Submitted Surnames Starting with H
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Combination of Swedish hult
"grove, copse" and berg
"mountain, hill". The surname could be derived from a place named with the element hult
. Those place names are most common in Småland, southern Sweden.
HUMBERT German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hun
"Hun, giant" or hun
"bear cub" and berht
"bright, famous". This was particularly popular in the Netherlands and North Germany during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of a 7th-century St... [more]
Nickname for a meek or lowly person, from Middle English, Old French (h)umble
"lowly", a derivative of humus
German surname, composed of the elements hun
"bear cub, giant, Hun" and bold
"brave, commanding," hence
A nickname for a wealthy man, from Middle High German hundert meaning "hundred" + mark, a denomination of coin.
A habitational name from Old English hund,'hound', and Old Norse gata, 'gate'.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Hunsberg or Huntsberg.
English: habitational name from any of several places so called, named with the genitive plural huntena
of Old English hunta
‘hunter’ + tun
‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ or dun
‘hill’ (the forms in -ton and -don having become inextricably confused)... [more]
Habitational name for someone from Hintschingen, earlier Huntzingen.
HURRELL English, Norman
English (of Norman origin) from a derivative of Old French hurer
‘to bristle or ruffle’, ‘to stand on end’ (see Huron
From a Norman form of the Middle English personal name Wol(f)rich (with the addition of an inorganic initial H-).
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
Derived from the Spanish word hurtar, meaning "to steal".
HUSSEY English, Irish
As an English surname, it comes from two distinct sources. It is either of Norman origin, derived from Houssaye
, the name of an area in Seine-Maritime which ultimately derives from Old French hous
"holly"; or it is from a Middle English nickname given to a woman who was the mistress of a household, from an alteration of husewif
The name was originally spelled "Hustedt" and means "homestead." The family name originated in northern Germany. One branch of the family migrated to England, and a branch of that family to the United States.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Moravian towns.
Southern English patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutchin
, a pet form of Hugh
HUTTON English, Scottish
Scottish and northern English habitational name from any of the numerous places so called from Old English hoh
‘ridge’, ‘spur’ + tun
HUVAL French (Cajun)
The Huval name has historically been labeled German or Acadian (Cajun), however, recently more information has been discovered that shows the Huvals came directly from France.... [more]
Probably from a topographic name Huck or Hucks, of uncertain origin. It occurs in many place and field names.
Habitational name from a place in Devon called Huxford (preserved in the name of Huxford Farm), from the Old English personal name Hōcc or the Old English word hōc ‘hook or angle of land’ + ford ‘ford’.
English (mainly London and Surrey): possibly a topographic name from Middle English hegh, hie ‘high’ + yate ‘gate’. ... [more]
Topographic name for someone living on (and farming) a hide of land, Old English hī(gi)d
. This was a variable measure of land, differing from place to place and time to time, and seems from the etymology to have been originally fixed as the amount necessary to support one (extended) family (Old English hīgan
Habitational name from an unidentified place in northern England, perhaps so called from Old English hæsel
(or the Old Norse equivalent hesli
) ‘hazel’ + hop
From the Sino-Korean 玄 (hyeon)
meaning "deep, profound, mysterious".