Submitted Surnames Starting with I

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IADANZA     Italian
Of Italian origin, and a (currently) unknown meaning.... [more]
IAGORASHVILI     Georgian
Means "son of Iagor".
IAMS     Ancient Irish
iNNES, may have came from the irish clan whose name was Innes
IARNA     Romanian (Rare)
Means Winter
IAVARONE     Italian
Possibly from a shortened form of the personal name Ianni + varone, a variant of barone ‘baron’; literally ‘baron John’.
IBAIGUREN     Basque
Means "river's edge" from the Basque words ibai, meaning "river" and guren, meaing "edge".
IBÁÑES     Spanish
variant of IBANEZ
IBRAGIMOV     Uzbek, Russian, Azerbaijani, Tatar, Turkmen
Means "son of Ibrahim". It is a commonly used Central Asian and Turkic surname.
IBRAHIM     Muslim
From the given name Ibrahim.
İBRAHIMOV     Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Ibragimov.
IBRAHIMOVIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Ibrahim". Zlatan Ibrahimović (b. 1981) is a Swedish soccer player of Bosnian-Croatian descent.
IBRIČIĆ     Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ibro" in Serbo-Croatian.... [more]
ICHIDA     Japanese
Literally means "market field" in Japanese.
ICHIHARA     Japanese
This surname combines 一 (ichi, itsu, hito-, hito.tsu) meaning "one" or 市 (shi, ichi) meaning "city, market, town" with 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness".... [more]
ICHIKAWA     Japanese
From 市 (ichi) meaning "city", and 川 (kawa) meaning "river".
ICHINOMIYA     Japanese
This surname is used as 一宮, 一の宮, 一ノ宮, 一之宮 or 市之宮 with 一 (ichi, itsu, hito, hito.tsu) meaning "one," 市 (shi, ichi) meaning "city, market, town," 之 (shi, oite, kono, kore, no, yuku) meaning "of, this" or 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess."... [more]
ICHIOKA     Japanese
Derived from the Japanese characters 一 (ichi) meaning "one" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill".
ICKES     German, English
In German the meaning is unknown.... [more]
IDAMES     ?
IDDENDEN     English (Rare)
Iden as a village name is to be found in both the counties of Kent and Sussex, and describes a pasture, or strictly speaking an area within a marsh suitable for pasture. The origination is the pre 6th century phrase ig-denn with ig meaning an island... [more]
IDDON     English
From the Old Norse female personal name Idunn, literally probably "perform love" (cf. Idony).
IDEN     English
Habitational name from a place called Iden Green in Benenden, Kent, or Iden Manor in Staplehurst, Kent, or from Iden in East Sussex. All these places are named in Old English as meaning "pasture by the yew trees", from ig meaning "yew" + denn meaning "pasture".
IDRISSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Idriss. This surname is mainly used in Morocco.
IENCA     Italian (Rare)
Allegedly derived from Italian giovenca "heifer". A heifer is a young cow that has not yet had a calf. Mount Jenca and Jenca Valley are located near Gran Sasso d'Italia in the Abruzzo region in Italy.
IGARASHI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "fifty storms" .
IGARIK     Estonian
Estonian Spelled Igarik was originally spelled Iggarik.
IGLESIAS     Spanish
Spanish surname meaning "churches".
IGOROV     Russian
Means "son of IGOR".
IHRIN     ? (?)
IKARI     Japanese
Means "anchor" in Japanese. When written in different kanji, it can also mean anger.
IKEHARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 池 (ike) "pond" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
IKERU     Japanese
From Japanese 蘓 (ikeru) meaning "revive, resurrect".
ILGENFRITZ     German
Compound patronymic, meaning "Fritz, the son of Ilg".
ILLARIONOV     Russian
Means "son of ILLARION".
ILLOINEN     Finnish
Ancient Finnish surname derived from the name of an estate located in Rusko, Finland. Today used as a surname, also part of the city of Turku, Finland. Original meaning: a vigorous well.
ILOLA     Finnish
Derived from Finnish ilo "joy".
ILVES     Estonian
Taken from the word ilves meaning "lynx", it probably designated someone who had lynx-like characteristics or was otherwise associated with the animal.
ILYAEV     Russian
Means "son of ILYA".
IM     Korean
A Korean surname meaning "woods, forest". Derived from the Chinese surname 林, (Lín)
IMADA     Japanese
From the Japanese 今 (ima) "now" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
IMAEDA     Japanese
From the Japanese 今 (ima) "now" and 枝 (eda) "branch."
IMAMURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 今 (ima) "now" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
IMAN     Muslim
(widespread throughout the Islamic world): from a personal name based on Arabic Iman.
IMANI     Arabic
Variant of the first name Iman.
IMANOV     Azerbaijani
Derived from the given name Iman.
IMARI     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 今利, 伊万里 or 伊萬里 with 今 (kon, kin, ima) meaning "now", 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 万/萬 (ban, man, yorozu, ma) meaning "ten thousand/10,000" and 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (unit of distance - equal to 3.927 km), village."... [more]
IMBERT     French
From the medieval French personal name Imbert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "vast-bright".
IMMERMANN     German
Habitational name for someone from a place named Immer near Oldenburg in Lower Saxony.
IMPEY     English
From Impey, the name of various places in England, derived from Old English *imphaga, *imphæg "sapling enclosure". Alternatively it could have indicated a person who lived near an enclosure of young trees.
INAZUMA     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 稲妻 which means "(flash of) lightning" (from 稲 (te, tou, ina-, ine) meaning "rice plant" and 妻 (sai, tsuma) meaning "spouse, wife").... [more]
INCE     Turkish
Ýnce means "thin" or "slim" in Turkish.
INCHBALD     English
From the medieval male personal name Ingebald, brought into England by the Normans but ultimately of Germanic origin and meaning literally "brave Ingel" (Ingel was a different form of Engel - a shortened form of various Germanic compound personal names (e.g. Engelbert and Engelhard) that begin with Engel-; the two main sources of that were Angel "Angle" (the name of the Germanic people) and Ingal, an extended form of Ing (the name of a Germanic god)).
IND     English (?)
Meaning deweller at the end of a villiage (Gypsy)
INFANTE     Spanish
From infante literally "child", but in Spain also a title borne by the eldest sons of noblemen before they inherited, and in particular by the son of the king of Castile; thus the surname probably originated either as a nickname for one of a lordly disposition or as an occupational name for a member of the household of an infante.
INFANTE     Italian
Nickname for someone with a childlike disposition, from infante "child" (Latin infans, literally "one who cannot speak").
INGA     Italian
Italian name, however probably Germanic origins
INGALLS     English, Scandinavian (Anglicized)
Patronymic from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Ingell, Old Norse Ingjaldr.... [more]
INGEBRETSEN     Norwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
INGEBRETSON     Norwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
INGEBRITSON     Norwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
INGEMARSSON     Swedish
Patronymic name meaning "Son of Ingemar"
INGOLDSBY     English
Habitational name from Ingoldsby in Lincolnshire, named from the Old Norse personal name Ingjaldr + bý meaning "farmstead", "settlement".
INIESTA     Spanish
Possibly from iniesta meaning "leafhopper".
INMAN     English (British)
Anglo-Saxon in Origin. Occupational surname given to a person who "tended a lodge or an inn". Surname first found in Lancashire, England.
INNES     Scottish
Originally, Inn, however during a 18th century scuffle the clan was driven to the River Ess, and became known as Inness. Later the last S was dropped.
INOSHISHI     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 猪 (cho, i, inoshishi) meaning "boar."
INQUIETI     Italian (Rare)
would like to know if any one out there has heard of this name and what part of italy it comes from gt grand father corneluse inquiete/i came to england from parma italy in 1872/4 age 37/8 married in 1875... [more]
INSALACO     Italian
A surname in Sicily. Believed to come from the word Salaco an occupational name for a tanner in Arabic.
INVERARITY     Scottish
Means "person from Inverarity", Angus ("mouth of the Arity", perhaps a Celtic river-name meaning literally "slow").
ION     Romanian
From the given name ION.
IORDĂNESCU     Romanian
Means "son of Iordăn".
IORI     Japanese
This surname is used as 庵, 井居, 井折, 井織, 伊折 or 伊織 with 庵 (an, iori, io) meaning "hermitage, retreat", 井 (sei, shou, i) meaning "well, well crib, town, community", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 居 (kyo, ko, i.ru, -i, o.ru) meaning "reside, to be, exist, live with", 折 (setsu, o.ru, ori, o.ri, -o.ri, o.reru) meaning "fold, break, fracture, bend, yield, submit" and 織 (o.ri) meaning "fabric, weave."... [more]
IOSIFOV     Russian
Variant transcription of YOSIFOV.
IOVEANU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
IPATIEV     Russian
Means "son of Ipatiy".
IRAHETA     Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Iraeta; a combination ira meaning "fern" and the suffix -eta.
IRELAND     English, Scottish
Ethnic name for someone from Ireland, Old English Iraland. The country gets its name from the genitive case of Old English Iras "Irishmen" and land "land". The stem Ir- is taken from the Celtic name for Ireland, Èriu, earlier Everiu... [more]
IRETON     English
Habitational name from either of two places in Derbyshire called Ireton, or one in North Yorkshire called Irton. All of these are named from the genitive case of Old Norse Íri ‘Irishmen’ (see Ireland) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.... [more]
IRIARTE     Basque
Topographic name for someone who lived between two or more settlements, from Basque iri meaning ‘"settlement", "village" + arte meaning "between".
IRISH     English
Derived from Ireland
ISAGO     Japanese
From Japanese 沙 (isago) meaning "sand".
ISAKSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of ISAK".
ISAKSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ISAK".
ISAYAMA     Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "admonish mountain". A bearer of this surname is Hajime Isayama. He is a Japanese manga artist. (1986-)
ISELLE     French
Frenchified forms of Iseli, a Swiss German variant of Eisele.... [more]
ISENBARGER     German, Jewish
Respelling of German or Jewish Eisenberger.
ISHIDA     Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
ISHIDO     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 堂 (do) "hall."
ISHIHARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
ISHII     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 井 (i) "well."
ISHIKURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 倉 or 蔵 (kura) "storehouse."
ISHIWATA     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 渡 (wata) "ferryboat," "ferry."
ISHIYAMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
ISIDOROV     Russian
Means "son of ISIDOR".
ISKANDAR     Indonesian
From the given name Iskandar.
ISLAM     Bengali (Muslim)
Derived directly from the name of the religion of Islam, which is from Arabic الإسلام (al-ʾIslām), which in turn is derived from the Arabic word إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission".
ISLAMBEKOV     Uzbek
Means "son of Islambek".
ISLAND     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named. The origin of their name is not certain; it may be a compound of is "ice" and land "land" or from Island "Iceland" (the name of the country).
ISLEY     English
Of Old English origin, derived from a place named Hesli, meaning "a hazel wood or grove".
ISOBE     Japanese
From the Japanese 磯 (iso) "beach" and 部 (be) "region," "division," "part."
ISOZAKI     Japanese
From the Japanese 磯 (iso) "beach" and 崎 or 埼 (zaki or saki) "cape," "peninsula."
ISTOGU     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ISUFAJ     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
IVANČIĆ     Croatian
Patronymic from the personal name Ivan.
IVANIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of Ivan" in Croatian.
IVANISHVILI     Georgian
Means "son of Ivan".
IVANKIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of Ivan" in Croatian.
IVANKOVIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of Ivan".
IVANOVSKI     Macedonian
Means "son of Ivan".
IVANS     English
Meaning "son of Ivan
IVARS     Basque
Means "Valley" in Basque.
IVARSSON     Swedish
Means "son of IVAR".
IVERSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of IVER".
IVES     English
Means "son of Ive", a medieval male personal name, brought into England by the Normans but ultimately of Germanic origin, a shortened form of any of a range of compound names beginning with īv "yew" (cf... [more]
IVEY     Anglo-Saxon, English
Anglo-Saxon: Ivey is a variant of the Anglo-Saxon baptismal name Ive. It is the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of "Son of Ive".... [more]
IVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ivo".
IVKOVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ivko".
IVORY     English
Habitational name from Ivry-la-Bataille in Eure, northern France.
IVSEN     English (Rare, ?)
Possibly a variant of IBSEN or IVERSEN.
IWAAKI     Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff" and 明 (aki) meaning "bright". ... [more]
IWAN     Welsh
Derived from the given name Iwan.
IWANSKI     Polish
From the given name Iwan.
IWATA     Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "rock" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
IWAYAMA     Japanese
Means "rocky mountain" in Japanese, from 岩 (iwa) "rock" and 山 (yama) "mountain".
IWUCHUKWU     Igbo, African
It means God's covenant is unwavering. This name is a bearer is a testimony of God's command. This ia a Christian name.
IYKOFOS     American
A surname means "Twilight" in Greek.
IZẤSLAVS’KIJ     Ukrainian
This indicates familial origin within the city of Izấslav.
IZUHARA     Japanese
This surname is used as 出原, 泉原 or 伊豆原 with 出 (shutsu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru, da.su, -da.su, -de, de.ru, izu) meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out", 泉 (sei, izumi, izu) meaning "fountain, spring", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 豆 (zu, tou, mame, mame-) meaning "beans, midget, pea" and 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness."
IZUMI     Japanese
Derived from the given name Izumi.
IZUMO     Japanese
This surname combines 出 (shutsu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru, da.su, -da.su, -de, de.ru) meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out" with 雲 (un, kumo, -gumo, zumo) meaning "cloud" or 茂 (mo, shige.ru) meaning "be luxuriant, grow thick, overgrown."... [more]
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