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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]
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.
HIIE     Estonian
Hiie is an Estonian surname, derived from Estonian mythology. "Hiiela" was the land of the dead and "Hiis" is a sacred grove.
HIIELEPP     Estonian
Hiielepp is an Estonian surname derived from "hiis" (a sacred grove) alder".
HIIS     Estonian
Hiis is an Estonian surname meaning "grove".
HIJAZI     Arabic
Denotes someone who was originally from the region of Hejaz in western Saudi Arabia.
HILA     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
HILAIRE     Haitian Creole, French
From the given name Hilaire.
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).
HILLEN     Dutch
use by countryfolk.
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.
Means "daughter of Hilmar".
HILTZ     German
Variant of HILZ.
HIMALAYA     Indian (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Possibly from the name of the Himalaya mountain range in Asia, derived from Sanskrit हिमालय (himā-laya) meaning "snow dwelling".
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 Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field".
HINODE     Japanese
Hi means "Sun, Day", No means "of", De means "Come Out". This surname means "Sunrise" in Japanese. It is uncommon, as a last name and a first name 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.
HIRAMATSU     Japanese
Hira means "Peace, Levelness" and Matsu means "Pine (tree)". Akiko Hiramatsu is a voice actress.
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.
HIRASAKA     Japanese
Hira means "Peace" and Saka means "Peninsula".
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."
HIRATANI     Japanese
Hira meaning "Peace" and Tani meaning "Valley". In other regions of Japan, this name could be pronounced "Hiragai, Hiragaya, or Hiraya" by accident, depending on the region it's taken to. I think this originates from the south.
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".
HIRONO     Japanese
From Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) meaning "wide" and 野 (no) meaning "field".
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."
HIRV     Estonian
Hirv is an Estonian surname meaning "deer"
HIRVESOO     Estonian
Hirvesoo is an Estonian surname meaning "deer swamp".
HISAMATSU     Japanese
Hisa (久) "Long ago, Long lasting" and Matsu (松) "Pine".
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
HITOTOSE     Japanese (Rare)
Regardless of Hitotose's pronunciation, it literally consists of the kanji for "all 4 seasons : Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter" in that order.
HITTENRAUCH     Prussian
from the prussian word von hittenraoucht meaning "of royalty"
HITTLE     German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German Hüttl (see Huettl).
HJÄLM     Swedish
Variant of HJELM.
Means "son of HJALMAR".
HJELM     Swedish, Danish
From Swedish hjälm or Danish hjelm, both derived from Old Norse hjalmr "helmet".
HJELTE     Swedish
From Swedish hjälte "hero".
HJERMSTAD     Norwegian (Rare)
Hjerm means royal swords, stad means place. So Hjermstad means "place for the King's swords".
HJORNEVIK     Norwegian
Named after the town of Hjørnevik, Norway
Means "daughter of Hlöðver". Used exclusively by women.
HLÖÐVERSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of Hlöðver". Used exclusively by men; Hlöðversdóttir is the female form].
HLUCHÝ     Czech
Hluchý means "Deaf" in Czech.
HO     Korean
HỒ     Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Hu.
HOAPILI     Hawaiian
"Attached to the bosom", i.e very, very close. Name given by Kamehameha to his brother and closest high chief.
HOAR     English
Nickname meaning gray haired.
HOBART     English, Dutch
Variant of Hubert.
HÕBE     Estonian
Hõbe is an Estonian surname meaning "silver".
HOČEVAR     Slovene
Originally indicated a person from Kočevje (Gottschee County), a city and municipality in southern Slovenia.
HOCHFELD     German
Means "high field".
HOCK     German
Topographic name for someone living by a hedge, from a dialect variant of Heck.
HOCKTON     German
In relation to Hock a wine producing region and probably being adopted into Britain via Anglo Saxon settlers.
HOCOG     Chamorro (Modern)
Chamorro for "No more, empty, completed".
HOD     Hebrew
From the given name Hod which means "glory, splendor" in Hebrew, more commonly used as a surname.
HODDSON     French
Variation of the surname, HODSON.
HODGE     English
From the given name Hodge, a medieval diminutive of Roger.
HODGE     English
Nickname from Middle English hodge "hog", which occurs as a dialect variant of hogge, for example in Cheshire place names.
HODGSON     English (British)
English patronymic form of the personal name Hodge, a pet form of Rodger. The surname in most cases originated in the North Yorskire Dales, where it is still common to the present day.
HODYNA     hodyna
HODŽIĆ     Bosnian
Derived from the Persian title خواجه (xâje) meaning "lord, master, owner". It is a cognate of the Albanian Hoxha.
HÖEK     Ancient Germanic (?)
Surname of Ren Höek from Ren & Stimpy.
HOERMAN     English, German
Variant of Herman. Variant of Hörmann.
HOF     Dutch
HOFBAUER     German
Means - King farmer
HOFERLE     German (Austrian)
Means "Yard Clearing" from a Combination of the Austrian word Höfer meaning "yard" or "court" with the ancient suffix "le" meaning woodland or clearing.
HOFMANN     German, Jewish
Variant of Hoffmann. The surname in this spelling is also found in Denmark.
HOHENSEE     German
Habitational name from any of several places so named in Pomerania and East Prussia, or perhaps from Hohenseeden near Magdeburg.
HOHN     German
Derived from Middle High German hon "chicken". As a surname, it was given to someone who either bred or traded in chickens.... [more]
HOIT     English
A variant of Hoyt.
HOJO     Japanese
Variant transcription of Houjou.
HOKE     Low German
Occupational name from Middle Low German meaning "small trader". Americanized form of Hauck.
HOKKANEN     Finnish
From the Karelian personal name Hokka (a derivative of Russian Foka) + the common surname suffix -nen.
HOLAPPA     Finnish
The name Holappa has its origin in a Russian word holop which means “slave” or “soul” (see “Dead Souls” by Nikolai Gogol). The first Holappas came from behind the Russian border around the 1500 to Swedish side, to the area that would later become Finland... [more]
HOLBROCK     Low German
Variation of Holbrook.
HOLBROOK     English, German (Anglicized)
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Dorset, and Suffolk, so called from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + broc ‘stream’. ... [more]
HOLBROOK     English
Holbrook is an old English surname that means a small stream of fresh running water, a brook or small stream, small creek.
HOLCOMB     English
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, and Somerset, so named from Old English hol meaning "hollow", "sunken", "deep" + cumb meaning "valley".
HOLE     English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a depression or low-lying spot, from Old English holh "hole, hollow, depression".
HOLIDAY     English
Variation of Holladay.
HOLKERI     Finnish
Finnish surname, derived from Scandinavian given name Holger.
HOLL     German, Dutch, English
Short form of German HÖLD or a topographic name meaning "hollow" or "hole".
HOLLADAY     English
English: from Old English haligdæg ‘holy day’, ‘religious festival’. The reasons why this word should have become a surname are not clear; probably it was used as a byname for one born on a religious festival day.
HOLLAND     Irish (Anglicized), Irish, English, Scottish, German, Danish, Jewish, Dutch
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of FAOLÁN (with loss of the initial F-).... [more]
HOLLANDER     German, English, Jewish, Dutch, Swedish
Regional name for someone from Holland.
HOLLEY     English
English (chiefly Yorkshire) topographic name from Middle English holing, holi(e) ‘holly tree’. Compare Hollen.
HOLLIDAY     Scottish
An ancient Scottish name that was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for someone who lived near the mountain called Holy Day in the country of Annandale.
HOLLIER     English, French
Occupational name for a male brothel keeper, from a dissimilated variant of Old French horier "pimp", which was the agent noun of hore "whore, prostitute". Hollier was probably also used as an abusive nickname in Middle English and Old French.... [more]
HOLLIMAN     English
Possibly means "holly man"
Habitational name from a lost place in County Durham called Hollingside or Holmside, from Old English hole(g)n "holly" and sīde "hillside, slope"; there is a Hollingside Lane on the southern outskirts of Durham city... [more]
HOLLIS     English
Topographic name for someone who lived where holly trees grew.
HOLLISTER     English
English: occupational name for a brothelkeeper; originally a feminine form of Hollier.
HOLLOMAN     English (British)
Nickname, perhaps ironic, from Middle English holy ‘holy’ + man ‘man’.
HOLLOWAY     Anglo-Saxon, English, Medieval English
Variant of Halliwell, from Old English halig (holy) and well(a) (well or spring)... [more]
HOLM     Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from Old Norse holmr, meaning "islet".
HOLMBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of holme "islet" and berg "mountain".
HOLMGREN     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of holme "islet" and gren "branch".
HOLMQUIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish holm "islet" and kvist "branch, twig".
HOLMSTEN     Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish holm "islet" and sten "stone".
HOLODOV     Russian
Variant transcription of Kholodov.
HOLOUBEK     Czech
Holoubek - white dove Columban
HOLTER     English, German, Norwegian
Derived from English holt meaning "small wood". A topographic name for someone who lived near a small wooden area, as well as a habitational name from a place named with that element.
HOLTEY     German
Old German name meaning "Wood Island". Holt means wood and ey means island. Family can be traced back to around 650 A.D. and is located in the Ruhr and Essen area of Germany.
HOLTHAUS     German
North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse (a small group of trees), from Middle Low German holt ‘small wood’ + haus ‘house’.
HÖLTTÄ     Finnish
"Unreliable" or "Untrustworthy"
HOLTZ     German
Topographic name from Middle High German holz "small wood, copse".
HOLTZCLAW     German (Anglicized, Modern)
Americanized spelling of German Holzklau, which translates into modern German as "wood thief", but is probably a nickname for someone who gathered wood, from Middle High German holz "wood" + a derivative of kluben "to pick up", "gather", "steal".
HOLZHEIM     German
The meaning of Holzheim is " wood home". Holz=wood and heim=home. ... [more]
HOLZINGER     German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Holzing or Holzingen.
HOLZMAN     Jewish
Variant of Holzmann.
HOLZSCHUH     German
Occupational - from German holz "wood", and schuh "shoe".
HOMBERG     German
The surname Hamberg could be derived from it.
HOME     English, Scottish
English and Scottish variant spelling of Holme.
HOMURA     Japanese
This surname is used as 保村, 甫村 or 穂村 with 保 (ho, hou, tamo.tsu) meaning "guarantee, keep, preserve, protect, support, sustain", 甫 (fu, ho, haji.mete, suke) meaning "for the first time, not until", 穂 (sui, ho) meaning "crest (of wave), ear, ear (of grain), head" and 村 (son, mura) meaning "town, village."... [more]
HONEYBALL     English
From Honeyball, a medieval personal name of uncertain origin: perhaps an alteration of Annabel, or alternatively from a Germanic compound name meaning literally "bear-cub brave" (i.e. deriving from the elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and bald "bold, brave").
HONIG     German, Jewish
Metonymic name for a gatherer or seller of honey, from Middle High German honec, honic "honey", German Honig.
HONIKMAN     Yiddish
It literally means "honeyman", possibly denoting a beekeeper.
HOOD     English, Scottish, Irish
English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements... [more]
HOOFT     Dutch
Topographic name for someone living by a tall tree, "tall tree", or a habitational name from places called Hoogboom and Hogenboom in the Belgian province of Antwerp, meaning "tall tree".
HÖÖK     Swedish
Derived from Swedish hök "hawk".
HOOK     English
This surname is derived from a geographical locality. "at the hook," from residence in the bend or sudden turn of a lane or valley.
HOOKHAM     English
This surname may derive from Old English hóc meaning "hook, angle" and hám meaning "village, hamlet, dwelling."
HOOT     Dutch, German
The Dutch form is a habitation name for someone who lived in the hout or "woods" while the German form hoth is from an occupational name for a maker of hats.
HÖÖVEL     Estonian
Höövel is an Estonian surname meaning "planer".
HOPLA     Welsh (?)
1st recorded Hopla.... [more]
HOPPE     Dutch
Variant of Hopp.
HOPPERSTAD     Norwegian
Probably a habitational name from a farm name in Norway.
HOPPS     English (British)
Son of Robert
HORA     Czech
Czech word for hill or mountain
HORAN     Irish
The last name Horan means warlike.It is the last name of one direction member Niall Horan
HORBANENKO     Ukrainian
Ukrainian form and equivalent of Gorbachev.
HÖRBERG     Swedish
From Swedish hör "listen, hear" and berg "mountain".
HORI     Japanese
"Moat" or Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") are both used for this surname.
HORIE     Japanese (Rare)
For notable bearers Yui Horie and Mitsuko Horie, the Hori means "Moat" and E means "Inlet, River". Mitsuko Horie and Yui Horie are voice actresses and singers.
HORIKITA     Japanese (Rare)
Hori ("Moat"),this can also be used: Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") + Kita ("North").
HORNBY     English
A habitational name from locations called Hornby in northern England, though predominantly associated with Lancashire. Derived from the Norse horni meaning "horn" and býr meaning "farm" or "settlement".
HORNEY     German (Anglicized)
German: Eastphalian or Americanized form of a personal name composed of the Germanic elements hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + nit ‘battle fury’, ‘eagerness to fight’, or a habitational name from a place so called in Brandenburg or in the Rhineland... [more]
HORNSBY     English
A habitational name from Cumbria, derived from the Norse Ormr meaning "serpent" and býr meaning "farm". Similar in form to Hornby, Hornsby is a widespread surname in northern England.
HORNSETH     German
Name of a German farm.
HORNSHTEYN     Yiddish
It literally means "hornstone".
HOŘOVICE     Czech
Czech from of Horowitz.
HOROZ     Turkish
From the Turkish word horoz meaning "Rooster".
This denotes familial origin in the former village of Hörschel (annexed to Eisenach in 1994).
HORTA     Catalan, Portuguese
Means "garden" (Latin hortus), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosed garden or an occupational name for one who was a gardener.
HORVATIĆ     Croatian
Derived from Horvat.
HORVITZ     English (American)
Surname of Richard Steven Horvitz, a voice actor in Angry Beavers, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Invader Zim.
HOSEASON     English
Means "son of Hosea", a personal name that was originally probably Osie, a pet-form of Oswald, but came to be associated with the biblical personal name Hosea.
HOSEKIN     Dutch
Occupational name for a maker or seller of hose (garments for the legs), from Middle Low German hose "hose".
HOSFORD     English
Variant of HORSFORD.
HOSHI     Japanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".
HOSHIMIYA     Japanese
Hoshi means "Star" and Miya means "Shrine".
HOSHINO     Japanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field".
HOSHIZAKI     Japanese (Rare)
Hoshi means "Star" and Zaki comes from Saki meaning "Cape, Peninsula, Promontory". There used to be a Hoshizaki Castle in Nagoya, owned by the Okada family. If this last name actually still lingers Japan, it rarely ever does.
HOSHUR     Uyghur
From the given name Hoshur of unknown meaning.
HOSKIN     English
From the Middle English personal name OSEKIN.
HOSKINS     Dutch
Variant of HOSEKIN.
HOSKINS     English
Patronymic form of HOSKIN.
HOSKINSON     English
Patronymic form of HOSKIN.
HOSMER     English
From the Old English name Osmaer, a combination of the Old English elements oss, meaning "god", and maer, meaning "fame".
HOSODA     Japanese
Hoso means "Fine" or "Narrow" and Da means "Rice Paddy, Field".
HOSOKAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 細 (hoso) meaning "thin, fine" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river".
HOSOO     Japanese
From the Japanese 細 (hoso) "narrow" and 尾 (o) "tail."
HOSP     German (Austrian)
Means "odd bird" or "strange man"
HOSPOD     Polish, Sorbian
From the Proto-Slavic gospod, meaning "lord, or host." Variant of the Old Polish gospodzin, meaning "landlord." It also may be a geographic surname from the village of Kospoda, of the same etymological origin, near the border of the former Kingdoms of Saxony and Bohemia.
HOSSAIN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Husayn.
HOSSEINI     Persian
Derived from the given name Hossein.
From the given name Hossein combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
HOTALING     English (American)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Hoogteijling, an indirect occupational name for a productive farmer, from hoogh ‘high’ + teling ‘cultivation’, ‘breeding’.
HOTCHKISS     English
Patronymic from Hodgkin, a pet form of Hodge.
HOUCK     German
Nickname from Middle Dutch houck, a marine fish, or from Middle Dutch hoec, houck ‘buck’. variant of Hoek.
HOUGAN     Irish
Variant of HOGAN.
HOUGH     English
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire and Derbyshire, so named from Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). This widespread surname is especially common in Lancashire... [more]
HOUGHTON     English
English habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, get the name from Old English hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ (literally ‘heel’) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
HOUJOU     Japanese
From Japanese 北 (hou) meaning "north" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "article".
HOUSEAL     French (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
French (Lorraine) spelling of German Häusel, a topographic name meaning ‘small house’, a diminutive of Haus. ... [more]
HOUSER     English
Variant of HOUSE.
HOVAKIMYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Hovakim".
HOVDA     Norwegian
Habitational name from the many farmsteads in Norway named Hovda. Derived from Old Norse hófði "rounded peak", itself derived from Old Norse hofuð "head".
HOVDE     Norwegian
Variant of HOVDA.
HOVHANNISIAN     Armenian (Rare)
Variant transcription of Hovhannisyan.
Means "son of Hovhannes".
HOVSEPIAN     Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Hovsepyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
HOVSEPYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Hovsep".
HOWDYSHELL     American, German
Americanized (i.e., Anglicized) form of the Swiss German Haudenschild, which originated as a nickname for a ferocious soldier, literally meaning "hack the shield" from Middle High German houwen "to chop or hack" (imperative houw) combined with den (accusative form of the definite article) and schilt "shield".
HOWELLS     Welsh, English
Variant of Howell
HOWIE     Scottish
I believe it is from "The Land of How" in Ayrshire
HOY     English
Metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey "cargo ship".
HØYER     Danish
A surname relatively common in Denmark, derived from the Old Norse word haugr, meaning "mound, cairn, hill". Alternatively, meaning can be traced back to the old Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound consisting of hug- "heart, mind, spirit" and geirr "spear".
HOYT     English
Generally a topographical name for someone who lived on a hill or other high ground. As such Hoyt is related to words such as heights or high. Hoyt is also possibly a nickname for a tall, thin person where the original meaning is said to be "long stick".
HRACH     German (Austrian, Rare), Czech (Rare)
Originated in the Czech-speaking region of Bohemia in Austria, pre-1900. From Czech hrách, meaning "pea." Given either to a very short man or to a gardener.
HRDINA     Czech, Slovak
Hrdina is a Czech and Slovak surname meaning "hero". Two notable bearers are Jan Hrdina, and Jiří Hrdina, both are ice hockey players.
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Hruszew.
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