Submitted Surnames Starting with H

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From the Sino-Vietnamese character and ultimately the Chinese character meaning "river". It was probably given to someone who lived near a river.
Derived from the Han character meaning "summer".
Haab is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen".
Haabjärv is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen lake".
Haabmets is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen forest."
Haak is an Estonian surname meaning "hook" and "fastener".
Hääl is an Estonian surname meaning "voice".
From Old Norse Hávaland, derived from hár "high" and land "land, farm". This is the name of several farms in Norway.
A Hmong clan surname, which is sometimes anglicized as Ham or Hang. It may be a variant form of the Chinese surname Hang.
Haamer is an Estonian surname meaning "hammer".
It means "rooster" in Dutch
Haavakivi is an Estonian surname meaning "cut stone".
Haavaoks is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen bough/branch".
Haavapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen tree".
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.
Haavistu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "haavik" ("aspen wood") and "iste" ("seat" or "stool"); "aspen wood stool".
Not to be confused with the German surname of the same spelling.
Topographic name from Middle High German haber(e) "oats" and land "land", or a habitational name from any of various places so called.
HABERMANNGerman, Jewish
Occupational name for a grower or seller of oats, composed of the elements Haber and the agent suffix -mann.
HABIBIPersian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Habib.
Means "son of Habib" in Pashto. The Habibzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai.
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.
HACHEMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Hashmi (chiefly Algerian).
HACHIMIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hashim (chiefly Moroccan).
Means "honey"
Hachi (蜂) means bee, Mura (村) means village.
HACHMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Hashmi (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Means “son of the pilgrim”, derived from the Arabic word حَاجِيّ (ḥājiyy) denoting a Muslim pilgrim who has made the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
HACKMANNGerman, Jewish
Occupational name for a butcher or a woodcutter.
HACKNEYEnglish, Scottish
Habitational name from Hackney in Greater London, named from an Old English personal name Haca (genitive Hacan) combined with ēg "island, dry ground in marshland".
HACKNEYEnglish, Scottish
From Middle English hakenei (Old French haquenée), an ambling horse, especially one considered suitable for women to ride; perhaps therefore a metonymic occupational name for a stablehand... [more]
Means "the priest" in Hebrew, from the word ha which means "the", and the surname Cohen.
This is another reading of Haneda/Hata. Ha means "Plume, Feather, Wing" and Da means "Rice Paddy/Patty".
HADADArabic, Hebrew
Variant transcription of Haddad.
HADARHebrew (Modern)
From the given name Hadar, means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADDADArabic, Hebrew, Persian
Means "blacksmith" in Arabic, ultimately from Syriac ܚܰܕܳܕܳܐ (hadado), though it could also be derived from the name of a Semitic deity, Hadad.
Variation of Haden
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]
HADJArabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic حاج (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", referring to the Islamic hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia (chiefly Maghrebi).
Derived from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", a title given to Muslims who have completed the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
HAFERGerman, 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.
HAFIDIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hafid, mainly found in Morocco.
Ha means "Fragrance,Aroma" and Ga means "Congratulations". It's mostly in the northeastern Japan, and most likely comes from the place name in Tochigi Prefecture.
Hebrew, shortened from haganah which means soldier
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁgáin "descendant of Ógán", a personal name from a diminutive of óg "young".
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin "descendant of Aodhagán", a personal name formed from a double diminutive of Aodh meaning "fire".
HAGELBERGGerman, Polish
Hagel means 'mountain' and berg means 'hail' or 'ice'.
HAGEMANDutch, Swedish
Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, from Middle Dutch haghe ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’ + man ‘man’. Respelling of German Hagemann. ... [more]
HAGEMANNGerman, 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]
From Swedish hägg "hackberry, bird cherry ".
From the name Eigceartach, meaning "unjust."
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" and ström "stream, small river".
Hagi means "Bush Clover" and No means "Field, Plain, Wilderness". A notable bearer is Kosuke Hagino, a competitive swimmer.
Meaning "field of bush clovers", from 萩 (hagi) meaning "bush clover", and 原 (hara) meaning "field" or "meadow".
Combination of Swedish hage "enclosure, garden" and ström "stream, small river".
Anglicized form of Swedish HAGSTRÖM.
Metonymic occupational name for a sealer of weights and measures, from Middle High German hāme ‘(standard) measure’.
Occupational name for a poultry farmer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German hane "rooster".
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Hahn or Hag.
HAIDERUrdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Haider.
HAILESScottish, 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]
Variant of Haim used by Sephardic Jews (influenced by French orthography).
From the given name Haim.
HAINEYScottish Gaelic, Irish, Scottish, English
(Celtic) A lost me devil village in Scotland; or one who came from Hanney island in Berkshire.
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’.
HAIZLIPEnglish (American)
American variant spelling of Scottish Hyslop.
HAJIMEJapanese (Rare)
From the given name HAJIME meaning "beginning". A notable bearer is Japanese singer Chitose Hajime.
Derived from Arabic حَاجِيّ‎ (ḥājiyy) meaning "(Muslim) pilgrim" combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
Means "stonemason" from Arabic حَجَر (ḥajar) "stone, weight".
Means "son of HÅKAN".
Hakk is an Estonian surname meaning "stack".
From given name Heikki
HAKURYŪJapanese (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]
Means "Aleppine" in Arabic, referring to someone from the city of Aleppo in Syria.
Variant transcription of Halabi.
HALAMAPolish, Czech
Unflattering nickname meaning ‘big, lumbering fellow’, ‘lout’.
HALAWAIndonesian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet".
Yiddish form of Halberstadt. It was first adopted as a surname by Tzvi Hirsh, the rabbi of the eponymous Eastphalian town.
Habitational name from any of various places so named, notably the city near Magdeburg and Halberstadt near Königstein in Saxony.
HALDONEnglish (Rare)
From a place name in Devon, England.
Means "The Levite" in Hebrew, from the word ha which means "the", and the surname Levi.
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]
HALICHEBerber, Northern African
Variant transcription of Halliche.
HALILIFilipino, Tagalog
Means "successor" in Tagalog.
HALILIAlbanian, Macedonian
From the given name Halil.
Means "son of Halil" in Bosnian.
HALIMOVIĆBosnian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Means "son of Halim" in Bosnian.
Haljas is an Estonian surname meaning "verdant".
Haljaspõld is an Estonians surname meaning "verdant field".
Häll is an Estonian surname meaning "cradle" and "birthplace".
Hall is an Estonian surname meaning both "grey" and "frost".
Derived from the Old Norse HALLR, which means 'flat stone, rock' or 'sloping, leaning to one side'... [more]
HALLÉNSwedish, 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.’
Derived from the given name Hallet (see ADALHARD).
Location name combining the elements hall as in "large house" and lee meaning "field or clearing."
HALLICHEBerber, Northern African
Kabyle surname of unknown meaning.
Spelling variant of Halley.
Hallikäär is an Estonian name meaning "grayish edge".
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".
Halliste is an Estonian name relating to "hall", meaning "grey" and "frost".
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).
From Middle English halfmark ‘half a mark’, probably a nickname or status name for someone who paid this sum in rent.
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’.
Combination of Swedish hall "hall, stone, rock" and ström "stream, small river".
From the Haloze region of Slovenia.
Habitual surname for a person who lived in the city of Heilbronn in Germany.
Anglicized form of Norwegian or Danish Halvorsen.
HAMEnglish, German, Scottish, Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon meaning the home stead, many places in England. One who came from Hamm in North-Rhine Westphalia, or one who came from Ham in Caithness Scotland's most northerly county. In Scotland this surname devires from the Norse word "Hami", meaning homestead.
Hama means "Beach, Seashore".
From the given name Hamada.
From Japanese 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
HAMADACHEBerber, Northern African
Kabyle surname derived from the Arabic given name Hamada.
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 舘 or 館(date or tate) "mansion," "large building," "palace"
From Japanese 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 川 or 河 (kawa) "river."
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".
Hama means "Seashore, Beach" and Mura means "Village, Hamlet". A notable bearer of the surname is Jun Hamamura, he was an actor.
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
Hämarik is an Estonian surname meaning "dusk". From "Hämarik" in Estonian mythology, a beautiful young maiden who was the personification of dusk.
It's the same as Hamasaki, it's just a different transcription and pronunciation. Tatsuya Hamzazaki wrote the light novel adaptation of the anime Absolute Boy.
HAMBERGGerman, Danish, Jewish
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburg.
HAMBERGERGerman, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from any of various places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburger.
HAMBURGGerman, 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’.
HAMBURGERGerman, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from Hamburg.
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]
HAMDANIUrdu, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Hamdan.
HAMDAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Hamid" or "relating to Hamad" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
HAMDYArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Hamdi.
HAMELYiddish, Dutch, German
The name Hamel has three origins.... [more]
from the Norse word HAMO meaning home.
HAMEREnglish, 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.
HAMESEnglish, Welsh, Scottish
Son of "Amy", in Old English. An ancient Leicestershire surname.
Habitational name from Haineville or Henneville in Manche, France, named from the Germanic personal name Hagano + Old French ville "settlement".
Nickname for a scarred or maimed person, from Middle English, Old English hamel "mutilated", "crooked".
According to MacLysaght, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁdhmaill "descendant of Ádhmall", which he derives from ádhmall "active".
Possibly a variant of Amiti.
From an Old English word meaning "home" or "homestead" and a diminutive suffix -lin.
HAMMAMIArabic (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 is a Swedish noble family. The name is a combination of hammare "hammer" and sköld "shield".
HAMMERGerman, 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.
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from German hamer, 'hammer' and schmidt, 'smith. See Hammersmith.
HAMMERSLEYEnglish (Modern)
From southern England. From homersley meaning homestead, that later changed to hamersley
HAMMERSMEDNorwegian (Archaic, ?), Danish (Archaic, ?)
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from Danish & Norwegian hammer, 'hammer' and smed, 'smith'. See Hammersmith
HAMMERSMITHGerman, English
Normally an anglicization of German Hammerschmidt. Perhaps also from Norwegian Hammersmed.... [more]
HAMMOUDIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hammoud (chiefly Algerian).
Variant spelling of "Hanmer", parish in Flintshire.
HAMPEnglish, German
English: unexplained; compare Hemp.... [more]
Hamre is a Surname used by people who has family from the places called Hamre
A variant of Hampson.
From the given name Hamza.
Means "son of Hamza".
HAMZAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Hamza" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
Means "son of Hamza".
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 房 (busa) meaning "room*.
HANADAJapanese (Rare, ?)
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 田 (da) meaning "field".
HANAEArabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan transcription of the Arabic name Hana (1) or Hanaa.
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinbhthín (modernized as Ó hAinifín) ‘descendant of Ainbhthín’, a personal name derived from ainbhíoth ‘non-peace’, ‘storm’.
Hana means "Blossom, Flower" and I means "Well, Pit, Mine shaft, Ditch".
Derived from the small town Haná.
Hana means "Flower" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village." A notable bearer is Norikatsu Hanamura, an actor. Other bearers are in the notes.
Means "flower swamp" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 花 (flower) and 沢 / 澤 (swamp).
Allegedly a patronymic from the personal name Hann.
This surname means "Half of a Rice Paddy", with 半 (Han) and 田 (Da).
Derived from HANS or HEINRICH.
Hane means "Wing, Feather, Plume" and Da means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy". This is predominantly in Eastern Japan.
Variant of HANNER.
Altered spelling or variant of HAHNER.
HANESEnglish, Welsh
variant spelling of Haynes.
From Japanese 羽 (hane) meaning "feather" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Hanganu is a Romanian surname.... [more]
Hani is an Estonian surname meaning "goose".
From the given name Hankin
Patronymic form of HANK.
HANLINScottish, English
Scottish and English: probably a variant spelling of Irish Hanlon.
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.
A Welsh topographical surname, deviring from 'Hand', a cock, and 'Mere', a lake. A parish in Flintshire, now Wrexham.
HANNACHIArabic (Maghrebi)
Refers to Hanencha, a tribe inhabiting eastern Algeria and western Tunisia.
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.
From a pet form of Hann, short form of JOHANN.
Hansalu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Hans" and "salu", meaning "grove"; "Hans' grove".
Means "daughter of HANS". This name is only given to females. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine ski racer Frida Hansdotter (b. 1985).
Means "son of Hans"... [more]
Variant of Hatzis.
Variant transcription of Hanyuu.
From Japanese 羽 (ha) meaning "feather" and 生 (nyuu) meaning "raw".
HAPPYGODEnglish (African, Rare)
Possibly from the English words happy and god.
HAQUEBengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
Derived from Arabic حَقَّ (ḥaqqa) meaning "true, right, correct".
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain". More commonly it is the final character in Japanese surnames.
From the Japanese 原 (hara) "field," "plain," "original" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy" or 多 (da or ta) "many."
Hara means "Plain" or "Field", while Guchi literally means "Mouth".
Hara means "Plain (wilderness, field)" and Moto means "Origin".
Means "war" in Arabic.
Habitational name from any of several places named Harbach.
Variant transcription of Harbachow.
Belarusian form and equivalent of Gorbachev.
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]
English: variant spelling of Harbour.
Variant of French Arbour or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of a lodging house, from Old English herebeorg "shelter, lodging".
Orcadian form of Harcase, a habitational name originating from Berwickshire, Scotland.
Swedish surname meaning "hard".
HARDEKOPGerman (Rare)
Derived from Middle High German hart "hard" and kopf "head". As a surname, it was given to a hard-headed, stubborn person.
HAREIrish (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]
Known back to the 15th or 16th century in France.... [more]
English: variant of Hargrave.
English: variant of Hargrave.
From the Japanese 張 (hari) "Extended Net constellation" and 替 (kae or gae) "exchange," "spare," "substitute."
Harjo is an Estonia surname, a variation of "Harju"; from Harju County.
Means "esker", a long ridge formed by a river flowing underneath a glacier. Eskers made of gravel are common in Finland.
From a sporting phrase used to guide and incite hunting dogs.
HARKEREnglish (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]
HARKNESSScottish, 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]
Habitational name for someone from Ober- or Unter-Harlachen, near Überlingen.
HARLESSEnglish, 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.
English surname transferred to forename use, from the Norman French personal name Herluin, meaning "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
Härma is an Estonian surname meaning "frosty" or "frosted".
HARMAFinnish, 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.
HARMEREnglish (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.
HARMSEDutch, 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]
HAROSpanish (Mexican)
Perhaps a shortened version of the name "de Haro"
HAROLDEnglish, 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]
Of direct Norse origin, but is also occasionally a variant of Harrell and Hurrell.