Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
Could be a habitational name from a place so named in southern Finland.
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]
ASK Swedish
From Swedish ask "ash tree".
Means "son of ASLANBEK".
ASLANIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of ASLANYAN used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
Means "son of ASLAN" in Georgian.
ASLANOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of ASLAN".
Means "son of ASLAN".
ASLIN English
From the Old French personal name ASCELINE, a pet form of the personal name ASSE.
ÅSLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish ås "ridge, esker" and lund "grove".
Means "daughter of ÁSMUNDUR".
It means "you bless", and it is also the device used by priests to spread holy water over people or places
A locational name of Anglo-Saxon origin, it means “aspen well”.
ASPLIN English
From a short form of the given name ABSALOM.
ASPLUND Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Swedish asp "aspen" and lund "grove".
Habitational name from a village in North Yorkshire named Askwith, from Old Norse askr ‘ash tree’ + vi{dh}r ‘wood’
ASSAGAF Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
ASSAGAFF Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
Means "son of ASSAR".
ASSEGAF Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
ASSEGAFF Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
pronouncec assel brudd the origin of the name id unknown but the family were first fiund in heworth .george asselbrough married sarah keatlie in heworth.they had george b1752-1833 alston,srag 17154c nicholas 1757 - 1813 felling pit disaster.peter 1760 james 1762,... [more]
AßMAN German
Derived from the given name ERASMUS + the... [more]
Derived from Astana, the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan. Its name is derived from Persian آستانه (âstâne) meaning "capital".
ASTONI Italian
It is the surname of the Home and Away family, The Astoni family, consisting of 4 members, Ben, Maggie, Coco and Ziggy.
ASTORE Italian
Derived from Italian astore meaning "goshawk", which is a bird of prey that was used for hunting in the Middle Ages. The surname had first started out as a nickname: either for a falconer, or for a person who had aquiline features or who was cunning by nature.
ÅSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish å "creek, small river, stream" and ström "stream, current, flow".
ASTRUC Judeo-Provençal
Means "happy, lucky" in Occitan and Provençal (see ASTRUC).
ASUKÜLA Estonian
Asuküla is an Estonian surname meaning "populated village".
ASULA Estonian
Asula is an Estonian surname meaning "settlement".
ASUSAAR Estonian
Asusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "resident (of) island" ("island dweller/resident").
It means "I AM STILL STRONG". Originated from the northern part of Ghana precisely the Kasena tribe
ATARI Japanese
中 (Atari) means "The Middle". Anotable bearer with this surname is Kousuke Atari, he is a self trained musician and pop singer.
From the given name ATAULLAH.
ATEN Frisian, Dutch
The Frisian name Aten means "Noble Wolf". The name was probably given to lesser lords. As noble would mean nobility. As wolf was always a symbol of a warrior, or hunter. Usually Nobles who were also warriors, were lesser lords... [more]
ATHANASIOU Greek (Cypriot)
From the personal name ATHANASIOS, "immortal", with the Cypriot genitive suffix -ou.
Means "son of ATHANASIOS" in Greek.
ATHENS English (British)
British Artist and Violinist Faithe-Lynne Athens' last name
Habitational name from a place near Manchester named Atherton, from the Old English personal name Æ{dh}elhere + Old English tūn meaning "settlement".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ATIYA Arabic
From the given name ATIYA.
ATLEE English
English: topographic name for someone whose dwelling was ‘by the clearing or meadow’, Middle English atte lee. The word lea or lee (Old English leah) originally meant ‘wood’, thence ‘clearing in a wood’, and, by the Middle English period, ‘grassy meadow’.
ATLEY English
Variant of ATLEE.... [more]
ATMORE English
Locational surname derived from Middle English atte more meaning "at the marsh".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Itza.
ATSUDA Japanese
From Japanese 渥 (atsu) meaning "moist" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
ATTARD Maltese
One possible origin of the name is that it refers to a place called "Atti" in Bologna, Italy. Therefore the name and it's variations would mean "a person from Atti".... [more]
ATTENBOROUGH English (British)
Derived from the name of a village and a suburb called Attenborough, located in the Broxtowe borough of Nottinghamshire, England.
ATWELL English
Topographic name from Middle English atte welle "by the spring or stream"
This was the surname of George Atzerodt, a conspirator in a plot to kidnap Abraham Lincoln.
AU Upper German, Swiss, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
South German, Swiss, and Austrian topographic name from dialect Au ‘water meadow’, ‘stream’ (see AUE).
AU Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of OU.
AUA Estonian
Aua is an Estonian surname meaning "honorable".
Means "son of AUBAKIR".
Feminine equivalent of AUBAKIROV.
AUBIN French
From the French given name AUBIN.
AUBINE French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French feminine given name Aubine, which was the French form of ALBINA. But in other words, you could also say that Aubine was the feminine form of AUBIN.
AUBINET French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Aubinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name AUBIN.... [more]
AUBUCHON French (Modern, ?)
The Aubuchon name is French, but of uncertain origin. It is probably from the patronymic prefix au + buchon, a dialect term for a woodcutter (Standard French bûcheron).
AUCHINLECK Scottish (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic: Achadh nan Leac... [more]
Patronymic from the personal name CLAIR or the nickname Leclair (‘the cheerful one’): (fils) à Leclair ‘(son) of Leclair’. It has also absorbed cases of Auclerc (from LeClerc).
Variant of ODELIN, which is not to be confused with ODELÍN as it is Spanish while the other one is French, though they could have similar origins in name.
AUDEN English
This surname is derived from the Germanic given name Aldwin, of which the Old English equivalent is Ealdwine... [more]
AUDET French
Southern French nickname from Gascon dialect audet "bird", variant of standard Occitan ausèl (modern French oiseau).
AUDINO Italian
Derived from first name 'Alda' which means 'wise and experienced.'
AUDISH English (British)
Audish was first found in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire in the south of England, people who had the surname 'Audish' were wealthy landowners, thus held in high esteem.
AUERBACH German, Jewish
Topographical name for someone who lived by a stream (Middle High German bach) that was near a swamp or marsh (auer).
AUFDEMBERGE American (Rare)
The surname Aufdemberge originated in America, but in German it means 'On the mountains".... [more]
AUG Estonian
Aug is an Estonian surname derived from "auga" meaning "honorably".
Italian (Campania) dialect variant of Uccello ‘bird’, hence either a nickname for a diminutive, birdlike person or an occupational name for a fowler. Compare Auciello.
AUGUST English
From the given name AUGUST.
Means "great" or "venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase".
From the personal name Augustyn, Polish form of Latin Augustinus
Patronymic or pet form from the personal name AUGUSTYN.
AUK Estonian
Auk is an Estonian surname meaning "pit" or "hole".
Americanized form of Dutch ACKERMAN. This was a frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century.
AUKIO Finnish
"square", "plaza", "clearing", or "concourse"
AUKSI Estonian
Auksi is an Estonian surname derived from "auks" meaning "in honor of".
AUL Estonian
Aul is an Estonian surname meaning "long-tailed duck" (Clangula hyemalis).
AULCY English
English surname, of unknown meaning.
AUMEES Estonian
Aumees is an Estonian surname meaning "gentleman".
AUMERE Estonian
Aumere is an Estonian surname derived from "aumees" meaning "gentleman".
AUNE Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse auðn "wasteland, desolate place".
AUÑÓN Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Alternate transcription of ORAKZAI.
From the given name AURANGZEB.
AURIFABER German (Latinized)
Latinised form of Goldschmidt, meaning "gold smith".
Aurinko means "sun" in Finnish.
AUS English
Variant spelling of Scandinavian AAS.
AUS Estonian
Aus is an Estonian surname meaning "honest".
AUSAGE Samoan, English (Australian), American
Possibly from the given name Ausage.
AUSHEV Ingush (Russian)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from Nakh ауш (aush) or аус (aus) literally meaning "rock, slope", figuratively meaning "strong, solid, confident".
Nickname given to a foreigner.
AUSLEY English (Modern)
Rare surname which was from an English place name in which the second element is Old English leah "wood, clearing". The first element may be hors "horse" (in which case the name likely referred to a place where horses were put out to pasture) or the river name Ouse (ultimately from the ancient British root ud- "water").
AUSMAA Estonian
Ausmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "honorable land".
AUSMEEL Estonian
Ausmeel is an Estonian surname meaning "honest mind".
AUSMEES Estonian
Ausmees is an Estonian surname meaning "honest man".
Originated in Germany. Means "Out of the Village". First used in the year 1135.
AUSTEN English
A variant of the surname AUSTIN. This exact spelling is also on the first name site.
AUT Czech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
AUTRY English, French
A habitational name from any of the places in France named Autrey or Autry. French: from the Old French personal name Audry, from Germanic Aldric ‘ancient power’.
AUVÄÄRT Estonian
Auväärt is an Estonian surname meaning "honor worthy".
AU-YEUNG Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of OUYANG.
AUZIŅŠ Latvian
Derived from the word auzas meaning "oats".
Topographic name for someone who lived in a deep valley.
AVALON English
Means "island of apples".
AVAMILANO Spanish, Italian
Of Spanish origin, but probably has its roots in Italy due to the word "milano" which means Milan in Italian.
AVARA Italian
Italian feminine form of Avaro.
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.
AVELAR Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ansião.
AVELINO Spanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
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'.
AVENDAÑO Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ABENDAÑO.
AVENIDA Spanish (Latin American)
The name translates to English, meaning "avenue."
AVERNE Anglo-Saxon
Possibly deriving from the Olde English "fearn", meaning fern.
Means "son of AVGUST".
Derived from Georgian ავი (avi) meaning "currish, severe, sullen" combined with ძე (dze) "son" and Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son". The name was most likely borne by Georgians under the spelling Avidze, which was modified with the Abkhaz suffix -ba after migration to Abkhazia.
AVIGDORI Jewish (Rare)
Surname variation of AVIGDOR, used to distinguish from said first name Avigdor.
ÁVILA Spanish
Derived from the Spanish town and province of Ávila, in the Old Kingdom of Castile, nowadays in the Community of Castile and León.
AVIÑA Galician
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña, a variant of da viña.
From the given name AVITAL.
AVIV Hebrew
From the given name AVIV, also meaning "spring (the season)" in Hebrew.
AVIVI Hebrew
Means "springlike" or "of the spring" in Hebrew. (see AVIV)
AVNER Hebrew
From the given name AVNER.
AVNI Hebrew (Modern)
Means "my stone" in Hebrew, a variant of the surname EVEN or a diminutive of AVNER.
AVOTS Latvian
Means "fount, spring" or "source".
AVRAMOV Bulgarian
Means "son of AVRAM".
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.
AX Dutch
originally French, used to be de Ax, meaning "from Ax", several possible places called Ax or Aix or variants.
AXELL Swedish
Possibly a habitational name with the combination of ax, a Swedish word for the fruiting body of a grain plant, and the common surname suffix -ell.
AXELMAN Swedish (Rare)
From the Scandinavian given name AXEL and man "man".
AXELROD Jewish (Americanized)
Derived from the Yiddish given name Akslrod.
AXFORD English
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]
AXMED Somali
Somali form of AHMED.
AY Turkish
Means "moon" in Turkish.
AYALA Basque
Habitational name or topographic name from Basque ai "slope", "hillside" + al(h)a "pasture".
AYANAMI Japanese
Aya (綾) means "twill", nami (波) means "wave"
AYANO Japanese
綾 (Aya) means "Design" and 野 (No) means "Feild". Keiko Ayano from Sword Art Online is a simple example of this surname existing, and also a notable bearer.
A variant transcription of Ayanokouji that means "Design small road".
綾 (Ayano) means "Design", 小 (Kou) means "Small, Little", and 路 (Ji) means "Road."
AYARI Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYBAR Basque (Spanish, Rare)
Aybar Name Meaning. Spanish (of Basque origin): habitational name, in most cases probably from Aibar in Navarre, but in some cases perhaps a variant of Eibar, the name of a place in Gipuzkoa. The place names are from Basque ai 'side', 'slope' + ibar 'flood plain', 'valley'.
Variant transcription of AIBEKOV.
AYDEN English, Scottish, Turkish
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait".
Means "enlightened family" in Turkish.
AYLER English
occupational name from Old French aillier ‘garlic seller’, from ail ‘garlic’ (from Latin allium).... [more]
AYLIFF English
From the medieval female personal name Ayleve (from Old English Æthelgifu, literally "noble gift"), or from the Old Norse nickname Eilífr, literally "ever-life".
AYLLÓN Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
AYOUB Arabic
From the given name AYOUB.
AYOUBI Persian, Arabic
From the given name AYYUB.
AYRE English
Variant of EYRE
AYRES English
Variant of Ayers.
Means "son of Aytmat".
AYUBI Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of AYOUBI.
Owner, Teacher
AZAD Bengali, Persian, Urdu
From the given name AZAD.
AZADI Persian
From the given name AZAD. This term also means "freedom, liberty" in Persian.
Means "son of AZAD" in Persian.
AZAHARA Japanese
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.
AZAM Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name AZAM.
Means "son of AZAMAT".
AZAR Hebrew
Means "(he) helped" in Hebrew, a verb form of EZER or EZRA.
AZARIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Azaryan, a patronymic likely derived from an Armenian form of the Hebrew given name 'AZARYAH.
AZCÁRRAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AZKARRAGA.
AZCONA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AZKONA.
AZER Persian
Azer or temple fire from the Zoroastrian period in ancient Persia,as a surname relates the individual to the fire maintainers at the Zoroastrian temples
AZI Afizere
Azi is actually pronounced Azīh which means "Unending, in ended father of many generations" it is named after children believed to become the origin or source of lasting families.
AZIZ Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AZIZ.
Means decendent of The Merchant.
AZIZI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name AZIZ.
ƏZIZOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əziz".
This indicates familial origin within the neighborhood of Aizkoa in the Navarrese municipality of Deierri.
AZLOR Aragonese (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AFLOR.
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZOULAI Judeo-Spanish
Alternate transcription of AZOULAY.
AZOULAY Judeo-Spanish
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from French azur or Spanish azul both meaning "blue" (of Persian origin), from Tamazight izîl meaning "good, pure, sublime", or from an acronym of the 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".
AZUA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Burgu, Province of Araba.
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]
AZUARA Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Variant of AZOULAY.
AZUMA Japanese
Means 'East' in Japanese
AZUSAGAWA Japanese (Rare)
Azusa (梓) means "catalpa", gawa/kawa (川) means "river", kawa changes to gawa due to rendaku. Sakuta Azusagawa (梓川 咲太) and his sister Kaede (梓川 花楓) from Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai are notable fictional characters who bear this surname.
Possibly derived from the Hebrew term סְפָרַדִּי (s'faradí) used to refer to Jews originating from Iberia (called Sephardim or Sephardic Jews). It may also be of Greek origin from a word meaning "black, Mauritanian" or "soldier" with a connection to Middle Persian spʿh "army" used to refer to a person of African descent or someone who worked as a mercenary... [more]
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