Submitted Surnames Starting with E
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EADE English (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
, and Edith
Nickname for a lordly, impressive, or sharp-eyed man, from Middle English egle
"eagle" (from Old French aigle
, from Latin aquila
EAGLEBURGER English (American)
Americanized form of German Adelberger, a habitational name for someone from a place called Adelberg near Stuttgart.
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
appears in early American history in Pennsylvania and New Jerssey. Jacob Earenfight fought in the Battle of Princeton in the American Revolutionary War.
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).
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]
Habitational name from either of two places, one in Humberside and one in West Yorkshire, so named from Old English ēast
"east" and burna
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".
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]
Derived from Arabic عِبَاد (ʿibād)
, the plural of عَبْد (ʿabd)
meaning “servant, slave”.
Meaning unknown. It could be from the given name Eden
, from the place name Eden, meaning "Place Of Pleasure".
ECONOMOS Greek (Anglicized, Expatriate, ?)
Alternate transcription of Greek Οικονόμος (see Oikonomos
), which was an occupational surname meaning "one who manages a household, steward of an estate, housekeeper" from the ancient Greek word οἰκόνομος (oikonomos)
, itself derived from οἶκος (oikos)
"house, household" and νόμος (nomos)
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.
Ornamental name derived from German Edelstein
"gemstone; precious stone".
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
EDEVANE Welsh, 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]
Topographic name, especially in Lancashire and the West Midlands, for someone who lived on or by a hillside or ridge, from Old English ecg
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.
Habitational name from any of numerous minor places named Edgerley, Edgerely, or Hedgerley.
Meant "son of Edmede
", from a medieval nickname for a self-effacing person (literally "humble", from Old English ēadmēde
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.
Habitational name from Edmonstone, near Edinburgh, so named from the Old English personal name Ēadmund + tūn meaning "settlement".
Combination of Swedish ed
"isthmus" and ström
Eek is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "leek", meaning "flame" or "blaze". Possibly, a corruption of the Swedish word "Ek", meaning "oak".
Eelmaa is an Estonian surname derived from "eel" maening "fore" aand "maa" meaning "land".
Eenlo is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "eend" meaning "protrusion", "overhang" and "jetty".
Eenmaa is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "salu" ("grove").
Eenpalu is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "palu" ("sandy heath").
Eensaar is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "saar" ("island").
Eensalu is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "salu" ("grove").
Eensoo is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "soo" meaning "swamp/marsh".
Eero is both an Estonian surname and masculine given name.
Eesik is an Estonian surname derived from "esik" meaning ""front" ad "vestibule" and "entry".
Eespere is an Estonian surname meaning "in front of (ees) homefolk/family (pere)".
Eespõld is an Estonian surname meaning "afore/ahead of field".
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".
Meaning unknown. This surname is famously used by actor Zac Efron.
Derived from a place name on Sjælland containing the name element EIK
From the name of several farmsteads in Norway named with Norwegian eik
"oak" and land
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’.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Arakil.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Donemiliaga.
From a Germanic personal name formed with the element agi ‘point (of a sword)’.
EGNER Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of a farm in Norway, of unknown origin. A known bearer was Norwegian playwright Thorbjørn Egner (1912-1990).
Japanese surname meaning "mouth of the river". This surname is mostly found on the island of Kyūshū.
Eha is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "dusk"; from Estonian mythology.
Ehala is an Estonian surname meaning "sunset glow/twilight area".
Ehasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "dusk grove". Eha is also an common feminine given name.
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agil
"edge", "point (of a sword)" + hard
"brave", "hardy", "strong" or ward "guard".
From a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German ēra
, meaning ‘honor’, and hard
, meaning ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, or ‘strong’. The name was popularized by the cult of the 8th-century bishop of Regensburg of this name... [more]
A Latinized joining of the German words irmin
(world, all-encompassing) and trud
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.
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.
Habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Eichelberg.
EICHHORN German, 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]
Topographic name for someone who lived on or owned property surrounded by water, from Middle High German eilant
Ein is an Estonian surname derived from "eine" meaning "meal" and "refreshments".
Einaste is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "eine", meaning "meal". Possibly also from the German surname "Einmann".
Derived from German Einhorn
(Middle High German einhorn
) "unicorn", denoting someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a unicorn.
EINSTEIN German, 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]
EIRIS Ancient 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.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Paços de Ferreira.
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.
EISEN German, 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
EISENBERGER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of the several places called Eisenberg. As a Jewish name it is also an ornamental name.
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]
EISNER German, Jewish
Occupational name for an ironworker, smith, or ironmonger, from an agent derivative of Middle High German īsen
and German Eisen
, meaning ‘iron’ (see Eisen
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".
Eit is an Estonian surname meaning "old woman", "crone" and "hag".
EJIOFOR Igbo, Nigerian
A famous bearer of this surname is Chiwetel Ejiofor, a British actor of Nigerian and Igbo descent.
Combination of Swedish ek
"oak" and berg
EKLAND Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ek
"oak" and land
"land". A famous bearer is Swedish actress Britt Ekland (b. 1942), but in her case, the name is a variant of Eklund
Combination of Swedish ek
"oak" and löf
, an archaic spelling of löv
Combination of Swedish ek
"oak" and ström
"stream, river, current".
Composed of Swedish ek
"oak" and vall
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]
Combination of an unexplained first element and the common Swedish surname suffix -ander
(originally from Greek aner, andros
Habitation name from the Old English personal name Ella-
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’.
ELESTIAL English (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]
This indicates familial origin within any of several eponymous localities.
ELFORD Medieval English
From the Old English personal name Ella, from the word oelf
meaning "elf" or from the Old English alor
, meaning "alder tree." The name in full would mean "alder tree by a ford" or "Ella who lives by a ford".... [more]
Possibly a combination of an obsolete spelling of Swedish älv
"river" and the suffix -ing
(ultimately from Proto-Germanic -ingaz
) meaning "coming from, belonging to, descending from"... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zornotza.
ELICH German, American
Surname meaning "noble" from edelik
. Notable bearer is professional ice hockey player Matt Elich.
From Rembrandt and Giacomo Elie, professional footballers for Genoa FC and Juventus FC.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese locality.
Meaning prairie or meadow of the church. It's a surname of the christian inspiration.
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).
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Eguesibar.
Means "God is exist" in Hebrew. From the words el
, "God" and kayam
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]
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.
This name means "Black Alder Tree Courtyard" and was inspired by a tree in a yard at the family farm in Nettelstedt, Germany.
Ellermaa is an Estonian surname, most likely an Estoniazation of the German surname Ellermann.
Ellervee is an Estonian surname meaning "Eller water", but of undetermined origin. Possibly from the German "Eller". Possibly a corruption of the surname "Ellerbee" or "Ellerby".
Ellik is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hellik" meaning "sensitive" and "tender".
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
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
ELMAHDY Arabic (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.
An English habitational name from Elmore in Gloucestershire, named from Old English elm
‘elm’ + ofer
‘river bank’ or ofer
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Noain Elortzibar.
It means "the narrative (which refers to the title of a chapter of the Quran)".
ELRASHIDY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the rightly guided" from Arabic رَشِيد (rašīd)
meaning "well-guided, following the right course".
ELRIC English, 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.
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)".
From a variant of the old personal name Elsung.
Elu is an Estonian surname meaning "life" and "being"; "living".
Means "person from Elwell", Dorset (probably "spring from which omens can be read").
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
Emajõe is an Estonian surname meaning "mother river" (a genitive form of "ema jõgi"). The Emajõgi is a 100km river flowing through Estonia.
From the Arabic إمام (ʾimām)
meaning "leader, guide", used as a title for the leader of worship at an Islamic mosque.
From a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element amal
, which means ‘strength’ or ‘vigor’.