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    Vietnamese
From the Sino-Vietnamese character and ultimately the Chinese character meaning "river". It was probably given to someone who lived near a river.
HẠ     Vietnamese
Derived from the Han character meaning "summer".
HAALAND     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Haaland or Håland, in Agder and southwestern Norway, notably in the county of Rogaland. The farm name is from Old Norse Hávaland, from Old Norse hár meaning "high" + land meaning "farm".
HAAM     Hmong
A Hmong clan surname, which is sometimes anglicized as Ham or Hang. It may be a variant form of the Chinese surname Hang.
HAAN     Dutch
It means "rooster" in Dutch
HAAVISTO     Finnish
Means "place with aspens" or "group of aspens". This name comes from a combination of haapa, "aspen", and the suffix -sto which is used for places and groups of things.
HABERKORN     German
Metonymic occupational name for a dealer in oats, from Middle High German haber(e) "oats" and korn "grain".
HABERMANN     German
Derived from Late Middle High German haber and Middle High German and Middle Low German haver(e) "oat" and man "man", this surname denoted someone who dealt in oat or who produced and dealt in oat groats, porridge or grits.
HABERMANN     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a grower or seller of oats, composed of the elements Haber and the agent suffix -mann.
HABSBURG     German
This surname may have been used by someone whose descendants originated from the House of Habsburg, which was one of the most important royal houses in Europe. It is assumed that the surname is derived from High German Habichtsburg meaning "hawk castle," but some historians and linguists believe that it may actually be derived from Middle High German hab/hap meaning "ford", as there is a river with a ford nearby.
HACHIMITSU     Japanese
Means "honey"
HACKMANN     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a butcher or a woodcutter.
HADDAWAY     English
Variant of Hathaway.
HADDEN     Irish
Variation of Haden
HADDLEY     English
Variant of Hadley.
HADDON     English
Derived from the Old English word had meaning "heathland" and the Old English suffix -don meaning "hill"; hence, the "heathland hill" or the "heather-covered hill".... [more]
HADIA     Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian, Pakistani
From the given name Hadia.
HADJ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic حاج (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", ultimately from حج‎‎ (ḥajj) meaning "pilgrimage", referring to the mandatory Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This surname is mainly used in Algeria.
HADŽIĆ     Bosnian
Derived from the word hadži, which is the Bosnian form of hajji, the title given to Muslims who have successfully completed the journey to Mecca (the hajj) or Christians who have journeyed to Jerusalem.
HAENER     German
Variant of HÄHNER or HÄNNER.
HAESSLY     German (Swiss)
Variant of Hässli.
HAFER     German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats, from German Hafer "oats". Compare Haber. As a Jewish surname, it is in many cases ornamental.
HAGAN     Jewish
Hebrew, shortened from haganah which means soldier
HAGAN     Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁgáin "descendant of Ógán", a personal name from a diminutive of óg "young".
HAGAN     Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin "descendant of Aodhagán", a personal name formed from a double diminutive of Aodh meaning "fire".
HAGELBERG     German, Polish
Hagel means 'mountain' and berg means 'hail' or 'ice'.
HAGEMAN     Dutch, Swedish
Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, from Middle Dutch haghe ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’ + man ‘man’. Respelling of German Hagemann. ... [more]
HAGEMANN     German, Danish
1. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure, from Middle High German hac ‘enclosure’, ‘hedge’, Middle Low German hage + mann ‘man’. ... [more]
HAGEN     Norwegian
Definite singular form of hage, from Old Norse hagi "enclosure".
HÄGG     Swedish
From Swedish hägg "hackberry, bird cherry ".
HÄGGSTRÖM     Swedish
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" and ström "stream, small river".
HAGIWARA     Japanese
Meaning "field of bush clovers", from 萩 (hagi) meaning "bush clover", and 原 (hara) meaning "field" or "meadow".
HAGSTRÖM     Swedish
Combination of Swedish hage "enclosure, garden" and ström "stream, small river".
HAGSTROM     English
Anglicized form of Swedish HAGSTRÖM.
HAHM     German
Metonymic occupational name for a sealer of weights and measures, from Middle High German hāme ‘(standard) measure’.
HÄHNER     German
Pet form of HEINRICH.
HAHNER     German
Occupational name for a poultry farmer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German hane "rooster".
HAHNER     German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Hahn or Hag.
HAID     German
HAILES     Scottish, English
Scottish habitational name from Hailes in Lothian, originally in East Lothian, named from the Middle English genitive or plural form of hall ‘hall’. ... [more]
HAIM     Hebrew, Jewish
From the given name Haim (see Chayyim).
HAIRFIELD     English
Probably a variant of Harefield, a habitational name from a place so named, for example the one Greater London or Harefield in Selling, Kent, which are both apparently named from Old English here ‘army’ + feld ‘open country’.
HAIZLIP     English (American)
American variant spelling of Scottish Hyslop.
HAJJAR     Arabic
Surname meaning "stonemason" in Arabic.
HÅKANSSON     Swedish
Means "son of HÅKAN".
HÄKKINEN     Finnish
From given name Heikki
HAKURYŪ     Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 白 (haku, byaku, shira-, shiro, shiro.i) meaning "white" with 竜 (ryuu, ryou, rou, ise, tatsu) meaning "dragon, imperial" or 柳 (ryuu, yanagi) meaning "willow."... [more]
HALABI     Arabic
Habitational name from Arabic Halabi, adjectival derivative of Halab "Aleppo", a city in Syria.
HALAMA     Polish, Czech
Unflattering nickname meaning ‘big, lumbering fellow’, ‘lout’.
HALBERSHTOT     Yiddish
Yiddish form of Halberstadt. It was first adopted as a surname by Tzvi Hirsh, the rabbi of the eponymous Eastphalian town.
HALBERSTADT     German
Habitational name from any of various places so named, notably the city near Magdeburg and Halberstadt near Königstein in Saxony.
HALBROCK     Low German
Variation of Holbrook.
HALDON     English (Rare)
From a place name in Devon, England.
HALIBURTON     Scottish
Means "town fortified in stone". It comes from a combination of the Old Norse element hallr meaning rock (as in Halle) and of the Old English place name Burton, denoting a fortified town... [more]
HALLA     Danish
Derived from the Old Norse HALLR, which means 'flat stone, rock' or 'sloping, leaning to one side'... [more]
HALLÉN     Swedish, Dutch
Swedish variant of Hall, with the addition of the adjectival suffix -én. Possibly a shortened form of Dutch van der Hallen, a topographic or habitational name from Middle Dutch halle ‘hall.’
HALLETT     English
Derived from the given name Hallet (see ADALHARD).
HALLGRÍMSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of Hallgrímur".
HALLICHE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A known bearer is Rafik Halliche (1986–), an Algerian footballer.
HALLINAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁilgheanáin "descendant of Áilgheanán", a pet form of a personal name composed of old Celtic elements meaning "mild, noble person".
HALLIWELL     English
Northern English (Lancashire) habitational name from a place near Manchester called Halliwell, from Old English halig ‘holy’ + well(a) ‘well’, ‘spring’, or from any of the numerous other places named with these elements (see Hollowell).
HALLMARK     English
From Middle English halfmark ‘half a mark’, probably a nickname or status name for someone who paid this sum in rent.
HALLOW     English
English: topographic name from Middle English hal(l)owes ‘nooks’, ‘hollows’, from Old English halh (see Hale). In some cases the name may be genitive, rather than plural, in form, with the sense ‘relative or servant of the dweller in the nook’.
HÄLLSTRÖM     Swedish
Variant of HELLSTRÖM.
HALLSTRÖM     Swedish
Combination of Swedish hall "hall, stone, rock" and ström "stream, small river".
HALOŽAN     Slovene
From the Haloze region of Slovenia.
HALPERN     Jewish
Habitual surname for a person who lived in the city of Heilbronn in Germany.
HALVERSON     English
Anglicized form of Norwegian or Danish Halvorsen.
HALVORSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Halvor".
HAMADA     Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic
From the given name Hamada, unrelated to the Japanese surname.
HAMADA     Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
HAMADATE     Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 舘 or 館(date or tate) "mansion," "large building," "palace"
HAMAKAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 川 or 河 (kawa) "river."
HÄMÄLÄINEN     Finnish
Finnish surname meaning "Tavastian, person from Tavastia". Tavastia is a historical province in southern Finland. The surname is a combination of Häme "Tavastia" and -läinen "-ian".
HAMANO     Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
HAMBERG     German, Danish, Jewish
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburg.
HAMBERGER     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from any of various places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburger.
HAMBURG     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from the great city and port at the mouth of the river Elbe, named with the Germanic elements ham ‘water meadow’ + burg ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.
HAMBURGER     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from Hamburg.
HAMDAN     Muslim
Muslim: from an Arabic personal name, Ḥamdān ‘much praise’, a derivative of Hamid. Ḥamdān was the name of a tribe in Arabia. The Hamdani dynasty ruled al-Jazira and Syria from 905 to 1004.... [more]
HAMEL     Yiddish, Dutch, German
The name Hamel has three origins.... [more]
HAMELIN     French
from the Norse word HAMO meaning home.
HAMER     English, German
From the town of Hamer in Lancashire from the old english word Hamor combining "Rock" and "Crag". It is also used in Germany and other places in Europe, possibly meaning a maker of Hammers.
HAMILL     Scottish
Habitational name from Haineville or Henneville in Manche, France, named from the Germanic personal name Hagano + Old French ville "settlement".
HAMILL     English
Nickname for a scarred or maimed person, from Middle English, Old English hamel "mutilated", "crooked".
HAMILL     Irish
According to MacLysaght, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁdhmaill "descendant of Ádhmall", which he derives from ádhmall "active".
HAMITI     Albanian
Possibly a variant of Amiti.
HAMMAMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Hammam (see Hamam). A bearer is Hamma Hammami (1952–), a Tunisian communist speaker. In 2014, this was the third most common surname in Tunisia.
HAMMARSKJÖLD     Swedish
Hammarskjöld is a Swedish noble family. The name is a combination of hammare "hammer" and sköld "shield".
HAMMER     German, English, Jewish
From Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or nickname for a forceful person.
HAMMERSCHMIDT     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from German hamer, 'hammer' and schmidt, 'smith. See Hammersmith.
HAMMERSLEY     English (Modern)
From southern England. From homersley meaning homestead, that later changed to hamersley
HAMMERSMED     Norwegian (Archaic, ?), Danish (Archaic, ?)
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from Danish & Norwegian hammer, 'hammer' and smed, 'smith'. See Hammersmith
HAMMERSMITH     German, English
Normally an anglicization of German Hammerschmidt. Perhaps also from Norwegian Hammersmed.... [more]
HAMMON     English
Variant of Hammond.
HAMMOND     English
Derived from the Medieval English name HAMO or from the Old Norse name HÁMUNDR.
HAMMOND     English
From a personal name, Hamo(n), which is generally from a continental Germanic name Haimo, a short form of various compound names beginning with haim "home", although it could also be from the Old Norse personal name Hámundr, composed of the elements hár "high" and mund "protection"... [more]
HAMP     English, German
English: unexplained; compare Hemp.... [more]
HAMRE     Scandinavian
Hamre is a Surname used by people who has family from the places called Hamre
HAMZAGIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Hamza".
HAMZIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Hamza".
HANAFIN     Irish
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinbhthín (modernized as Ó hAinifín) ‘descendant of Ainbhthín’, a personal name derived from ainbhíoth ‘non-peace’, ‘storm’.
HANÁK     Czech
Derived from the small town Haná.
HANAZAWA     Japanese
Means "flower swamp" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 花 (flower) and 沢 / 澤 (swamp).
HANCE     English
Allegedly a patronymic from the personal name Hann.
HÄNDEL     German
Derived from HANS or HEINRICH.
HÄNER     German
Variant of HANNER.
HANER     German
Altered spelling or variant of HAHNER.
HANES     English, Welsh
variant spelling of Haynes.
HANGANU     Romanian
Hanganu is a Romanian surname.... [more]
HANKS     English
Patronymic form of HANK.
HANLIN     Scottish, English
Scottish and English: probably a variant spelling of Irish Hanlon.
HANLON     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnluain "descendant of Anluan", a personal name from the intensive prefix an- and luan "light", "radiance" or "warrior". Occasionally it has been used to represent HALLINAN.
HANNACHI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Hanencha, the name of a semi-independent tribe inhabiting eastern Algeria and western Tunisia. This surname is mainly found in Tunisia and Algeria.
HANNAM     English
Habitational name from a place called Hanham in Gloucestershire, which was originally Old English Hānum, dative plural of hān ‘rock’, hence ‘(place) at the rocks’. The ending -ham is by analogy with other place names with this very common unstressed ending.
HÄNNER     German
Pet form of HEINRICH.
HANNER     German
From a pet form of Hann, short form of JOHANN.
HANSLAY     English
Variant of HANSLEY.
HANSSEN     Danish
Means "son of Hans"... [more]
HANTZI     Greek
Variant of Hatzis.
HAPPYGOD     English (African, Rare)
Possibly from the English words happy and god.
HAQUE     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Pakistani
Derived from the Arabic حَقَّ (ḥaqqa) meaning "true, right, correct".
HARA     Japanese
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
HARADA     Japanese
From the Japanese 原 (hara) "field," "plain," "original" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy" or 多 (da or ta) "many."
HARALDSON     Norwegian
Variant of Haraldsson.
HARB     Muslim
Means "war" in Arabic.
HARBACH     German
Habitational name from any of several places named Harbach.
HARBACHOŬ     Belarusian
Variant transcription of Harbachow.
HARBACHOW     Belarusian
Belarusian form and equivalent of Gorbachev.
HARBIN     English
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origins, and is derived from the personal names Rabin, Robin, and Robert. It has the English prefix 'har', which means gray.... [more]
HARBOR     English
English: variant spelling of Harbour.
HARBOUR     English, French
English: metonymic occupational name for a keeper of a lodging house, from late Old English herebeorg ‘shelter’, ‘lodging’ (from here ‘army’ + beorg ‘shelter’). (The change of -er- to -ar- is a regular phonetic process in Old French and Middle English.... [more]
HARCUS     Scottish
Orcadian form of Harcase, a habitational name originating from Berwickshire, Scotland.
HÅRD     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "hard".
HARDEKOP     German (Rare)
Derived from Middle High German hart "hard" and kopf "head". As a surname, it was given to a hard-headed, stubborn person.
HARE     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍr, meaning ‘long-lasting’. In Ireland this name is found in County Armagh; it has also long been established in Scotland.... [more]
HARGIER     French
Known back to the 15th or 16th century in France.... [more]
HARGROVE     English
English: variant of Hargrave.
HARIGAE     Japanese
From the Japanese 張 (hari) "Extended Net constellation" and 替 (kae or gae) "exchange," "spare," "substitute."
HARJU     Finnish
Means "esker", a long ridge formed by a river flowing underneath a glacier. Eskers made of gravel are common in Finland.
HARKAWAY     English
From a sporting phrase used to guide and incite hunting dogs.
HARKER     English (British)
English (mainly northeastern England and West Yorkshire): habitational name from either of two places in Cumbria, or from one in the parish of Halsall, near Ormskirk, Lancashire. The Cumbrian places are probably named from Middle English hart ‘male deer’ + kerr ‘marshland’... [more]
HARKNESS     Scottish, English (British), Northern Irish
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place (perhaps in the area of Annandale, with which the surname is connected in early records), probably so called from the Old English personal name Hereca (a derivative of the various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English næss ‘headland’, ‘cape’... [more]
HARLESS     English, German
English: probably a variant spelling of Arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.
HARLIN     English
English surname transferred to forename use, from the Norman French personal name Herluin, meaning "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
HARMA     Finnish, Estonian
Anglicized form of either Härma or Haarma. The former is a locational surname referring to places in Estonia and Finland. The latter means 'gray' in Finnish.
HARMENINCK     Frisian
Patronymic of Hermann.
HARMER     English (British)
Meaning, of the Army or man of Armor, from the battle at Normandy, France. It was formerly a French last name Haremere after the battle at Normandy it moved on to England where it was shortened to Harmer.
HARMSE     Dutch, Low German
The surname Harmse is derived from Harms or Harm, a Low-German / Niederdeutsch surname or name. In Plattdeutsch/Low Saxon the word sine is used as a possessive construction, hence Harmse indicates that it is the child of Harms, Harm, or Harmensze... [more]
HARMSE     Dutch
NORTH-HOLLAND
HARO     Spanish (Mexican)
Perhaps a shortened version of the name "de Haro"
HAROLD     English, Norman, German
English from the Old English personal name Hereweald, its Old Norse equivalent Haraldr, or the Continental form Herold introduced to Britain by the Normans. These all go back to a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + wald ‘rule’, which is attested in Europe from an early date; the Roman historian Tacitus records a certain Cariovalda, chief of the Germanic tribe of the Batavi, as early as the 1st century ad... [more]
HAROLD     Irish
Of direct Norse origin, but is also occasionally a variant of Harrell and Hurrell.
HARPAZ     ?
HARR     English
Short form of Harris
HARRETT     French
France, England
HARRIS     Welsh
A combination of the Welsh adjective 'hy', meaning 'bold' or 'presumptuous' and the common Welsh personal name 'Rhys'. This surname is common in South Wales and the English West Country and has an official Welsh tartan... [more]
HARROLD     Scottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Harold.
HARROW     English
Means "person from Harrow", the district of northwest Greater London, or various places of the same name in Scotland ("heathen shrine").
HARRY     English
From first name Harry.
HARTFORD     English
Habitational name from Hertford, or from either of two places called Hartford, in Cheshire and Cumbria; all are named with Old English heorot ‘hart’ + ford ‘ford’.
HARTIKKA     Finnish
Finnish surname, possibly a Finnish variant of German first name Harteke.
HARTLEY     English, Scottish
Derived from the Old English words meaning heorot meaning "hart" and leah meaning "clearing". Also from Scottish Ó hArtghaile meaning "descendant of Artghal". Hartley is also an English given name.
HARTMAN     German
Variant of Hartmann.
HARTMAN     Dutch
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hard "hardy, strong" and man "man".
HARTON     English
This surname is a habitational one, denoting someone who lived in a village in County Durham or in North Yorkshire.... [more]
HARTWELL     English
Habitational name from places in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire called Hartwell, from Old English heorot ‘stag’, ‘hart’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’... [more]
HARUNO     Japanese
Means "spring field", from Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" and 野 (no) "field".
HARUTA     Japanese
From the Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" or 治 (haru) "peace," "public security" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
HARUYAMA     Japanese
From Japanese 春 (haru) meaning "spring" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
HARVARD     English
From the Old English given name Hereweard, composed of the elements here "army" and weard "guard", which was borne by an 11th-century thane of Lincolnshire, leader of resistance to the advancing Normans... [more]
HASANAGA     Albanian
Albanian surname, Hasani and given "Aga" in Ottoman Empire
HASANČIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Hasan".
HASANOVIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Hasan".
HASCALL     English
Variant of HASKELL.
HASEGAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 長 (ha or naga) "long," "chief," 谷 (se, tani or ya) "valley" and 川 (kawa or gawa) "river."
HAŠEK     Czech (?)
Meaning "Pure" or "Chaste" from Latin Castus, a shortening of Castulus. Diminutive of the personal name Haštal. Noteable people with this surname include Dominik Hašek, a Czech ice hockey Goal-tender and Jaroslav Hašek, a Czech satirist and Journalist, most known for his satirical novel, 'The Good Soldier Švejk'.
HASH     German
HASHIRA     Japanese
Hashira is a Japanese last name that means "Pillar" or "Support". ... [more]
HASHLEY     American
Variant of Ashley (?).
HASHMI     Pakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Afghani
From the Arabic هاشم (hashim) meaning "crusher, breaker of bread" (see Hashim). This surname refers to the Arab Banu Hashim clan (also called Hashemites) of the Quraysh tribe that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad was a member of.
HAŞIMOV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of Hashim", written with a dotless "ı".
HASKELL     English
From the Norman personal name ASCHETIL.
HASKELL     Jewish
From the personal name KHASKL.
HASLEY     English
Habitational name of uncertain origin. The surname is common in London, and may be derived from Alsa (formerly Assey) in Stanstead Mountfitchet, Essex (recorded as Alsiesheye in 1268). nother possible source is Halsway in Somerset, named from Old English hals ‘neck’ + weg ‘way’, ‘road’.
HASSALL     English
Means "person from Hassall", Cheshire ("witch's corner of land").
HASSAN     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
HASSELBACH     German
Habitational name from any of the places in various parts of Germany called Hasselbach.
HASSELHOFF     American
The surname of the singer, David Hasselhoff.
HASSLACHER     German
hass=hate; lacher=laughter... [more]
HÄSSLI     German (Swiss), French (Rare)
Swiss German diminutive form of Haas. This is a French surname via Alsace-Lorraine. A notable bearer is French footballer (soccer player) Eric Hassli (1981-).
HASTINGS     English
Hastings... [more]
HATAKE     Japanese
Means "Field" in Japanese
HATANO     Japanese
From the Japanese 渡 (ha or wata) "ferryboat," "ferry" or 羽 (ha or hane) "wing," "feather;" 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many;" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
HATATHLI     Navajo
From Navajo hataałii meaning ‎"medicine man, shaman", literally "singer" (from the verb hataał ‎"he sings, he is chanting").
HATCH     English
English (mainly Hampshire and Berkshire): topographic name from Middle English hacche ‘gate’, Old English hæcc (see Hatcher). In some cases the surname is habitational, from one of the many places named with this word... [more]
HATCHER     English
Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gate, from Middle English hacche (Old English hæcc) + the agent suffix -er. This normally denoted a gate marking the entrance to a forest or other enclosed piece of land, sometimes a floodgate or sluice-gate.
HATENDI     Shona
Meaning unknown.
HATSU     Japanese
Hatsu is both a Japanese surname and a unisex name meaning "Beginning." Notable bearers of this surname is Akiko Hatsu (Japanese manga artist) and a bearer of the first name form is Hatsu Hioki (Japanese wrestler).
HATTENDORF     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from places called Hattendorf, near Alsfeld and near Hannover. The element hatt, had means ‘bog’
HATTORI     Japanese
From the Japanese 服 "clothes" and 部 "region," "division," "part." This was the surname of Hanzo Hattori (服部半蔵), a famous 16th century samurai and ninja.
HATZI     Greek
A Greek rendering of حاج‎ (ḥājj), denoting one who has successfully completed a pilgrimage. In a Christian context, the title designates a person who has visited Jerusalem and the Holy Land and was baptised in the Jordan River... [more]
HATZIDAKIS     Greek
Diminutive of Hatzis.
HATZIS     Greek
Hatzis is the modern form of the Greek khatzis 'a pilgrim to Jerusalem' (either Christian or Muslim), considered a high social distinction. The Greek term is Semitic in origin and is cognate with Arabic hajj 'pilgrimage (to Mecca).'
HAUCK     German
Derived from the first name Hugo.
HAUEIS     German
Derived from Middle High German houwen "to beat" and isen "iron". This surname denoted a smith.
HAUG     Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound". See HAUGEN.
HAUGE     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hauge, from the dative singular of Old Norse haugr "hill, mound".
HAUGHTON     English
English
HAUGLAND     Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound" and land "farmstead, land".
HAUKEBØ     Norwegian
A combination of Norwegian hauk, derived from Old Norse haukr, "hawk" and , derived from Old Norse bœr, "farm". The meaning refers to hawks sitting abode; as on the roof of a barn.
HAUS     German
Topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and worked in a great house, from Middle High German, Middle Low German hus "house" (see House).
HAUSCH     German
From the Germanic personal name Huso, a short form of a compound name composed with hus ‘house’, ‘dwelling’ as the first element.
HAUSER     German, Jewish
From Middle High German hus "house", German haus, + the suffix -er, denoting someone who gives shelter or protection.
HAUSLE     German (Austrian)
Topographical name for someone who's House was near the Woods, from German "Häus" House "le" Woods
HAUSMANN     German
From Middle High German hus "house" (see HAUS) + man "man".
HAUSWIRTH     German
From Middle High German haus 'house' and wirt 'owner' or 'master'.
HAUTALA     Finnish
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (la) meaning “abode, home, or land of….”
HAUTAMAA     Finnish
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (maa) meaning, “country.”
HAUTAMÄKI     Finnish
Finnish for "GRAVESHILL;" possibly cemetery or simply a person who lived near graves on a hill. hauta ("grave") & mäki ("hill")
HAVELOCK     English
From the Middle English male personal name Havelok, from Old Norse Hafleikr, literally "sea sport". It was borne by the British general Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857).
HAVERBUS     Yiddish, Dutch
From Yiddish/Hebrew Haver (חבר) and Baruch (ברוך), thus literally "blessed friend".
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