Submitted Surnames Starting with H
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From Japanese 星 (hoshi)
meaning "star" combined with 野 (no)
meaning "area, field".
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.
From the Old English name Osmaer, a combination of the Old English elements oss
, meaning "god", and maer
, meaning "fame".
This surname is made up of 細 (Hoso) meaning "Fine, Thin, Narrow" and 田 (Da) means "Rice Paddy, Rice Field".
From Japanese 細 (hoso
) meaning "thin, fine" and 川 (kawa
) meaning "river".
From the Japanese 細 (hoso
) "narrow" and 尾 (o
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.
Americanized spelling of Dutch Hoogteijling, an indirect occupational name for a productive farmer, from hoogh ‘high’ + teling ‘cultivation’, ‘breeding’.
Nickname from Middle Dutch houck, a marine fish, or from Middle Dutch hoec, houck ‘buck’. variant of Hoek.
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]
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]
From Japanese 北 (hou
) meaning "north" and 條 or 条 (jou
) meaning "article".
Habitational name from the many farmsteads in Norway named Hovda. Derived from Old Norse hófði
"rounded peak", itself derived from Old Norse hofuð
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
Metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey
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
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".
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.
It indicates familial origin within any of several Polesian villages named "Hryniewicze".
Possibly refers to the Inca administrative "unit of a thousand households"
From the Norman personal name Hubald
, composed of the Germanic elements hug
"heart, mind, spirit" and bald
From the medieval male personal name Hucke
, which was probably descended from the Old English personal name Ucca
, perhaps a shortened form of Ūhtrǣd
, literally "dawn-power".
Means "person from Huccaby", Devon (perhaps "crooked river-bend"), or "person from Uckerby", Yorkshire ("Úkyrri's or Útkári's farmstead").
Occupational name for a fiddler, hudec, a derivative of housti meaning "to play the fiddle".
From the Germanic personal name Hufo
, a short form of a compound name formed with hug
"heart, mind, spirit" as the first element.
Means "Uffa's town". A famous bearer is Arianna Huffington, born Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου
Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He was also the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
huhta (“woodland cleared for slash-and-burn cultivation”) + mäki (“hill”)
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Los Altos.
Hull is an Estonian surname meaning "loon" (Gavia).
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.
HUMBERTGerman, 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
Hummal is an Estonian surname derived from "Humal" (also an Estonian surname), meaning "hop" and "bine".
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.
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-).
Topographic name from Middle High German hurst
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
Derived from the Spanish word hurtar, meaning "to steal".
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
Scottish and northern English habitational name from any of the numerous places so called from Old English hoh
‘ridge’, ‘spur’ + tun
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".