Submitted Surnames Starting with J

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JÄÄGER Estonian
Jääger is an Estonian surname meaning "game warden".
JAAGO Estonian
Jaago is an Estonian surname; a diminutive of the masculine given name "Jaagup".
JAAKSON Estonian
Jaakson is an Estonian surname meaning "son of Jaak". From the Estonian masculine given name "Jaak" and the Germanic suffix "son".
JAAKSOO Estonian
Jaaksoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaak's swamp" in Estonian. However, it most likely derived from a corruption of the surname "Jackson" or "Jaakson" that has been Estonianized.
JÄÄLAID Estonian
Jäälaid is an Estonian surname meaning "ice islet".
JÄÄMETS Estonian
Jäämets is an Estonian surname meaning "ice forest".
JAANIMÄGI Estonian
Jaanimägi is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's (Jaan is a masculine give name) mountain".
JAANISTE Estonian
Jaaniste is an Estonian name derived from the masculine given name "Jaan".
JAANSALU Estonian
Jaansalu is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's (a masculine given name) grove".
JAANSON Estonian
Jaanson is an Estonian surname derived from the Estonian masculine given name "Jaan" and the Germanic suffix "-son"; "son of Jaan".
JAANSOO Estonian
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.
JÄÄR Estonian
Jäär is an Estonian surname meaning "Aries".
JÄÄRATS Estonian
Jäärats is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jää" (ice)" and "ratas (wheel)".
JÄÄTES Estonian
Jäätes is an Estonian surname derived from "jäätee" meaning "ice road/causeway".
JÄÄTMA Estonian
Jäätma is an Estonian surname derived from "jäätmaa" meaning "undeveloped land".
JÄÄVÄLI Estonian
Jääväli is an Estonian surname meaning "ice field".
JABARI Arabic
From the given name Jabbar.
JABLANOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from jablan meaning ''poplar''.
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.
JACE English (Rare)
Derived from the given name Jace
JACEY American
Derrived from the given name Jacey
JACKS English
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.'
JACOBE Jewish
Variant spelling of Jacobi.
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).
JACOBOWITZ Jewish
Germanized spelling of a Slavic patronymic from the personal name Jacob.
JACOBSMEYER German
Habitational name from an estate so named.
JACOWAY English (American)
Altered form of the personal name Jacques.
JACQUEMAN French
Alsace-Lorraine
JADWIN English
"Jadwin" is said to mean "friend of a stonecutter" (Anglo-Saxon jad "stonecutter" + win or "friend.")
JAEGAL Korean
Korean form of Zhuge, from Sino-Korean 諸葛
JAFARI Persian
From the given name Jafar.
JÄGERMEISTERSSEN German
Means son of the "Master-Hunter". Originally given to the son of the master-hunter in hunting camps.
JAGGER English
English (West Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English jagger ‘carter’, ‘peddler’, an agent derivative of Middle English jag ‘pack’, ‘load’ (of unknown origin). ... [more]
JAGO Cornish
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".
JAGR Czech
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.
JAHANI Persian
From the given name Jahan.
JAHIMAA Estonian
Jahimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "shooting/hunting land".
JAHIMEES Estonian
Jahimees is an Estonian surname meaning "hunter" (literally, "hunting man").
JAHN German
Unknown meaning.
JAHNS German
Patronymic from the personal name Jahn.
JAHU Estonian
Jahu is an Estonian surname meaning "flour".
JAIK Estonian
Jaik is an Estonian surname derived from "jäik" meaning "rigid" and "stiff".
JAIMOUKHA Circassian
Means "cow herd, cowman", derived from Kabardian жэм (žăm) meaning "cow" and хъу (χ°) "male, man". It traditionally indicated someone who was wealthy because they possessed a large herd of bovine.
JAKESON English
It means "son of Jake"
JAKOV Croatian
Derived from the name Jakov.
JALAJAS Estonian
Jalajas is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jalakas" meaning "elm" and "wych elm".
JALAKAS Estonian
Jalakas is an Estonian surname meaning "wych elm" (Ulmus glabra).
JALALI Persian, Urdu
From the given name Jalal.
JALAS Estonian
Jalas is an Estonian surname meaning "runner", "hob" and "cradle".
JALAST Estonian
Jalast is an Estonian surname derived from "jalastama" meaning "dismount" and "unhorse".
JALG Estonian
Jalg is an Estonian surname meaning "foot".
JALILOV Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Jalil".
JALLAI Estonian
Jallai is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jala" meaning "afoot".
JALLOH Western African
Probably a derivative of Arabic Jalil.
JAMALI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Urdu
From the given name Jamal.
JAMOUKHA Circassian
Variant transcription of Jaimoukha.
JANCZAK Polish
Patronymic from the Polish given name Jan.
JANDER Filipino
MEANING HERE AND THERE.
JANDROKOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename Jandro.
JANECZEK Polish
From a pet form of the personal name Jan.
JÄNES Estonian
Jänes is an Estonian surname meaning "hare".
JANI Indian, Odia, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit ज्ञानिन् (jñānin) meaning "knowing, learned, wise".
JÄNICKE German
From a pet form of the personal name Johann.
JANISON American (Modern, Rare)
Means son of Jane. Extremely rare surname.
JANKIEWICZ Polish
Patronymic of the personal name Jan.
JANMAAT Dutch
Famous bearer of this surname is Dutch footballer Daryl Janmaat.
JANNO Estonian
Janno is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name).
JANNUSCH German
From a pet form of the personal name Jan.
JÁNOŠÍK Slovak
Comes from a pet form of the name Jan.
JANOS̆KO Slovak
From a derivative of the personal name Jánoš.
JANOTA Czech
Derivative of Jan.
JANOWICZ Polish
Means "son of Jan".
JANUSZEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Januszewo or Januszewice, both named with the personal name Janusz.
JAOUADI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Jaouad (chiefly Tunisian).
JAOUHARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, gem, essence" (chiefly Moroccan).
JAPENGA Dutch
Means son of Jap " Yap" related to Jacobson in the Netherlands
JAPP German
Derived from a diminutive of JACOB.
JARA Spanish
Habitational name any of the various places in southern Spain named Jara or La Jara, from jara meaning "rockrose", "cistus".
JARAMILLO Spanish
Spanish habitational name from either of two places in the Burgos province: Jaramillo de la Fuente or Jaramillo Quemada.
JAREÑO Basque (Modern), Spanish
Perhaps "who lives among the rockroses".
JAROŠ Czech, Slovak, Polish
Derived from names containing the name element jaro meaning "young" (see Jaroslav, Jaromír). Also a Polish variant of Jarosz, derived from the same element (see Jarosław).
JAROSZ Polish
Derived from the given names Jarosław or Hieronim.
JAROSZEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Jaroszewo or Jaroszowce, places named with the personal name Jarosz.
JARRUS Popular Culture
Used by Kanan Jarrus from the American show "Star Wars Rebels".
JARSDEL German
Are you near extinct or possibly extend last name, referring to the opening part of a jar.
JÄRVE Estonian
Järve is an Estonian surname meaning "freshwater"; from "järv", meaning "lake".
JÄRVELA Estonian
Järvela is an Estonian surname meaning "lake area".
JÄRVELILL Estonian
Järvelill is an Estonian surname meaning "lake flower".
JÄRVEMETS Estonian
Järvemets is an Estonian surname meaning "lake forest".
JÄRVEOJA Estonian
Järveoja is an Estonian surname meaning "lake creek".
JÄRVESAAR Estonian
Järvesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "lake island".
JÄRVET Estonian
Järvet is an Estonian surname derived from "järv", meaning "lake".
JÄRVEVEE Estonian
Järvevee is an Estonian surname meaning "lake water".
JÄRVISTE Estonian
Järviste is an Estonian surname derived from "järv" meaning "lake".
JÄRVSOO Estonian
Järvsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "lake marsh/swamp".
JARY French
France-England-USA
JARZĄBEK Polish
A Polish surname meaning "Grouse". A nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
JARZOMBEK Polish
Variant spelling of Jarząbek, from jarząbek meaning "grouse", presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
JASCHKE German (Silesian)
Possibly derivative from the given name Johannes
JASKÓŁKA Polish
Nickname from Polish jaskółka meaning "swallow".
JASMINE English, Japanese
means a fragrant shrub or flower used as perfume
JASON English
Probably a patronymic from James or any of various other personal names beginning with J-.
JĀTNIEKS Latvian
Means "the rider".
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 Latvian
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]
JAUNZEMIS Latvian
Means "Of the new land".
JÁUREGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Jauregi.
JAVERT Literature
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]
JÁVOR Hungarian
Means ''maple''.
JAVORSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor 'maple', 'sycamore'.
JAWOREK Polish
Most likely comes from the last name Javorski meaning someone from "Jawor".
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), gai "jay (the bird)", probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.
JAYARATHNA Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "victory, triumph, winning" combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure".
JAYASINGHE Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "conquest, victory, triumph, winning" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
JAYASUNDERA Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "conquest, victory, triumph, winning" combined with सुंदर (sundara) meaning "beautiful, handsome, lovely, charming".
JAYDEN English
Surname of the fictional character Norman Jayden, a character from the video game Heavy Rain.
JAYE English
Variant of Jay.
JAZAYERI Persian
Derived from Persian جزایر (jazâyir) meaning "islands", of Arabic origin.
JAZBEC Slovene
Means ''badger'' in Slovenian.
JEAN French
Derived from the French given name JEAN.
JEAN-BAPTISTE Haitian Creole, French
From the French given name Jean-Baptiste.
JEAN-LOUIS Haitian Creole
From the given names Jean and Louis.
JEANMARIE Various
Combination of Jean and Marie
JEANPETIT French
Means "little Jean" from Old French petit "small" and the given name Jean, originally a nickname for a small man called Jean (or applied ironically to a large man), or a distinguishing epithet for the younger of two men named Jean.... [more]
JEAN-PIERRE Haitian Creole
From the given names Jean and Pierre.
JEAUME French (Rare)
Variant form of the patronymic surname of Jaume.
JEDOU Western African
Found in Mauritania.
JEFFERIES English
Derived from the given name Jeffrey.
JEFFREY English
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 and Gaufridus point to a first element from Germanic gala "to sing" or gawi "region, territory"... [more]
JEFSON English
"Son of Jef".
JEHLE Hebrew
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]
JELASSI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Jlassi (chiefly Tunisian).
JELAVIĆ Serbian, Bosnian
derived from the place name Jelav, one of the places in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
JELUŠIĆ Croatian
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]
JENCKES English
"Back-formation" of Jenkin, a medieval diminutive of John.
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 meaning "wheat".
JENDRE German (Anglicized, Rare), Czech (Anglicized, Rare), Slovak (Anglicized, Rare), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
Jendre is an anglicized version of many surnames throughout Europe that start with 'Jendre'.... [more]
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.
JENNER English
Occupational name for an engineer.
JENNER German
Derived from the name Januarius.
JENNESS English
English surname, a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jan.
JENSDATTER Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Jens.
JEPPSSON Swedish
Probably means "son of JESPER".
JEPSEN English
Variant of Jepson.
JERAK Croatian
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERAS Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JEREC Croatian
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JEREMIAS Jewish, Spanish
Derived from the Hebrew given name Jeremiah
JEREMY English
From the given name Jeremy.
JERENIĆ Serbian (Rare)
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERIČ Slovene
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERIČEVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERKAN Croatian
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERKOV Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the forename Jerko.
JERKOVAC Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the forename Jerko.
JERKOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Jerko''.
JEROLIMOV Croatian
Derived from the forename Jerolim.
JESSEL English
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).
JESSIE English
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).
JESSUP English
From the given name Joseph.
JESTEN Dutch
Variation of Joosten.
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.
JETSON English
A patronymic from the personal name Jutt, a pet form of Jordan. Compare Judson.
JEW English
Ethnic name for a Jew, from Middle English jeu meaning "Jew" from Old French giu.
JEWETT English
A mainly Northern English surname, derived from a pet form of Julian.
JEWITT English
Variant of Jewett.
JEYI Shona
Porcupine. Wamambo. Strong, Courageous, Joyful and loving.
JEZIERSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Jezioro, Jeziory, Jeziora, or Jezierzyce, all places named with jezioro meaning "lake".
JHA Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
JHALA Indian, Gujarati
Gujarati clan name of unknown meaning.
JIAN Chinese, Taiwanese
From Chinese 簡 (jiǎn) meaning “simple, uncomplicated”.
JIMERSON English (British), Scottish
Variant of Scottish and northern English Jameson, based on a pet form of the personal name.
JINNOUCHI Japanese
From the Japanese 陣 (jin) "camp" and 内 (uchi or nai) "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 Estonian
Joa is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jõe" meaning "watrer/fluvial" or "joana" meaning "torrents/cascades".
JOALA Estonian
Joala is an Estonian surname derived from "jõe" ("fluvial") and "ala" ("field" or "area").
JOAQUIM Portuguese, Catalan
From the personal name Joaquim.
JOB English, French, German, Hungarian
English, French, German, and Hungarian from the personal name Iyov or Job, 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]
JOCELYN English
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.
JODIET German
Unknown
JÕE Estonian
Jõe is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial".
JÕEÄÄR Estonian
Jõeäär is an Estonian surname meaning "riverside".
JÕEARU Estonian
Jõearu is an Estonian surname meaning "water grassland/meadow".
JÕEKALLAS Estonian
Jõekallas is an Estonian surname meaning "riverbank".
JÕELEHT Estonian
Jõeleht is an Estonian surname meaning "river foliage".
JÕELOO Estonian
Jõeloo is an Estonians surname derived from "jõelooge", meaning a "river meander".
JOELSON English
Means "son of Joel".
JÕELUHT Estonian
Jõeluht is an Estonian surname meaning "water meadow".
JÕEMAA Estonian
Jõemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "river land".
JÕEORG Estonian
Jõeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "wash, or fluvial valley".
JÕEOTS Estonian
Jõeots is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial (water) end".
JÕEPER Estonian
Jõeper is an Estonian surname derived from "jõeperv", meaning "riverbank".
JÕERÜÜT Estonian
Jõerüüt is an Estonian surname meaning "river plover" (Pluvialis).
JÕESAAR Estonian
Jõesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "river island".
JÕESUU Estonian
Jõesuu is an Estonian surname meaning "mouth of the river".
JÕGI Estonian
Means "river" in Estonian.