Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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DÜSTERWALD German
Derived from Middle Low German düster "dark" combined with Old High German wald "forest".
DUSZENKO Polish
It appears Duza means soul, nickname for someone with a kind heart
DUT African
Dut is a surname among the Dinka people in South Sudan.
DUTERTE Filipino, Cebuano
Hispanicised spelling of French du tertre meaning "of the hillock, of the mound" (see DUTERTRE). A notable bearer is Rodrigo Duterte (1945-), the current president of the Philippines.
DUTERTRE French
Means "of the hillock, of the mound" in French.
DUTROUX French, Belgian
Last name of MARC Dutroux, Belgian serial killer and child molester.
DUTTA Indian, Bengali, Assamese
From the Sanskrit दत्त (datta) meaning "given, granted".
DUTTON English
habitational name from any of the places called Dutton, especially those in Cheshire and Lancashire. The first of these is named from Old English dun ‘hill’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the second is from Old English personal name Dudd + Old English tun.
DUVALL French
Variant spelling of DUVAL.
DUVILLARD French
French surname, pronounced /dyvilaʁ/, whose bearers mainly live in Haute-Savoie. It means "from Le Villard", a village in the Rhône-Alpes region, whose name comes from the Latin 'villare' which means 'hamlet'... [more]
DUXBURY English
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, recorded in the early 13th century as D(e)ukesbiri, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Deowuc or Duc(c) (both of uncertain origin) + Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke).
DUYCK Dutch
Dutch nickname from Middle Dutch duuc ‘duck’; in some cases the name may be a derivative of Middle Dutch duken ‘to dive’ and cognate with Ducker... [more]
DWAMENA Akan
Meaning unknown.
DWIGGINS Irish
Anglicized form (with English genitive -s) of Gaelic Ó Dubhagáin (see Dugan) or, more likely, of Ó Duibhginn (see Deegan).Possibly a variant (by misdivision) of English WIGGINS.
DWIVEDI Indian
This surname has multiple meanings, the most commonly accepted etymology is that Dwivedi means a person who has the knowledge of two Vedas, but there exists a conflicting view since Dwivedis are given higher status than Chaturvedis or Chaubeys... [more]
DWORKIN Jewish
From a pet-form of the Yiddish female personal name Dvoyre, from Hebrew DEVORAH (source of English DEBORAH), literally "bee"... [more]
DYATLOV Russian
From the Russian word дятел (dyatel), meaning "woodpecker".
DYATLOVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of DYATLOV.
DYBALA Polish
nickname from dybac, meaning 'to lurk' or 'to watch for somebody'.
DYCK Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike, Dutch dijk. Compare DYKE.
DYE English, Welsh
English: from a pet form of the personal name DENNIS. In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire. Welsh is also suggested, but 1881 and UK both show this as an East Anglian name - very few in Wales.
DYKE ?
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike
DYKEMA Dutch
Derived from DYK, a Dutch form of DYKE.
DYLAN English
From the given name DYLAN.
DÝMEK Czech, Polish
Derived from Czech dým meaning "smoke" or Polish dymek meaning "haze".
DYNE English
Derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "dence", the Middle English "dene", meaning a valley.
DZAGOEV Ossetian (Russian)
Russified form of the Ossetian surname Зæгъойты (Zægoyty), which came from the nickname Dzagoy. The name was probably from Ossetian дзаг (dzag) meaning "full, complete", ultimately derived from Persian چاق (čâq) meaning "fat".
DZHABRAILOV Chechen
Means "son of DZHABRAIL" in Chechen.
DZHARIMOV Circassian (Russian)
Russified form of a Circassian name possibly from Adyghe джары (ǯ̍ārə) meaning "that is" combined with мэ (mă) meaning "this" or "smell". A notable bearer is Aslan Dzharimov (1936-), the former President of the Adyghe Republic from 1992-2002.
DZHIOTY Ossetian
Most likely related to Sanskrit उज्ज्वल (ujjvala) meaning "bright, radiant, luminous".
DZHOKHAROV Chechen
Means "son of DZHOKHAR".
DZHOPUA Abkhaz
Abkhaz family name of unknown meaning.
DZIAŁO Polish
Derived from Polish działo "cannon" or "gun" as an occupational name metonymically. It can also be a nickname from Polish działać "to work", "to do", "to influence", etc.
DZIAŁYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within Działyń, Gmina Zbójno.
DZIEKAN Polish
Occupational name for "dean" from Polish dziekan.
DZIENCIELSKY Polish
It is the surname of Chaya, a character in the movie Defiance played by Mia Wasikowska.
DZIUBA Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Polish dziub or Ukrainian dzyuba. It is a nickname for a person with pock-marks on his or her face.
DŽOMEK Slovak (?)
"Origin of the name is not known. Possibly came from Poland. In Slovakia in 1995 lived 15 people with this surname."
DZUGAEV Ossetian (Russian)
Probably derived from Dzuga, the name of a past ancestor and the founder of the family/clan of uncertain meaning, though it could have been used to refer to a shepherd or herder if derived from Iron Ossetian дзуг (dzug) meaning "flock, herd (of sheep or cattle)".
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