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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]
LEBEDEV     Russian
Derived from Russian лебедь (lebed) meaning "swan".
LEBEDEVA     Russian
Feminine form of Lebedev.
LEBKUCHEN     German
A German surname meaning "gingerbread".
LEBNA     Ethiopian
Means "spirit, essence" in Amharic.
LE BRETON     French
Describes someone from the French region Breton.
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]
LEDGER     English
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]
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.
LEDOUX     French
Means "the amiable" from French doux meaning "sweet, soft, gentle".
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.
LEETMAA     Estonian
Leetmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bank (embankment) land".
LEFFLER     German, Swedish
Occupational name for a spoonmaker. Derived from German Löffel "spoon".
LEFRANÇOIS     French, French (Quebec)
Derived from the given name François.
LEGAULT     Norman (Gallicized)
From the French "le Gaul," meaning simply "the Gaul." Gaul refers to the northern part of modern-day France.
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.
LEHEMAA     Estonian
Lehemaa is an Estonian surname derived from "lehine" ("leafy" or "foliage") and "maa" ("land").
LEHIGH     German, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
LEHISPUU     Estonian
Lehispuu is an Estonian surname meaning "larch tree".
LEHISTE     Estonian
Lehiste is an Estonian name derived from "lehine", meaning "foliaged" or "leafy".
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.
LEHT     Estonian
Leht is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf".
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
LEITAO     Portuguese
Portuguese metonymic occupational name for a keeper of pigs, or nickname meaning ‘piglet’, from Portuguese leitão ‘(suckling) pig’.
LEITE     Portuguese, Galician
Meaning "milk".... [more]
LEITER     German
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.
LEITHEAD     Scottish
From Scotland "Leith"
LEIX     French
LEJON     Swedish
Means "lion" in Swedish.
LEKAN     Slo
LELLOUCHE     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Algerian Sephardic surname derived from Tamazight alûsh meaning "lamb".
LELOUP     French
Means “the wolf” in French.
LE MAISTRE     French
From French meaning 'master'
LEMBERG     Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Lviv in Ukraine, from its German name Lemberg.
LEMBERG     German
Habitational name from a place called Lemberg in Silesia, originally Löwenberg, from Middle High German lewe, löwe "lion" and berg "mountain".
LEMERCIER     French
French surname designating a vendor of sewing materials, from the word mercier.
LEMOINE     French, French (Quebec)
Means "The Monk" in French. Lemoine is also an English given name derived from this surname.
LEMON     English, 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]
LEMONS     English
Variant of Lemon
LEMPIÄINEN     Finnish
Alternative form of Lempinen.
LEMPINEN     Finnish
Derived from the given name Lempi, meaning "love" or from a nickname.
LEMS     Dutch
"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'.
LEMSALU     Estonian
Lemsalu is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from the masculine given name "Lembit" and "salu", meaning "grove"; "Lembit's grove".
LENCASTRE     Portuguese
From the English surname Lancaster. Brought to Portugal by Phillipa Lancaster, who later married King John I.
LENCIONI     Italian
Italian. My family is from the Tuscany region of Lucca.
LENIN     Russian (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
LENKEIT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) surname.... [more]
LENOIR     French
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.
LENOIR     French
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.
LENTZ     German
Variant of LENZ.
LEO     Italian
Nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from Latin leo meaning "lion".
LEO     Italian
From a short form of the personal name Pantaleo.
LEO     Jewish
From the personal name Leo.
LEO     English
From the Old French personal name Leon.
LEÓN     Spanish
Refers to a person from León, Spain. Which was derived from the regions' original Latin name "Legio" meaning Legion.
LEONADO     Spanish
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.
LEONARDI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of the personal name Leonardo.
LEONARDO     Italian, 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).
LEONES     Spanish
from the spanish term "leon" meaning lion or puma.... [more]
LEONG     Chinese, Malaysian
Chinese variant as well as the Malaysian form of Liang.
LEONHARD     German, Dutch
Variant of Leonhardt.
LEONHARDT     German, Dutch
From the Germanic personal name Leonhard, composed of the elements leo "lion" and hard "hardy, brave, strong".
LEONHART     German, Dutch
Variant of Leonhardt.
LEONIDOV     Russian
Means "son of LEONID."
LEOS     Greek
From the personal name Leos, pet form of Leon.
LÉOTARD     French
From the given name Leopold. Jules Léotard was an acrobat who popularized the leotard, a gymnastics garment. The garment is named after him.
LE PEN     Breton
Le Pen is a Breton surname meaning "the head", "the chief" or "the peninsula".
LEPMETS     Estonian
Lepmets is an Estonian word meaning "alder (lepp) forest (mets)".
LEPP     Estonian
Very common Estonian surname, meaning "alder".
LEPP     German
Unflattering nickname from Middle High German lappe "coxcomb", "puppy" (modern German Laffe).... [more]
LEPPOJA     Estonian
Leppoja is an Estonian surname meaning "alder creek".
LEPSY     Slavic (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 ROUX     French
Nickname for a person with red hair, from Old French rous "red." Variant spelling of Leroux.
LESASSIER     Medieval French
LESATZ     English
Unknown origin (I mean by I don't know its origins). Popular in Michigan during the early 20th century.
LESCH     German
German variant of Loesch.
LESCHER     German
German metonymic occupational name for a mediator or arbitrator, or possibly for a fireman, from Middle High German leschære ‘extinguisher’.
LESNAR     German
Variant spelling of German Lessner, a habitational name from any of various places in eastern Germany called Lessen, all named with Slavic les 'forest'.
LESTRADE     Literature
The name of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional head of Scotland Yard. Possibly from the French surname Lestrange
LESUEUR     French
Occupational surname for a shoemaker, cobbler, or rarely a tailor; derived from Old French sueur "one who sews" (from Latin sutor).
Name for someone who lived in a place called Leszczyno, Leszczynek or others derived from leszczyna "hazel".
LE TALLEC     Breton
Tallec derives from talek which means someone with a large forehead in Breton.
From Old French estournel 'starling'.... [more]
LETT     Estonian
Lett is an Estonian surname meaning "counter" or "counter table".
LEUNG     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese variant of Liang.
LEVA     Bulgarian (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.
LEVAI     Jewish
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.
LEVAN     French, English
Comes from le vent, meaning "the wind."
Russian form of Lewandowski.
LEVANT     English
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]
LEVASSEUR     French
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]
LEVENSTEIN     Jewish, 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]
LEVER     French, 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]
LEVERETT     English
Diminutive of Lever, from the Middle English personal name Lefred, Old English Leofred, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + red ‘counsel’.
LEVERTON     English
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.
LEVIDIS     Greek
Means "son of LEVI" in Greek.
LEVIN     Jewish, 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]
LEVY     Jewish
Variant of Levi.
LEVY     Jewish
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.
LEVY     English, French, Jewish
There are three possible sources of this surname. ... [more]
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.
LEX     German, Dutch
From a short form of the personal name Alexius, Alexis.
LEYDON     Irish (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'HERNAULT     Medieval 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]
LIAKHOVICH     Belarusian
Means "son of Liakh".
LIANG     Chinese, Taiwanese
From Chinese 梁 (liáng) meaning "bridge, beam, elevation, mass". The name can also refer to the ancient Chinese state of Liang.
LIBRIZZI     Italian
Habitational name from Librizzi in Messina province, Sicily.
LICET     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LICHEVSKY     Russian
Russian form of Liszewski.
LICHTER     German, 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".
LICKERT     German (East Prussian)
Derived from the German feminine name Luitgard, and thus ultimately from Old High German liut "people" and garto "garden; enclosure".
LICKFOLD     English
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.
LICONA     Spanish
Habitational name from a place called Likoa in Basque Country.
LIDDINGTON     English, Scottish (Rare)
This surname is derived from a geographical locality. "of Liddington", a parish in Rutland, near Uppingham; a parish in Wiltshire, near Swindon.
LIE     Norwegian
Variant spelling of Li. Derived from Old Norse hlíð "hillside, mountain slope".
LIE     Indonesian
Indonesian form of the Chinese surname Li.
LIEB     German, 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).
LIEB     German
From a short form of the various compound Slavic personal names formed with lubo- "love" as the first element.
LIEBHART     German
From a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements liub ‘beloved’, ‘dear’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘strong’.
LIEBHART     German
From a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements liub "beloved, dear" and hard "brave, strong".
LIEBRECHT     German
From a Germanic personal name formed with liut "people, tribe" and berht "shining, famous".
LIEKKI     Finnish (Rare)
Means 'flame' in Finnish.
LIEM     Indonesian
Indonesian spelling of Lin.
LIEM     Dutch
Habitual surname for Lieme in Eastphalia, which is from lim meaning "mire".
LIEN     Norwegian
Variant of LIE.
LIEPA     Latvian
Meaning "lime tree".
LIETZEN     German
Lietzen is a municipality in the district Märkisch-Oderland, in Brandenburg, Germany.... [more]
LIGHT     English
Nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English lēoht "light (not dark), bright, cheerful".
LIGHTFOOT     Native American
This surname is of Cherokee origin.
LIGHTFOOT     English
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’.
LIGHTYEAR     Popular 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'.
LIGI     Estonian
Ligi is an Estonian surname meaning "near" or "accessible".
LIGNE     English
A variation of the names Ling, Lin and others.
LIIK     Estonian
Liik is an Estonian surname meaning "kind" or "benevolent".
LIIT     Estonian
Liit is an Estonian surname meaning "alliance" or "union".
LIIV     Estonian
Liiv is an Estonian surname, meaning "sand".
LIIVAKIVI     Estonian
Liivakivi is an Estonian surname meaning "sandstone".
LIIVAMÄGI     Estonian
Liivamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "sand mountain".
LIJEWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lijewo in Włocławek voivodeship.
Last name, supposedly from Hollad
Last name from Holland
LILJA     Swedish
Means "lily" in Swedish. It is also used as a female first name (see Lilja).
LILJEGREN     Swedish
A combination of two Swedish words; lilja meaning "lily" and gren meaning "branch".
LILL     Estonian
Lill is an Estonian surname, literally meaning "flower".
LILLARD     Belgian
Habitational name from either of two places called Li(e)laar, in Gavere and Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, East Flanders.
LILLE     Estonian
From the Estonian word lilled which means "flower"
LILLEMETS     Estonian
Lillemets is an Estonian surname meaning "flower forest".
LILLICRAP     English
From a medieval nickname for someone with very fair hair (literally "lily-head").
LILLIS     Irish, English
Metronymic from Lilly.
LILLY     English
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").
LILLYWHITE     English
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]
LIM     Korean
12th most common surname in Korea. ... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Limanowa.
LIMB     Medieval 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]
LIMBO     Italian
It comes from latin word "limbus". It has religious origin.... [more]
LINCOURT     French (Quebec)
Possibly a habitational name.
LIND     Swedish
Swedish word for lime tree.
LINDAHL     Swedish
Combination of Swedish lin "flax, linseed" or lind "lime tree" and dal "valley".
LINDBERGH     Swedish (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.
LINDE     German, 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]
LINDERS     Dutch
Dutch name from the Linder tree.
LINDFORS     Swedish
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)
LINDH     Swedish
Variant spelling of LIND.
LINDHAGEN     Swedish
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.
LINDLEY     English, 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]
LINDMAA     Estonian
Lindmaa is an Estonian name meaning "bird land".
LINDQVIST     Swedish
Variant spelling of Lindquist.
LINDSTEDT     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lind "lime tree" and German stedt "home, place".
LINDT     German, 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]
LINEBAUGH     German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Leinbach.
LINK     English
Comes from Old English word "hlinc"
LINKFORD     English
Variation of Langford.
LINKLATER     Scottish
Scottish (Orkney) habitational name from either of two places named Linklater (in South Ronaldsay and North Sandwick).
LINLEY     English
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.
LINN     Scottish, 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]
LINNA     Estonian
Linna is an Estonian surname meaning (urban) "town" or "city".
LINNAEUS     Swedish (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.
LINNAMÄE     Estonian
Linnamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "urban (city) mountain".
LINNANE     Irish, English
Anglicized form of O'Lennon.
LINNÉ     Swedish
Swedish form of LINNAEUS.
LINNEY     English
From an Old English female personal name Lindgifu, Lindgeofu, composed of the elements lind ‘lime (wood)’, i.e. ‘shield’ (a transferred sense) + gifu, geofu ‘gift’.
LIONG     Chinese (Hakka), Chinese (Cantonese), Indonesian
Form of Liang influenced by Dutch orthography. It is mainly used by Indonesians of Hakka or Cantonese Chinese descent.
LIONS     English
Variant of Lyons influencd by the spelling of the word lion
LIPIŃSKI     Polish
habitational name for someone from Lipno, Lipin, Lipiny, or Lipino, or other places named with Polish lipa ‘lime tree’.
LIPNJAK     Croatian
Derived from lipa meaning ''linden tree''.
LIPOWSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipowo, Lipowa, or Lipowe, named with an adjectival derivative of Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
LIPP     Estonian
Lipp is an Estonian surname meaning "flag".
LIPPS     German
Derived from Lippe, a place in Westphalia, Germany. The name is a variant of the first name Philipp.
LIPSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipie, Lipsk, Lipsko, Lipy, etc., all named with Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
LIPYANCE     Slavic
George Lipyance emmigrated to the us in 1903. Many different spellings early on. Lipyance is now used my ancestors.
LISERANI     Italian
A famous bearer is Italian-born American actor Gino Corrado Liserani (1893 - 1982), who went by Gino Corrado on film
LISIECKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiec in Konin voivodeship or a place called Liszki, both named with lis meaning "fox".
LISIEWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiewice in Skierniewice voivodeship, named with lis meaning "fox".
LISITSYN     Russian
Derived from Russian лисица (lisitsa) meaning "fox".
LIŠKA     Czech
Liška means "fox" in Czech. A famous bearer is actor Pavel Liška.
LISLE     Norman, English, French
English (of Norman origin) and French: variant spelling of Lyle.
LISOWSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lisowo, Lisów, Lisowa, Lisowice, or other places named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
LISZEWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lisewo (also Liszewo), named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
LISZOVICS     Polish, Jewish
This surname has Eastern European connections and has been used by the Jewish population.
LITTLEJOHN     Scottish, English
Distinguishing epithet for the smallest of two or more bearers of the common personal name John. Compare Meiklejohn. In some cases the nickname may have been bestowed on a large man, irrespective of his actual personal name, in allusion to the character in the Robin Hood legend, whose nickname was of ironic application.... [more]
LITTLEWOOD     English (British)
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and may be either a locational or topographical surname. If the former, it derives from any of several minor places in West Yorkshire, such as Littlewood in Wooldale near Holmfirth, all of which are so called from the Olde English pre 7th Century "lytel", little, small, and "wudu", wood... [more]
LITTMAN     German (East Prussian), German (West Prussian), German, Jewish
Derived from Germanized Czech personal names like Litomir (Czech: Ljutomir) and Litobor (Czech: Ljutobor) which ultimately go back to Old Slavic ljutu "grim; fierce; ferocious; wild". One theory suggests, however, that these given names might have been influenced by ljub- "love; dear".... [more]
LITVIN     Russian
Means "Lithuanian" in several Slavic languages.
LITVINA     Russian
Feminine form of LITVIN.
LITVINCHUK     Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian литвин (litvin) historically denoting a Lithuanian or Belarusian person.
LIV     Swedish (Rare)
Means "life" in Swedish. ... [more]
LIVAZA     Dungan
Dungan surname of unknown meaning; the second element is derived from Chinese 娃子 (wázǐ) meaning "child".
LIVELY     English
A modern English surname possibly derived from a lost village called Laefer-leah which would give it the meaning "the farm by the lake".... [more]
LIVELY     English
Nickname from Middle English lifly, "lively", "nimble".
LIVENGOOD     German
The surname LIVENGOOD is the Americanized version of Leibendgut. Leibengut is Swiss-German in origin. It has been written as Livengood and Levengood in America. Records show the family name back to 1550, in Aarwangen, Canton of Berne, Switzerland... [more]
LIVINGSTON     English, Scottish
This surname is thought to be derived from Middle English Levingestun meaning "Leving's town" or "Leving's settlement."
LIVINGSTONE     Scottish, Irish, Jewish
Scottish: Habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called Levin (Lewin), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century.... [more]
LIWOSZ     Polish
It comes from the name "liswoze" which means to be a all around "good person". Even though it is a nickname, It may have been derived from occupation because of the name's meaning to be a "Funny man".
LIYANAGE     Sinhalese
Of unknown meaning.
LIZ     Spanish
History unknown; surname known in the Dominican Republic
LIZÁRRAGA     Basque
Habitational name from any of three places called Lizarraga, in Navarra and Alava and Guipuzcoa provinces, which are named from Basque lizarr (or le(i)zar) "ash tree" and the locative suffix -aga.
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