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HAUG     Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound". See HAUGEN.
HAUGAN     Norwegian
Originates from a Farm name. Haugan comes from the Old Norse word haugr which can be translatd to "hill" or "mound".
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".
HAVERFORD     Welsh, English
Haverford's name is derived from the name of the town of Haverfordwest in Wales, UK
HAVIV     Jewish
Means 'Sweet' in Hebrew
HAVNER     German
Variant of Hafner.
HAWKS     English
Variant of or patronymic from HAWK.
HAWLEY     English, Anglo-Saxon
Means "hedged meadow". It comes from the English word haw, meaning "hedge", and Saxon word leg, meaning "meadow". The first name Hawley has the same meaning.
HAWTHORN     English, Scottish
English and Scottish: variant spelling of Hawthorne.
HAWTHORNE     English, Scottish
English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a bush or hedge of hawthorn (Old English haguþorn, hægþorn, i.e. thorn used for making hedges and enclosures, Old English haga, (ge)hæg), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Hawthorn in County Durham... [more]
HAY     English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Frisian
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye(Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin)... [more]
HAYABUSA     Japanese
This name means "falcon" in Japanese.
HAYAKAWA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "fast river". It is written as 早川.
HAYASHIDA     Japanese
From Japanese 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
HAYCOCK     English
English (West Midlands): from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Hay, formed with the Middle English hypocoristic suffix -cok (see Cocke).
HAYDAROV     Uzbek
Means "son of Haydar".
HAYDN     German (Austrian)
The surname of an Austrian Musician
HAYDT     German
Varient of Heid.
HAYFORD     English
English habitational name from several places called Heyford in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, or Hayford in Buckfastleigh, Devon, all named with Old English heg ‘hay’ + ford ‘ford’.
HAYLING     English
Either (i) "person from Hayling", Hampshire ("settlement of Hægel's people"); or (ii) from the Old Welsh personal name Heilyn, literally "cup-bearer" (see also Palin).
HAYTER     English
English (Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire) topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or on a piece of raised ground, from Middle English heyt ‘summit’, ‘height’ + the agent suffix -er.
HAYWORTH     English
English: habitational name from Haywards Heath in Sussex, which was named in Old English as ‘enclosure with a hedge’, from hege ‘hedge’ + worð ‘enclosure’. The modern form, with its affix, arose much later on (Mills gives an example from 1544).
HAZAR     Turkish
Turkish / Muslim last name meaning "nightingale".
HAZARD     English, French, Dutch
Nickname for an inveterate gambler or a brave or foolhardy man prepared to run risks, from Middle English, Old French hasard, Middle Dutch hasaert (derived from Old French) "game of chance", later used metaphorically of other uncertain enterprises... [more]
HAZELDEN     English
Means "person from Hazelden", the name of various places in England ("valley growing with hazel trees").
HAZELTON     English
Hazel is referring to hazel trees, while ton is from old english tun meaning enclosure, so an enclosure of hazel trees, or an orchard of hazel trees.
HAZELWOOD     English
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Derbyshire, Suffolk, Surrey, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English hæsel (or Old Norse hesli) ‘hazel (tree)’ + wudu ‘wood’; or a topographic name from this term.
HAZLETT     English (British)
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hazel copse, Old English hæslett (a derivative of hæsel ‘hazel’). habitational name from Hazelhead or Hazlehead in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, derived from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ + heafod ‘head’, here in the sense of ‘hill’; also a topographic name of similar etymological origin.
HAZRA     Indian, Bengali
Possibly from the name of a location near Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
HAZZARD     English
Variant spelling of Hazard.
HEACOCK     English
variant spelling of Haycock
HEALEY     English
Habitational surname for a person from Healey near Manchester, derived from Old English heah "high" + leah "wood", "clearing". There are various other places in northern England, such as Northumberland and Yorkshire, with the same name and etymology, and they may also have contributed to the surname.
HEALY     Irish
Southern Irish: reduced form of O’Healy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉilidhe ‘descendant of the claimant’, from éilidhe ‘claimant’, or of Gaelic Ó hÉalaighthe ‘descendant of Éaladhach’, a personal name probably from ealadhach ‘ingenious’.
HEARD     English
Occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde (Old English hi(e)rde).
HEART     English
Variant of Hart.
HEATHCOTE     English
English habitational name from any of various places called Heathcote, for example in Derbyshire and Warwickshire, from Old English h?ð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’.
HEATON     English
Comes from "town (or farmstead) on a hill".... [more]
HEBER     German
Occupational name for a carrier (someone who loaded or transported goods), from an agent derivative of Middle High German heben "to lift".
HEBERT     German
Variant of Heber.
HEBERT     Dutch
From the personal name Egbert.
HECHT     German, Dutch
From Middle High German hech(e)t, Middle Dutch heect, hecht "pike", generally a nickname for a rapacious and greedy person. In some instances it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a fisher and in others it may be a habitational name from a house distinguished by a sign depicting this fish.
HEDDLE     English
Famous bearer is William Heddle Nash (1894-1961), the English lyric tenor.
HEDÉN     Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and the suffix -én from Latiin -enius "descendant of"
HEDGE     English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge, Middle English hegg(e). In the early Middle Ages, hedges were not merely dividers between fields, but had an important defensive function when planted around a settlement or enclosure.
HEDIN     Swedish
Variant of HEDÉN.
HEDLUND     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "heath grove". From hed "heath" and lund "grove".
HEENAN     Ancient Irish
Thought to be a nickname or metonymic, and to owe its derivation from the early Gaelic word ean meaning a "bird". The derivation is from the ancient name O'hEeanchain, which loosely translates as The descendant of the son of the Bird.
HEFNER     German, Jewish
Recorded in several spellings including Hafner, Haffner, and Hevner, this is as surname of early Germanic origins. ... [more]
HEGEMAN     Dutch
Habitational name for someone from a place called Hegge(n) or ter Hegge(n), derived from a word meaning ‘hedge’.
HEID     German, Jewish
Topographic name from Middle High German heide, German Heide ‘heath’, ‘moor’. Compare Heath.... [more]
HEIDARI     Persian
Variant transcription of Heydari.
HEIDENREICH     German
From the medieval personal name Heidenrich, ostensibly composed of the elements heiden 'heathen', 'infidel' (see Heiden 2) + ric 'power', 'rule', but probably in fact a variant by folk etymology of Heidrich.
HEIFETZ     Jewish
An invented Jewish name based on Hebrew chefets "pleasure". Lithuanian-born US violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) was a known bearer.
HEIGL     German
Derived from the given name Hugo.
HEIKKILÄ     Finnish
A combination of HEIKKI and the local ending -lä, denoting someone from a household headed by someone called Heikki.
HEIKKINEN     Finnish
A combination of HEIKKI and the common surname suffix -nen.
HEILAND     German
South German: from Middle High German heilant ‘savior’, ‘Christ’, presumably either a name given to someone who had played the part of Christ in a mystery play or an occupational name for a healer, from Middle High German heilen ‘to heal’, ‘save’.
HEILIGER     German
Heiliger means "Holy" or "Holy One" in German.
HEIMBACH     German
Town / City in Germany
HEIMBURG     German
German for "home". Originates in the German village of Heimburg (not to be confused with Hamburg) and the nearby castle of the same name.
HEIN     German, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Heinrich.
HEINBOKEL     German
(Hein) is a short form of the name Heinrich, (the German form of the name Henry) & Bokel is a place name in Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein & North Rhine-Westphalia.
HEINER     German
From the given name HEINER.
HEINL     German
South German variant of Heinle.
HEINLE     German
This surname is derived from what may be a pet form of Heinrich.
HEINONEN     Finnish
A combination of HEINO and the common surname suffix -nen.
HEJL     Czech
HELD     German
The German word for "hero", ultimately derived from Middle High German helt.... [more]
HELGESON     Swedish
Means "son of Helge".
HELGRIND     Popular Culture
Helgrind is the surname of a King in the fictional series, "Mianite".
HELLAND     Norwegian
The Old Norse name element -land meaning "country, land" combined with either Old Norse hella "flat rock" or hellir "cave". ... [more]
HELLBOM     Swedish
From Swedish häll, a type of flat rock, and bom "boom".
HELLENBRAND     German
Derived from germanic: hildtja = battle, brandt = sword, or prandt = burning wood/torch. Other view: Hilda is the Nordic Queen of the Underworld, Goddes of Death, so Sword/Torch of Hilda.... [more]
HELLIWELL     English
From various place names in United Kingdom. Derived from Olde English elements of "halig" meaning holy, and "waella", a spring.
HELLSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of häll, a type of flat rock, and ström "stream".
HELLWIG     German, Dutch
Curiously it started out life in ancient history as the baptismal name, Hell-wig. "luck" & "war;" this name literally translates to, "battle-battle."
HELMANIS     Latvian
This is a Latvian surname. ... [more]
HELMEYER     German, Dutch, Danish
From Hel in Norse mythology and Meyer meaning "higher, superior". It means ´blessed´ or ´holy´. The name is mostly found in Germany, but also in the Netherlands and some parts of Denmark.
HELMKE     German
from a pet form of Helm
HELMON     ?
HELMSLEY     English
This English habitational name originates with the North Yorkshire village of Helmsley, named with the Old English personal name Helm and leah, meaning 'clearing'.
HELMSTEDT     German
German
HELTON     English
Habitational name from Helton in Cumbria, named in Old English probably with helde "slope" and tun "farmstead, settlement", or possibly a variant of Hilton. This is a common name in TN, KY, OH, TX, and GA.
HEMAN     Indian
The name 'Heman' is a Jewish name, meaning 'Faithfull'.... [more]
HEMMINGS     English
Derived from the given name HEMMING. It is the last name of the band member of Five Seconds of Summer (5sos), Luke Hemmings.
HEMSLEY     English
English: habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Helmsley. The names are of different etymologies: the one near Rievaulx Abbey is from the Old English personal name Helm + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, whereas Upper Helmsley, near York, is from the Old English personal name Hemele + Old English eg ‘island’, and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century
HEMSWORTH     English
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, England, meaning "Hymel's enclosure".
HENARE     Maori
From the English given name Henry.
HENARES     Spanish
Derived from the Celtic form of "brave". Also is the name of many towns (Alcala de Henares, Espinosa de Henares, Tortola de Henares...) and a river
HENCE     German, English, Welsh
An American spelling variant of Hentz derived from a German nickname for Hans or Heinrich or from an English habitation name found in Staffordshire or Shropshire and meaning "road or path" in Welsh.
HENDAIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French canton of Hendaia-Hegoko Euskal Itsasbazterra.
HENDAYE     Basue (Parisianized)
Parisianized form of Hendaia.
HENDESTON     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENDREN     Scottish
Variant spelling of Hendron.
HENDRICKS     Dutch, English
Variant of HENDRIKS
HENDRYX     English
This name was derived from Hendrix and means "home ruler". This name is the 25841st most popular surname in the US.
HENGESDON     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGESTES     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGESTON     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGSTETON     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENKER     German
Occupational name for an Executioner, from the German word "Henker" meaning Hangman.
HENKESTON     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENLEY     English, Irish, German (Anglicized)
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, are named with Old English héan (the weak dative case of heah ‘high’, originally used after a preposition and article) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’... [more]
HENNEBERY     English (American)
A berry and an alias used by March McQuin
HENNEN     German, Dutch
Patronymic of Henne.
HENNESSEE     Irish
A variant of the traditionally Irish surname Hennessey or Hennessy, an Anglicization of Ó hAonghusa meaning "‘descendant of Aonghus".
HENNESSEY     Irish
Variant spelling of Hennessy.
HENNESSY     Irish
Reduced form of O’Hennessy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAonghusa ‘descendant of Aonghus’ (see Angus, and compare McGinnis).
HENRIKSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Henrik".
HENSLEY     English
Probably a habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Heahmund + Old English leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from Old English hengest ‘stallion’ (or the Old English personal name Hengest) + leah... [more]
HENSLEY-BOOK     English (British)
The surname Hensley-Book was originated in December 2013 in Bath by Samuel Book who changed his name by deed poll. His name changed when his grandfather, Michael King was near death. Mr King always wanted the name Hensley, which was Michael's middle name to carry on in the family... [more]
HENTZ     German
From a nickname for Hans or Heinrich.
HERALDEZ     Spanish (Mexican)
The surname is a variation of Hernando, given birth by an outlaw
HERBARTH     German, Norman
References Old Norse Deity "Odin" being one of the "Son's of Odin". Remember that the Geats became the Ostrogoths through the Denmark pass--referenced in Beowulf. Or, it means "Warrior of the Bearded One", perhaps a King... [more]
HERBAUGH     English (American)
Americanized form of German Harbach.
HERBOLSHEIMER     German
Habitational name for someone from either of two places called Herbolzheim, in Baden and Bavaria.
HERCO     Bosnian
Derived from Herceg.
HERD     Dutch
Comes from Middle Dutch hert, herte ‘hart’, ‘stag’; probably a nickname for someone who was fleet of foot, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a deer; variant of Heard.
HERDER     German
An occupational surname in reference to herding animals. The anglicized pronounciation is "Her-der", but is Germanically pronounced, "Herr-der".
HEREFORD     English
Habitational name from Hereford in Herefordshire, or Harford in Devon and Goucestershire, all named from Old English here "army" + ford "ford".
HEREWEARD     Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate to HARVARD
HERGENÖTHER     German
Habitational name for someone from Hergenroth near Limburg or from Hergenrode near Darmstadt, both in Hessen.
HERINGH     Slovak
Heringh, no history known, people having these surnames in Slovakia belong to the same family, very untypical for this region - Slovakia in the middle of Europe.
HERITAGE     English (Rare)
English status name for someone who inherited land from an ancestor, rather than by feudal gift from an overlord, from Middle English, Old French (h)eritage ‘inherited property’ (Late Latin heritagium, from heres ‘heir’).
HERLEV     Danish
Derived from the suburb of Herlev in Denmark.
HERLIHY     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó hIarfhlatha "descendant of Iarfhlaith", a personal name meaning literally "lord of the west".
HERMEDILLA     Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
From Batangas province in Southern Tagalog region in the Philippines since the Spanish colony.
HERMIDILLA     Filipino (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Italian (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
Hermidilla is originated from Batangas province in Southern Tagalog region in the Philippines during the Spanish colony.... [more]
HERNANDERIO     ?
Means decendent of The Southern Warrior.
HERNDON     English
From Herne, a cottage, and den, a valley. The cottage in the valley.
HEROS     Greek
HERRINGTON     English
habitational name from Herrington in County Durham, England
HERRMAN     German (Prussian)
Herrman is of ancient German origin. It is derived from a Germanic personal name made up of the elements heri, meaning "army," and man, meaning "man." Herrman was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region.
HERSEY     Jewish, English
Variation of Hershey.
HERSHKOWITZ     Jewish
Patronymic from the personal name Hershke, a pet form of Hersh.
HERTZEL     German
The ancestral home of the Hertzel family is in the German province of Bavaria. Hertzel is a German nickname surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute... [more]
HERTZOG     German, Jewish
Variant of HERZOG.
HERVARÐR     Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate to HARVARD
HESS     German (?)
It is arguably both tribal and residential, originating from the pre 10th century A.D. It is believed to have originally described people who came from the region known as Hesse. The translation of this name is the 'hooded people'
HESTER     English
This surname is derived from a given name, which is the Latin form of Esther.
HESTITONA     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HEVIA     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Siero.
HEWTON     Irish
I can only date it back to Armagh County, Ireland in the early 1800s.
HEYDARI     Persian
Derived from the given name Heydar.
HEYER     English, German, Dutch
English variant of Ayer. ... [more]
HEYWARD     English
Variant of Hayward.
HIBBARD     English
English: variant of Hilbert.
HICHEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hichem, a variant of Hisham; mainly found in Algeria.
HICK     English
From the medieval personal name HICKE. The substitution of H- as the initial resulted from the inability of the English to cope with the velar Norman R-.
HICK     Dutch
From a pet form of a Germanic personal name, such as Icco or Hikke (a Frisian derivative of a compound name with the first element hild "strife", "battle").
HICK     German
From a derivative of a Slavic pet form of HEINRICH.
HICK     German
From Hiko, a pet form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with hild "strife", "battle" as the first element.
HICK     English
From the medieval personal name Hicke, a pet form of Richard. The substitution of H- as the initial resulted from the inability of the English to cope with the velar Norman R-.
HIDAD     Arabic
In Arabic this means "black smith".
HIDAKA     Japanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "day, sun" combined with 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
HIDAYAT     Indonesian
From the given name Hidayat meaning "guidance".
HIDDLESTON     English, Scottish
Habitational name from a place called Huddleston in Yorkshire, England. The place name was derived from the Old English personal name HUDEL.
HIEDLER     German
Topographic name for someone living near a hiedl “subterranean river”.
HIERONYMUS     Dutch, German
From the Greek given name ‘Ιερωνυμος (Hieronymos) meaning "sacred name". (See JEROME.)
HIETALA     Finnish
Finnish. (hieta) meaning, “fine-sand” combined with (la) meaning, “abode, house, place, or land of….”
HIETAMAA     Finnish
Finnish. (hieta) meaning, “fine-sand” combined with (maa) meaning, “country.”
HIETAMAKI     Finnish
hieta ("fine-sand") & mäki ("hill")
HIGA     Japanese
Phonetically means "praise" or "compassion" in Japanese. It is most frequently used on the island of Okinawa in Japan. A bearer is Ryan Higa, an American YouTuber.
HIGASHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 東 (higashi) "east," originally derived from a combination of 日 ‎(hi) meaning "sun," 向か ‎(muka) meaning "facing" and 風 ‎(shi, nowadays kaze) meaning "wind." This combination had undergone some sound shifts which results in 'higashi,' namely the shift from 'mu' in 'muka' to 'n' (turning into hingashi) and the dropping of 'n' in 'hingashi' (see Kagura on the first name website as another example of this process).
HIGASHIDA     Japanese
Written as: 東田 meaning ‘eastern rice paddy’, is usually found in western Japan.... [more]
HIGGINBOTHAM     English
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire now known as Oakenbottom. The history of the place name is somewhat confused, but it is probably composed of the Old English elements ǣcen or ācen "oaken" and botme "broad valley"... [more]
HIGGINS     Irish, English
Irish: variant of Hagan.... [more]
HIGGINS     English
Patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick.
HIGGINS     Irish
Variant of Hagan.
HIGGINSON     English
Patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick.
HIGHLAND     English, German
English, Scottish, and Irish: variant spelling of Hyland.... [more]
HIGHLANDER     English
Name given to a person who lived in the high lands of England.
HIJAZI     Arabic
Denotes someone who was originally from the region of Hejaz in western Saudi Arabia.
HILA     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
HILARIO     Spanish
From the given name Hilarius.
HILBERT     English, French, Dutch, German
English, French, Dutch, and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.
HILDERSLEY     English
Meadow of the hilldweller.
HILJANEN     Finnish
Hiljanen derives from hilja which means "quiet" in Finnish.
HILLEARY     English
Variant of Hillary
HILLEGAS     German
German: Variant of Hillegass from a variant of the Germanic personal name Hildegaud, composed of hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + got, of uncertain meaning (perhaps the same word as Goth).
HILLFAIR     Ukrainian
A fair someone. One who does a fair thing. Hill is which lives on a hill, other meanings of a fine hill, good for agriculture, hillfair as a fair hill.
HILLIARD     English
English: from the Norman female personal name Hildiarde, Hildegard, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + gard ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’. The surname has been in Ireland since the 17th century.
HILLS     English
Variant of Hill.
HILMARSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hilmar".
HILTZ     German
Variant of HILZ.
HIMALAYA     Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Polynesian
Derives in or around. Philippines. Hawaiian. Asia. India. Nepal. and is used as a Sir Name. ... [more]
HIMI     Japanese
From the Japanese 氷 (hi) "ice" and 見 (mi) "mindset," "outlook."
HIMLFARB     Yiddish
Means "color of the sky".
HIMMEL     German
German word for "sky"
HIMMLER     German, History
Derived from German Himmel "heaven, sky". This was a topographic name for someone living at a high altitude. ... [more]
HINCKLEY     English
From the name of a place in Leicestershire meaning "Hynca's wood", from the Old English byname Hynca, derivative of hún "bear cub", and leah "woodland, clearing".
HIND     English, Scottish
English (central and northern): nickname for a gentle or timid person, from Middle English, Old English hind ‘female deer’.... [more]
HINDLEY     English
English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Manchester, so named from Old English hind ‘female deer’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
HINDMAN     Irish
Keeper of the king's deer.
HINGESTON     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HINGESTONE     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HINGSTON     English
The distribution of the Hingston surname appears to be based around the South Hams area of Devon. The English Place Name Society volumes for Devon give the best indication of the source of the name... [more]
HINKEBEIN     Dutch, German
Nickname for someone with a limp, from Middle Low German hinken meaning "to limp" + bein meaning "leg".
HINKEL     German
Nickname for a timid, fearful person, from dialect hinkel ‘chicken’
HINKELMAN     German
Elaborated variant of Hinkel, with the addition of Middle High German 'man'.
HINKLE     American
Americanized spelling of Dutch and German Hinkel. Variant spelling of English Hinckley.
HINKLEMAN     German
Variant of Hinkelman.
HINKLEY     English
Variant of Hinckley.
HINO     Japanese
From the Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field". Other kanji combinations can form this surname as well.
HINSON     German
It means "son of Hinrich"
HINTON     English (Archaic)
Comes from Old English heah meaning "high" and tun meaning "enclosure" or "settlement." A notable person with the surname is female author S.E Hinton.
HINXSTONE     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HINXTON     Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HIRAI     Japanese
Hira means "Peace" and I means "Well,mine shaft,or pit". So this surname means "Peaceful Well/Mine Shaft/Pit". Here are notable people: Hirai Kawato is a professional wrestler,Momo Hirai is a musical artist,and Ken Hirai is an R&B and Pop singer.
HIRANO     Japanese
Hira means "Peace" and No means "Field,Area,Meadow,etc." This is considered a generally common Japanese last name,it is ranked within the top 1000's at least,if not always in the 100's. A notable person with this surname is Aya Hirano,a singer and voice actress,for "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya",for example.
HIRASHIMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 平 (hira) "peace" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
HIRATA     Japanese
From the Japanese 平 (hira) "peace" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
HIREMATH     Indian, Kannada
Hindu surname from Karnataka with an unknown meaning.
HIROI     Japanese
From the Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) "wide" and 井 (i) "well."
HIROMI     Japanese
Means "wide sea" in Japanese, from 広 (hiro) "wide" and 海 (mi) "sea".
HIROSE     Japanese
From the Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) "wide" and 瀬 (se) "riffle," "shallows."
HIROSHIMA     Japanese (Rare)
Hiro means "widespread,broad","generous","prosperous" depending on kanji used. Shima means "Island" the same as "jima" does. So this surname rather mean "Prosperous Island"or "Broad Island"."Generous Island" might be possible,but it's not likely used for the last name the same as it is for the given name, Hiro.
HIRSEKORN     German
Hirsekorn - millet grain - seems to be of Jewish origin
HIRT     Upper German (Anglicized)
From the word Hirten meaning sheep herder. {Hirt}
HIRUMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 蛭 (hiru) "leech" and 間 (ma) "pause."
HISAW     English
Of uncertain origin and meaning.
HISCOCK     English
From a pet form of HICK.
HITARASHI     Japanese
From Japanese "浸" (hita) meaning immersion and "らし" (rashi) meaning likelihood
HITCHINS     English
Comes from the town Hitchin
HITTENRAUCH     Prussian
from the prussian word von hittenraoucht meaning "of royalty"
HITTLE     German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German Hüttl (see Huettl).
HJERMSTAD     Norwegian (Rare)
Hjerm means royal swords, stad means place. So Hjermstad means "place for the King's swords".
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