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LAAKSO     Finnish
From laakso ‘valley’, generally an ornamental name adopted during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Often, it was adopted by Finnish bearers of Swedish names containing the Swedish element dal ‘valley’.
LAASONEN     Finnish
Variant of Laaksonen
LABARBERA     Italian
LABARBERO     Italian
Variant of LaBarbera.
LABEOUF     French (Cajun)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is American actor Shia LaBeouf (1986-present).
LABIDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the surname El Abid or Al Abid which is ultimately from Arabic عابد (abid) "worshiper, adorer, devout" (see Abid or Abed). This surname is most commonly found in Tunisia.
LABORDE     French
Occupational or status name for a tenant farmer, from borde "small farm" (from Frankish bord "plank") and the definite article la.
LABRADOR     Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the root word "labora" meaning labor or work. This means laborer or worker but often associated to farmers as in San Isidro Labrador
LABRIE     French
Topographic name from l’abri meaning "the shelter", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
LACERDA     Portuguese, Spanish
Nickname for someone with remarkably thick or long hair, or with an unusually hairy back or chest. From Spanish and Portuguese la cerda ‘the lock (of hair)’.
LACHTRUP     Dutch
Means 'laughing group' in Dutch. Also occurs in Germany, but mostly in the Netherlands.
LĀCIS     Latvian
Means "bear".
LACKEY     Irish
Lackey was originally a name for a horse servant.
LACOMBE     French
French (western and southwestern): topographic name for someone living in or near a ravine, from la combe ‘the ravine’ (a word of Gaulish origin, related to English Combe).... [more]
LACUNZA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Lakuntza.
LĂCUSTĂ     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
LADLEY     English
Probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
LADOUCEUR     French
french canadian
LADSON     English
Patronymic of Ladd.
LADULÅS     Old Swedish
Most likely from Swedish ladulås "barnlock", but it could also be derived from the Slavic name Ladislaus. Magnus Ladulås, sometimes known as Magnus Birgersson or Magnus III in English, was the king of Sweden between 1275 and 1290.
LAFLAMME     French (Quebec)
Means "The Flame" in French.
LAFLÈCHE     French (Quebec)
A French-Canadian secondary surname from "Richer dit Laflèche," used independently since 1746. Laflèche is derived from the French town of La Flèche, in the former province of Anjou.
LA FORGE     French
This is my Grandmother's maiden name
LAGADU     English
Possible French origins
LAGASSE     French
French: nickname from Old French agace, agasse ‘magpie’ + the definite article l’.
LAGERQUIST     Swedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements lager ‘laurel’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.
LAGHI     Italian
Possibly originated to denote someone from the Italian town of Laghi.
LAGÓJSKÌ     Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the city of Lagójsk.
LAGRANGE     French
French: topographic name for someone who lived by a granary, a variant of Grange, with the definite article la.
LAGUAÑA     Chamorro
Chamorro for "their net"
LAGUNDZIN     Serbian (Rare)
Believe also spelling as Lagundzija
LAH     Slovene
It means "italian"
LAHAIE     French
Locational name for someone who lived near a hedge or large bush, from old French "La" the and "Haie" hedge.
LAHEY     Irish
Lahey and Leahy originate from two different Gaelic surnames. Lahey, Lahy, Lahiff, Lahiffe, Laffey, and Lahive all originate from the Gaelic surname O Laithimh, which itself is a variant of O Flaithimh... [more]
LAHIFFE     Irish
Means "descendant of the hero".
LAHLOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown, possibly from Arabic حلو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet, nice, charming, pretty". This surname is mainly found in Morocco.
LAHNER     German, Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lahn in Hungary and Germany. In southern Germany and Austria, Lahn denotes a place where there had been an avalanche or landslide, from Middle High German laen, lēne meaning "avalanche".
LAHOT     Hindi
LAHOVARY     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
LAHTINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish lahti "bay" and the common surname suffix -nen.
Surname used in the Investigation I am doing. Person's name is alledgly:... [more]
LAINE     Finnish
Means "wave" in Finnish.
LAING     Scottish
Scottish form of LANG. A famous bearer was the explorer Alexander Gordon Laing.
LAIRD     Scottish, Northern Irish
Scottish and northern Irish: status name for a landlord, from northern Middle English laverd ‘lord’.
LAITINEN     Finnish
Finnish surname of unknown origin.
LAIZĀNS     Latvian
Derived from the place name Laizāni.
LAKE     English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Old English lacu, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in Wiltshire and Devon. Modern English lake (Middle English lake) is only distantly related, if at all; it comes via Old French from Latin lacus... [more]
LAKSHMI     Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
From the given name Lakshmi, the name of a Hindu goddess.
LAKUNTZA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
LAL     Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Nepali, Bengali
Means "darling, precious, beloved", from the Sanskrit lala meaning "cajoling". It can also mean "boy" (see Lal; used as an epithet of the Hindu god Krishna) or "red, ruby" in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
LALATOVIC     Serbian
Possibly derived from the slavic word for "tulips", lale or from son of Lala (a nickname for Lazar)
LALAURIE     French (Cajun)
A French surname meaning "the laurel".
LALIEV     Ossetian
Probably derived from Ossetic "Lal" or Georgian "Lali", meaning "ruby", perhaps as a personal name. "Laliev" is the Russian form of Ossetic "Lalyty" ("belonging to Lalytae family").
LA LIVERES     French
Means 'the books' in French
LALONDE     French
French (Normandy): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, so named from Old Norse lundr ‘grove’, with the definite article la.
LÂM     Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Lin.
LAMA     Tibetan, Nepali
A Buddhist name found among people of Tibet and Nepal, from the Tibetan blama, meaning "priest" or "monk".
LAMALFA     Sicilian
Variant of Malfa, most probably a habitational name for someone from Malfa on the island of Salina (Messina), although the name has also been linked with Amalfi in Salerno and Melfi in Potenza.
LAMANTIA     Italian
Italian:vail, the last name of a general in Palrmo, Sicily, Italy.
LA MARCA     Italian
Means 'the mark' in Italian.
LAMARCHE     French
French: topographic name or habitational name, a variant of LaMarque.
LAMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of El Amari meaning "the Amari (see Ammar)", mainly found in Algeria.
LAMARRE     French
Habitational name from any of the places in Normandy called La Mare, from Old Northern French mare "pool, pond" (Old Norse marr).
LAMB     English
A nickname for a gentle or malleable person or an occupational name for someone who raised or cared for young sheep. Can take the form Lum.
LÁMBARRI     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Lanbarri.
LAMBERG     German
Habitational name from any of several places so called in Bavaria, Westphalia, and Schleswig-Holstein.
LAMBERG     Swedish
Possibly of German origin, but perhaps an ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element combined with berg "mountain".
LAMBILLOTTE     French (Modern)
Currently, a common name in Wallonia, Belgium with some descendants in USA. Believed to be derived from three terms..."lamb" "ill" "otte". The first term has remained unchanged from early Germanic term; the second is latin for "of the" and the third a dimiuative or feminine form suffix... [more]
LAMOND     Scottish
Scottish classical pianist and composer; Henry George Lamond has this surname. It means lawyer.
LAMONT     Scottish (Modern), Northern Irish, French
Scottish and northern Irish: from the medieval personal name Lagman, which is from Old Norse Logmaðr, composed of log, plural of lag ‘law’ (from leggja ‘to lay down’) + maðr, ‘man’ (genitive manns).... [more]
L'AMOREAUX     French
French surname meaning "The Lovers"
LAMPELA     Finnish
From Finnish word lampi which means "pond" or "pool". There is almost 2000 Finns and 127 people from other countries with this name.
LAMPERT     German, English
German & English variant of Lambert.... [more]
LAMSHED     English
Surname common in Australia & the UK. A variation of Lambshead which was originally a mis-spelling of Lambside which was the area from which the family originated in Pommyland. Other variations include Lambshed, Lamshead, Lammyside and Lamesta... [more]
LANBARRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gueñes.
LANCASTER     English
Habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’)... [more]
LANCE     English
From the Germanic personal name Lanzo, originally a short form of various compound names with the first element land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (for example, Lambert), but later used as an independent name... [more]
LANCIEGO     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Lantziego.
This denotes familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Lanckorona.
LAND     English, German
Topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, "land, territory". This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.
LANDE     French, Norwegian, Jewish
French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, lande (from Gaulish landa ‘space’, ‘land’), or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places named La Lande from this word.... [more]
LANDECHO     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Landetxo.
LANDÉN     Swedish
Variant of LANDIN.
LANDEN     Belgian
Belgian habitational name from Landen in Brabant.
LANDERS     Dutch
Patronymic from Lander.
LANDETXO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mungia.
LANDIBAR     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urdazubi.
LANDIN     Swedish
A combination of Swedish land "land" and the common surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
LANDIS     German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German nickname for a highwayman or for someone who lays waste to the land, from Middle High German landoese.
LANDÍVAR     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Landibar.
LANDRY     French, English
From the Germanic personal name Landric, a compound of land "land" and ric "powerful, ruler".
LANEY     English, Irish
Possibly from the given name Laney or the Irish surname McElhinney.
LANGARICA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Langarika.
LANGARIKA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Iruraitz-Gauna.
LANGELAND     Norwegian
Derived from the elements lang meaning "long" and land meaning "land" or "farmstead".
LANGFIELD     English
Combination of Old English lang meaning "long" and feld meaning "stretch of open country". It could serve either as a topographic surname or a habitational surname for someone from one of the many locations named "Langfield" (ex... [more]
LANGFORD     Literature, English
An English habitational name from any of the numerous places named in Old English as ‘long ford’, from lang, long ‘long’ + ford ‘ford’, except for Langford in Nottinghamshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Landa or possibly land, here used in a specific sense such as ‘boundary’ or ‘district’, with the same second element.
LANGHORN     English, Danish, Dutch
Northern English: probably a habitational name from a minor place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English lang ‘long’ + horn ‘projecting headland’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.... [more]
LANGLAND     Norwegian
Variant of Langeland.
LANGSTON     English
Means "long stone"; derived from Old English lang meaning "long" and stan meaning "stone". It can also be used as a given name.
LÅNGSTRUMP     Literature
Last name of Pippi Långstrump, the original Swedish name for Pippi Longstocking, a character invented by Astrid Lindgren. Pippi's name was allegedly made up by Lindgren's daughter Karin. It's a combination of Swedish lång "long" and strumpa "sock".
Derived from location means 'Long field'
LANKA     Lithuanian, Latvian
Probably a shortened form of Lithuanian Lankauskas.
LANSDOWNE     French, English
The first marquis lansdowne, land owners for there lords and farmers also know as tenants.
LANSING     Dutch
Patronymic from Lans, Germanic Lanzo, a Dutch cognate of Lance.
LANSING     English
Derived from the name of Lancing, a place in West Sussex, which was composed of the Old English personal name Wlanc and -ingas meaning "family of" or "followers of".
LÁNSKÁ     Czech, Slovak
She comes from Lány.
LÁNSKÝ     Czech
He comes from Lány.
LANTZ     German
Habitational name from places called Lanz or derived from the given name Lanzo.
LANTZ     Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "lance". ... [more]
LANTZIEGO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
LANUZA     Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Sallén de Galligo.
LAPA     Latvian
Meaning "leaf".
LAPIN     French
Means "Rabbit" in French.
LAPIŅŠ     Latvian
Derived from lapa meaning "leaf".
LAPLANDER     English
A surname referring to someone who had immigrated from Lapland, northern Scandinavia.
LAPORTE     French
Topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (and often was in charge of them; thus in part a metonymic occupational name), from Old French porte "gateway", "entrance" (from Latin porta, "door", "entrance"), with the definite article la... [more]
LAPP     German
From Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person.... [more]
LARAMIE     English
From the French la ramée "the small wood, the arbour".
LARAMORE     English, Scottish
Variant of Lorimer.
LARCELLA     Italian
Variation of Lauricella, from a pet form of Laura.
Means "son of LARIN".
LARIVIÈRE     French (Modern)
From the region of Bourgoigne, in France, meaning 'the river'. The name is likely a topographic reference to the physical location, likely a river in this case.
LAROSA     Italian
Means "rose" in italian.
LAROSE     Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew; or a habitational name from a town house bearing the sign of a rose. It may also have been a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion, as well as a nickname of a soldier... [more]
LARRAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
LARRAIN     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Adios.
LARRALDE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of several eponymous localities in the former French province of Lapurdi.
It literally means "mountain grassland".
LARRAÑAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Azpeitia.
LARRAZABAL     Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Arteaga, Comarca of Arratia-Nerbioi.
LARRION     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
LARSDATTER     Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic for Lars.
LARTER     English
From the old Teutonic word 'lahtro' which is to do with a place that animals bear their young. This was modifed in several dialects to be 'lahtre', 'lattr', 'lauchter' and 'lawchter'. ... [more]
LARX     English (American)
The Great one
LASALLE     French
1. French: local name or occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a manor house, from Old French sal(e) ‘hall’ (modern French salle; see also Sale), with the definite article la. ... [more]
LASCURÁIN     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Laskurain.
I don't know meaning history.Please tell me the meaning and history of my name
ŁASKA     Polish
From a homonym meaning "weasel." Actual surname means "favour, grace." A famous bearer is Polish singer Katarzyna Łaska (1979-present) professionally known as Kasia Łaska.
LASKARIS     Greek
From ancient and medieval Greek laskaris, a kind of soldier, from Persian laeshkaer "army". This is the same word as Urdu lascar "sailor" and Arabic el-askari "the army", "the troops".
LASKI     Polish, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish (Laski) and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Lasko (now Lask) in Sieradz voivodeship, named with laz, lazy ‘clearing in a forest’. ... [more]
LASKURAIN     Basque
It literally means "creek of abundant water".
LASSEN     Danish
Variant of Larsen.
LATHAM     English (British)
Habitational name from any of the places in England named with the Old Norse word hlaða meaning "barn".
LATIMER     English
English occupational name for a Latinist, a clerk who wrote documents in Latin, from Anglo-Norman French latinier, latim(m)ier. Latin was more or less the universal language of official documents in the Middle Ages, displaced only gradually by the vernacular—in England, by Anglo-Norman French at first, and eventually by English.
LATINA     Italian
From a feminine form of Latino.
LATINO     Italian
From the medieval personal name Latino, originally an ethnic name for someone of Latin as opposed to Germanic, Byzantine or Slavic descent.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Latoszyn.
LATTANZIO     Italian
My great-great grandmother's name was Patrizia Maria Lattanzio. After she passed and my Great-grandmother sent my grandmother to America, the officials mis-spelled her name on her documents and the last name was shortened to Lattanzi... [more]
LATTIMORE     English
Variant of Latimer.
LAUDER     Scottish, Northern Irish
From a village in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders. It derives from the Celtic Lauuedder, probably indicating a rapidly flowing river, cognate with Modern Welsh llifer meaning 'to gush'.
LÄUFER     German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf, also an occupational name for a messenger or a nickname for a fast runner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German loufen, German laufen ‘to run’.
LAUFMANN     German, Jewish
Variant of Laufer.
LAUGHTON     English
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in England so called. Most of them, as for example those in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (near Gainsborough), Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named with Old English leac ‘leek’ + tun ‘enclosure’... [more]
LAUMANN     German
Meaning unknown.
LAURENCE     English, French
From the given name Laurence.
LAURICELLA     Italian
From the pet form of Laura.
LAURIDSEN     Danish
Means "son of LAURIDS".
LAURSEN     German, Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from Laur, a short form of Lawrence.
LAUTERMILCH     German (Modern)
Comes from German words Lauter, meaning 'pure', or 'nothing but', and Milch, meaning 'milk'. This could mean that the people who first used this name were farmers.
LAVAY     Jewish
American variant of Levi.
LAVEAU     French (Cajun)
A Cajun surname meaning "the calf".
LAVECCHIA     Italian
Means "Old Lady"
LAVELLE     Irish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of MAOLFÁBHAIL".
LAVELLE     French
From Old French val "valley".... [more]
LAVELY     Medieval English
[Lavelly} May have been used my early English, in Medieval times. May have been used during the puritans. really little is know about the name by me.
Habitational name from various places named La Verdière in France, or a variant of the name Leverdier (see VERDIER).
LAVERDURE     French
From the French place name La Verdure meaning "greenness, greenery".
LAVERICK     English
Derived from Old English lāferce meaning "lark", making it a cognate of Lark.
LAVERS     English
English (chiefly Devon and Cornwall): Medieval English and occupational, from pre-10th century Old French "lavandier". Introduced by the Normans after 1066, originally described a worker in the wool industry, and was a metonymic or nickname for a person employed to wash raw wool or rinse the cloth after fulling... [more]
LAVIADA     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Xixón.
LAVIOLETTE     French, French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
A secondary surname, associated with some forty family names in Canada and also used independently since 1698, a nickname from the flower violette ‘violet’, with the definite article la. In feudal France it was a name given to soldiers and domestic servants.
LAVRENTIEV     Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
LAVRENTYEV     Russian
Means "son of LAVRENTIY."
LAWFORD     Anglo-Saxon
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from any of the various places called Lawford which have as their component elements the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Lealla", cognate with the Old High German "Lallo", and the Olde English "ford", a ford... [more]
LAWFORD     Anglo-Saxon
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from any of the various places called Lawford which have as their component elements the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Lealla", cognate with the Old High German "Lallo", and the Olde English "ford", a ford... [more]
LAWLER     Irish, Scottish
This Irish surname is of Gaelic language origin. The surname derives from the original Gaelic 'O'Leathlobhair' meaning 'descendant of leathlobhair'. Leathlobhair derives from 'Leath' meaning 'Half' and 'Lobhar' meaning 'leper'.... [more]
LAWLESS     English
Without reign of law.... [more]
LAWLIET     Japanese
The family name of the detective L in the popular manga "Death Note."
LAWTON     English
Habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
LAWYER     Dutch (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Dutch Lauwer, an occupational name for a tanner or leather worker.
LAYCOCK     English
The name comes from a small village in England called "Laycock" and has something to do with "the place of the birds."... [more]
LAYMAN     English
Habitational name for someone living near a meadow. Derived from Middle English leye. ... [more]
LAYMON     English (?)
Variant of LAYMAN.
LAZAMI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
LĂZĂRESCU     Romanian
Means "son of Lazar".
LAZAREV     Russian
Means "son of Lazar".
LAZAREVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Lazar".
LAZCANO     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Lazkao.
LAZDIŅŠ     Latvian
Derived from the word lazda meaning "hazel".
LAZENBY     English
From a place name which was derived from leysingi and byr, two Norse words meaning "freedman" and "settlement" respectively.
LAZKAO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
LAZO     Spanish (Modern)
LAZON     ?
ŁAZOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Łazy, Łazow, or Łazowa, named with łazy meaning "clearing in a forest".
LEACHMAN     English
Occupational name for a physician’s servant, from Leach 1 + Middle English man ‘manservant’.
LEADBEATER     English
Variant spelling of Ledbetter.
LEAL     Portuguese, Spanish
Means "loyal" in Portuguese and Spanish. A famous bearer of this surname is Roberto Leal, a very popular singer in Portugal.
LEAMHNACHD     Scottish Gaelic
Proper from of Lennox.
LEANNE     English, Irish
means "gracious plum" in english
Means "Lion of Albuquerque" in Portuguese.
LEAR     English
Means (i) "person from Leire", Leicestershire ("place on the river Leire", a river-name that may also be the ancestor of Leicestershire); or (ii) "person from Lear", any of several variously spelled places in northern France with a name based on Germanic lār "clearing"... [more]
LEASK     Scottish
Named after the village of Leask in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.... [more]
LEBKUCHEN     German
A German surname meaning "gingerbread".
LEBRÓN     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of A Pobra do Brollón.
LECHAT     French
Means "The Cat" in French.
LECKEY     Scottish, English, Irish
Originally Scottish, but also found in England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Possibly derives from the barony of Leckie (meaning "place of flagstones", from Gaelic leac, "flagstone") in Stirlingshire.
LECUBARRI     Basque
Noble and old surname from the province of Biscay in the Basque Country, were it was first recorded. It comes from the roots "lek(h)u" meaning "place", and the ending "barri" which means "new" in the Basque language... [more]
LEDECKÝ     Czech
It means "coming from somewhere".
LEDERER     German
LEDGER     English, Norman, French, Dutch
English: from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gar, ger ‘spear’. The name was borne by a 7th-century bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France... [more]
LEDO     Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from ledo meaning ‘happy’, ‘joyful’
LEDO     Catalan
Variant spelling of Lledó, a habitational name from Lledó d’Empordà in Girona province.
LEDWICK     English
A variation of the given name Ludwig.
LEEDS     English
From the city of Leeds in Yorkshire. The name was first attested in the form Loidis in AD 731. In the Domesday Book of 1086, it is recorded as 'Ledes'. This name is thought to have ultimately been derived from an earlier Celtic name... [more]
LEEMAN     English (Rare)
Varition of Lemann.
LEFFLER     German, Swedish
Occupational name for a spoonmaker. Derived from German Löffel "spoon".
LEFRANÇOIS     French, French (Quebec)
Derived from the given name François.
LEGORE     Italian
Possibly Italian, a nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from a northern variant of lepre "hare". However, only the plural form Legori is attested in Italian records.
LEHAN     Irish
LEHANE     Irish
Lehane (Irish: Ó Liatháin) is an uncommon Irish surname, typically from County Cork. Ó Liatháin is more frequently anglicized as Lane or Lyons. The surname is also found in County Donegal where it was also anglicized from the Ulster branch of O'Liathain into Lehane, Lane, Lyons,and Lawn.
LEHIGH     German, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
LEHLOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Rarer variant of Lahlou.
LEHNHART     German
"Lean deer." From the German words lehn and Hart, "lean" and "deer" respectively.
LEHNSHERR     Popular Culture
From German Lehnsherr/Lehnsgeber "feudal lord". A notable fictional character is Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (born as Max Eisenhardt), also known as Magneto, in the 'X-Men' franchise.
LE HOUÉROU     Breton
Derived from Breton c'hwerv "bitter".
LEHR     German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy area. There are a number of minor places, mostly in southern Germany, named with this element, and the surname may also come from any of them.
LEHTINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish lehti "leaf" and the common surname suffix -nen.
LEHTO     Finnish
Finnish: from lehto ‘grove’; either a habitational name, recorded since the 17th century, from any of the farms in eastern Finland named for their location by a grove, or in other cases a more recent ornamental adoption... [more]
LEIBERT     German
Variant of Liebhart.
LEIDIG     German
From a short form of any of several Germanic personal names composed with the first element liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’. Also a nickname for a disagreeable, cantankerous person, from Middle High German leidic ‘disagreeable’, ‘tiresome’.
LEINBACH     German
German topographic name from any of several streams called leinbach, from Middle High German lin ‘flax’ or Middle Low German leie (genitive leien) ‘rock’, ‘stone’ + bach ‘stream’.
LEINEN     German
Name means LINEN in German. The first known Leinen was a tailor
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