Submitted Surnames Starting with J
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Jaago is an Estonian surname; a diminutive of the masculine given name "Jaagup".
Jaakson is an Estonian surname meaning "son of Jaak". From the Estonian masculine given name "Jaak" and the Germanic suffix "son".
Jaanimägi is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's (Jaan is a masculine give name) mountain".
Jaaniste is an Estonian name derived from the masculine given name "Jaan".
Jaansalu is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's (a masculine given name) grove".
Jaansoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's swamp" in Estonian. However, it most likely derived from a corruption of the surname "Jansen" or "Janson" that has been Estonianized.
Jäärats is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jää" (ice)" and "ratas (wheel)".
Jäätes is an Estonian surname derived from "jäätee" meaning "ice road/causeway".
Jäätma is an Estonian surname derived from "jäätmaa" meaning "undeveloped land".
JABŁONOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jabłonowo or Jabłonow; both place names are from jabłoń meaning "apple tree".
JABLONSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Jablonka, Jablonna, or Jablonica, all places named with jablon
"apple tree", or the diminutive form jablonka.
Possibly derived as a diminutive of the given name Jack
. A famous bearer is Canadian singer-songwriter Terry Jacks, best known for his 1974 single 'Seasons in the Sun.'
JACOBI Jewish, English, Dutch, German
From the Latin genitive Jacobi ‘(son) of Jacob’, Latinized form of English Jacobs and Jacobson or North German Jakobs(en) and Jacobs(en).
Means son of the "Master-Hunter". Originally given to the son of the master-hunter in hunting camps.
English (West Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English jagger ‘carter’, ‘peddler’, an agent derivative of Middle English jag ‘pack’, ‘load’ (of unknown origin). ... [more]
A patronym, Jago is the Cornish for James but is most commonly found as a surname. It dates back to the early 13th Century.
JAGODZIŃSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jagodziny, Jagodzinek, or Jagodziniec, all named with jagoda meaning "berry".
Jágr is a Czech-language surname. It is related to the German surname Jäger which means "hunter" in German. It is used by the Ice Hockey player Jaromír Jágr.
Jahimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "shooting/hunting land".
Jahimees is an Estonian surname meaning "hunter" (literally, "hunting man").
Jaik is an Estonian surname derived from "jäik" meaning "rigid" and "stiff".
Means "cow herd, cowman" from Kabardian жэм (žăm)
meaning "cow" combined with хъу (χ°)
meaning "male, man". It traditionally indicated someone who was wealthy because they possessed a large herd of bovine.
Jalajas is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jalakas" meaning "elm" and "wych elm".
Jalakas is an Estonian surname meaning "wych elm" (Ulmus glabra).
Jalas is an Estonian surname meaning "runner", "hob" and "cradle".
Jalast is an Estonian surname derived from "jalastama" meaning "dismount" and "unhorse".
Jallai is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jala" meaning "afoot".
Famous bearer of this surname is Dutch footballer Daryl Janmaat.
Habitational name for someone from Januszewo or Januszewice, both named with the personal name Janusz
Means son of Jap " Yap" related to Jacobson in the Netherlands
Habitational name any of the various places in southern Spain named Jara or La Jara, from jara meaning "rockrose", "cistus".
Spanish habitational name from either of two places in the Burgos province: Jaramillo de la Fuente or Jaramillo Quemada.
Habitational name for someone from Jaroszewo or Jaroszowce, places named with the personal name Jarosz.
Are you near extinct or possibly extend last name, referring to the opening part of a jar.
Järve is an Estonian surname meaning "freshwater"; from "järv", meaning "lake".
Järvet is an Estonian surname derived from "järv", meaning "lake".
Järviste is an Estonian surname derived from "järv" meaning "lake".
A Polish surname meaning "Grouse". A nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Variant spelling of Jarząbek
, from jarząbek meaning "grouse", presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Probably a patronymic from James
or any of various other personal names beginning with J-
JAUK German (Austrian)
The meaning of the name Jauk is similar to the word "acre" in English. It is a measure word for how much land an ox can plough in one day. People with the surname Jauk are likely to have descended from farmers... [more]
Jaunzeme is compound from two words first jauns
meaning "new" and second zeme
meaning "land". Jaunzeme is femenine form of surname, the masculine form of surname is Jaunzems. Most famous persons with this surname are:... [more]
The name of the policeman in Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables." His name was taken from the word Javert, which means "to pursue relentlessly."... [more]
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor 'maple', 'sycamore'.
JAWORSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor meaning "maple", "sycamore".
JAY English, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e)
"jay (the bird)", probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.
From Sanskrit जय (jayá)
meaning "victory, triumph, winning" combined with रत्न (rátna)
meaning "jewel, gem, treasure".
From Sanskrit जय (jayá)
meaning "conquest, victory, triumph, winning" combined with सिंह (siṃhá)
From Sanskrit जय (jayá)
meaning "conquest, victory, triumph, winning" combined with सुंदर (sundara)
meaning "beautiful, handsome, lovely, charming".
Derived from Persian جزایر (jazâyir)
meaning "islands", of Arabic origin.
From a Norman personal name that appears in Middle English as Geffrey
and in Old French as Je(u)froi
. Some authorities regard this as no more than a palatalized form of Godfrey
, but early forms such as Galfridus
point to a first element from Germanic gala
"to sing" or gawi
"region, territory"... [more]
Jehle-Romanov surname was given name of monarchical leaders over the areas of eastern Eurasia known as Russia and all Russia's yet upon revolution family erroneously reported all dead. Most family of Alexander died while remaining in Russia, while those whom escaped circa 1880 survived... [more]
JELAVIĆ Serbian, Bosnian
derived from the place name Jelav
, one of the places in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The first ever appearance recorded to this date was even before the Turkish men (Ottoman) broke into the Kingdom of Croatia (around 13. century).... [more]
JENDOUBI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Jendouba, the name of a large city in northwestern Tunisia. The name itself is derived from Berber (Tamazight) jen
meaning "market" and douba
JENKS Engish, Welsh
English (also found in Wales) patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jenk
, a back-formation from Jenkin
with the removal of the supposed Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -in
English surname, a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jan
From a pet-form of Jessop
(a medieval male personal name - a different form of Joseph
). A literary bearer is Miss Jessel, the governess who has charge of the two troubled and enigmatic children in Henry James's ghost story 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898).
Possibly a variant of Jessey
, an occupational name for someone making jesses
(a short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry).
JETER French (Huguenot), German
Jeter is a French and German surname. It is the last name of former New York Yankees baseball player, Derek Jeter. It's also the last name of Carmelita Jeter, an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 meter sprint.
Ethnic name for a Jew, from Middle English jeu meaning "Jew" from Old French giu.
Porcupine. Wamambo. Strong, Courageous, Joyful and loving.
Habitational name for someone from Jezioro, Jeziory, Jeziora, or Jezierzyce, all places named with jezioro meaning "lake".
From the Japanese 陣 (jin
) "camp" and 内 (uchi
) "inside." The grammatical and phonetic particle ノ or 之 (no
) is sometimes written between the other two characters.
JLASSI Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the name of an Tamazight (Berber) tribal confederation in Tunisia; the name could be from Arabic إِخْلَاص (ʾiḵlāṣ)
meaning "sincerity, devotion, loyalty" or of unknown Berber meaning.
Joa is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jõe" meaning "watrer/fluvial" or "joana" meaning "torrents/cascades".
Joala is an Estonian surname derived from "jõe" ("fluvial") and "ala" ("field" or "area").
JOB English, French, German, Hungarian
English, French, German, and Hungarian from the personal name Iyov
, borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him... [more]
Another of the names brought to England in the eleventh century by the Normans, and mentioned in the Domesday Book. Originally a masculine name only.
Jõe is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial".
Jõearu is an Estonian surname meaning "water grassland/meadow".
Jõeloo is an Estonians surname derived from "jõelooge", meaning a "river meander".
Jõeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "wash, or fluvial valley".
Jõeots is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial (water) end".
Jõeper is an Estonian surname derived from "jõeperv", meaning "riverbank".
Jõerüüt is an Estonian surname meaning "river plover" (Pluvialis).
Jõesuu is an Estonian surname meaning "mouth of the river".
Jõgi is an Estonian word and surname meaning "river".
Jõgisoo is an Estonian surname meaning "river swamp/marsh".
From the given name John. A famous bearer is Elton John.
Jõhvi is an Estonian surname derived from "jõhvikas", meaning "cranberry".
While the ancestors of the bearers of Joines came from ancient Welsh-Celtic origins, the name itself has its roots in Christianity. This surname comes from the personal name John, which is derived from the Latin Johannes... [more]
17th- century Quebecois explorer Louis Jolliet. He and Father Jacques Marquette were the first to map the Mississippi River. Later, Jolliet's name was misspelled as Joliet, most likely due to the influence of the French word joli
, "handsome/pretty"... [more]
The surname Joof (English spelling in Gambia) whit its derivatives Juuf / Juf (Seereer proper) or Diouf (French spelling in Senegal and Mauritania) is a Senegambian surname found amongst the Seereer people of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania... [more]
Jõõger is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "jääger" meaning "hunter" and "trapper".
Joon is an Estonian surname meaning "line" and "stripe".
Joonas is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); a variant of the name "Jonas".