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARTABIA.
ARTEAGA Basque
It literally means a place where there are live oaks &/or evergreen oaks.
ARTEMOV Russian
Variant transcription of ARTYOMOV.
ARTETA Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous localities: the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ollaran, the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ezporogi, or the neighborhood of the municipality of Galdakao.
ARTHURS English
From the given name: ARTHUR.
ARTINO Greek
Habitational name for someone from the city of Arta in Epirus.
ARTIS English
English: regional name for someone from the French province of Artois, from Anglo-Norman French Arteis (from Latin Atrebates, the name of the local Gaulish tribe). This surname is popular in North Carolina and Virginia, of the US.
ARTUROV Russian
Means "son of ARTUR".
ARTYOMOV Russian
Means "son of ARTYOM”.
ARTZINIEGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ARU Estonian
Aru is an Estonian surname meaning both "dry upland grassy meadow" and "wit" and "intelligence".
ARUJA Estonian
Aruja is an Estonian surname derived from "varuja" meaning "purveyor".
ARUKASK Estonian
Arukask is an Estonian surname meaning "silver birch" (Betula pendula).
ARUKÜLA Estonian
Aruküla is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland village".
ARUKÜLL Estonian
Aruküll is an Estonian surname meaning "intelligent enough".
ARUKUUSK Estonian
Arukuusk is an Estonian surname meaning "fir/spruce meadow".
ARULAID Estonian
Arulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow islet".
ARUMAA Estonian
Arumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow land".
ARUMÄE Estonian
Arumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland hill/mountain".
ARUMETS Estonian
Arumets is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland/dry upland meadow forest".
ARUNDEL English
English surname which comes from two distinct sources. Either it was derived from a place name meaning "horehound valley" in Old English (from harhune "horehound (a plant)" and dell "valley"), or it was from Old French arondel, diminutive of arond "swallow", which was originally a Norman nickname given to someone resembling a swallow.
ARUNURM Estonian
Arunurm is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland meadow".
ARUORG Estonian
Aruorg is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland/meadow valley".
ARUPÕLD Estonian
Arupõld is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland field".
ARUSAAR Estonian
Arusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow/grassland island".
ARUSTAMYAN Armenian
Means "son of Arustam", from a given name derived from a combination of the names ARA and RUSTAM.
ARUTEE Estonian
Arutee is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland road".
ARUVALD Estonian
Aruvald is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland parish".
ARUVÄLI Estonian
Aruväli is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow field".
ARUVEE Estonian
Aruvee is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow water".
ARYAL Nepali
Nepali Hindu surname of unknown meaning.
ARZAMENDIA Basque
"mountain bear"
ARZUR Breton
Derived from the Breton given name of Arzhur.
ÅS Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ridge, hill" in the Scandinavian languages.
ASA Japanese
Variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryūkyū Islands.
ASAD Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ASAD.
ƏSƏDOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əsəd".
ASADULLIN Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name ASADULLAH.
ASAF Hebrew
From the given name ASAF.
ASAHINA Japanese
Asa means "Morning". Hi in this surname means "Ratio, Proportion". Na means "Nara, what?". It's also a first name.
ASAI Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "shallow well".
ASAKA Japanese
From the Japanese 淺 or 浅 (asa) "superficial" and 香 (ka) "odour," "smell," 加 (ka) "increase," "step-up" or 賀 (ka) "congratulation."
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.
ASAL Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
ASANO Japanese
Meaning ‘shallow plain’; probably derived from two places of that name, one in Mino (now southern Gifu prefecture), the other in Owari (now Nagoya prefecture). Both families descend from the Minamoto clan through the Toki family.
ASANTE Shona
Meaning unknown.
ASAROĞLU Turkish
Means "son of ASAR".
ASATO Japanese (Rare)
There are several readings for the name but 2 are Asa:"Morning",and To:"Door,Asa:"Safe" and To:"Village". There are multiple places in the Ryukyu's (where the name originates and mostly stays) that have that name;that could've been the influence... [more]
ASBURY English
English location name with the elements as- meaning "east" or "ash tree" and -bury meaning "fortified settlement."
ASCENCIO Spanish, Italian
From the personal name (Latin Ascensius), favored by the early Christians, by whom it was bestowed with reference to the ascension of Christ (Late Latin ascensio).
ASCHER German
Derived from German asche meaning "ash" (tanners worked with ash)
ASELTON American
Asel being a variant of Asil meaning ""noble"" and ton meaning ""town"".
ASHBROOK English
Derived from the Old English terms "east" and "broc".
ASHBROOKE English
Variant of Ashbrook.
ASHBY English
English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name ASKI + býr ‘farm’.
ASHCRAFT English
Altered form of English ASHCROFT.
ASHCROFT English
English (chiefly Lancashire) topographic name from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + croft ‘enclosure’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with these elements.
ASHEN German
The medieval name originated from the German dukedom of Swabia. It denoted that the original bearer of the name probably held land in Swabia. Otherwise it could have been a name given to somebody who was from or born in Swabia.
ASHER Hebrew
From the given name ASHER.
ASHER English
Topographic surname denoting someone who dwelled by an ash tree, from Middle English asche "ash tree" combined with the suffix -er.
ASHFIELD English
From the English words ASH, referring to the "Ash Tree", and "Field".
ASHFORD English
Derived from Ashford, which is the name of several places in England. All but one of these derive the second element of their name from Old English ford meaning "ford" - for the one in North Devon, it is derived from Old English worō or worth meaning "enclosure".... [more]
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".
ASHIQ Punjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
ASHKENAZI Hebrew, Jewish
From the name of a kingdom referenced in the Hebrew Bible named Ashkenaz, also used to refer to Jews living in Europe or Slavic countries. The name itself is mostly likely derived from Assyrian Aškūza, in turn, the Assyrians probably based the name off of that of the Scythians.
ASHLAND English
This surname is derived from Old English æsc & land and it means "ash tree land."
ASHMAN English, Anglo-Saxon
From Middle English Asheman, a byname meaning "pirate, seaman". It can also be made up of English ash referring to the "ash tree", and man. In that case, it could refer to someone who lived by ash trees... [more]
ASHMORE English
English locational name, from either "Aisemare", (from Old English pre 7th Century "aesc" meaning ash plus "mere" a lake; hence "lake where ash-trees grow), or from any of several minor places composed of the Old English elements "aesc" ash plus "mor" a marsh or fen.
ASHRAF Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ASHRAF.
ASHTIANI Persian
Possibly related to the Iranian city or county of Ashtian.
ASHTON English
Derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASHUBA Abkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
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