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EADEEnglish (British, ?)
Originally derived from the Old English Eadwig, which meant "prosperity / fortune in war." Surname found mainly in Scotland and northern England. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Eide. Also see the similar given names: Adam, Edwy, Eda, and Edith.
EAGLEEnglish
Nickname for a lordly, impressive, or sharp-eyed man, from Middle English egle "eagle" (from Old French aigle, from Latin aquila).
EAGLEBURGEREnglish (American)
Americanized form of German Adelberger, a habitational name for someone from a place called Adelberg near Stuttgart.
EALEYEnglish
Variant of ELY.
EAMERFrench, Anglo-Saxon
This interesting and unusual surname has two possible sources. ... [more]
EAMESEnglish
Probably from the possessive case of the Middle English word eam ‘uncle’, denoting a retainer in the household of the uncle of some important local person. Possibly also a variant of Ames.
EARENFIGHTEnglish
appears in early American history in Pennsylvania and New Jerssey. Jacob Earenfight fought in the Battle of Princeton in the American Revolutionary War.
EARLYIrish, English, American, German
Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan; Gaelic moch means ‘early’ or ‘timely’), or of some other similar surname, for example Ó Mochóir, a shortened form of Ó Mochéirghe, Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe, from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’.... [more]
EARNSHAWEnglish
Means "person from Earnshaw", Lancashire ("Earn's nook of land" - Earn from an Old English personal name meaning literally "eagle"). In fiction this surname is borne by Catherine Earnshaw, her brother Hindley and her nephew Hareton, characters in Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights' (1847).
EASTEnglish
This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "east", east, and is topographical for someone who lived in the eastern part of a town or settlement, or outside it to the east... [more]
EASTBURNEnglish
Habitational name from either of two places, one in Humberside and one in West Yorkshire, so named from Old English ēast, ēasten "east" and burna "stream".
EASTERBROOKEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a brook to the east of a main settlement, from Middle English easter meaning "eastern" + brook meaning "stream".
EASTLEYEnglish
A Saxon village called East Leah has been recorded to have existed since 932 AD. (Leah is an ancient Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'a clearing in a forest'). There is additional evidence of this settlement in a survey from the time which details land in North Stoneham being granted by King Æthelstan to his military aid, Alfred in 932 AD... [more]
EATHERTONEnglish
Probably a variant spelling of Atherton.
EBADIPersian
Derived from Arabic عِبَاد (ʿibād), the plural of عَبْد (ʿabd) meaning “servant, slave”.
EBENEnglish
Meaning unknown. It could be from the given name Eden, from the place name Eden, meaning "Place Of Pleasure".
EBENEEZEREnglish
Obtained from the given name Ebenezer
ECHELBARGEREnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Eichelberger.
ECKLANDEnglish (Rare), Norwegian (Anglicized, Rare, Expatriate), Swedish (Anglicized, Expatriate)
Possibly a variant of Ecklund. It might also be an anglicization of the rare Swedish surname Ekland or of a Norwegian name derived from several farmsteads named with eik "oak" and land "land".
ECKLUNDEnglish
English spelling of Swedish EKLUND.
ECONOMOSGreek
Occupational name for a steward, someone who managed a property, particularly church-owned land, from ancient Greek oikos meaning "household" + nomos meaning "law", "rule".
EDDUDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Edda". Used only by women.
EDDUSONIcelandic
Means "son of Edda". Used only by men.
EDDYAmerican
A common surname used among people whose ancestry originates from the United Kingdom (England, Ireland and Scottland etc.) Shelia Eddy is an American who was convicted in 2014 for the murder of Skylar Neese in the state of West Virginia.
EDELSTEINJewish
Ornamental name derived from German Edelstein "gemstone; precious stone".
EDÉNSwedish
Possibly a habitational name from a place named with the element ed "isthmus". In some cases it could also be a shortened form of EDENIUS (a combination of Swedish ed "isthmus" and the Latin suffix -enius "descendant of").
EDEVANEWelsh, Cornish
A rare Welsh surname, believed to be of Cornish origin. This surname is made up of two elements. ‘Ed’ is not a shortened form of Edward, but derives from the ancient (Old English?) ‘ead’ meaning ‘prosperity’ and/or ‘happiness’... [more]
EDGEEnglish
Topographic name, especially in Lancashire and the West Midlands, for someone who lived on or by a hillside or ridge, from Old English ecg "edge".
EDGELLMedieval English
It derives from the early word for a sword ecg, to which was sometimes added a suffix such as wolf.
EDGELYEnglish
A surname of Anglo-Saxon origin, and a place name taken from either a village in Cheshire or one in Shropshire. The name means “park by the wood” in Old English.
EDGERLYEnglish
Habitational name from any of numerous minor places named Edgerley, Edgerely, or Hedgerley.
EDGERTONEnglish
From a place name meaning either "settlement of Ecghere" or "settlement of Ecgheard" (see Ekkehard).
EDINSwedish
Variant of EDÉN.
EDMEADESEnglish
Meant "son of Edmede", from a medieval nickname for a self-effacing person (literally "humble", from Old English ēadmēde "easy mind").
EDMINSTEIREScottish
john edminsteire was a person captured at the battle of dunbar in 1651 and shipped to boston in 1652 on the ship john and sarah. we can find no previous record of the edminsteire name. conjecture from f.custer edminster that did the geneology is it is a combination of french and german names and originated from people that migrated to scotland with mary queen of scots about 100 years earlier.
EDMISTONScottish
Habitational name from Edmonstone, near Edinburgh, so named from the Old English personal name Ēadmund + tūn meaning "settlement".
EDMUNDSEnglish, Welsh
Patronymic from the personal name Edmund (see Edmond).
EDMUNDSONEnglish
Means "son of Edmund".
EDSONEnglish
Patronymic or metronymic from Eade.
EDSTRÖMSwedish
Combination of Swedish ed "isthmus" and ström "stream".
EEKSwedish
Variant of EK.
EEKEstonian
Eek is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "leek", meaning "flame" or "blaze". Possibly, a corruption of the Swedish word "Ek", meaning "oak".
EELMAAEstonian
Eelmaa is an Estonian surname, possibly from "eellas-" meaning "ancestral" and "maa" meaning "land".
EENMAAEstonian
Eenmaa is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "salu" ("grove").
EENPALUEstonian
Eenpalu is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "palu" ("sandy heath").
EENSAAREstonian
Eensaar is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "saar" ("island").
EENSALUEstonian
Eensalu is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "salu" ("grove").
EENSOOEstonian
Eensoo is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "soo" meaning "swamp/marsh".
EEROEstonian
Eero is both an Estonian surname and masculine given name.
EESMAAEstonian
Eesmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "(a)fore land".
EESPEREEstonian
Eespere is an Estonian surname meaning "in front of (ees) homefolk/family (pere)".
EESPÕLDEstonian
Eespõld is an Estonian surname meaning "afore/ahead of field".
EFFENDIIndonesian
Transferred use of the given name Effendi, which is derived from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi), ultimately from Greek αφέντης (aféntis) meaning "lord, master, boss, ruler, prince".
EFIMOVRussian
Variant transcription of YEFIMOV.
EFTEMIERomanian
Derived from the forename Euthymius.
EGANIrish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin (see Hagan).
EGEDEScandinavian
Derived from a place name on Sjælland containing the name element EIK meaning "oak".
EGELANDNorwegian
From the name of several farmsteads in Norway named with Norwegian eik "oak" and land "land".
EGGLESTONEnglish
Habitational name from a place in County Durham so called, or from Egglestone in North Yorkshire, both named in Old English as Egleston, probably from the Old English personal name Ecgel (unattested) + tūn ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.
EGIARRETABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Arakil.
EGILATZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Donemiliaga.
EGNERGerman
From a Germanic personal name formed with the element agi ‘point (of a sword)’.
EGNERNorwegian (Rare)
From the name of a farm in Norway, of unknown origin. A known bearer was Norwegian playwright Thorbjørn Egner (1912-1990).
EGOROVRussian
Means "son of Yegor".
EGUCHIJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "mouth of the river". This surname is mostly found on the island of Kyūshū.
EGUÍABasque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Egia.
EGUÍLAZBasque
Castilianized form of Egilatz.
EHAEstonian
Eha is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "dusk"; from Estonian mythology.
EHALAEstonian
Ehala is an Estonian surname meaning "sunset glow/twilight area".
EHASALUEstonian
Ehasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "dusk grove". Eha is also an common feminine given name.
EHLERGerman
Variant of EHLERT.
EHLERTGerman
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agil "edge", "point (of a sword)" + hard "brave", "hardy", "strong" or ward "guard".
EHRENBERGJewish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic), German
"In German it means 'mountain of honor'"
EHRENREICHGerman, Jewish, Yiddish
Jewish/Yiddish German ornamental surname meaning “Rich in honour”
EHRMANTRAUTGerman
A Latinized joining of the German words irmin(world, all-encompassing) and trud(strength)
EICHGerman
German from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree. In some cases, it may be a habitational name for someone from any of several places named with this word, for example Eiche or Eichen, or for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an oak.
EICHELBERGGerman
Habitational name from any of various places, notably one southeast of Heidelberg, named from Middle High German eichel meaning "acorn" + berc meaning "mountain", "hill", or topographic name for someone who lived on an oak-covered hill.
EICHELBERGERGerman
Habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Eichelberg.
EICHHORNGerman, Jewish
German topographic name for someone who lived on or near an oak-covered promontory, from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’ + horn ‘horn’, ‘promontory’. German from Middle High German eichhorn ‘squirrel’ (from Old High German eihhurno, a compound of eih ‘oak’ + urno, from the ancient Germanic and Indo-European name of the animal, which was later wrongly associated with hurno ‘horn’); probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, or alternatively a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a squirrel... [more]
EICHHORSTGerman (East Prussian)
Prussian in origin. Brandenburg area
EICHLERUpper German
South German variant of Eich, the -ler suffix denoting association. "eager"
EIDENorwegian
Derived from Old Norse eið "isthmus".
EIDSNESSNorwegian (Expatriate)
From Old Norse eið "isthmus" and nes "headland". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
EILANDGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived on or owned property surrounded by water, from Middle High German eilant, "island"
EILEENLiterature
From the given name Eileen.
EINEstonian
Ein is an Estonian surname derived from "eine" meaning "meal" and "refreshments".
EINASTEEstonian
Einaste is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "eine", meaning "meal". Possibly also from the German surname "Einmann".
EINGEWEIDEGerman
A German surname meaning "guts" or "viscera".
EINHORNGerman
Derived from German Einhorn (Middle High German einhorn) "unicorn", denoting someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a unicorn.
EINSTEINGerman, Jewish
From German ein meaning “one” and stein meaning “stone”; also a habitational name from any of the various locations from Middle High German einsteinen meaning “to enclose or surround with stone”... [more]
EIRISAncient Irish (Latinized)
Its meaning That is fruitfulness or fertility. It comes from the Irish name Eire Or Eriu (Erin, Eirinn). Another ancient name is Ivernia (Hibernia or Iverni) and its meaning is the green and fertile lands.
EIRIZPortuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Paços de Ferreira.
EISELEGerman
From a short pet form of the personal name Isenhart, from Old High German isan ‘iron’ + hart ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. From Isenlin, a compound of Middle High German isen ‘iron’ + the hypocoristic suffix -lin, hence a nickname for a blacksmith, ironworker, or dealer in iron.
EISENGerman, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an ironworker or smith, or an ironmonger, from Middle High German isen ‘iron’, German Eisen. It may also have been used as a nickname, with reference to the strength and hardness of iron or to its color, while as a Jewish name it was also adopted as an ornamental name from modern German Eisen ‘iron’ or the Yiddish cognate ayzn.
EISENBERGGerman, Jewish
Means "iron hill" from German isen meaning "iron" and berg meaning "hill".
EISENBERGERGerman, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of the several places called Eisenberg. As a Jewish name it is also an ornamental name.
EISENHAUERGerman
Occupational name meaning "iron cutter" where Eisen- means "iron" and -hauer means "hewer". The verb 'hew' being less well used in English than in earlier times, but still understood to mean cut, such as in hewing tree limbs... [more]
EISENHOWERGerman
Americanized spelling of German Eisenhauer.
EISTEstonian
Eist is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the Germanic "eist"; ultimately from Latin "Aesti". The modern endonym for "Estonia" in the Estonian language is "Eesti".
EJIOFORIgbo, Nigerian
A famous bearer of this surname is Chiwetel Ejiofor, a British actor of Nigerian and Igbo descent.
EJIRIJapanese
江 (E) "Inlet,River" and 尻 (Jiri) "Behind ,Rear".
EKBERGSwedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and berg "mountain".
EKDAHLSwedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and dal "valley".
EKDALSwedish
Variant of EKDAHL.
EKERNNorwegian (Rare)
From Old Norse ekra "meadow, field". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
EKHOLMSwedish
Composed of the elements ek "oak" and holm "islet"
EKICITurkish
Means "planter, farmer" in Turkish.
EKLANDSwedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and land "land". A famous bearer is Swedish actress Britt Ekland (b. 1942).
EKLÖFSwedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and löf, an archaic spelling of löv, "leaf".
EKMANSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of ek "oak" and man "man".
EKSITurkish
Ekºi means "sour" in Turkish.
EKSTRÖMSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of ek "oak" and ström "stream".
EKVALLSwedish
Composed of Swedish ek "oak" and vall "field, pasture".
EL ALAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Alaoui" in Arabic; used predominantly in Morocco.
ELAMEnglish
English habitational name for someone from a place called Elham, in Kent, or a lost place of this name in Crayford, Kent. The first is derived from Old English el ‘eel’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’... [more]
EL AMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Amari", from the Arabic given name Ammar. Mainly found in Morocco.
ELAMKUNNAPUZHAMalayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala.... [more]
EL AMRANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Amrani", from the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan).
ELANDERSwedish
Ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + -ander, suffix adapted from Greek aner, andros ‘man’, a common element of Swedish surnames.
ELARDOItalian
Possibly from a variant of the Germanic personal name Ilardo (see Ilardi).
ELBAZJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant transcription of Albaz used by Moroccan Sephardic Jews.
EL BECHIRWestern African
Means "the Bechir", derived from the given name Bashir. This surname is mainly used in Mauritania.
ELCANOBasque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Elkano.
ELDENEnglish
Variant of Eldon.
ELDESSOUKYArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Dessouky" in Arabic, most likely referring to the city of Desouk in northern Egypt.
ELDONEnglish
Habitation name from the Old English personal name Ella- and -don from dun meaning "hill."
ELEANORFrench
Derives from the given name Eleanor. Not popular as a last name.
ELENBAASDutch
Reinterpretation of Elenbos or Elebaers, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements alja ‘other’ or agil ‘point or edge (of a sword)’ + berht ‘bright’.
ELESTIALEnglish (British, Modern, Rare)
First used as a surname in September 2000, first appearing on a birth certificate in July 2009. Meaning "protected by angels"; the origin is an adopted surname from a type of quartz crystal, often referred to as a new millennium crystal... [more]
ELEXALDEBasque
This indicates familial origin within any of several eponymous localities.
ELGETABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ELGEZABALBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zornotza.
EL HACHIMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Hachimi" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
EL HAJJArabic
Means "the pilgrim" in Arabic.
ELHASSANNorthern African, Arabic
From Arabic حَسُنَ (ḥasuna) meaning "to be good, to be beautiful" (chiefly Sudanese).
ELIÁŠCzech, Slovak
Eliáš is Czech and Slovak form of Hebrew name Elijah.
ELIASSONSwedish
Means "son of ELIAS".
ELICHGerman, American
Surname meaning "noble" from edelik or edelich. Notable bearer is professional ice hockey player Matt Elich.
EL IDRISSIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Idrissi" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
ELIEAmerican
From Rembrandt and Giacomo Elie, professional footballers for Genoa FC and Juventus FC.
ELIMELECHHebrew
Means "My God is a King" in Hebrew.
ELIOBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese locality.
ELISABELARBasque
Meaning prairie or meadow of the church. It's a surname of the christian inspiration.
ELIYAHUHebrew
From the given name Eliyahu.
ELIZABELARBasque
The Basque surname Elizabelar or De Elizabelar means "meadow of the church,". It's a surname that belongs to Celtic families. The Basques come from the ancient Celtic ethnic group (Celtic tribe) in the Pyrenees called (named) the baskunes or the barskunes (the people of the above).
ELIZABETHAmerican
From the given name Elizabeth.
EL JAOUHARIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Jaouhari" in Arabic, Jaouhari being derived from Arabic جوهر (jawhar) "jewel, precious stone, gem, essence" (see Jawahir). This surname is mainly found in Morocco.
ELKANOBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Eguesibar.
EL KHOURYArabic
Means "the Khoury" in Arabic, referring to the title of a Christian priest.
ELKINSEnglish
Patronymic of Elkin.
ELLMedieval
This name derives from the Medieval given name Elis first recorded in the 1220 Pipe Rolls of Middlesex "Elis de Adham". The ultimate origin of the name is the Hebrew, Elisha or Elijah (meaning "Jehovah is God")... [more]
ELLEFSENNorwegian
Means "son of Ellef".
ELLENDEREnglish
English variant of Allender.
ELLENDERGerman
Respelling of German Elender, a nickname for a stranger or newcomer, from Middle High German ellende ‘strange’, ‘foreign’, or a habitational name for someone from any of twenty places named Elend, denoting a remote settlement, as for example in the Harz Mountains or in Carinthia, Austria.
ELLENSEnglish
Metronymic from Ellen (1).
ELLERHOFFGerman
This name means "Black Alder Tree Courtyard" and was inspired by a tree in a yard at the family farm in Nettelstedt, Germany.
ELLERMAAEstonian
Ellermaa is an Estonian surname, most likely an Estoniazation of the German surname Ellermann.
ELLIKEstonian
Ellik is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hellik" meaning "sensitive" and "tender".
ELLINGHAMEnglish
Habitational name from places so named in Hampshire, Northumbria, and Norfolk. The first of these is named from Old English Edlingaham ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of Edla’, a personal name derived from a short form of the various compound names with a first element ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’; the others may have the same origin or incorporate the personal name Ella (see Ellington).
ELLINGSENNorwegian
Means "son of ELLING".
ELLINGTONEnglish
English habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire, Kent, Northumbria, and North Yorkshire; most are so named from Old English Ellingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Ella’, a short form of the various compound names with a first element ælf ‘elf’, but the one in Kent has its first element from the Old English byname Ealda meaning ‘old’.
ELMAHDYArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Mahdi" from Arabic مَهْدِيّ (mahdiyy) meaning "rational, sensible" or "guided one, rightly guided". In Islam, the term refers to a saviour figure who will restore peace to the world.
ELMALEHJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Moroccan Jewish surname derived from Arabic مالح (malîh) either meaning "good, handsome, charming" or "salty, savoury".
ELMALIKNorthern African, Arabic
From Arabic الْمَالِك (al-mālik) meaning "the king" or "the owner" (chiefly Sudanese).
EL MASRYArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Egyptian", from Arabic مِصْرِيّ (miṣriyy) meaning "Egyptian person".
EL MOCTARWestern African
Derived from the given Moctar, a variant of Mokhtar. A bearer is Jidou El Moctar (1985–), a Mauritanian runner.
ELMOREEnglish
An English habitational name from Elmore in Gloucestershire, named from Old English elm ‘elm’ + ofer ‘river bank’ or ofer ‘ridge’.
ELMURZAEVChechen
Means "son of Elmurza".
ELOFSSONSwedish
Means "son of ELOF".
ELORTZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Noain Elortzibar.
EL OUAFIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Ouafi", derived from the given name Wafi. A bearer was Ahmed Boughèra El Ouafi (1898-1959), an Algerian athlete during the French rule over the country.
EL OUAZZANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Ouazzani", originally indicating a person who came from the town of Ouazzane in Morocco.
ELPHEEEnglish
Derived from the Old English given name Ælfwig.
EL-QASESArabic
It means "the narrative (which refers to the title of a chapter of the Quran)".
ELRASHIDYArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the rightly guided" from Arabic رَشِيد (rašīd) meaning "well-guided, following the right course".
ELRICEnglish, Anime
From the medieval English givin name Elric. Notable bearers were the Fullmetal Alchemist characters Edward and Alphonse Elric, as well as their mother, Trisha Elric.
EL SAYEDArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the master", from Arabic سَيِّد (sayyid) meaning "master, lord, prince" (see Sayyid).
ELSEGOODEnglish (British), English (Australian)
Derived from an Old English given name, possibly *Ælfgod or *Æðelgod, in which the second element is god "god". (Another source gives the meaning "temple-god", presumably from ealh and god.)... [more]
EL-SHAFEIArabic
It means "the intercessor (which refers to the Prophet of Islam, who will hopefully intercede on one's behalf before God on the day of judgement)".
ELSHARKAWYArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the easterner, the one from the east" from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "east, eastern".
ELSINGGerman
From a variant of the old personal name Elsung.
ELSINGERGerman (Swiss)
Probably a derivative of Elsing.
ELUEstonian
Elu is an Estonian surname meaning "life" and "being"; "living".
ELVERMANGerman
The name Elverman means Eel fisherman.
ELWELLEnglish
Means "person from Elwell", Dorset (probably "spring from which omens can be read").
ELWOODEnglish
It's either from a place name in Gloucestershire, England called Ellwood that is derived from Old English ellern "elder tree" and wudu "wood", or a form of the Old English personal name Ælfweald, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and weald "rule".
EL-ZEINArabic
It means "the ornament".
EMAMIPersian
From the Arabic إمام‎‎ (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used as a title for the leader of worship at an Islamic mosque.
EMBOABAPortuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Emboava. A famous bearer of this surname is Brazilian footballer Oscar.
EMBRYEnglish, Scottish
ember, smoldering fire
EMERJewish, Anglo-Saxon
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish emer ‘pail’, ‘bucket’. ... [more]
EMERYEnglish, French, Norman
English and French from a Germanic personal name, Emaurri, composed of the elements amja ‘busy’, ‘industrious’ + ric ‘power’. The name was introduced into England from France by the Normans... [more]
EMİRTurkish
Turkish cognate of Amir.
EMMEREnglish
Derived from a nickname for EMERSON
EMMERGerman
A topographic name for someone who lived by land where grain was grown, a status name for someone who owned such land, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or dealt in grain.
EMMERICHGerman
From the given name Emmerich.
EMMERLYEnglish
From the given name Amalric.
EMORAnglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
EMORYEnglish, Irish
English variant spelling of Emery.
EMPERAIREFrench
Means "Emperor".
EMSLEYEnglish
A name that came from a family that lived in Yorkshire, where they derived the family name from Helmsley. Probably of Old English origin Helm and ley or leah, which means "a clearing in the woods."
ENATSUJapanese
江 (E) means "River,Inlet" and 夏 (natsu) means "Summer". A notable bearer is Yutaka Enatsu who used to be a pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers. Enatsu is also on the first name sight. They both don't occur much.
ENCIÑIASSpanish
Derives from Spanish heritage and culture. Other spellings of the name of ENCIÑIAS may be Encinas, Encinias, Encinitas etc.
ENDOJapanese
From the Japanese 遠 (en) "distant" and 藤 (to, do or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
ENEBORGSwedish
From Swedish en "juniper" and borg "castle".
ENESCURomanian
Means 'son of Aeneas' in Romanian.
ENEVOLDSENDanish
Means "son of Enevold".
ENFIELDEnglish
Place in England. Like Uxbridge.
ENGSwedish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eng "meadow".
ENGDAHLSwedish
Combination of Swedish äng "meadow" and dal "valley".
ENGELBERTGerman, English, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of engel (see Engel) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The widespread popularity of the name in France during the Middle Ages was largely a result of the fact that it had been borne by a son-in-law of Charlemagne; in the Rhineland it was more often given in memory of a bishop of Cologne (1216–25) of this name, who was martyred.
ENGELBRECHTAfrikaans
The name Engelbrecht has multiple translations, including "Angle Glorious" and "Bright Angel".
ENGELBRECHTPolabian (Germanized, Modern, Rare)
First person with this name was Engelbrekt Engelbrektson. Germanized Slavic name. Later, it was a noble family
ENGELSENNorwegian
Means "son of Engel".
ENGENNorwegian, Dutch
Norwegian habitational name. Singular definite form of ENG.... [more]
ENGINEERIndian (Parsi)
Parsi name literally meaning "engineer", referring to someone who made machines or engines. As the British rule of India demanded for all Parsees to adopt a surname, many used English vocabulary based on their occupation.
ENGLANDNorwegian (Rare)
From the name of several farms in Norway, named with Old Norse eng "meadow" and land "land".
ENGLANDERGerman, Jewish
Ethnic name derived from German Engländer, meaning 'Englishman', thus denoting an incomer from England. In some cases, the Jewish name may be an ornamental adoption.
ENGLUNDSwedish, English
Combination of Swedish äng "meadow" and lund "grove".
ENISIrish
Variant of Ennis
ENJOLRASLiterature
From a surname which was from Occitan enjeura meaning "to terrify". This was the name of a charismatic activist in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862).