Submitted Surnames Starting with L
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LOSEE Dutch (Anglicized)
Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Lossie
, a vernacular derivative of the female personal name Lucia
. Compare English Luce
. This name was well established in the Hudson valley in the 18th century, which strengthens the likelihood that it is of Dutch origin.
possibly from Bavarian lott ‘mud’ + speich ‘spittle’, ‘moist dirt’, either a topographic name for someone who lived on land in a muddy area or a nickname for someone who had a dirty appearance... [more]
from a medieval personal name brought to England by the Normans, of uncertain origin. It may be the Hebrew personal name Lot ‘covering’, which was relatively popular in northern France, or a reduced form of various names formed with the diminutive suffix -lot (originally a combination of -el + -ot), commonly used with women’s names.
from the English word "loud", given to a loud or, in jest, quiet person
This surname is Scottish, although also recorded in England. It is believed to be locational from the village of Loudoun, in the district of Cunningham, in the county of Ayrshire. The placename is composed of the Northern English word "low", meaning a flame or beacon, itself from the pre 7th century Norse word "loge", plus the Gaelic "doun", meaning a hill... [more]
Variant of LOUKANIS
. A famous bearer is American former olympic diver Greg Louganis (1960-).
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luachra
"descendant of Luachra
", a personal name derived from luachair
"light". The name is often translated, Rush
from a Gaelic homonym, luachair
Means "sausage" in Greek, nickname for a butcher or sausage maker.
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
Louw is a surname that has pre 7th century Germanic origins. It is a Dutch/Flemish variant on the word Lowe, meaning Lion.
Northern Italian from the Late Latin personal name Lupatus
, derivative of Latin lupus
"wolf". This is one of several medieval personal names which became popular under the influence of Germanic compound personal names formed with wolf-
An English surname coming from the Old English lufu
, meaning "love, desire", and cæft
, meaning "strength, skill".... [more]
Means either (i) "person particularly associated with a 'loveday'" (a day when, by custom, old differences were settled and reconciliations were made); or (ii) from the medieval female personal name Loveday
, a descendant of Old English Lēofdæg
, literally "beloved day"... [more]
From a medieval nickname for a woman-chaser or lothario (from Old English lufulēas
, literally "without love", hence "fancy-free"). The English poet Richard Lovelace (1618-1657) was a famous bearer.
From a surname which was derived from a place name, possibly meaning "Lufa
's land" in Old English or "leaf land" in Norwegian.
From a medieval nickname for a dandy or a man conceited about his appearance (from lovelock
, a term for an elaborately curled lock of hair). This surname is borne by British scientist James Lovelock (1919-), formulator of the "Gaia" concept.
Variation of Lowheart, used to denote people who seem to show a lack of consideration through expression
English: habitational name from any of various minor places named Loxley, as for example one in Warwickshire, which is named with the Old English personal name Locc
Habitational name for someone from a place called Łoza in Białystok voivodeship, named with łoza meaning "osier", "wicker".
Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub
- "love", "dear".
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
A habitational name from Lucca Sicula in Agrigento province, Sicily, which was called simply Lucca until 1863. It was probably originally named with a Celtic element meaning ‘marshy.’
Patronymic or plural form of Luccio
, a reduced form of a personal name formed with this suffix.
LUCERO English, Spanish
The surname "Lucero" was derived from English conquerers who came from England, most likely someone who worked for a king or queen. The term Lucero refers to a "star" or "light carrier" when the English traveled to Spain, the Spanish people gave them the name "Lucero" but earlier was spelled with an "s or Lusero"... [more]
Metronymic from the Germanic female personal name Liutgard
, a compound of liut ‘people’ + gard ‘protective enclosure’, ‘yard’.
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.
English (Devon) probably from a local vernacular derivative of Lucas
. However, Reaney posits an Old English personal name, Lugga
, from which this name could be derived.
Galician and Spanish habitational name from Lugo, a city in Galicia. This was a Roman settlement under the name of Lucus Augusti ‘grove or wood of Augustus’, but that may have been no more than an adaptation of an earlier name derived from that of the Celtic god Lugos.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aiara.
This is the second last name of Spanish footballer/soccer player Andrés Iniesta.
From a derivative of Lucas
. This was (and is) the common vernacular form of the name, being the one by which the author of the fourth Gospel is known in English.
Luker see also Lucher or Luchre, meaning money more specifically money obtained by nefarious means.
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuków, Łukowa, or Łukowe, named with the personal name Łukasz
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element.
From one of the various locations named Luna
in the provinces of Zaragoza, Araba, or Lleón in Spain. The name itself is derived from Latin lūna
Lund is also a Punjabi last name (i.e. from Punjab state of India/Pakistan)
A combination of Swedish lund
"grove" and the common surname suffix -in
, derived from Latin -inus
Combination of Swedish lund
"grove" and mark
"ground, field, land".
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lund
"grove" and German stedt
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of lund
"grove" and ström
Either (i) "person from Lundie", the name of various places in Scotland (meaning "place by a marsh"); or (ii) a different form of McAlinden
A name derived from the Finnish topographic word luomi, meaning "creek" or "small river". Common in central and western Finland.
The Vietnamese varient of Liang
, ultimately derived from the character 梁
meaning "salary, pay, wage". It may have designated a paymaster, or someone working under a wage or salary.
Possibly means "son of the wolf", from Romanian lup
Lupin is a variant on the Latin word "lupus", meaning "wolf". Two important literary characters, Arsène Lupin, the famous French gentleman-burglar, and Professor Remus Lupin, from the world of Harry Potter, have this name... [more]
An invented Jewish name based on German Lustgarten
"pleasure garden" (perhaps alluding to the Garden of Eden). It was borne by British barrister, writer and broadcaster Edgar Lustgarten (1907-1978), presenter of television crime reconstructions.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lutom in Poznań voivodeship.
The Vietnamese varient of Liu
, ultimately derived from the character 劉
and possibly meaning "conquerer".
English habitational name from a minor place, probably one of two in Devon, so called from the possessive form of the Middle English personal name or surname Lugg
(from Old English Lugga
) + Middle English tune
‘settlement’ (Old English tun
A habitational name from places named Lié located in Deux-Sèvres and Vendée.
Derived from Norman French l'isle
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b. 1945) is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
LYONS English, Irish
Is a surname with a variety of origins, from England, Ireland, Scotland, or perhaps France. ... [more]