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BESKE     German
Likely derived from Peschke and Peske, vernacular forms of the given name Petrus.
BESKOW     Swedish
Derived from the name of the city Beeskow in Germany. A notable bearer was Swedish author and illustrator Elsa Beskow (1874-1953).
BESS     English
Popularly grown surname from the diminuative form of "Elizabeth" during any time of a Queen Elizabeth
BESSEL     German
Of uncertain origin; possibly from the name of a place or river.
BESSELMAN     German
Derived from the German surname BESSEL + suffix man "man".
BESTAEV     Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of Bestauty.
BESTAUTY     Ossetian
Derived from Ossetian бистэ (biste) meaning "village, suburb" or from Persian به (beh) meaning "good, excellent, better". In the case of the former, it would have been used to indicate the place of residence of an ancestor.
BETANZOS     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BETETA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BETH     English
From the given name Beth, itself a short form of Elizabeth and Bethany.
BETHEL     English, Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ithel "son of ITHEL".
BETHENCOURT     French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETON     ?
BETTENCOURT     French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETTS     ?
BETZ     German
Derived from a Thuringian short form of the personal name Bernhard.
BEVER     German
Nickname from bever ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal.
BEVILACQUA     Italian
From Italian bevi l'acqua "drinks water", a nickname likely applied ironically to an alcoholic.
BEXLEY     English
Habitational name from Bexley (now Bexleyheath in Greater London), which was named from Old English byxe ‘box tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
BEY     French, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
BEY     Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BEZOS     Spanish
From bezo meaning "thick lips" in Spanish, referring to a person with blubber or thick lips.
BHAER     German
Likely a variant of German BAER, meaning "bear". A notable bearer is character Friedrich Bhaer, Jo's husband in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
BHAGAT     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BHAKTA     Sanskrit
From Sanskrit meaning 'devotee'.
BHARUCHA     Indian (Parsi)
From the name of a city (Bharuch) in Gujarat, India. The name itself is derived from Bhrigu, a figure in Hindu mythology.
BI     Chinese
Probably from the name of a people living to the west of China in ancient times, who integrated with the Han Chinese during the Han dynasty (206 bc–220 ad). The character also means ‘finish’, ‘conclude’.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Białaczów.
habitational name for someone from a place called Bialkowo in Plock and Torun voivodeships
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]
It means "white ring".... [more]
BIANCHINI     Italian
Means "little white one"
BIBER     German
Varient of Bieber.
BIBILOV     Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of Bibylty.
BIBLE     English
From the given name BIBEL or an altered spelling of German BIEBL.
BIBYLTY     Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბიბილო (bibilo) meaning "scar" or "crest", used to refer to a person with a distinctive scar on their face.
BICKHAM     English
Habitational name from places so named in Devon and Somerset, most of which are most probably named with an Old English personal name Bicca and Old English cumb "valley". The first element could alternatively be from bica "pointed ridge".
BICKNELL     English (British)
Contracted form of the placename Bickenhill in Somerset, England.
BIDDLE     English, Irish
Variant of English BEADLE or German BITTEL. The name is now popular in the north east region of America, where it was brought by English and Irish immigrants.
BIDEN     English (British)
Variant of Beeden.
BIEBRICH     German
Town of Biebrich Germany
BIEDROŃ     Polish
Nickname, either from dialect biedron ‘spotted bullock’, or for someone with conspicuous or deformed hips, from a derivative of dialect biedro ‘hip’.
BIEL     Polish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely "white".
BIELAWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Bielawa.
BIELEC     Polish
Nickname for a man with white hair or a blond beard, from biały meaning "white".
BIELECKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bielcza in Tarnów voivodeship.
BIELER     German, Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the many places in eastern Europe whose name incorporates the Slavic element byel- ‘white’.... [more]
BIELINSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitual surname for someone from Bielin in Volhynia or Bielina, Bielino, or Bieliny in Poland.
BIEN-AIMÉ     Haitian Creole
Means "beloved", ultimately from French bien "good" and aimé "love".
BIENIEK     Polish
From a pet form of the personal names Benedykt.
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Bieńkowice, Bieńkowiec, or Bieńkowo.
BIERBAUM     German
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, Middle Low German berbom. Compare Birnbaum.
BIERKLE     German (Anglicized), Polish (Anglicized)
The surname Bierkle is most likely an anglicized form of the Polish Bierkowski, or the German Bierkandt.... [more]
BIERNACKI     Polish
means bear strong
BIESIADA     Polish
Nickname from biesiada meaning "feast", "banquet", probably for someone who liked to feast.
Possible name for a person who came from Biesiadki or Biesiadka in Poland.
BIGELOW     English
Habitational name from a place in England called Big Low meaning "big mound".
BIGGINS     English
Habitational name from any of the various places in England named with northern Middle English bigging "building" (from Old Norse). This word came to denote especially an outbuilding, and is still used in and around Northumberland and Cumbria.
BIGOVIĆ     Croatian
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
BIHAN     Breton
Bihan means small in Breton.
BIJELIĆ     Croatian
Derived from bijel, meaning "white".
BIKUÑA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village in Araba.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 distinct Greater Polish villages by the name of Bilczew.
BILDERBACK     German (Modern, Archaic)
German: habitational name from any of the three places in northern Germany named Billderbeck, formerly Bilderbeck.... [more]
BILDT     Swedish, Danish
Bildt is a Danish-Swedish-Norwegian noble family originating from Jutland in Denmark and now domiciled in Bohus county in southwest Sweden. The Norwegian branch of the family died out in the beginning of the 18th century... [more]
BILIĆ     Croatian
Derived from dialectal bil, standard Croatian bijel, meaning "white".... [more]
BILLARD     English, German
From a short form of the personal name Robillard, a derivative of Robert.... [more]
BILLEAUD     French
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements bil "sword" (or possibly bili "gentle") + wald "ruler".
BILLINGHAM     English
A surname of English origin.
BILLIOT     French
Variant of BILLEAUD.
BILLOT     French
Variant of BILLEAUD.
BILLSON     English
Means "Son of Bill."
BILN     Indian
BILOTTI     Italian
Variant of Bilotta and Bellotti, from a diminutive of Belli or Bello.
BILSLAND     Scottish
From a place near Kilmaurs in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Allegedly a combination of BIL and land "farm, land, property".
BINDER     German
From an agent derivative of binden "to bind".
BINETTE     French (Quebec)
Altered spelling of French Binet, a short form of Robinet, a pet form of Robert. The spelling reflects the French Canadian custom of pronouncing the final -t, which would be silent in metropolitan French.
BINETTI     Italian
Comes from a diminutive of Bino. Italianized form of French 'Binet'. Habitational name from a place called Binetto (named with Latin vinetum ‘vineyard’) in Bari province.
BINGHAM     English
Ultimately deriving from the toponym of Melcombe Bingham in Dorset. The name was taken to Ireland in the 16th century, by Richard Bingham, a native of Dorset who was appointed governor of Connaught in 1584... [more]
BINGLEY     English
Habitual surname for someone from Bingley in West Yorkshire, derived either from the given name Bynna or the Old English element bing meaning "hollow" and leah meaning "woodland clearing"... [more]
BINI     Italian
Comes from the given name Albino and other names ending with -bino ending.
BINK     English
Topographic name for someone living by a bink, a northern dialect term for a flat raised bank of earth or a shelf of flat stone suitable for sitting on. The word is a northern form of modern English bench.
BINKS     English
Variant of Bink.
BINOTTI     Italian
Possibly a variant of Binetti, or a diminutive of Bino or Bini. Popular in the Marche region in Italy.
BINOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from binowo or other places starting with binow in Poland.
BIRCH     English, German, Danish, Swedish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from a Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk)... [more]
BIRCHALL     English
Probably a habitational name from Birchill in Derbyshire or Birchills in Staffordshire, both named in Old English with birce "birch" + hyll "hill".
BIRCHARD     English
From the Old English personal name, Burgheard. See also Burkett.
BIRCHFIELD     English
Variant of English BURCHFIELD or an anglicized form of German BIRKENFELD.
BIRDSONG     English
From the English words bird and song. Possibly an English translation of the German surname Vogelsang.
BIRDWHISTLE     English (Rare)
derived from whistling like a bird or the sound of the birds were sold.
BIRINDELLI     Italian
It is a regional surname of Tuscany common in provinces like Pisa, Lucca or Livorno.... [more]
BIRK     Slovene
Of unknown origin.
BIRK     German
Either a variant of Buerk or a habitational name derived from places named Birk, Birke, or Birken.
BIRKE     Low German, Swedish
North German variant of Birk. Perhaps a shortened form of any of various Danish and Norwegian surnames beginning with Birke-, for example Birkeland and Birkelund (‘birch grove’). ... [more]
BIRKELAND     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse birki "birch" and land "farm, land". Birkeland is the name of a village and parish in western Norway. The parish got it's name from an old farm. The parish church was built on the same spot where the farm once was.
BIRKET     English
It's a locational surname taken from the village of Birket Houses in Lancashire.
BIRKIN     English
The surname "Birkin" comes from a village in Yorkshire of the same name, first recorded as "Byrcene" in the Yorkshire charters of 1030, and as "Berchine" and "Berchinge" in the Domesday Book. The first known person with the surname "Birkin" was Jon de Birkin, a baron who lived in the late-11th century.
BIRKS     English
Northern English variant of Birch.
BIRNBAUM     German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, from Middle High German bir "pear" and boum "tree".
BIRNEY     English
Scottish: habitational name from a place in Morayshire, recorded in the 13th century as Brennach, probably from Gaelic braonach 'damp place'.
BIRNIE     Scottish
Part of the clan MacInnes from the Scottish highlands. It was originally the name of a church (Burn-nigh) which became Birnie or Birney.
BISBEE     English
Named after the city of Bisbee which is in Arizona.... [more]
BISCHOFFSHAUSEN     German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Means "bishop's house" in German
BISHA     Albanian
BITAR     Arabic
This is the Arabic form of Smith.
BITERI     Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Viteri.
BITSUIE     Navajo
From bitsóí meaning "his grandchild", a commonly adopted surname when the BIA required Native Americans to take surnames for the purpose of official records.
Altered form of BITTENBINDER.
Occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German büte(n) "cask", "(wine) barrel" + binder "binder" (agent derivative of binden "to bind").
BITTERMAN     English, German
Name given to a person who was bitter.
BITTNER     German
Variant of BÜTTNER.
BIURRARENA     Spanish, Basque
Means apple in Basque.
BIXBIE     Obscure (Rare)
Possibly a rare variant of Bixby.
BIZI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
BIZON     Polish
Nickname from bizon meaning "whip", used for a big, ponderous person.
BIZZELL     English
a corn merchant; one who made vessels designed to hold or measure out a bushel.
BJELIĆ     Serbian
Cognate of Bijelić.
BJORGMAN     Popular Culture
The surname of Kristoff from the movie "Frozen".
BJÖRKLUND     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name meaning "grove of birch trees". A combination of björk "birch" and lund "grove".
BJÖRN     Swedish
Means "bear" in Swedish.
BJÖRNSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Björn". Its masculine counterpart is Björnsson.
BJØRNSON     Norwegian
It means "son of Bjørn".
BLACH     Polish
Alternatively perhaps a metonymic occupational name from Old Polish blach ‘skeet iron’, ‘metal fittings’.
BLACHER     French
Mainly used in Southern France. Topographic name for someone who lived by an oak grove, originating in the southeastern French dialect word blache ‘oak plantation’ (said to be of Gaulish origin), originally a plantation of young trees of any kind.
Related to forming or rolling thin sheets of metal, perhaps gilding.
BLACKABY     English
Variant of Blackerby.
BLACKBIRD     English
Variation of Blackbeard.
BLACKERBY     English, Irish, Scottish
English surname of unexplained origin, probably from the name of a lost or unidentified place.
BLACKMON     English
Variant of BLACKMAN.
BLACKMORE     English
BLACKMORE, an English name, has two possible beginnings: ... [more]
BLACKSTOCK     English
English and southern Scottish: topographic name from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’, ‘dark’ + stok ‘stump’, ‘stock’.
BLACKWELL     English
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cumbria, Derbyshire, County Durham, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, named Blackwell, from Old English blæc "black, dark" and wæll(a), well(a) "spring, stream".
BLADE     English
Metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle English blade "cutting edge, sword".
BLAGA     Romanian
Probably related to several places named Blaga in Romania.
BLAGDEN     Anglo-Saxon
Blagden is a locational surname deriving from any one of the places called Blackden or Blagdon, or Blagden farm in Hempstead, Essex. Blackden in Cheshire, Blagden in Essex and Blagdon in Northumberland share the same meaning and derivation, which is "the dark or black valley", derived from the Old English pre 7th Century "blaec", black, with "denu", valley, while the places called Blagdon in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, recorded as Blakedone in 1242, Blakeson in 1234, and Blachedone in the Domesday Book of 1086 respectively mean "the black hill", derived from the Old English "blaec", black, and "dun", down, hill, mountain... [more]
BLAIKLOCK     Scottish (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
Allegerdly from Blacklock which supposedly described the colour of someone's hair.
BLAIN     Scottish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name BLÁÁN, a shortened form of MACBLAIN, or a variant of BLIN. It could also be a nickname for a person suffering from boils, from Middle English blain "blister"
BLAINE     Scottish
Derived from the given name BLÁÁN.
BLAKESMITH     German (Anglicized)
Derived from the German, Blechschmidt, it means "tin smith", and/or, blacksmith.
BLAKEWAY     English
Literally means "black way", thus referring to a black road near which the original bearer must have lived. A famous bearer of this surname was Jacob Blakeway (b. 1583-?), the biological father of Mayflower passenger Richard More (1614-1696).
From a medieval nickname applied probably to an effeminate man (from Old French blanche flour "white flower"). This surname was borne by Northern Irish footballer Danny Blanchflower (1926-1993).
BLAND     English
Bland is a habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire called Bland, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm’, ‘commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation... [more]
BLANDFORD     English
Habitational name from Blandford Forum and other places called Blandford in Dorset (Blaneford in Domesday Book), probably named in Old English with bl?ge 'gudgeon' (genitive plural blægna) + ford 'ford'.
BLANEY     Irish
Topographic name from Welsh blaenau, plural of blaen "point, tip, end", i.e. uplands, or remote region, or upper reaches of a river.
BLANK     Dutch
Dutch and German nickname for a man with white or fair hair or a pale complexion, from Middle Low, Middle High German blanc "bright", "shining", "white", "beautiful", Middle Dutch blank "fair", "white".... [more]
Habitational name from a place called Blankenbijl or similar.
BLAS     Spanish
From the given name Blas.
BLASCO     Spanish
Variant of VELASCO
BLASIUS     German, Dutch, Scandinavian
From the Latin personal name Blasius. This was a Roman family name, originating as a byname for someone with some defect, either of speech or gait, from Latin blaesus "stammering" (compare Greek blaisos "bow-legged")... [more]
BLAU     German
From Middle High German blā "blue" (Old High German blāo), applied as a nickname with various senses: someone who habitually wore blue clothes, a dyer, someone with blue eyes, a sickly or pale person, someone with a bluish complexion resulting from poor circulation, etc.
BLAUM     German
German last name, likely a variant of the last name Blom or Blum, referring to the word flower/blooming.
BLAUSTEIN     German, Jewish
Ornamental name from German blau "blue" and Stein "stone", i.e. lapis lazuli.
BLAUSTEIN     Swedish, Jewish
Ornamental name from German blau "blue" and Stein "stone", i.e. lapis lazuli.
BLAYLOCK     English
The surname of James P. Blaylock (1950-), an early steampunk author. His surname may mean "black lock" from Middle English blakelok, originally referring to a person with dark hair.
BLAZE     Dutch
BLAZE     English
Variant of Blaise.
Habitational name for someone from Błażejewo, Błażejewice, Błażejewko, or another place named with Błażej, a vernacular form of the personal name Blasius.
BLAZER     Dutch
from Middle Dutch blaser ‘blower’, hence an occupational name for a player of the trumpet or other wind instrument, or a nickname for a braggart or boaster
BLAŽEVIĆ     Croatian
Means ''son of Blaž''.
From the video game series, Wolfenstein, Blazkowicz is the main character.
BLEDIG     Welsh
"like a wolf"
BLEDSOE     English
Comes from a place in Gloucestershire called Bledisloe, comes from an Old English personal name Blið.
BLEECKER     Dutch
Occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, a launderer, or the owner of a public bleaching ground.
BLEEKER     Dutch
Occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, from Middle Dutch ble(e)kere.
BLEIBERG     Dutch
Habitational name from a place so named in Luxembourg province, Belgium.
BŁEŃSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Kuyavian villages in Gmina Izbica Kujawska: Błenna, Błenna A, or Błenna B.
BLESSED     English
From a medieval nickname for a fortunate person. This surname is borne by British actor Brian Blessed (1936-).
BLEWETT     English
From a medieval nickname for a blue-eyed person or one who habitually wore blue clothing (from Middle English bleuet "cornflower" or bluet "blue cloth").
BLIN     Welsh
The same as Blaen, a point, the inland extremity of a valley. Blin also signifies weary, troublesome.
BLINOV     Russian
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
BLINOVA     Russian
Feminine form of Blinov.
BLISSETT     English
A different form of Blessed. A bearer of this surname is Luther Blissett (1958-), a Jamaican-born English footballer ("Luther Blissett" has been used since 1994 as a cover name for activists engaging in anti-cultural establishment polemics and spoofs on the internet and elsewhere).
BLITZ     German
This surname is presumed to be coming from a nickname for a fast runner or a quick tempered person, from German blitz(er) meaning "lightning" (ultimately from Middle High German blicze.)
BLIXT     Swedish
From Swedish blixt "lightning, flash".
BLIZZARD     English
A different form (influenced by blizzard "heavy snowstorm") of Blissett.
BLOCH     Jewish
Regional name for someone in Central Europe originating from Italy or France, from Polish "Włoch" meaning "Italian" (originally "stranger / of foreign stock"), ultimately derived – like many names and words in various European languages – from the Germanic Walhaz.
BLOCH     Jewish
Regional name for someone in Central Europe originating from Italy or France, from Polish "Włoch" meaning "Italian" (originally "stranger / of foreign stock"), ultimately derived – like many names and words in various European languages – from the Germanic Walhaz.
BLOCK     Jewish
Variant of Bloch.
BLOEM     Dutch
Means "flower" in Dutch.
BLOMKVIST     Swedish
From Swedish blom "bloom" and kvist "twig, branch". ... [more]
BLOMQUIST     Swedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements blom "flower" + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist "twig".
BLOMQVIST     Swedish
Variant spelling of Blomkvist.
BLONDER     Dutch
Occupational name for a brewer.
BŁOŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Błonie, a place named with błonie meaning "meadow".
BLOOD     English
Evidently from Old English blod ‘blood’, but with what significance is not clear. In Middle English the word was in use as a metonymic occupational term for a physician, i.e. one who lets blood, and also as an affectionate term of address for a blood relative.
BLOOD     Welsh
Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’.
BLOOM     English
Metonymic occupational name for an iron worker, from Middle English blome ‘ingot (of iron)’.
BLOOM     Swedish
Variant of BLOM.
BLOOM     Jewish (American), Dutch
Americanized spelling of Bloem and Blum.
BLOOMFIELD     English
This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a locational name from either of the two places thus called in England, one in Staffordshire, and the other in Somerset, or it may be a dialectal variant of Blonville (-sur-Mer) in Calvados, Normandy, and hence a Norman habitation name... [more]
BLOUNT     English
Variant of Blunt.
BLOW     English
From a medieval nickname for someone with a pale complexion (from Middle English blowe "pale"). This surname was borne by English composer John Blow (1649-1708) and British fashion editor Isabella Blow (original name Isabella Delves Broughton; 1958-2007); additionally, "Joe Blow" is a name used colloquially (in US, Canadian and Australian English) as representative of the ordinary uncomplicated unsophisticated man, the average man in the street (of which the equivalent in British English is "Joe Bloggs").
BLUFORD     English, American (South)
Possibly an English habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. The name occurs in records of the 19th century but is now very rare if not extinct in the British Isles. In the U.S. it is found chiefly in TX and TN.
BLUHM     German
German alternate spelling of the Italian surname, Blum meaning flower.
BLUM     German
From Middle High German bluom "flower", hence an occupational name for a flower gardener or a florist.
BLUM     Jewish
Ornamental name from German Blume, Yiddish blum "flower".
BLUMBARG     Yiddish
It literally means "bloom barrow".
BLUME     German, English
Could be from the Jewish surname Blum of from Swedish Blom. It could also be from the English word bloom.
Ornamental name composed of German Blume "flower" and Berg "mountain, hill".
BLUMREISINGER     German (Anglicized)
Meaning "flower raiser". See also Blum.
BLUMSHTEYN     Yiddish
Original Yiddish form of Blumstein.
BLUNT     English
From the Old French word blund which means "blonde, fair". It also coincides with the Middle English word blunt or blont meaning "dull". A famous bearer is Emily Blunt, a British actress.
BLUTH     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Middle High German bluot, German Blüte ‘bloom’, ‘flower head’. ... [more]
BO     Italian
Variant of Bove.
Variant of BØE. A notable bearer is Norwegian biathlete Tarjei Bø (b. 1988).
BOAKYE     Akan
Meaning unknown.
BOBIŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bobin or Bobino.
BOBOLA     Polish
From a derivative of bób meaning 'bean'.
BOBROWSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bobrowa, Bobrowo, Bobrowce, or Bobrowiec.
BOCCHINO     Italian
The Italian family name is classified as being of nickname origin. The most obvious are those names which are based on a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this particular instance, according to the author Emedio De Felice, the family name Bocchino derives from "bocca", meaning "mouth", in turn derived from the Latin word "bucca".De Felice states that this family name may not only have arisen from a nickname which described the mouth in a literal sense, since "bocca" in a figurative sense designated such things such things as intelligence and veracity.... [more]
BOCK     German, Upper German, Jewish, English
Altered spelling of German Böck (see Boeck) or Bach.... [more]
BOĆWIŃSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masurian villages.
BODEMAN     German
Bodeman is an occupational name meaning "adherent of the royal messenger".
BODÉN     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name composed of Swedish bod "small hut" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of".
BODEN     German, Low German
Patronymic from the personal name BODE or a topographic name for someone living in a valley bottom or the low-lying area of a field. From Middle High German boden "ground, bottom".
BODEN     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó BUADÁIN.
BODEN     English
Possibly a variant of BALDWIN.
BODI     French
The United State Version of Bodi is an alteration of the French name Baudin. The name also has roots from Hungary.
BODIN     French, English
Derived from Old French personal name BODIN or a variant spelling of BAUDOUIN.
BODIN     German
Probably derived from various Germanic personal names beginning with Bod- "messenger", or from the habitational name Boddin, name of several places in Mecklenburg and Brandenburg.
BODIN     Swedish
Variant of BODÉN.
BODKIN     English
From the medieval male personal name Bowdekyn, a pet-form of Baldwin.
BØE     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse býr "farm, village, settlement" or búa "to reside".
BOEHM     German, Dutch, Jewish
Ethnic name for a native or inhabitant of Bohemia (now the western part of the Czech Republic), from Böhmen, German name of Bohemia (Middle High German Böheim, Beheim). This derives its name from the tribal name Baii + heim "homeland"; the Baii were a tribe, probably Celtic, who inhabited the region in the 1st century A.D. and were gradually displaced by Slavic settlers in the period up to the 5th century... [more]
BOEING     English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of German Böing. This was the surname of American industrialist William Boeing (1881-1956) who founded The Boeing Company, a manufacturer of airplanes.
BOEKHOUT     English
Probably a habitational name from the village Boekhoute in northern Belgium, close to the border to The Netherlands.
BOEN     Norwegian
Habitational name from a common farm name bøen.
BOEN     Dutch
Occupational name for a bean grower, from Middle Dutch bone, boene "bean".
BOESEL     German
Habitational name, from Bösel
BOETTCHER     German
Occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German botecher, bötticher, bütticher, an agent derivative of botech(e), bottich, bütte "vat", "barrel".
BOGDÁN     Hungarian
From the given name Bogdan.
BOGDAN     Romanian, Croatian
From the given name BOGDAN.
Patronymic from the given name Bogdan.
BOGDANSKI     Polish
Habitational name for a person from "Bogdanowo" or "Bogdanka" or any other places with Bogdan in it in Poland.
BOGHOSIAN     Armenian
Means "son of BOGHOS".
BOGLE     Scottish, Northern Irish
From a medieval Scottish and Northern Irish nickname for someone of scary appearance (from Middle Scots bogill "hobgoblin").
BOGUSŁAWSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Boguslaw or Boguslawice, from the personal name Bogusław (composed of Slavic Bog "God" and slav "glory").
BOHANNON     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhachanáin, a double diminutive of buadhach ‘victorious’
BOHART     English (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
BOIKOV     Bulgarian, Russian
Variant transcription of Boykov.
BOIS     French, German
From French bois "forest"
BOITEUX     French, Breton
From a Breton nickname meaning "lame".
BOJĀRS     Latvian
Derived from the Slavic title boyar.
BOJE     Dutch
Variant spelling of Boye.
BOLAJI     Nigerian
This surname is very common in Nigeria. Possibly taken from a word in one of the Nigerian tribes languages.
BOLAR     Spanish
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of soil of a particular type known as tierra bolar.
BOLATOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Bolat".
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