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LAZAMIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
LĂZĂRESCURomanian
Means "son of Lazar".
LAZAREVRussian
Means "son of Lazar".
LAZAREVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Lazar".
LAZDIŅŠLatvian
Derived from the word lazda meaning "hazel".
LAZENBYEnglish
From a place name which was derived from leysingi and byr, two Norse words meaning "freedman" and "settlement" respectively.
LAZKAOBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ŁAZOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Łazy, Łazow, or Łazowa, named with łazy meaning "clearing in a forest".
LAZRAKArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الأزرق (al ʾazraq) meaning "the blue (one)", from أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) "blue". It is chiefly used for Moroccan Arabic.
LEACHMANEnglish
Occupational name for a physician’s servant, from Leach 1 + Middle English man ‘manservant’.
LEADBEATEREnglish
Variant spelling of Ledbetter.
LEALPortuguese, Spanish
Means "loyal" in Portuguese and Spanish. A famous bearer of this surname is Roberto Leal, a very popular singer in Portugal.
LEAMONEnglish
From an Old English word leof related to love and in this case meaning "beloved" plus the word man.
LEANNEEnglish, Irish
means "gracious plum" in english
LEAREnglish
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]
LEASKScottish
Named after the village of Leask in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.... [more]
LEBEDEVRussian
Derived from Russian лебедь (lebed) meaning "swan".
LEBEDEVARussian
Feminine form of Lebedev.
LEBKUCHENGerman
A German surname meaning "gingerbread".
LEBNAEthiopian
Means "spirit, essence" in Amharic.
LE BRETONFrench
Describes someone from the French region Breton.
LEBRÓNGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of A Pobra do Brollón.
LECHATFrench
Means "The Cat" in French.
LECKEYScottish, 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.
LECUBARRIBasque
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]
LEDECKÝCzech
It means "coming from somewhere".
LEDERERGerman
Leatherworker
LEDGEREnglish, 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]
LEDGEREnglish
From a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut "people, tribe" and gār, gēr "spear". The name was borne by a 7th-century bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France... [more]
LEDOSpanish, Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from ledo meaning ‘happy’, ‘joyful’
LEDOCatalan
Variant spelling of Lledó, a habitational name from Lledó d’Empordà in Girona province.
LEDOUXFrench
Means "the amiable" from French doux meaning "sweet, soft, gentle".
LEDWICKEnglish
A variation of the given name Ludwig.
LEECHEnglish, Scottish
A physician.
LEEDSEnglish
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]
LEESIKEstonian
Leesik is an Estonian surname meaning "bearberry".
LEETMAAEstonian
Leetmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bank (embankment) land".
LEFFLERGerman, Swedish
Occupational name for a spoonmaker. Derived from German Löffel "spoon".
LEFRANÇOISFrench, French (Quebec)
Derived from the given name François.
LEGAULTNorman (Gallicized)
From the French "le Gaul," meaning simply "the Gaul." Gaul refers to the northern part of modern-day France.
LEGOREItalian
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.
LEHANEIrish
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.
LEHEMAAEstonian
Lehemaa is an Estonian surname derived from "lehine" ("leafy" or "foliage") and "maa" ("land").
LEHIGHGerman, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
LEHISEstonian
Lehis is an Estonian surname meaning "larch".
LEHISPUUEstonian
Lehispuu is an Estonian surname meaning "larch tree".
LEHISTEEstonian
Lehiste is an Estonian name meaning "larch".
LEHNHARTGerman
"Lean deer." From the German words lehn and Hart, "lean" and "deer" respectively.
LEHNSHERRPopular 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.
LEHOLAEstonian
Lehola is an Estonian surname derived from the name of a village in ancient Sakala County.
LE HOUÉROUBreton
Derived from Breton c'hwerv "bitter".
LEHRGerman
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.
LEHTEstonian
Leht is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf".
LEHTINENFinnish
A combination of Finnish lehti "leaf" and the common surname suffix -nen.
LEHTOFinnish
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]
LEHTPUUEstonian
Lehtpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf tree".
LEICHGerman
A coworker at my job has this surname and they told me that it’s German. I know nothing more about this surname.
LEIDIGGerman
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’.
LEINATAMMEstonian
Leinatamm is an Estonain surname meaning "weeping/mournful oak".
LEINBACHGerman
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’.
LEINENGerman
Name means LINEN in German. The first known Leinen was a tailor
LEITAOPortuguese
Portuguese metonymic occupational name for a keeper of pigs, or nickname meaning ‘piglet’, from Portuguese leitão ‘(suckling) pig’.
LEITCHScottish, Scottish Gaelic
A physician in Old Scots.
LEITEPortuguese, Galician
Meaning "milk".... [more]
LEITERGerman
From Leiter ‘leader’, status name for a foreman or for the leader of a military expedition, from Middle High German leiten ‘lead’.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Leitner.
LEITHEADScottish
From Scotland "Leith"
LEIUSEstonian
Leius is an Estonian surname derived from "leiud", meaning "findings"; and "leiutis", meaning "invention" and to "devise".
LEJONSwedish
Means "lion" in Swedish.
LELLOUCHEJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Algerian Sephardic surname derived from Tamazight alûsh meaning "lamb".
LELOUPFrench
Means “the wolf” in French.
LE MAISTREFrench
From French meaning 'master'
LEMBAEstonian
Lemba is an Estonian name derived from "lembe", meaning "loving" and "affectionate".
LEMBEREstonian
Lember is an Estonian surname derived from "lembe", meaning "loving" and "affectionate".
LEMBERGJewish
Habitational name from the city of Lviv in Ukraine, from its German name Lemberg.
LEMBERGGerman
Habitational name from a place called Lemberg in Silesia, originally Löwenberg, from Middle High German lewe, löwe "lion" and berg "mountain".
LEMERCIERFrench
French surname designating a vendor of sewing materials, from the word mercier.
LEMKEPrussian
Prussian Pommerania
LEMMIKEstonian
Lemmik is an Estonian surname meaning "favorite".
LEMOINEFrench, French (Quebec)
Means "The Monk" in French. Lemoine is also an English given name derived from this surname.
LEMONEnglish, Northern Irish, Scottish
English: from the Middle English personal name Lefman, Old English Leofman, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + mann ‘man’, ‘person’. This came to be used as a nickname for a lover or sweetheart, from Middle English lem(m)an... [more]
LEMPIÄINENFinnish
Alternative form of Lempinen.
LEMPINENFinnish
Derived from the given name Lempi, meaning "love" or from a nickname.
LEMSDutch
"It is said that long ago there was a river in Holland named 'Lems'. Since then the river has dried up, but those who lived around the river were given the surname of 'Lems'.
LEMSALUEstonian
Lemsalu is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from the masculine given name "Lembit" and "salu", meaning "grove"; "Lembit's grove".
LENCASTREPortuguese
From the English surname Lancaster. Brought to Portugal by Phillipa Lancaster, who later married King John I.
LENCIONIItalian
Italian. My family is from the Tuscany region of Lucca.
LENINRussian (Modern)
Derived from Lena, the name of a river in Russia. It is the surname to Vladimir Uylanov, who led the Bolsheviks in Imperial Russia to create the Soviet Union in 1917
LENKEITGerman (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) surname.... [more]
LENOIRFrench
French surname which was originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or skin, derived from noir "black" combined with the definite article le.
LENOIRFrench
Originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or skin, derived from noir "black" combined with the definite article le "the". A famous bearer is Étienne Lenoir (1822 - 1900), the inventor of the internal combustion engine.
LENTZGerman
Variant of LENZ.
LEOItalian
Nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from Latin leo meaning "lion".
LEOItalian
From a short form of the personal name Pantaleo.
LEOJewish
From the personal name Leo.
LEOEnglish
From the Old French personal name Leon.
LEÓNSpanish
Refers to a person from León, Spain. Which was derived from the regions' original Latin name "Legio" meaning Legion.
LEONADOSpanish
The color tawny which is an orange, brown color. This descriptive surname was given to the Filipino people by the Spanish when the Philippines was colonized.
LEONARDIItalian
Patronymic or plural form of the personal name Leonardo.
LEONARDOItalian, Spanish, German
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese from the Germanic personal name Leonhard, formed from the elements leo ‘lion’ + hard, ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; this was an early medieval saint’s name (see Leonard).
LEONESSpanish
from the spanish term "leon" meaning lion or puma.... [more]
LEONGChinese, Malaysian
Chinese variant as well as the Malaysian form of Liang.
LEONHARDTGerman, Dutch
From the Germanic personal name Leonhard, composed of the elements leo "lion" and hard "hardy, brave, strong".
LEONIDOVRussian
Means "son of LEONID."
LEOSGreek
From the personal name Leos, pet form of Leon.
LÉOTARDFrench
From the given name Leopold. Jules Léotard was an acrobat who popularized the leotard, a gymnastics garment. The garment is named after him.
LE PENBreton
Le Pen is a Breton surname meaning "the head", "the chief" or "the peninsula".
LEPIKEstonian
Lepik is an Estonian surname meaning "alder stand/wood".
LEPMETSEstonian
Lepmets is an Estonian word meaning "alder (lepp) forest (mets)".
LEPPEstonian
Very common Estonian surname, meaning "alder".
LEPPGerman
Unflattering nickname from Middle High German lappe "coxcomb", "puppy" (modern German Laffe).... [more]
LEPPOJAEstonian
Leppoja is an Estonian surname meaning "alder creek".
LEPSYSlavic (Rare), Turkish (Rare)
Possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Europe, the original Turkic meaning is veiled in mystery, and possibly meant "one who comes from the edge of the lake." ... [more]
LE ROUXFrench
Nickname for a person with red hair, from Old French rous "red." Variant spelling of Leroux.
LESASSIERMedieval French
FALAISE FRANCE, LOUISIANA, HAITI
LESATZEnglish
Unknown origin (I mean by I don't know its origins). Popular in Michigan during the early 20th century.
LESCHGerman
German variant of Loesch.
LESCHERGerman
German metonymic occupational name for a mediator or arbitrator, or possibly for a fireman, from Middle High German leschære ‘extinguisher’.
LESNARGerman
Variant spelling of German Lessner, a habitational name from any of various places in eastern Germany called Lessen, all named with Slavic les 'forest'.
LESTEstonian
Lest is an Estonian surname meaning "flounder (fish)" and "flake".
LESTRADELiterature
The name of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional head of Scotland Yard. Possibly from the French surname Lestrange
LESUEURFrench
Occupational surname for a shoemaker, cobbler, or rarely a tailor; derived from Old French sueur "one who sews" (from Latin sutor).
LESZCZYŃSKIPolish
Name for someone who lived in a place called Leszczyno, Leszczynek or others derived from leszczyna "hazel".
LE TALLECBreton
Tallec derives from talek which means someone with a large forehead in Breton.
LETOURNEAUFrench
From Old French estournel 'starling'.... [more]
LETTEstonian
Lett is an Estonian surname meaning "counter" or "counter table".
LEUNGChinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese variant of Liang.
LEVABulgarian (Rare), Czech (Rare), French (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
From the Hebrew given name Lev, meaning Lion. It is also the name of the currency in Bulgaria, and a verb in French meaning to lever or to lift.
LEVAIJewish
Comes from the Levitic surnames of 'Levi' and 'Levy', signifying the descendants from the Tribe of Levi. All bearers today are of Hungarian–Jewish descent.
LEVANFrench, English
Comes from le vent, meaning "the wind."
LEVANDIEstonian
Levandi is an Estonians surname meaning the "Levant".
LEVANTEnglish
Derived from the Italian word levante, meaning "rising" and the French word levant, meaning "to rise". The term entered the English language in 1497 and was used to describe the "Mediterranean lands east of Italy" by referring to the rising of the sun in the east... [more]
LEVASSEURFrench
Status name from Old French vasseor, a short form of vavasour, a term of the feudal system for a tenant ranking immediately below a baron. Such a tenant would have been a prosperous man, and the surname may have been used for someone in his service more often than for the man himself... [more]
LEVENSTEINJewish, Yiddish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, or perhaps an ornamental elaboration associated with the name Leyb; from Middle High German lewe ‘lion’, translating the Yiddish male personal name Leyb (see Low) + German stein ‘stone’, ‘rock’... [more]
LEVERFrench, English
Nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from Old French levre ‘hare’ (Latin lepus, genitive leporis). It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of hares... [more]
LEVERETTEnglish
Diminutive of Lever, from the Middle English personal name Lefred, Old English Leofred, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + red ‘counsel’.
LEVERTONEnglish
This surname combines the Old English personal female name Leofwaru or the Old English word læfer meaning "rush, reed" with another Old English word tún meaning "enclosure, field, farm, dwelling." The etymology with the female name addition fits in with the town of the same name in Berkshire while the etymology with the word addition fits in with the one in Lincolnshire.
LEVIDISGreek
Means "son of LEVI" in Greek.
LEVINJewish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, German, Russian, French (Quebec, Anglicized), Various
As a Lithuanian Jewish and Belarusian Jewish name, it is a Slavicized form of Levy. As a German and German Jewish name, it is derived from the given name Levin. As a Jewish name, it can also be related to Loewe... [more]
LEVYJewish
Variant of Levi.
LEVYJewish
From the Biblical personal name Levi, from a Hebrew word meaning "joining". This was borne by a son of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 29: 34). Bearers of this name are Levites, members of the tribe of Levi, who form a hereditary caste who assist the kohanim (see Cohen) in their priestly duties.
LEVYEnglish, French, Jewish
There are three possible sources of this surname. ... [more]
LEWANDOWSKIPolish
Hhabitational name for someone from a place called Lewandów in Warszawa voivodeship, named with the vocabulary word lewanda, lawenda "lavender". Famous bearer of this surname is Polish footballer Robert Lewandowski.
LEXGerman, Dutch
From a short form of the personal name Alexius, Alexis.
LEYDONIrish (Anglicized, Modern)
His name was commemorated in numerous place-names, such as Lugdunum (Celtic *Lugudūnon, "fort of Lugus"; modern Lyon, France), capital of the Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis. Other such place-names include Lugdunum Clavatum (modern Laon, France) and Luguvalium21 (modern Carlisle, England)... [more]
L'HERNAULTMedieval French
Originating in Northern France, Rouen River Valley, Normandie, L'Hernault is an Old French word for a "heralder", one who would act as an announcer, diplomat or town crier.... [more]
LIANGChinese, Taiwanese
From Chinese 梁 (liáng) meaning "bridge, beam, elevation, mass". The name can also refer to the ancient Chinese state of Liang.
LIBRIZZIItalian
Habitational name from Librizzi in Messina province, Sicily.
LICHEVSKYRussian
Russian form of Liszewski.
LICHTERGerman, Jewish
Occupational name for someone who made candles or possibly for someone who tended a light, from an agent derivative of from Middle High German lieht, Yiddish likht "candle, light".
LICKERTGerman (East Prussian)
Derived from the German feminine name Luitgard, and thus ultimately from Old High German liut "people" and garto "garden; enclosure".
LICKFOLDEnglish
Derives from a hamlet in West Sussex, England. All known holders, worldwide, of this rare surname can be traced back to Lickfolds who lived within 20 miles of Lickfold in the 16th century.
LICONASpanish
Habitational name from a place called Likoa in Basque Country.
LIDDINGTONEnglish, Scottish (Rare)
This surname is derived from a geographical locality. "of Liddington", a parish in Rutland, near Uppingham; a parish in Wiltshire, near Swindon.
LIENorwegian
Variant spelling of Li. Derived from Old Norse hlíð "hillside, mountain slope".
LIEIndonesian
Indonesian form of the Chinese surname Li.
LIEBGerman, Jewish
Nickname for a pleasant or agreeable person, from Middle High German liep "dear, beloved"; Yiddish lib or German lieb. This word was also used as a personal name, both alone (German) and in compounds (German and Jewish).
LIEBGerman
From a short form of the various compound Slavic personal names formed with lubo- "love" as the first element.
LIEBHARTGerman
From a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements liub ‘beloved’, ‘dear’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘strong’.
LIEBHARTGerman
From a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements liub "beloved, dear" and hard "brave, strong".
LIEBRECHTGerman
From a Germanic personal name formed with liut "people, tribe" and berht "shining, famous".
LIEKKIFinnish (Rare)
Means 'flame' in Finnish.
LIEMIndonesian
Indonesian spelling of Lin.
LIEMDutch
Habitual surname for Lieme in Eastphalia, which is from lim meaning "mire".
LIENNorwegian
Variant of LIE.
LIEPALatvian
Meaning "lime tree".
LIETZENGerman
Lietzen is a municipality in the district Märkisch-Oderland, in Brandenburg, Germany.... [more]
LIGHTEnglish
Nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English lēoht "light (not dark), bright, cheerful".
LIGHTFOOTNative American
This surname is of Cherokee origin.
LIGHTFOOTEnglish
English (chiefly northern England, especially Liverpool): nickname for a messenger or for a fast runner, from Middle English lyght ‘light’, ‘nimble’, ‘quick’ (Old English lioht) + fote ‘foot’.
LIGHTYEARPopular Culture
From the English term light-year, a unit of length often used when measuring distances in space. Most often used in everyday speech and non-scientific publications. This is the surname of Buzz Lightyear, a fictional character in the Pixar animated film series 'Toy Story'.
LIGIEstonian
Ligi is an Estonian surname meaning "near" or "accessible".
LIGNEEnglish
A variation of the names Ling, Lin and others.
LIIKEstonian
Liik is an Estonian surname meaning "kind" or "benevolent".
LIITEstonian
Liit is an Estonian surname meaning "alliance" or "union".
LIIVEstonian
Liiv is an Estonian surname, meaning "sand".
LIIVAKIVIEstonian
Liivakivi is an Estonian surname meaning "sandstone".
LIIVAMÄGIEstonian
Liivamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "sand mountain".
LIJEWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lijewo in Włocławek voivodeship.
LILANDRIZDutch
Last name, supposedly from Hollad
LILANDROZDutch
Last name from Holland
LILJASwedish
Means "lily" in Swedish. It is also used as a female first name (see Lilja).
LILJEGRENSwedish
A combination of two Swedish words; lilja meaning "lily" and gren meaning "branch".
LILLEstonian
Lill is an Estonian surname, literally meaning "flower".
LILLAKASEstonian
Lillakas is an Estonian surname meaning "lilac".
LILLARDBelgian
Habitational name from either of two places called Li(e)laar, in Gavere and Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, East Flanders.
LILLEEstonian
From the Estonian word lilled which means "flower"
LILLELEHTEstonian
Lilleleht isan Estonian surname meaning "flower leaf".
LILLEMETSEstonian
Lillemets is an Estonian surname meaning "flower forest".
LILLEORGEstonian
Lilleorg is an Estonian surname meaning "flower(y) valley".
LILLICRAPEnglish
From a medieval nickname for someone with very fair hair (literally "lily-head").
LILLISIrish, English
Metronymic from Lilly.
LILLYEnglish
Derived from Lilly, a pet name for Elizabeth. It was also used as a nickname for someone with fair skin or hair, and is derived from Old English lilie meaning "lily (the flower)". It could also serve as a habitual surname for someone from Lilley in Hertfordshire (from lin "flax" and leah "clearing") and Berkshire (from Lillingleah meaning "wood associated with Lilla").
LILLYWHITEEnglish
From a medieval nickname for someone with very fair hair or complexion. It was borne by English cricketers James Lillywhite (1842-1929), first captain of England, and William Lillywhite (1792-1854), pioneer of overarm bowling, uncle of James... [more]
LIMKorean
12th most common surname in Korea. ... [more]
LIMANOWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Limanowa.
LIMBMedieval English
Rare name of medieval English origin. A dialectal variant of the locational name 'Lumb', from places so called in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, and derives from the Old English pre-7th Century 'lum(m)'... [more]
LIMBOItalian
It comes from latin word "limbus". It has religious origin.... [more]
LINCOURTFrench (Quebec)
Possibly a habitational name.
LINDSwedish
Swedish word for lime tree.
LINDAHLSwedish
Combination of Swedish lin "flax, linseed" or lind "lime tree" and dal "valley".
LINDBECKSwedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements lind "lime tree" and bäck "stream".
LINDBERGHSwedish (Rare), English (Rare)
Rare variant spelling of LINDBERG. A famous bearer was American aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) who was the first person to fly non-stop from America to mainland Europe in 1927.
LINDEGerman, Dutch, Jewish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, from Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word... [more]
LINDERSDutch
Dutch name from the Linder tree.
LINDFORSSwedish
Comes from the Swedish "Lind" or "Linden" ("Lime Tree" in English) and "Fors" ("rapidly moving water" or "rapids" or "torrent" or "white water" in English)
LINDHSwedish
Variant spelling of LIND.
LINDHAGENSwedish
Lindhagen is derived from Swedish lind ("linden tree") and hage ("enclosed pasture"). Carl Lindhagen was the Chief Magistrate of Stockholm in the early 1900s. There are presently less than 200 people with this surname living in Sweden.
LINDLEYEnglish, German
English habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire called Lindley, or from Linley in Shropshire and Wiltshire, all named from Old English lin ‘flax’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, with epenthetic -d-, or from another Lindley in West Yorkshire (near Otley), named in Old English as ‘lime wood’, from lind ‘lime tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’... [more]
LINDMAAEstonian
Lindmaa is an Estonian name meaning "bird land".
LINDMÄEEstonian
Lindmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "bird mountain/hill".
LINDPEREEstonian
Lindpere is an Estonian surname meaning "bird family".
LINDQVISTSwedish
Variant spelling of Lindquist.
LINDSTEDTSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lind "lime tree" and German stedt "home, place".
LINDTGerman, Dutch
The Lindt surname comes from an Upper German word "lind," which meant "tender" or "gentle hearted." In some instances, especially in Saxony, the surname evolved from the personal name Lindemuth. In general, the similar phonetic name Linde comes from "Linden," which was a type of tree.... [more]
LINDVEEEstonian
Lindvee is an Estonian surname meaning "bird water".
LINEBAUGHGerman (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Leinbach.
LINKEnglish
Comes from Old English word "hlinc"
LINKLATERScottish
Scottish (Orkney) habitational name from either of two places named Linklater (in South Ronaldsay and North Sandwick).
LINLEYEnglish
This surname can be derived from a place of the same name in Shropshire, which is derived from Old English lín meaning "flax, linen" and leah meaning "clearing." As a modern surname, it can also be a variant of Lindley (Lindley is used in 2 places in Yorkshire), which is derived from Old English lind meaning "lime tree" and leah.
LINNScottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LINNAEstonian
Linna is an Estonian surname meaning (urban) "town" or "city".
LINNAEUSSwedish (Rare)
Latinized form of LIND. A famous bearer was Swedish botanist Carl Linneaus (b. 1707 - d. 1778). His father adopted the name Linnaeus after a big lime tree (lind in Swedish) that grew on the family homestead in Vittaryd parish, Småland.
LINNAMÄEEstonian
Linnamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "urban (city) mountain".
LINNANEIrish, English
Anglicized form of O'Lennon.
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