Submitted Surnames Starting with K

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KAAKA Maori
Originated from Northland New Zealand town, Te Kao. Te Kao is a district on the Aupouri Peninsula of Northland, New Zealand. State Highway 1 passes through the district. Cape Reinga is 46 km to the north, and Houhora is 24 km to the south... [more]
KAAL Estonian
Kaal is an Estonian surname meaning "scale", "balance" and "weight".
KAALMA Estonian
Kaalma is an Estonian surname relating to "kaal" meaning "balance".
KÄÄMBRE Estonian
Käämbre is an Estonian surname of undetermined origin, possibly derived from "kämbuline" meaning "chunky", or "kämblaluu" meaning "knuckle bone".
KAAN Turkish
From the given name Kaan.
KAʻANĀʻANĀ Hawaiian
This Hawaiian surname means The Black Magic.... [more]
KAAR Estonian
Kaar is an Estonian surname meaning "arc" or "arch".
KÄÄRA Estonian
Käära is an Estonia surname possibly derived from "käär" meaning "loop" and "meander".
KÄÄRIK Estonian
Käärik is an Estonian surname derived from "käär", meaning "meander" or "kaarik" meaning "cart" or "carriage".
KAARISTE Estonian
Kaariste is an Estonian surname derived from "kaar" meaning "arch".
KÄÄRMA Estonian
Käärma is an Estonian surname derived from "käär" meaning "(to) loop" or "meander".
KAARMAA Estonian
Kaarmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "arc/curve land".
KAARSOO Estonian
Kaarsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "arced/curved swamp". May also be an Estonianization of the surname "Karlson".
KAAS Estonian
Kaas is an Estonian surname meaning "brother", "co-" and "fellow".
KAASA Estonian
Kaasa is an Estonian surname meaning "along" and "with", as well as "spouse".
KAASIK Estonian
Kaasik is an Estonian surname meaning "birch".
KABACIŃSKI Polish
The surname Kabaciński is a habitational name for someone from a place called Kabaty, in Warszawa voivodeship. It is also a derivative of the nickname Kabat.
KABARIA Indian, Muslim
Means "greengrocer".
KABAYAMA Japanese (Rare)
Kaba (樺) means "birch", yama (山) means "mountain"
KABE Japanese (Rare)
Ka ("Increase,Step Up"), ... [more]
KABIR Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KABIRI Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great".
KABUTO Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 甲, 兜, 加太, 甲頭, 加部東 or 鹿伏兎 with 甲 (ka, kan, kou, kinoe, kabuto) meaning "A grade, armour, carapace, first class, former, high (voice), instep", 兜 (to, tou, kabuto) meaning "headpiece, helmet", 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join", 太 (ta, tai, futo.i, futo.ru) meaning "big around, plump, thick", 頭 (zu, to, tou, atama, kashira, kaburi, -gashira) meaning "head", 部 (bu, -be) meaning "bureau, class, copy, department, part, portion, section", 東 (tou, higashi) meaning "east", 鹿 (rou, ka, shika) meaning "deer", 伏 (fuku, fu.su, fu.seru) meaning "bend down, bow, cover, lay (pipes), prostrated" or 兎 (tsu, to, usagi) meaning "hare, rabbit."... [more]
KACHEL German
Occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German kachel "pot", "earthenware vessel".
KACHLER German
Variant of KACHEL.
KACKLEY German
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kächele (see KACHEL).
KACZANOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Kaczanów or Kaczanowo, named with Polish kaczan meaning "cob".
KACZMAREK Polish
From the word karczma meaning "inn", this would have designated someone who worked in an inn or their relatives.
KACZOR Polish
From the Polish word kaczor, meaning "duck".
KADAK Estonian
Kadak is an Estonian surname derived from "kadakas", meaning "juniper".
KADAKAS Estonian
Kadakas is an Estonian surname meaning "juniper".
KADALIPP Estonian
Kadalipp is an Estonian surname meaning "gauntlet".
KADEN German
Habitational name for someone from Kaaden in North Bohemia, or any of several other places called Kaden.
KADOKAWA Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and Kawa means "River". This surname means "Gated River".
KADOMATSU Japanese (Rare)
Kado ("Gate") + Matsu ("Pine Tree").
KADOSH Hebrew
Means "holy" in Hebrew.
KADOSHIMA Japanese (Rare)
I don't want to assume it's rare but it's definitely uncommon. Kado means "Gate" and Shima means "Island".
KADOTA Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and ... [more]
KADYROV Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Turkmen, Crimean Tatar, Tatar, Dagestani
Means "son of Kadyr". Notable bearers include father and son Ramzan (1951-2004) and Akhmad (1976-) Kadyrov, former President and current President of the Chechen Republic, respectively.
KADZIEL Polish
Given by female royal for safe escort
KAELAS Estonian
Kaelas is an Estonian surname derived from "kael" and "kaelus" meaning "neck".
KAER Estonian
Kaer is an Estonian surname meaning "oats".
KÄESEL Estonian
Käesel is an Estonia surname derived from "käes" meaning "on", "in possession", "come" and "arrive".
KAETSU Japanese
From Japanese カ (Ka) meaning "power" or "temporary", and 悦 (etsu) meaning "ecstasy, joy, rapture". Together, it can also mean "pleasure"; or... [more]
KAEVATS Estonian
Kaevats is an Estonian surname derived from "kaevata" meaning "dig".
KAGA Japanese
From the Japanese 加 (ka) "increase," "step up" and 賀 (ka or ga) "congratulation."
KAGAMINE Japanese, Popular Culture
From the Japanese (kagami) meaning "mirror" and (ne) meaning "sound".
KAGAN Jewish (Russian)
Eastern Ashkenazic form of Cohen.
KAGEYAMA Japanese
From Japanese 影 (kage) meaning "shadow" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
KÄGGO Estonian
Käggo is an Estonian surname derived from "kägu" meaning "cuckoo".
KÄGU Estonian
Kägu is an Estonian surname meaning "cuckoo" (Cuculus canorus).
KAHANANUI Hawaiian
From the given name Kahananui.
KAHJU Estonian
Kahju is an Estonian surname meaning "loss" and "harm".
KAHN German
Kahn is the German word that means, in informal contexts, "small boat." It is also a Germanized form of the Jewish surname Cohen
KAHRAMAN Turkish
Means "hero" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian قهرمان (qahramân).
KAHUE Hawaiian
From the given name Kahue.
KAHYA Turkish
means butler in Turkish
KAIBA Japanese
Kai means "ocean,harbor" while Ba means "leaf" and possibly others. {this might need further research}
KAIGLER English (American)
Americanized spelling of Kegler.
KAIL Estonian
Kail is an Estonian surname meaning "wild rosemary".
KAIMIŅŠ Latvian
Means "neighbour".
KAINE English
Variant of Caine.
KÄIS Estonian
Käis is an Estonian surname meaning "sleeve".
KÄIT Estonian
Käit is an Estonian surname meaning "operation" and "duty".
KAITS Estonian
Kaits is an Estonian surname meaning "guard".
KAIYŌ Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 回 (e, kai, ka.eru, mawa.shi-, -mawa.shi, mawa.su, -mawa.su, -mawa.ri, mawa.ru, -mawa.ru, motoo.ru) meaning "game, revolve, round" and 陽 (you, hi) meaning "daytime, heaven, male, positive, sunshine, yang principle."... [more]
KAJAKAS Estonian
Kajakas is an Estonian surname meaning "gull".
KAJAL Indian, Gujarati, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit कज्जल (kajjala) meaning "collyrium, lotion" or "ink, soot", though it also refers to kohl, a dark powder used as a eye makeup.
KAJI Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wind". This is the last name of famous Japanese voice actor from Tokyo Japan, Yūki Kaji.
KAJITANI Japanese
Rare Japanese surname, roughly meaning "to add to the field; extend field boundaries".
KAJIURA Japanese (Rare)
Kaji means "Wind" and Ura means "Seacoast, Bay". A notable bearer is Yuki Kajiura, a musician and producer that has worked for different anime series. A similar surname is Chiura.
KAJIWARA Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘oar’ and ‘plain’, this name is found mostly in western Japan.
KAJU Estonian
Kaju is an Estonian surname derived from "kajut" meaning "cabin".
KAJUPANK Estonian
Kajupank is an Estonian surname derived from "kalju (rock)" and "pank" (bank and cliff)".
KAKI Japanese
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon".
KAKIHARA Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain". A notable bearer of this surname is voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara (柿原 徹也 Kakihara Tetsuya, 1982-).
KAKIMURA Japanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Mura means and it could mean "Village" or "Hamlet", which is usually smaller than a village.
KAKINUMA Japanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Numa means "Swamp".
KAKITA Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KAKK Estonian
Kakk is an Estonian surname meaning both "cake" and "owl".
KĄKOL Polish
Means "corncockle".
KAKTIŅŠ Latvian
Derived from the word kakts meaning "nook, corner".
KAKU Japanese
Kaku must mean "Draw", because the full name "Kaku Michi" means "Draw Path". It got kinda popular due its meaning.
KAKUTANI Japanese
From Japanese 角 (kaku) meaning "corner" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
KALA Estonian
Kala is an Estonian surname meaning "fish".
KALAMEES Estonian
Kalamees is an Estonian surname meaning "fisherman".
KALANDER German
Status name for the chairman or a member fraternity that held meetings on the first of each month, from Latin ad calendas.
KALASHNIK Ukrainian
Means "Maker of Kalaches" kalach is a type of bread.
KALAWAIʻA Hawaiian
From the given name Kalawaiʻa.
KALDA Estonian
Kalda is an Estonian name, meaning "shore".
KALDMAA Estonian
Kaldmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping/incline land".
KALDMETS Estonian
Kaldmets is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping/incline forest".
KALDOJA Estonian
Kaldoja is an Estonian name meaning "sloping creek".
KALDRE Estonian
Kaldre is an Estonian surname derived from "kald-", meaning a "sloping" or "slanting incline".
KALDVEE Estonian
Kaldvee is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping/inclined" ("kald") "water"" ("vee").
KALE Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kale, meaning "castle, fortress".
KALEB Croatian
Possibly rom the name Caleb.... [more]
KALEV Russian
Russian, from the elements Kal and -ev ("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.
KALINIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
KALINSKA Polish
emailconnect9@yahoo.com.au... [more]
KALITA Indian, Assamese
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Hindu caste in the Indian state of Assam.
KALJU Estonian
Kalju is an Estonian surname, meaning "cliff". "Kalju" is also a masculine given name.
KALJUJÄRV Estonian
Kaljujärv is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff lake".
KALJULA Estonian
Kaljula is an Estonian surname meaning "rock/cliff area".
KALJULAID Estonian
Kaljulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff islet".
KALJUMÄE Estonian
Kaljumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff hill".
KALJUOTS Estonian
Kaljuots is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff ("kalju") "end/tip" ("ots").
KALJUPANK Estonian
Kaljupank is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff bank/escarpment".
KALJURAAG Estonian
Kaljuraag is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff willow".
KALJURAND Estonian
Kaljurand is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff beach".
KALJUSOO Estonian
Kaljusoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Kalju's (a masculine given name) swamp". Also probably an Estonianization of "Kalju's son".
KALJUSTE Estonian
Kaljuste is an Estonian surname derived from "kalju" meaning "cliff" and "Kalju", a masculine given name.
KALJUVEE Estonian
Kaljuvee is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff water".
KALK Estonian
Kalk is an Estonian surname meaning "heartless", "callous" and "harsh".
KÄLL Swedish
From Swedish källa "source (of a stream of water)", ultimately derived from Old Norse kelda.
KALL Estonian
Kall is an Estonian surname meaning "slope".
KALLA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
KALLAI Estonian
Kallai is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kall" meaning "slope" and "lai" meaning "wide/broad": "wide slope".
KALLAN Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Kalla.
KALLAS Estonian
Kallas is an Estonian surname, meaning "shore".
KALLASMAA Estonian
Kallasmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bank/shore/coast land".
KALLASMETS Estonian
Kallasmets is an Estonian surname meaning "shore forest".
KALLASTE Estonian
Kallaste is and Estonian surname meaning "seaside" or "seashore".
KALLASVEE Estonian
Kallasvee is an Estonian surname meaning "shore water".
KALLEMAA Estonian
Kallemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping land".
KALLEMETS Estonian
Kallemets is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping forest".
KALLIO Finnish
Means "rock" in Finnish (as in a formation of solid rock, not a piece of stone). Common, is in the top 50 surnames. Kyösti Kallio was the fourth president of Finland.
KALLIS Estonian
Kallis is an Estonian surname meaning "darling", "sweetheart", or "beloved".
KALLWEIT German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "smith; blacksmith; farrier", derived from Old Prussian kalt "to forge; to hammer" and Old Prussian kalweitis "the village smith".
KALM Estonian
Kalm is an Estonian surname derived from "kalme", meaning "burial mound" and "kalmistu", meaning "cemetery".
KALMUS Estonian
Kalmus is an Estonian surname meaning "sweet flag (a waterside plant; Acorus calamus)".
KALNIEKS Latvian
Derived from the word kalns meaning "mountain".
KALOGEROPOULOS Greek
Means "son of the monk" in Greek, derived from Greek καλόγερος (kalógeros) "monk, friar".
KALP German, Jewish
From Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves.
KALSI Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. Kalsi is a clan to Sikhs while it is a sub-caste to Lohars.
KALTHOFF German
German (Westphalian): habitational name from a place named as 'the cold farm', from Middle High German kalt "cold" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm’, "court".
KALVISTE Estonian
Kalviste is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Kalvi", a village in Lääne-Viru County.
KAMA Estonian
Kama is an Estonian surname; from "kama", a food made of finely milled flour.
KAMAKA Hawaiian
From the given name Kamaka.
KAMALIAZAD Pakistani, Persian
It's derived from the words Kamali meaning "Ascetic's blanket" & aazaad meaning "free or independent", or even kamaal-i-aazaad meaning "perfection of the free, or independent".
KAMAT Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani
Means "people who work in soil" from काम (kām) meaning "work, task, labour" combined with मिट्टी (miṭṭī) meaning "soil, earth".
KAMATA Japanese
From the Japanese 鎌 (kama) "sickle," 蒲 (kama) "reedmace," or 釜 (kama) "cooker" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
KAMBAN Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian, Ancient Celtic, Ancient Irish
Likely from Old Irish cambán "crooked one". This was the surname of Grímur Kamban, the legendary first settler in the Faroe Islands according to the Færeyinga saga. This name is still borne by a handful of people in the Faroe Islands today.
KAMBLE Indian, Marathi, Telugu, Konkani
Occupational name for a weaver of blankets, derived from Marathi कंबल (kãmbal) meaning "blanket".
KAMEI Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "turtle well". It is written as 亀井. A bearer of this surname is Eri Kamei. She is a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. (1988-)
KAMENASHI Japanese
Means "turle pear" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 亀 (turtle) and 梨 (pear).
KAMENEV Russian
Russian spelling of surname Kamanov
KAMENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of Kamen".
KAMINAGA Japanese (Rare, ?)
I am a descendant of the Fujiwara clan and Asano clan and Minamoto clan and Emperor Seiwa.
KAMIŃSKA Polish
Feminine form of Kamiński.
KAMIYA Japanese
From the Japanese 神 (kami, kan or shin) "god" and 谷 (ya or tani) "valley."
KAMIYAMA Japanese
Kamiyama (written: 神山 lit. "god mountain" or 上山 lit. "upper mountain") is a Japanese surname.
KAMM Estonian, German
It's origins are of German origin, meaning "comb"... [more]
KAMORI Japanese
Ka means "Increase, Step Up" or "Congratulation" and Mori means "Forest".
KAMOTO Japanese
This surname is used as 加本, 嘉本, 家本, 賀本, 下元, 嘉元 or 賀元 with 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join," 嘉 (ka, yoi, yomi.suru) meaning "applaud, esteem, praise," 家 (ka, ke, ie, uchi, ya) meaning "expert, family, home, house, performer, professional," 賀 (ga, ka) meaning "congratulations, joy," 下 (ka, ge, o.riru, kuda.saru, kuda.ri, kuda.ru, sa.garu, sa.geru, shita, shimo, moto) meaning "below, descend, down, give, inferior, low," 本 (hon, moto) meaning "book, main, origin, present, real, true" and 元 (gan, gen, moto) meaning "beginning, former time, origin."
KÄMPE Swedish
From Swedish kämpe "fighter".
KAMPRAD Swedish (Rare)
Rare Swedish surname of German origin. A notable bearer is Ingvar Kamprad (1926-2018), a Swedish business magnate and the founder of IKEA. The "K" in IKEA stands for Kamprad.
KANA Estonian
Kana is an Estonian surname meaning "hen" and "chicken".
KANARBIK Estonian
Kanarbik is an Estonian surname meaning "heath/heather".
KANAREK Jewish (Anglicized, Modern)
Originally from Canary, as in the Canary Islands.
KANAT Turkish
Name meaning "wing", hinting at the profession of one who sells poultry.
KANBARA Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kan) meaning "god, deity, spirit" and 原 (bara) meaning "field, plain".
KANBAYASHI Japanese
From the Japanese 上 (kan, kami or ue) "upper," "above," 管 (kan) "tube," "canal," 官 (kan) "authorities," "government" or 神 (kan, kami or shin) "god" and 林 (bayashi or hayashi) "forest," "woods," "grove."
KANBE Japanese
It's written as Kan meaning "God, Deity" and Be meaning "Door".
KÄND Estonian
Känd is an Estonian surname meaning "stump".
KANDA Japanese
Means "divine rice paddy", from Japanese 神 (kan) meaning "god, deity, spirit" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KANDHAL Indian, Gujarati
People with the last name of "Kandhal" are commonly descendants of Rao Kandhal who belonged to the "Rathore" clan of Rajputs (warrior class) in India. "Rao" is a royal title. Rao Kandhal was younger brother of Rao Jodha who founded the princely state of Jodhpur in western Rajasthan, India... [more]
KANDIL Arabic
Means "lamp, candle, lantern" in Arabic.
KANDIMAA Estonian
Kandimaa is an Estonian surname derived from "kandis" ("neck of the woods") and "land".
KANDT German
Probably from Middle High German kant meaning "jug" (from Latin olla cannata meaning "pot with one spout") and hence an occupational name for a maker or seller of jugs.
KANE Irish, Norwegian
From the anglicized Irish surname Cathan, meaning "warlike." In Norway, it's used as a noble name.
KANEDA Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "gold, metal" and 田 (da) meaning "rice field".
KANEKI Japanese
This surname is used as 金城, 金木, 金気, 金喜, 兼城, 兼木 or 鹿子木 with 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold," 兼 (ken, ka.neru, -ka.neru) meaning "and, concurrently," 城 (jou, shiro, ki) meaning "castle," 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood," 気 (ki, ke, iki) meaning "air, atmosphere, mood, mind, spirit," 喜 (ki, yoroko.basu, yoroko.bu) meaning "rejoice, take pleasure in," 鹿 (roku, ka, shika) meaning "deer" and 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of the Chinese zodiac)."
KANEKO Japanese
From the Japanese 金 (kane or kin) "gold," "money" and 子 (ko) "child."
KANEMARU Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) "gold, metal" and 丸 (maru) "circle".
KANEMOTO Japanese
Topographic name meaning ‘(one who lives) near where gold (or any metal) is found’. Found in the island of Okinawa, where it is variously written. ... [more]
KANESHIRO Japanese
Means "gold castle" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 金 (gold) and 城 (castle). This surname is of Okinawan origin.
KANGAS Estonian
Kangas is an Estonian surname meaning "fabric" and "weft" and "piece goods". Associated with weavers.
KANGRO Estonian
Kangro is an Estonian surname derived from "kangur", meaning "weaver".
KANGUR Estonian
Kangur is an Estonian language surname meaning "weaver".
KANN Estonian
Kann is an Estonian surname meaning "jug" and "pitcher".
KANNAN Indian, Tamil
From the given name Kannan, the Tamil variant of Krishna.
KANNEL Estonian
Kannel is an Estonian surname, taken from the word "kannel"; an Estonian plucked string instrument.
KÄNNGÅRD Swedish
The name comes from a location outside Enånger named Kännavallen, which later was changed to Tjännavalen, which has been disputed.
KANNIKE Estonian
Kannike is an Estonian surname meaning "violet".
KANNISTE Estonian
Kanniste is an Estonian surname derived from "kann" meaning "jug" and "pitcher".
KANNO Japanese
From the Japanese 菅 (kan or suga) "sedge" and 野 (no) "field," "area." This name can also be read as Sugano.
KANNUS Estonian
Kannus is an Estonian surname meaning "spur" and "rowel".
KANROJI Japanese
Fron Japanese 甘 (kan) meaning "sweet", 露 (ro) meaning "dew" and 寺 (ji) meaning "temple".
KANSSEN Dutch, Flemish
Son of Kant
KANTEROS ?
Means one from Kanter Plains.
KÄO Estonian
Käo is an Estonian surname meaning "cuckoo".
KÄOS Estonian
Käos is an Estonian surname derived from "käosulane", meaning "warbler" (Hippolais).
KÄOSAAR Estonian
Käosaar is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "käokann" ("campion"), "käoking" ("Aconitum"), or "käoline" ("cuckoo"), and "saar" ("island").
KAPADIA Indian (Parsi), Indian, Gujarati
Means "cloth maker" from Gujarati કાપડ (kāpaḍ) meaning "cloth, fabric".
KAPETANOVIĆ Croatian, Bosnian
Occupational surname derived from kapetan meaning "captain".
KAPITY English
Meaning unknown.
KAPLAN Jewish, Turkish
Means "tiger" in Turkish. This common Jewish surname has a spelling variation: Caplan. For an unknown reason, Jewish immigrants who passed through the port at Baltimore had their names changed to Caplan, while the Jewish immigrants who passed through Ellis Island retained the original K spelling.
KAPLAN Jewish
Surname used as a translation of Cohen, from German Kaplan or Polish kapłan "chaplain, curate".
KAPOOR Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Punjabi Kshatriya name derived from Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpūra) meaning "camphor" (referring to a white crystalline substance used in medicine), itself possibly of Proto-Austronesian origin.
KÄPP Estonian
Käpp is an Estonian surname meaning both "orchid" and "paw".
KAPU Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting an "agricultural worker".
KAPUR Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Kapoor.
KAPUŚCIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Kapuścin or Kapuścino, placed named with kapusta meaning "cabbage".
KAPUSTIN Russian
From kapusta, meaning "cabbage".
KARACA Turkish
Means "roe deer" in Turkish.
KARAÇAM Turkish
Means larch.
KARADENIZ Turkish
Means "black sea" in Turkish.
KARAĐORĐEVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the nickname Karađorđe.
KARAGIANNIS Greek
Means “black John” from the Greek prefix καρα- (kara-) meaning “black” (of Turkish origin) and the name Giannis.
KARAKAS Hungarian
Means "maker of wheels".
KARAKAYA Turkish
From Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" combined with kaya "rock".
KARAL Indian, Bengali
This Surname was given in honour by the Britishers to Nikhil Chandra Banerjee to recognize his efforts in constructing The Karali Kali temple in Dhaka,now the capital of Bangladesh. It was a very expensive construction and still attracts tourists every year... [more]
KARAMATSU Japanese
Kara means "Larch" (green needles poking from a tree) and Matsu means "Pine/Fur Tree".
KARANCI Turkish
Means "merchant","someone who deals with transport"
KARAPETIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Karapetyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
KARAPETYAN Armenian
Means "son of Karapet".
KARA-SAL Tuvan
Means "black beard", derived from Tuvan кара (kara) meaning "black" combined with сал (sal) meaning "beard, moustache".
KARASK Estonian
Karask is an Estonian surname meaning "barley bread".
KARASU Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 烏 (u, o, izukunzo, karazu, nanzo) meaning "crow, raven" or 鴉, which is an outdated variant of 烏.... [more]
KARASU Turkish
Means "black water" derived from Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" combined with su "water".
KARAYUSUF Turkish
Yusuf is a name for men and Karayusuf means Dark Yusuf.
KARBOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Karbowo in Torun voivodeship, a place so named from Polish karbowy "overseer (of farm laborers)", from karbowac "to make notches", i.e. to keep records.
KARCZEWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Karczew, named with Polish karcz ‘stump’.
KARDASHIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Means "son of the stonemason" frm Armenian քարտաշ (kʿartaš) meaning "stonecutter, stonemason" combined with the suffix -յան (-yan) denoting descent. Notable bearers include the Armenian-American Kardashian family with Robert Kardashian (1944-2003), a former businessman and Kimberly "Kim" Kardashian (1980-), a television personality and socialite.... [more]
KARDASHYAN Armenian
Variant transcription of Kardashian.
KAREAGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Barakaldo.
KARÉLIN Russian
Altered spelling of Russian Karélin, ethnic name for someone from Karelia (see Karjala).
KARENINA Literature
In Leo Tolstoy's novel 'Anna Karenina' (1877), this is the title character's surname, the feminine form of her husband's surname, Karenin.
KÄRG Estonian
Kärg is an Estonian surname meaning "honeycomb".
KARGAJA Estonian
Kargaja is an Estonian surname meaning "jumper" and "springer".