Submitted Surnames Starting with H

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HORACzech
Czech word for hill or mountain
HORANIrish
The last name Horan means warlike.It is the last name of one direction member Niall Horan
HORBANENKOUkrainian
Ukrainian form and equivalent of Gorbachev.
HÖRBERGSwedish
From Swedish hör "listen, hear" and berg "mountain".
HORIJapanese
"Moat" or Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") are both used for this surname.
HORIEJapanese (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.
HORIGOMEJapanese
掘 (Hori) means "Moat" and 米 (Gome) means "Rice, America". A notable bearer with this surname is Yuki Horigome, a footballer.
HORIKITAJapanese (Rare)
Hori ("Moat"),this can also be used: Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") + Kita ("North").
HORINOJapanese
Hori means "Moat" and No means "Field, Wilderness."
HORNBYEnglish
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".
HORNEYGerman (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]
HORNSBYEnglish
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.
HORNSETHGerman
Name of a German farm.
HORNSHTEYNYiddish
It literally means "hornstone".
HOŘOVICECzech
Czech from of Horowitz.
HOROZTurkish
From the Turkish word horoz meaning "Rooster".
HÖRSCHELMANNGerman
This denotes familial origin in the former village of Hörschel (annexed to Eisenach in 1994).
HORTACatalan, 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.
HORVITZEnglish (American)
Surname of Richard Steven Horvitz, a voice actor in Angry Beavers, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Invader Zim.
HOSEASONEnglish
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.
HOSEKINDutch
Occupational name for a maker or seller of hose (garments for the legs), from Middle Low German hose "hose".
HOSHIJapanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".
HOSHIMIYAJapanese
Hoshi means "Star" and Miya means "Shrine".
HOSHINOJapanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field".
HOSHIZAKIJapanese (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.
HOSHURUyghur
From the given name Hoshur of unknown meaning.
HOSKINEnglish
From the Middle English personal name OSEKIN.
HOSKINSEnglish
Patronymic form of HOSKIN.
HOSKINSONEnglish
Patronymic form of HOSKIN.
HOSMEREnglish
From the Old English name Osmaer, a combination of the Old English elements oss, meaning "god", and maer, meaning "fame".
HOSODAJapanese
This surname is made up of 細 (Hoso) meaning "Fine, Thin, Narrow" and 田 (Da) means "Rice Paddy, Rice Field".
HOSOKAWAJapanese
From Japanese 細 (hoso) meaning "thin, fine" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river".
HOSOOJapanese
From the Japanese 細 (hoso) "narrow" and 尾 (o) "tail."
HOSPGerman (Austrian)
Means "odd bird" or "strange man"
HOSPODPolish, 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.
HOSSEINIPersian
From the given name Hossein.
HOSSEINZADEHPersian
From the given name Hossein combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
HOTALINGEnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Hoogteijling, an indirect occupational name for a productive farmer, from hoogh ‘high’ + teling ‘cultivation’, ‘breeding’.
HOTCHKISSEnglish
Patronymic from Hodgkin, a pet form of Hodge.
HOUCKGerman
Nickname from Middle Dutch houck, a marine fish, or from Middle Dutch hoec, houck ‘buck’. variant of Hoek.
HOUGANIrish
Variant of HOGAN.
HOUGHEnglish
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]
HOUGHTONEnglish
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]
HOUJOUJapanese
From Japanese 北 (hou) meaning "north" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "article".
HOUSEALFrench (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
French (Lorraine) spelling of German Häusel, a topographic name meaning ‘small house’, a diminutive of Haus. ... [more]
HOUSEREnglish
Variant of HOUSE.
HOVDANorwegian
Habitational name from the many farmsteads in Norway named Hovda. Derived from Old Norse hófði "rounded peak", itself derived from Old Norse hofuð "head".
HOVHANNISIANArmenian (Rare)
Variant transcription of Hovhannisyan.
HOVSEPIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Hovsepyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
HOVSEPYANArmenian
Means "son of Hovsep".
HOWDYSHELLAmerican, 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".
HOWIEScottish
I believe it is from "The Land of How" in Ayrshire
HOYEnglish
Metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey "cargo ship".
HØYERDanish
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".
HOYTEnglish
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".
HRACHGerman (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.
HRDINACzech, Slovak
Hrdina is a Czech and Slovak surname meaning "hero". Two notable bearers are Jan Hrdina, and Jiří Hrdina, both are ice hockey players.
HRUSZEWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Hruszew.
HRYNIEWSKIPolish
It indicates familial origin within any of several Polesian villages named "Hryniewicze".
HSIEHTaiwanese
Taiwanese transcription of Xie.
HSINTaiwanese
Taiwanese transcription of Xin.
HUAMANQuechua (Hispanicized), Native American
Derived from Quechua waman meaning "falcon, hawk".
HUARANGAIncan
Possibly refers to the Inca administrative "unit of a thousand households"
HUBBLEEnglish
From the Norman personal name Hubald, composed of the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind, spirit" and bald "bold, brave".
HUBERMaltese
Not to be confused with the German surname.
HUBERTGerman, Dutch, English, French, Jewish
From a Germanic given name composed of the elements hug "heart", "mind", "spirit" and berht "bright", "famous".
HUBERTZYiddish
Yiddish form of the German-Jewish surname Huberowitz, meaning "son of Heber."
HUCKEnglish, Dutch
From the medieval male personal name Hucke, which was probably descended from the Old English personal name Ucca or Hucca, perhaps a shortened form of Ūhtrǣd, literally "dawn-power".
HUCKABYEnglish
Means "person from Huccaby", Devon (perhaps "crooked river-bend"), or "person from Uckerby", Yorkshire ("Úkyrri's or Útkári's farmstead").
HUCKLEEnglish
English surname
HUDDLESTUNEnglish
Variant spelling of Huddleston.
HUDECCzech, Slovak
Occupational name for a fiddler, hudec, a derivative of housti meaning "to play the fiddle".
HUETTLUpper German
South German (Hüttl) diminutive of Hütt (see Huett).
HUFFGerman
From the Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug "heart, mind, spirit" as the first element.
HUFFINGTONEnglish
Means "Uffa's town". A famous bearer is Arianna Huffington, born Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου
HUGOFrench
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'.
HUHTAMÄKIFinnish
huhta (“woodland cleared for slash-and-burn cultivation”) +‎ mäki (“hill”)
HUIChinese
(Cantonese form)... [more]
HUIDOBROSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Los Altos.
HUIKEstonian
Huik is an Estonian surname meaning "crake".
HULDUDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Hulda". Used exclusively by women.
HULDUSONIcelandic
Means "son of Hulda". Used exclusively by men.
HULLEstonian
Hull is an Estonian surname meaning "loon" (Gavia).
HULSEGerman
derived from Holtz, means "a wood"
HULTBERGSwedish
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.
HULTQUISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish hult "grove, a wood" and kvist "branch, twig".
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]
HUMBLEEnglish
Nickname for a meek or lowly person, from Middle English, Old French (h)umble (Latin humilis "lowly", a derivative of humus "ground").
HUMBOLDTGerman
German surname, composed of the elements hun "bear cub, giant, Hun" and bold "brave, commanding," hence "giant command."
HUMMALEstonian
Hummal is an Estonian surname derived from "Humal" (also an Estonian surname), meaning "hop" and "bine".
HUMPHERYEnglish, Irish
English and Irish: variant of Humphrey.
HUMPHREYSWelsh, English
Patronymic form of Humphrey. A famous bearer was Murray Humphreys (1899-1965), an American mobster of Welsh descent.
HUNDERTMARKGerman
A nickname for a wealthy man, from Middle High German hundert meaning "hundred" + mark, a denomination of coin.
HUNGATEEnglish
A habitational name from Old English hund,'hound', and Old Norse gata, 'gate'.
HUNGERFORDAnglo-Saxon
Hungerford is a Saxon name, meaning "Hanging Wood Ford".... [more]
HUNSBERGERGerman
Habitational name for someone from a place called Hunsberg or Huntsberg.
HUNTEstonian
Hunt is an Estonian surname meaning "wolf".
HUNTINGTONEnglish
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]
HUNTZINGERGerman
Habitational name for someone from Hintschingen, earlier Huntzingen.
HUONBreton
Huon is a form of the name Hugh.
HURDEnglish
Variant of Heard.
HURRELLEnglish, Norman
English (of Norman origin) from a derivative of Old French hurer ‘to bristle or ruffle’, ‘to stand on end’ (see Huron).
HURRELLIrish
This may be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarghaill ‘descendant of Earghall’, a variant of Ó Fearghail (see Farrell).
HURRYEnglish
From a Norman form of the Middle English personal name Wol(f)rich (with the addition of an inorganic initial H-).
HURSTGerman
Topographic name from Middle High German hurst "woodland, thicket".
HURTACzech
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
HURTADOSpanish
Derived from the Spanish word hurtar, meaning "to steal".
HURTIGSwedish
Means "quick, fast, rapid" in Swedish.
HUSHOUREnglish
English. Maybe means tailor or carpenter
HUSSAINIPersian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Hussain.
HUSSEYEnglish, 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 "housewife"... [more]
HUSTEDGerman
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.
HUSTONScottish
Scottish variant spelling of Houston.
HUSTOPEČECzech
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Moravian towns.
HUTCHEnglish
From the medieval personal name Huche, a pet form of Hugh.
HUTCHERSONScottish
"Variant of Hutchison; patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutche, a variant of Hugh"
HUTCHINSEnglish
Southern English patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutchin, a pet form of Hugh.
HUTCHINSONEnglish
Means "son of HUTCHIN".
HUTCHISONScottish
Patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutche, a variant of Hugh.
HUTTONEnglish, Scottish
Scottish and northern English habitational name from any of the numerous places so called from Old English hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
HUTZELGerman
from a Germanic personal name, Huzo
HÜÜDMAEstonian
Hüüdma is an Estonian surname meaning to "call out" or "exclaim".
HUVALFrench (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]
HUXGerman
Probably from a topographic name Huck or Hucks, of uncertain origin. It occurs in many place and field names.
HUXFORDEnglish
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’.
HWANGKorean, Chinese
Chinese variant transcription and Korean form of Huang.
HYATTEnglish
English (mainly London and Surrey): possibly a topographic name from Middle English hegh, hie ‘high’ + yate ‘gate’. ... [more]
HYDEEnglish
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, hīwan "household")... [more]
HYKAAlbanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
HYLANScottish, English
Variation of the surname Hyland.
HYMELAmerican
Possibly an altered form of HUMMEL.
HYNDESTANAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HYNDESTANEAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HYNDESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HYSLOPScottish
Habitational name from an unidentified place in northern England, perhaps so called from Old English hæsel (or the Old Norse equivalent hesli) ‘hazel’ + hop ‘enclosed valley’.
HYUNKorean
From the Sino-Korean 玄 (hyeon) meaning "deep, profound, mysterious".