Submitted Surnames Starting with L
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Variant of Lockyer
. Locklear is an occupational name of anglo-saxon origin meaning "locksmith".
Refers to the region of Loxley in Staffordshire, England.
Variant of Locklear
. Lockyer is an occupational name of anglo-saxon origin meaning "locksmith".
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]
German metonymic occupational name from Middle High German lösch
From an archaic Swedish spelling of löv
Possibly a variant spelling of Irish Laughlin. This is a common name in NC.
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.
My grandfather's family name who were from Gravina di Puglia
Lokk is an Estonian surname meaning "crimp" or "curl".
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so called. Derived from Old Norse lykkja
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.
From Gaelic Ó Lomasna
meaning "descendant of Lomasna", a byname from lom
"bare" and asna
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 is an Estonian surname meaning "pond" or "puddle".
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
‘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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.
Loo is an Estonian surname; from a few geographic names in Estonia. Most notably, the small borough of Loo in Harju County.
Loog is an Estonian surname meaning "windrow" (a line of raked hay or sheaves of grain laid out to dry in the wind).
Habitational name from Look in Puncknowle, Dorset, named in Old English with luce ‘enclosure’.
Derived from Lomax (Lumhalghs
), near Bury, Lancashire, which means "pool nook/recess."
From the Irish name O'Luanaigh, "descendant of Luanach," a personal name meaning warrior.
Habitational name from de Loop (meaning "the watercourse"), in the province of Antwerp.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Łopacin.
Occupational name for a saddler, derived from the Old French word lorain
, meaning "a leather strap used on a horse's breastplate".
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]
Nickname from Old French l'ord
"the dirty one".
A variant of the Spanish personal name Llorente
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
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
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.
Ornamental name from German Löwe
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.
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".
Patronymic from of Low
derived from Middle English lowe
meaning "hill, mound".
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.
From Latin ludere
meaning "to play" and German berg
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.
Luhaäär is an Estonian surname, derived from "water meadow (marsh) edge".
Luht is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh" or "watery meadow".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aiara.
Luisk is an Estonian surname meaning "grinding stone" or "whet stone".
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.
Luts is an Estonian surname, meaning "burbot" (a species of European freshwater fish).
The Vietnamese varient of Liu
, ultimately derived from the character 劉
and possibly meaning "conquerer".
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 is an Estonian surname meaning "sloop" as well as "hand lens".
Luuri is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "luuraja', meaning "scout". Possibly a variation of the masculine given name "Lauri".
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]