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LOCKLEAR     English
Variant of Lockyer. Locklear is an occupational name of anglo-saxon origin meaning "locksmith".
LOCKLEY     English
Refers to the region of Loxley in Staffordshire, England.
LOCKYER     English
Variant of Locklear. Lockyer is an occupational name of anglo-saxon origin meaning "locksmith".
LODGE     English
Local name for someone who lived in a small cottage or temporary dwelling, Middle English logge (Old French loge, of Germanic origin). The term was used in particular of a cabin erected by masons working on the site of a particular construction project, such as a church or cathedral, and so it was probably in many cases equivalent to an occupational name for a mason... [more]
LOEPP     Dutch
Variant of Loop.
LOESCH     German
German metonymic occupational name from Middle High German lösch ‘fine leather’.
LOESCHER     German
German variant of Löscher, an occupational name for a fireman, from Middle High German leschen ‘to extinguish’. Als a variant of Loesch and Lescher or a derivative of Loesche.
LOEWEN     Dutch
Dutch variant of Loewe.
LÖF     Swedish
From an archaic Swedish spelling of löv "leaf".
LOFLIN     Irish
Possibly a variant spelling of Irish Laughlin. This is a common name in NC.
LÖFQUIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and kvist "branch".
LÖFSTRÖM     Swedish
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and ström "stream".
LÖFVÉN     Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". Stefan Löfven (b. 1957) is a Swedish politician and the prime minister of Sweden since 2014.
LOGLISCI     Italian
My grandfather's family name who were from Gravina di Puglia
LOHAN     Irish
LOHAT     Hindi
LÕHMUS     Estonian
Lõhmus is a common Estonian surname meaning "linden".
LOISEAU     French
Means "The Bird" in French.
LOKAJ     Slovak
Footman/Lackey in history meant "servant"
LOKHVITSKIY     Ukrainian (Rare)
This indicates familial origin within the city of Lokhvytsia in Ukraine.
LOKIER     English (British)
Variant of Lockyer, an occupational name for a locksmith.
LOKK     Estonian
Lokk is an Estonian surname meaning "crimp" or "curl".
LØKKEN     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so called. Derived from Old Norse lykkja "enclosure".
LOLOKHOEV     Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan), itself derived from Lyalakh, the name of a mountain village. The village's name itself is of unknown meaning.
LO MÀGLIO     Italian
Literally means "the hammer." However, "the" would normally be represented as "il" in Italian, in this case.
LOMASNEY     Irish
From Gaelic Ó Lomasna meaning "descendant of Lomasna", a byname from lom "bare" and asna "rib".
LOMAX     English
Lomax is a territorial surname, derived from the hamlet of Lumhalghs, near Bury, Greater Manchester, and meaning "pool nook" or "recess". Notable persons with the surname Lomax include: Alan Lomax (1915–2002) American musicologist, son of John Avery Lomax... [more]
LOMP     Estonian
Lomp is an Estonian surname meaning "pond" or "puddle".
LONARDO     Italian
Variant of Leonardo, characteristic of central–southern Italy.
LONČARIĆ     Croatian
Derived from Lončar.
LONG     Chinese
Character meaning "dragon"
LONG     German
Famous bearer is Luz Long a former Olympic competitor.
LONGBOTTOM     English, Literature, Popular Culture
English (West Yorkshire) topographic name for someone who lived in a long valley, from Middle English long + botme, bothem ‘valley bottom’. Given the surname’s present-day distribution, Longbottom in Luddenden Foot, West Yorkshire, may be the origin, but there are also two places called Long Bottom in Hampshire, two in Wiltshire, and Longbottom Farm in Somerset and in Wiltshire.
LONGFELLOW     English
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.
LONGSTOCKING     Literature
The last name of Pippi Longstocking. English form of LÅNGSTRUMP.
LONIE     Irish
A variant of Looney meaning "warrior."
LÖNN     Swedish
Means "maple" in Swedish.
LOO     Estonian
Loo is an Estonian surname; from a few geographic names in Estonia. Most notably, the small borough of Loo in Harju County.
LÖÖF     Swedish
Variant of LÖF.
LOOG     Estonian
Loog is an Estonian surname meaning "windrow" (a line of raked hay or sheaves of grain laid out to dry in the wind).
LOOK     English
Habitational name from Look in Puncknowle, Dorset, named in Old English with luce ‘enclosure’.
LOOK     English, Scottish
From a vernacular pet form of Lucas.
LÕOKE     Estonian
Lõoke is an Estonian surname, meaning "lark".
LOOMIS     English
Derived from Lomax (Lumhalghs), near Bury, Lancashire, which means "pool nook/recess."
LOONEY     Irish
From the Irish name O'Luanaigh, "descendant of Luanach," a personal name meaning warrior.
LOOP     Dutch
Habitational name from de Loop (meaning "the watercourse"), in the province of Antwerp.
LOOTUS     Estonian
Lootus is an Estonian surname meaning "hope".
LÖÖV     Swedish
Variant of LÖF.
LÖÖW     Swedish
Variant of LÖF.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Łopacin.
LOPES     Portuguese
Portuguese form of Lopez.
LÕPP     Estonian
Lõpp is an Estonian surname meaning "end".
LORAH     American
Americanized form of French Loreaux, from a variant of the personal name Lorel, a pet form of Laurent. This is a frequent name in Pennsylvania.
LORAIN     French
Occupational name for a saddler, derived from the Old French word lorain, meaning "a leather strap used on a horse's breastplate".
LORANG     French
Surname of uncertain origin. Might be derived from:... [more]
LORD     English
A surname derived from someone of a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.... [more]
LORD     French
Nickname from Old French l'ord "the dirty one".
LO RE     Italian
LORÉN     Spanish
A variant of the Spanish personal name Llorente.
Patronymic from the given name Lorencs or any other name relating to that.
LO RICCO     Italian
Originally Spanish but of Italian origin for at least 7 generations. My branch of the family are residing in Australia but many remain in Italy and quite a few in the USA
LORIMER     English
Means "maker or seller of metal items of a horse's harness and associated equipment (e.g. bits and spurs)" (from Anglo-Norman loremier, a derivative of Old French lorain "harness").
LORIX     ?
LÖSCH     Low German, Upper German
North German metonymic occupational name for a maker of fine leather, from Middle Low German losche ‘fine leather’. South German variant of Lesch (see Loesch).
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.
LOSEY     Dutch
Probably of Dutch origin. See Losee.
LOTSPEICH     English
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]
LOTT     English
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.
LOUD     English
from the English word "loud", given to a loud or, in jest, quiet person
LOUDON     Scottish
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]
LOUGANIS     Greek
Variant of LOUKANIS. A famous bearer is American former olympic diver Greg Louganis (1960-).
LOUGHREY     Irish
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 meaning "rush".
LOUIS     English, French, Greek (Rare), Dutch
From the given name Louis. In Greece, it is known for Spyridon Louis.
LOUKANIS     Greek
Means "sausage" in Greek, nickname for a butcher or sausage maker.
LÕUNA     Estonian
Lõuna is an Estonian surname meaning "south".
LOURENZÁ     Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
LOUW     Afrikaans
Louw is a surname that has pre 7th century Germanic origins. It is a Dutch/Flemish variant on the word Lowe, meaning Lion.
LOVATO     Italian
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-.
LOVE     English, Scottish
From Anglo-Norman French lo(u)ve meaning "female wolf."
LOVECRAFT     English
An English surname coming from the Old English lufu, meaning "love, desire", and cæft, meaning "strength, skill".... [more]
LOVEDAY     English
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]
LOVEGOOD     Literature (Modern), Popular Culture
The Character 'Luna Lovegood' in the Harry Potter has last name as well as 'Xenophilius Lovegood'.
LOVELACE     English
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.
LOVELAND     English
From a surname which was derived from a place name, possibly meaning "Lufa's land" in Old English or "leaf land" in Norwegian.
LOVELESS     English, American
Variant of Lovelace.
LOVELOCK     English
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.
LOVRIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Lovro''.
LÖW     Swedish (Rare)
Variant of LÖF.
LÖWE     Jewish
Ornamental name from German Löwe "lion".
LOWEHART     English
Variation of Lowheart, used to denote people who seem to show a lack of consideration through expression
Habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.
LOWENSTEIN     German, Jewish, Swedish
German (Löwenstein): habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.... [more]
LÖWENTHAL     German
Habitational name from any of various places called Löwenthal.
LÖWENTHAL     Jewish, Swedish
Ornamental name composed of German Löwe "lion" and T(h)al "valley"; in some cases the Jewish name would have been an ornamental elaboration associated with the personal name Levy or with personal names meaning "lion".
LOWERY     English, Irish
Irish variant of Lowry
LOWES     English
Patronymic from of Low derived from Middle English lowe meaning "hill, mound".
LÖWHOLM     Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish elements löv "leaf" and holme "islet".
LÖWKVIST     Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish löf "leaf" and kvist "twig" or "branch".
LOXLEY     English
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 + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
LOYA     Basque, Spanish
From Basque loya meaning "mud."
ŁOZOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Łoza in Białystok voivodeship, named with łoza meaning "osier", "wicker".
LUBAHN     German
Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- "love", "dear".
LUBBE     German, Slavic, Prussian
Variant of Lubben. Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- ‘love’, ‘dear’ (see Luba).
LUBBEN     Low German, Dutch
Dutch and North German (Lübben) patronymic from German Lübbe, Dutch $Lubbe, short forms of the personal names Leopold and Lübbert (see Luebbert). Dutch from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Lodebert, a compound of hlod ‘famous’ + berht ‘bright’.
LUBRAŃSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
LUCCA     Italian
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.’
LUCCI     Italian
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]
LUCHS     German
meaning: lynx
LUCÍA     Spanish, Italian
From the feminine personal name Lucia, feminine derivative of Latin lux meaning "light".
LUCIAN     English (British, Rare)
Derived from the given name Lucian
LUČIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name Luka.
LUCKHARDT     German
Metronymic from the Germanic female personal name Liutgard, a compound of liut ‘people’ + gard ‘protective enclosure’, ‘yard’.
LUCKIE     Scottish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of a pet form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais.
ŁUCZYŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.
LUDEMANN     Low German
Ludemann is a German name
LUDENBERG     German
From Latin ludere meaning "to play" and German berg meaning "mountain".
LUDOVICO     Italian
From the Italian first name LUDOVICO.
LUDZKER     Jewish (Rare)
coming from the town of Lutzk in Poland
LUGANO     Medieval Italian
It meaning sacred forest.
LUGG     English
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.
LUGO     Spanish
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.
LUHAÄÄR     Estonian
Luhaäär is an Estonian surname, derived from "water meadow (marsh) edge".
LUHT     Estonian
Luht is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh" or "watery meadow".
LUIAONDO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aiara.
LUIK     Estonian
Luik is an Estonian surname, meaning "swan".
LUISK     Estonian
Luisk is an Estonian surname meaning "grinding stone" or "whet stone".
LUJÁN     Spanish
This is the second last name of Spanish footballer/soccer player Andrés Iniesta.
LUK     Mongolian
LUKANOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Lukan".
LUKASHENKO     Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Means "son of Luka". A notable bearer is Alexander Lukashenko (1954–), the current president of Belarus.
Patronymic from the personal name Łukasz.
Patronymic from the Polish given name Łukasz.
Patronymic from the personal name Łukasz.
habitational name for someone from Łukaszew or Łukaszewo, so named from the personal name Łukasz
LUKE     English
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.
LUKEHART     English (American)
Americanized form of German Luckhardt.
LUKER     German
Luker see also Lucher or Luchre, meaning money more specifically money obtained by nefarious means.
LUKEŠ     Czech
From the personal name Lukáš, Czech form of Lucas.
ŁUKOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuków, Łukowa, or Łukowe, named with the personal name Łukasz.
LUKYANOV     Russian
Means "son of Lukyan".
LÜLL     German
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element.
LULL     English
From an Old English personal name, Lulla.
LUM     Chinese
Lum is a variant of Lim,Lam, and Lin, meaning "forest"
LUMB     English, Anglo-Saxon
Lumb valley system in Yorkshire, England.... [more]
LUNA     Spanish
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 meaning "moon".
LUND     Indian
Lund is also a Punjabi last name (i.e. from Punjab state of India/Pakistan)
LUNDA     ?
LUNDE     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Lund.
LUNDIN     Swedish
A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
LUNDMARK     Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and mark "ground, field, land".
LUNDQVIST     Swedish
Variant spelling of Lundquist.
LUNDSTEDT     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and German stedt "home, place".
LUNDSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of lund "grove" and ström "stream".
LUNDY     English
Either (i) "person from Lundie", the name of various places in Scotland (meaning "place by a marsh"); or (ii) a different form of McAlinden.
LUNN     Norwegian, English
Derived from Lund, which in turn comes from the Old Norse lundr, meaning "grove of trees".
LUOMA     Finnish
A name derived from the Finnish topographic word luomi, meaning "creek" or "small river". Common in central and western Finland.
LƯƠNG     Vietnamese
The Vietnamese varient of Liang, ultimately derived from the character meaning "salary, pay, wage". It may have designated a paymaster, or someone working under a wage or salary.
LUPESCU     Romanian
Possibly means "son of the wolf", from Romanian lup ("wolf").
LUPIN     French
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]
LUPU     Romanian
Means "wolf" in Romanian.
LURIE     Jewish
It is one of the oldest family trees in the world, tracing back at least to King David born c. 1037 BCE, as documented by Neil Rosenstein in his book The Lurie Legacy. It contains many famous members such as Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Felix Mendelssohn, Martin Buber, Rashi, and Hezekiah.
LŪSĒNS     Latvian
Derived from the word lūsis meaning "lynx".
LŪSIS     Latvian
Means "lynx".
LUSTER     English
Variant of Lester.
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.
LUTOMSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lutom in Poznań voivodeship.
LUTS     Estonian
Luts is an Estonian surname, meaning "burbot" (a species of European freshwater fish).
LUTTER     Dutch, English, German
Dutch and English: variant of Luter.... [more]
Variant of Lutter.
LUTZ     German
LƯU     Vietnamese
The Vietnamese varient of Liu, ultimately derived from the character and possibly meaning "conquerer".
LUUKAS     Estonian
Luukas is an Estonian surname (and given name); from the Latin masculine given name "Lucas". A cognate of the English masculine given name "Luke".
LUUP     Estonian
Luup is an Estonian surname meaning "sloop" as well as "hand lens".
LUURI     Estonian
Luuri is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "luuraja', meaning "scout". Possibly a variation of the masculine given name "Lauri".
LÜÜS     Estonian
Lüüs is an Estonian surname meaning "sluice".
LUX     German, Dutch
Patronymic from a vernacular form of Lucas.
LUXENBERG     German, Jewish, Luxembourgish, Belgian, French, Walloon
Habitational name from various places named Luxenberg, Luxemberg, Luxenburg, or Luxembourg, including the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
LUXON     English
English (Cornwall and Devon) variant of Luxton.
LUXTON     English
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, tone ‘settlement’ (Old English tun).
LUYIMBAZI     Eastern African
This name is given to males belonging to 'Nkima' (Monkey) clan in Buganda kingdom, Uganda.
LY     French (?)
Meaning unknown. Probabily a rare,europenized spelling of Lee or Li.
LYASHENKO     Ukrainian
From Ukrainian word lyakh - contemptuous word for "pole".
LYBOULT     German
Famous Warrior... [more]
LYCETT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYCETTE     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYDAY     German (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of German Leidig.
LYÉ     French
A habitational name from places named Lié located in Deux-Sèvres and Vendée.
LYELL     English
LYKAIOS     Greek (Rare)
Derived from the Greek word "Lykos" meaning wolf.
LYKKEN     Norwegian
Varient of Løkken.
LYLE     English
Derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
LYMAN     English, German (Anglicized), Dutch
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see Layman). ... [more]
LYND     English
Variant of LUND.
LYNESS     Northern Irish, Irish, English
Variant of LINES or anglicized form of Mac Aleenan.
LYNG     Danish
LYNGSTAD     Norwegian
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b. 1945) is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
LYNLEY     English
Variant spelling of Lindley.
LYNX     English
Meaning "lynx" in English.
LYONS     English, Irish
Is a surname with a variety of origins, from England, Ireland, Scotland, or perhaps France. ... [more]
LYSAGHT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYSAIGHT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYSAUGHT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYSETT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYTVYN     Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LITVIN.
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