Submitted Surnames Starting with J

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JÄÄGEREstonian
Jääger is an Estonian surname meaning "game warden".
JAAGOEstonian
Jaago is an Estonian surname; a diminutive of the masculine given name "Jaagup".
JAAKSONEstonian
Jaakson is an Estonian surname meaning "son of Jaak". From the Estonian masculine given name "Jaak" and the Germanic suffix "son".
JÄÄMETSEstonian
Jäämets is an Estonian surname meaning "ice forest".
JAANIMÄGIEstonian
Jaanimägi is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's (Jaan is a masculine give name) mountain".
JAANISTEEstonian
Jaaniste is an Estonian name derived from the masculine given name "Jaan".
JAANSALUEstonian
Jaansalu is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's (a masculine given name) grove".
JÄÄREstonian
Jäär is an Estonian surname meaning "Aries".
JÄÄRATSEstonian
Jäärats is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jää" (ice)" and "ratas (wheel)".
JÄÄTESEstonian
Jäätes is an Estonian surname derived from "jäätee" meaning "ice road/causeway".
JÄÄTMAEstonian
Jäätma is an Estonian surname derived from "jäätmaa" meaning "undeveloped land".
JÄÄVÄLIEstonian
Jääväli is an Estonian surname meaning "ice field".
JABLANOVIĆCroatian
Derived from jablan meaning ''poplar''.
JABŁONOWSKIPolish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jabłonowo or Jabłonow; both place names are from jabłoń meaning "apple tree".
JABLONSKIPolish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Jablonka, Jablonna, or Jablonica, all places named with jablon "apple tree", or the diminutive form jablonka.
JACEEnglish (Rare)
Derived from the given name Jace
JACEYAmerican
Derrived from the given name Jacey
JACKSEnglish
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.'
JACOBEJewish
Variant spelling of Jacobi.
JACOBIJewish, 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).
JACOBOWITZJewish
Germanized spelling of a Slavic patronymic from the personal name Jacob.
JACOBSMEYERGerman
Habitational name from an estate so named.
JACOWAYEnglish (American)
Altered form of the personal name Jacques.
JACQUEMANFrench
Alsace-Lorraine
JAFARIPersian
From the given name Jafar.
JÄGERMEISTERSSENGerman
Means son of the "Master-Hunter". Originally given to the son of the master-hunter in hunting camps.
JAGGEREnglish
English (West Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English jagger ‘carter’, ‘peddler’, an agent derivative of Middle English jag ‘pack’, ‘load’ (of unknown origin). ... [more]
JAGOCornish
A patronym, Jago is the Cornish for James but is most commonly found as a surname. It dates back to the early 13th Century.
JAGODZIŃSKIPolish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jagodziny, Jagodzinek, or Jagodziniec, all named with jagoda meaning "berry".
JAGRCzech
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.
JAHANIPersian
From the given name Jahan.
JAHIMAAEstonian
Jahimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "shooting/hunting land".
JAHIMEESEstonian
Jahimees is an Estonian surname meaning "hunter" (literally, "hunting man").
JAHNGerman
Unknown meaning.
JAHNSGerman
Patronymic from the personal name Jahn.
JAHUEstonian
Jahu is an Estonian surname meaning "flour".
JAIKEstonian
Jaik is an Estonian surname derived from "jäik" meaning "rigid" and "stiff".
JAIMOUKHACircassian
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.
JAKESONEnglish
It means "son of Jake"
JAKOVCroatian
Derived from the name Jakov.
JALAJASEstonian
Jalajas is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jalakas" meaning "elm" and "wych elm".
JALAKASEstonian
Jalakas is an Estonian surname meaning "wych elm" (Ulmus glabra).
JALALIPersian, Urdu
From the given name Jalal.
JALASEstonian
Jalas is an Estonian surname meaning "runner", "hob" and "cradle".
JALASTEstonian
Jalast is an Estonian surname derived from "jalastama" meaning "dismount" and "unhorse".
JALGEstonian
Jalg is an Estonian surname meaning "foot".
JALILOVUzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Jalil".
JALLAIEstonian
Jallai is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jala" meaning "afoot".
JALLOHWestern African
Probably a derivative of Arabic Jalil.
JAMOUKHACircassian
Variant transcription of Jaimoukha.
JANCZAKPolish
Patronymic from the Polish given name Jan.
JANDERFilipino
MEANING HERE AND THERE.
JANDROKOVIĆCroatian
Derived from the forename Jandro.
JANECZEKPolish
From a pet form of the personal name Jan.
JÄNESEstonian
Jänes is an Estonian surname meaning "hare".
JANIIndian, Odia, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit ज्ञानिन् (jñānin) meaning "knowing, learned, wise".
JÄNICKEGerman
From a pet form of the personal name Johann.
JANISONAmerican (Modern, Rare)
Means son of Jane. Extremely rare surname.
JANKIEWICZPolish
Patronymic of the personal name Jan.
JANMAATDutch
Famous bearer of this surname is Dutch footballer Daryl Janmaat.
JANNUSCHGerman
From a pet form of the personal name Jan.
JÁNOŠÍKSlovak
Comes from a pet form of the name Jan.
JANOS̆KOSlovak
From a derivative of the personal name Jánoš.
JANOTACzech
Derivative of Jan.
JANOWICZPolish
Means "son of Jan".
JANUSZEWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from Januszewo or Januszewice, both named with the personal name Janusz.
JAOUADIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Jaouad (chiefly Tunisian).
JAOUHARIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, gem, essence" (chiefly Moroccan).
JAPENGADutch
Means son of Jap " Yap" related to Jacobson in the Netherlands
JARASpanish
Habitational name any of the various places in southern Spain named Jara or La Jara, from jara meaning "rockrose", "cistus".
JARAMILLOSpanish
Spanish habitational name from either of two places in the Burgos province: Jaramillo de la Fuente or Jaramillo Quemada.
JAREÑOBasque (Modern), Spanish
Perhaps "who lives among the rockroses".
JAROŠCzech, 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).
JAROSZPolish
Derived from the given names Jarosław or Hieronim.
JAROSZEWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from Jaroszewo or Jaroszowce, places named with the personal name Jarosz.
JARRUSPopular Culture
Used by Kanan Jarrus from the American show "Star Wars Rebels".
JARSDELGerman
Are you near extinct or possibly extend last name, referring to the opening part of a jar.
JÄRVEEstonian
Järve is an Estonian surname meaning "freshwater"; from "järv", meaning "lake".
JÄRVELAEstonian
Järvela is an Estonian surname meaning "lake area".
JÄRVEMETSEstonian
Järvemets is an Estonian surname meaning "lake forest".
JÄRVEOJAEstonian
Järveoja is an Estonian surname meaning "lake creek".
JÄRVESAAREstonian
Järvesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "lake island".
JÄRVETEstonian
Järvet is an Estonian surname derived from "järv", meaning "lake".
JÄRVEVEEEstonian
Järvevee is an Estonian surname meaning "lake water".
JÄRVSOOEstonian
Järvsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "lake marsh/swamp".
JARYFrench
France-England-USA
JARZĄBEKPolish
A Polish surname meaning "Grouse". A nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
JARZOMBEKPolish
Variant spelling of Jarząbek, from jarząbek meaning "grouse", presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
JASKÓŁKAPolish
Nickname from Polish jaskółka meaning "swallow".
JASMINEEnglish, Japanese
means a fragrant shrub or flower used as perfume
JASONEnglish
Probably a patronymic from James or any of various other personal names beginning with J-.
JĀTNIEKSLatvian
Means "the rider".
JAUKGerman (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]
JAUNZEMELatvian
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]
JAUNZEMISLatvian
Means "Of the new land".
JAVERTLiterature
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]
JÁVORHungarian
Means ''maple''.
JAVORSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor 'maple', 'sycamore'.
JAWOREKPolish
Most likely comes from the last name Javorski meaning someone from "Jawor".
JAWORSKIPolish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor meaning "maple", "sycamore".
JAYEnglish, 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.
JAYARATHNASinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "victory, triumph, winning" combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure".
JAYASINGHESinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "conquest, victory, triumph, winning" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
JAYASUNDERASinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jayá) meaning "conquest, victory, triumph, winning" combined with सुंदर (sundara) meaning "beautiful, handsome, lovely, charming".
JAYEEnglish
Variant of Jay.
JAZAYERIPersian
Derived from Persian جزایر (jazâyir) meaning "islands", of Arabic origin.
JEANFrench
Derived from the French given name JEAN.
JEAN-LOUISHaitian Creole
From the given names Jean and Louis.
JEANMARIEVarious
Combination of Jean and Marie
JEANPETITFrench
French translation of Littlejohn.
JEAN-PIERREHaitian Creole
From the given names Jean and Pierre.
JEAUMEFrench (Rare)
Variant form of the patronymic surname of Jaume.
JEDOUWestern African
Found in Mauritania.
JEFFREYEnglish
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]
JEFSONEnglish
"Son of Jef".
JEHLEHebrew
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]
JELASSIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Jlassi (chiefly Tunisian).
JELAVIĆSerbian, Bosnian
derived from the place name Jelav, one of the places in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
JELUŠIĆCroatian
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]
JENCKESEnglish
"Back-formation" of Jenkin, a medieval diminutive of John.
JENDOUBIArabic (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".
JENDREGerman (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]
JENKSEngish, 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.
JENNEREnglish
Occupational name for an engineer.
JENNERGerman
Derived from the name Januarius.
JENNESSEnglish
English surname, a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jan.
JENSDATTERNorwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Jens.
JEPPSSONSwedish
Probably means "son of JESPER".
JERAKCroatian
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERASCroatian, Slovene
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERECCroatian
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JEREMIASJewish, Spanish
Derived from the Hebrew given name Jeremiah
JEREMYEnglish
From the given name Jeremy.
JERENIĆSerbian (Rare)
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERIĆCroatian
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERIČSlovene
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERIČEVIĆCroatian
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERKANCroatian
Derived from the forename Jere, short form of Jeronim.
JERKOVCroatian, Serbian
Derived from the forename Jerko.
JERKOVACCroatian (Rare)
Derived from the forename Jerko.
JERKOVIĆCroatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Jerko''.
JEROLIMOVCroatian
Derived from the forename Jerolim.
JESSELEnglish
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).
JESSIEEnglish
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).
JESSUPEnglish
From the given name Joseph.
JESTENDutch
Variation of Joosten.
JETERFrench (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.
JETSONEnglish
A patronymic from the personal name Jutt, a pet form of Jordan. Compare Judson.
JEWEnglish
Ethnic name for a Jew, from Middle English jeu meaning "Jew" from Old French giu.
JEWETTEnglish
A mainly Northern English surname, derived from a pet form of Julian.
JEYIShona
Porcupine. Wamambo. Strong, Courageous, Joyful and loving.
JEZIERSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from Jezioro, Jeziory, Jeziora, or Jezierzyce, all places named with jezioro meaning "lake".
JHAIndian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
JHALAIndian, Gujarati
Gujarati clan name of unknown meaning.
JIANChinese, Taiwanese
From Chinese 簡 (jiǎn) meaning “simple, uncomplicated”.
JIMERSONEnglish (British), Scottish
Variant of Scottish and northern English Jameson, based on a pet form of the personal name.
JINNOUCHIJapanese
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.
JLASSIArabic (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.
JOAEstonian
Joa is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jõe" meaning "watrer/fluvial" or "joana" meaning "torrents/cascades".
JOALAEstonian
Joala is an Estonian surname derived from "jõe" ("fluvial") and "ala" ("field" or "area").
JOAQUIMPortuguese, Catalan
From the personal name Joaquim.
JOBEnglish, 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]
JOCELYNEnglish
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.
JÕEEstonian
Jõe is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial".
JÕEÄÄREstonian
Jõeäär is an Estonian surname meaning "riverside".
JÕEARUEstonian
Jõearu is an Estonian surname meaning "water grassland/meadow".
JÕEKALLASEstonian
Jõekallas is an Estonian surname meaning "riverbank".
JÕELEHTEstonian
Jõeleht is an Estonian surname meaning "river foliage".
JÕELOOEstonian
Jõeloo is an Estonians surname derived from "jõelooge", meaning a "river meander".
JOELSONEnglish
Means "son of Joel".
JÕELUHTEstonian
Jõeluht is an Estonian surname meaning "water meadow".
JÕEMAAEstonian
Jõemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "river land".
JÕEORGEstonian
Jõeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "wash, or fluvial valley".
JÕEOTSEstonian
Jõeots is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial (water) end".
JÕEPEREstonian
Jõeper is an Estonian surname derived from "jõeperv", meaning "riverbank".
JÕERÜÜTEstonian
Jõerüüt is an Estonian surname meaning "river plover" (Pluvialis).
JÕESAAREstonian
Jõesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "river island".
JÕESUUEstonian
Jõesuu is an Estonian surname meaning "mouth of the river".
JÕGIEstonian
Jõgi is an Estonian word and surname meaning "river".
JÕGIAASEstonian
Jõgiaas is an Estonian surname meaning "river meadow".
JÕGILAEstonian
Jõgila is an Estonian surname meaning "river area".
JÕGIOJAEstonian
Jõgioja is an Estonian surname meaning "river creek".
JÕGISAAREstonian
Jõgisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "river island".
JÕGISALUEstonian
Jõgisalu is an Estonian surname meaning "river grove".
JÕGISOOEstonian
Jõgisoo is an Estonian surname meaning "river swamp/marsh".
JOHANNESDOTTERSwedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Johannes". This surname is only used by females.
JOHANNINGGerman
North German patronymic from Johann, German form of John.
JOHANNKNECHTGerman
John The Servant
JOHANSDOTTERSwedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Johan". This surname is only used by females.
JOHNEnglish
From the given name John. A famous bearer is Elton John.
JÕHVIEstonian
Jõhvi is an Estonian surname derived from "jõhvikas", meaning "cranberry".
JÕHVIKASEstonian
Jõhvikas is an Estonian surname meaning "cranberry".
JOINESWelsh
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]
JOLAHAIndian, Muslim
Means "weaver".
JOLIEEnglish
From the given name Jolie meaning pretty.
JOLIETFrench
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 or jolie, "handsome/pretty"... [more]
JONARES?
Person of the West.
JONSDOTTERSwedish
Literally meaning "Jon's daughter" in Swedish.
JÓNSDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Jón" in Icelandic.
JONSONEnglish
Variant of Johnson and English form of Johnsson
JÓNSSONIcelandic
Means "son of Jón" in Icelandic.
JOOFSerer
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]
JÕÕGEREstonian
Jõõger is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "jääger" meaning "hunter" and "trapper".
JOONASEstonian
Joonas is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); a variant of the name "Jonas".
JOOSTEstonian
Joost is an Estonian surname, derived from the masculine given name "Joost"; ultimately from St. Judoc.
JOʻRAYEVUzbek
Uzbek variant of Juraev.
JORDANOVBulgarian, Macedonian
Means "son of Jordan" in Macedonian, while it is also a Bulgarian variant transcription of Yordanov.
JORDISONEnglish
Possibly meaning son of Jordan. This name is surname of American drummer Joey Jordison.
JORGENSONGerman, English
Respelling of Jørgensen or Jörgensen (see Jorgensen) or the Swedish cognate Jörgens(s)on.
JORQUERASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
JOSEPHSENEnglish
Variant of Josephson meaning "Son of Joseph."
JOSIPOVIĆCroatian
Means "son of Josip" in Croatian.... [more]
JOSTDutch, German
Dutch and German: from a personal name, a derivative of the Breton personal name Iodoc (see Joyce), or from the personal name Just.
JÕULUEstonian
Jõulu is an Estonian surname meaning "Christmas" (Estonian: "Jõulud").
JOURDINEFrench, English
English and French variant of Jordan.
JOVIĆCroatian, Serbian
Means "son of Jovan".
JOWETTEnglish
From the medieval male personal name Jowet or the female personal name Jowette, both literally "little Jowe", a pet-form of Julian. This was borne was British theologian and classical scholar Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893).
JOYFrench (Latinized)
Joy \joy\ as a girl's name is pronounced joy. It is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Joy is "joy". Used in the Middle Ages, and made popular in the 17th century under the influence of the Puritans, to whom being "joyful in the Lord" was an important duty... [more]
JOZIĆCroatian, Serbian
Means "son of Jozo".
JUDKINSEnglish
Means "decsendent of JUD".