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Topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree or in an oak wood, from Middle English oke
This surname is derived from Old English āc
and it, obviously, means "oak land."
Surname used to refer to someone who lived 'up there' (on a mountain, hill, etc.).
Combination of Swedish ö
"island" and berg
This indicates familial origin within the village of Obolénsk, Žúkovskij District, Kaluga Oblast.
Patronymic from the personal name Obrad
, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
Spanish habitational name from Obregón in Santander province.
Derived from obuća
meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
Ó CANANN Irish
Means "descendant of CANÁN
". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano
O'CARROLL Irish/Gaelic (Anglicized, ?)
Originates from the ancient Gaelic name Mac Cearbhaill or O'Cearbhaill, deriving from the word "Cearbh" which means to "Hack". Making it a possible name for a warrior or blacksmith.
Nickname from occhi
"eyes" and pinti
"painted", denoting someone with dark eyelashes or with flecked or blood-shot eyes.
Ó CÉIRÍN Irish
Meaning ‘descendant of Céirín
’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar
‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s
has been added superfluously.
OCHSNER German (Swiss)
Means "Oxen Herder" in Swiss. It is pronounced as OCKSNER, and it is just as popular in Switzerland as Smith is in the US.
Ó CIARÁIN Irish
A byname from a diminutive of ciar
This indicates familial origin within either the eponymous Riojan municipality or the Ocón de Villafranca neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Villafranca Montes de Oca.
Ó CRÓINÍN Irish
It literally means "little saffron-colored one’s descendant".
From the Japanese 小 (o
) "small," 尾 (o
) "tail" or 織 (o
) "fabric," "material," "cloth" and 田 (ta
) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta
) "many."... [more]
ODDA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh
, ‘descendant of Deaghadh
’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be a compound of deagh-
‘good’ + ádh
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde
"deserted, empty" and gård
ODERASAK Yoruba (Rare)
It is Yoruba mispronunciation of the the name Oscar. It was a middle name that became a last name.
Variant of ODOM
, altered by folk etymology as if derived from a place name formed with -ham
ODIGE French, African
A Name from french Odige (O.DI Zeouf) zeouf with means egg Zeouf is spelled as ge to shorten the name. This surname means fighter The French has been known to be Lovely and the language of love un-violent... [more]
Habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named Odland, from Old Norse Árland, a compound of á ‘small river’ (or another first element of uncertain origin) + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
Odoemene roots from Nigeria. It has branched onward to America, and multiple other countries. It literally means 'yellow reluctance' in Igbo.
Medieval nickname for someone who had climbed the social ladder by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam
‘son-in-law’ (Old English aðum
ODSON Medieval French
Means 'son of Odo', Odo meaning 'possessor of wealth' many French Dukes and Counts had the name Odo. ' From the nickname 'Oddy' or 'Hoddy'.
The name O'Duffy originates from the gaelic surname "O Dubhthaigh". Dubh meaning "Black" in Gaeilge. They claim descent from the ancient Heremon kings of Ireland. They descend from "Cahir Mor", the King of Leinster in the second century... [more]
Ó DUIBHIDHIR Irish
Means "descendant of DUIBHUIDHIR
". Duibhuidhir is a personal name composed of the elements dubh
"dark, black" and odhar
From Irish Ó Fearghail
meaning "descendant of FEARGHAL
. This name is borne by several families in Ireland, in counties Longford, Tyrone, and Wicklow.
Somebody with this name has a huuuuuuuuuge wiener. Like really big
Possibly a respelling of German Auffahrt
ŌGA Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 淡河, 王賀 or 相賀 with 淡 (tan, awa.i) meaning "faint, fleeting, pale, thin," 河 (ka, kawa) meaning "river," 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule," 相 (shou, sou, ai-, ou) meaning "aspect, councillor, each other, inter-, minister of state, mutual, phase, physiognomy, together" and 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy."... [more]
Anglicized form of Ó Gealbháin
, which means "descendant of the bright, fair one", derived from the Gaelic elements geal
"bright" and ban
"fair, white". A known bearer of the original form of the surname is Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, former signer of the Irish traditional music band Danú.
This surname is used as 拝, 小上, 小神, 尾上, 尾神, 男神 with 拝 (hai, oga.mu, oroga.mu) meaning "adore, pray to, worship," 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small," 尾 (bi, o) meaning "end, tail," 男 (dan, nan, o, otoko) meaning "male," 上 (shan, shou, jou, a.gari, a.garu, a.geru, ue, -ue, uwa-, kami, nobo.su, nobo.seru, nobo.ri, nobo.ru, yo.su) meaning "above, up" and 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-) meaning "gods, mind, soul."
OGILVIE Scottish, English
From the ancient Barony of Ogilvie in Angus, Northeast Scotland. The placename itself is derived from Pictish ocel
, 'high' and fa
Anglicized form of Ó Gradaigh
, meaning "descendant of Gradaigh." Gradaigh is a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word grada
, "the illustrious one."
From a common habitational name meaning ‘large bridge’. Many bearers may be unrelated; some have Taira or Fujiwara connections. This surname is mostly found in central Japan.
The surname ÓhEarcáin (Harkins) is derived from the Irish nickname of Erc or Earc meaning freckled. The diminutive of Erc or Earc is Ercáin or Earcáin. When the Irish alphabet added the aspirate “h” the name became hErcáin or hEarcáin with the hereditary surname prefixes Uí hErcáin, UahErcáin, ÓhEarcáin and (female)Ní Earcáin that was anglicized as Harkin, Harkan, or Harkins... [more]
Means "powerlessness; helplessness; without power" in German. This was often used to describe someone very weak.
The name Hurley
itslef come from the stick used in the game of Hurling, first played in Ireland. The name might have origanated due to a player of the game being dubbed hurley. O' would signify being a decendent of Hurley, thus O'Hurley.
From the Estonian word oja
, meaning "creek".
meaning ‘ditch’, ‘channel’ + the local suffix -la, a habitational name from any of the numerous farms so named throughout Finland, early settlement of the country having been concentrated along waterways... [more]
Usually written with one of the several characters meaning "hill" but other meanings (derived from a single character or many ones) also exist. Oka is also used as a part of other surnames, such as Fujioka
From Japanese 岡 (oka)
meaning "ridge, hill".
Meaning "rice paddy on the hill"; variously written. This is a common place name throughout Japan, but the surname is mostly found in western Japan. ... [more]
From Japanese 岡 (oka)
meaning "ridge, hill" and 本 (moto)
meaning "base, root, origin".
From Japanese 岡 (oka)
meaning "ridge, hill" and 村 (mura)
meaning "town, village".
From the Japanese 岡 (oka
) "hill" and 野 (no
) "field," "area."
From the Japanese 大 (o
) "big" and 川 or 河 (kawa
From the Japanese 岡 (oka)
"hill, mound" combined with 崎 (saki)
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Okocim.
From a place name meaning ‘large hollow’, which is common in Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. This is a frequent surname in Japan and was taken by several samurai families, most notably the Ōkubo clan between 16th and 19th century Japan, and bearers today.
Japanese: ‘secluded village’; mostly found in the Nagoya region and the island of Okinawa.
From the Japanese 奥 (oku
) "interior" and 山 (yama
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Bilbo.
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous tower house in the municipality of Legazpi.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Etxalar.
Oláh (Olah) is a Hungarian surname that means Vlach/Romanian. A similar word is Olasz, meaning "Italian".Hungarian (Oláh): ethnic name from Hungarian oláh ‘Romanian’, old form volách, from vlach ‘Italian’, ‘speaker of a Romance language’.
"Olatunji" is a Yoruba surname and a given name meaning "Wealth awakes again".
From Middle English old
, not necessarily implying old age, but rather used to distinguish an older from a younger bearer of the same personal name.
Means "elephant" (from Middle English, Old French and Middle High German olifant
"elephant"), perhaps used as a nickname for a large cumbersome person, or denoting someone who lived in a building distinguished by the sign of an elephant.
Catalan: variant spelling of the topographic name Oliveres
, from the plural of olivera ‘olive tree’, or a habitational name from Las Oliveras in Murcia province.
Unexplained surname found in records of Bristol and Bath.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Esteribar.
Derived from lon
("blackbird") and a diminutive combined with O
("grandson; male descendant").
Habitational name for someone from places called Olszany or Olszanica, named with Polish olsza meaning "alder".
Patronymic form of the Old Norse personal name "Anleifr", or "Oluf", which is composed of the elements "ans", god and "leifr", a relic.
Combination of Swedish ö
"island" and lund
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meadhra
"descendant of Meadhair" a personal name derived from meadhair
Derived from Omer
, a title of Turko-Mongol origin meaning ''chief'' or ''commander''.
From the Japanese 大 (o
) "big" and 森 (mori
) "forest," "woods."
Onai means "See, observe". #It is a name that calls the hearer to see or observe that which happened".
The Ong family name is originated from Fujian Province, China. Fujian Province dialect is commonly known as Hok Kian or Min Nan Hua in Mandarin Chinese.... [more]
From the Japanese 大 (oo
) "big" and 野 (no
) "field," "area."
From Japanese 小 (o)
meaning "small" and 野 (no)
meaning "field, wilderness".
From the Japanese 尾 (o
) "tail" and 上 (ue
) "above" (the possessive particle ノ (no
) is not always written down but is always included when the name is spoken aloud).
From Japanese 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii
) meaning "large, great", 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-
) meaning "god, deity", 上 (shan, shou, jou, a.gari, a.garu, a.geru, ue, -ue, uwa-, kami, nobo.su, nobo.seru, nobo.ri, nobo.ru, yo.su
) meaning "above, up", 賀 (ga
) meaning "congratulations, joy" and 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii
) meaning "beauty, beautiful".
From the Dutch words oost
meaning "East" and wal
meaning "shore" or "bank".
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Opalenica, Nowy Tomyśl County.
19th century name from the Cambridgeshire area. Probably derived from Oldfield. Variants include Opheld, Oful and Offel.... [more]
From the medieval personal name Oppy
, pet-forms of such names as Osbert
. John Opie (1761-1807) was a British portrait and history painter; other bearers of this surname include Peter Opie (1918-82), and his wife Iona Opie (née Archibald; 1923-), British authors and folklorists.
Generally considered a (very) contracted form of given names that contained the Old High German element od
"fortune; wealth" (or a variant thereof) and a second element that began with or contained the letter B, for example Audobald.
Habitational name meaning "upper farm". Derived from Old Norse uppi
"upper" and garðr
"farm, yard". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway. ... [more]
From the Irish Gaelic Á Preith or Ó Preith meaning "of the cattle spoil".
ORAKZAI Pashto, Pakistani
Means "lost son" in Pashto; a combination of wrak
meaning "lost" and زوی (zoy)
meaning "son". The Orakzai (or Aurakzai
) are a Pashtun tribe from the Orakzai Agency and North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
ORCHARD English, Scottish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by an orchard, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower, from Middle English orchard
Perhaps a much altered spelling of Scottish Urquhart
used predominantly in Staffordshire, England.
Was the surname of a family of Hungarian nobility (including Baroness Emmuska Orczy, author of *The Scarlet Pimpernel*) originating from the village Orczi (now called Orci).
Metonymic occupational name for a player of a musical instrument (any musical instrument, not necessarily what is now known as an organ), from Middle English organ (Old French organe, Late Latin organum ‘device’, ‘(musical) instrument’, Greek organon ‘tool’, from ergein ‘to work or do’).
From a rare medieval personal name, attested only in the Latinized forms Organus
(masculine) and Organa
Habitational name from Oritz, a town in Navarre province.
The name orlaigh means golden lady/princess. Usually spelt Orla or Orlaith and rarely spelt orlaigh. its a first name, not a surname
ORLEY Dutch, Flemish, English
A surname of uncertain origin found among the Dutch, Flemish and English. In England the name is primarily found in Yorkshire and Devon. Orley may be an adapted form of a French name D'Orley
or a nickname for Orlando
Habitational name for someone from a place called Orlikowo in Łomża voivodeship.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Santo Ourente de Entíns in the municipality of Outes.
Means "descendant of Ruairc
", a pre-9th-century Norse personal name. A famous bearer was child actress Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988).
Means "herbalist" (from Middle English orpin
"yellow stonecrop", a plant prescribed by medieval herbalists for healing wounds). A variant spelling was borne by British painter Sir William Orpen (1878-1931).
This is an old name of Renfrewshire area of Scotland. The origins could be French or Norwegian (Viking) from more man 1000 years ago. What is known is that Orr is a place name and a sept of the Campbell clan... [more]
Patronymic or plural form of Orso
. It may also be an Italianized form of Slovenian Uršic, metronymic from the female personal name Urša, short form of Uršula (Latin Ursula), or a patronymic from the male personal name Urh, Slovenian vernacular form of Ulrik, German Udalrich
From Turkish oruç
meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gautegiz-Arteaga.
Polish from Orzech meaning "hazelnut", someone who is living by a hazelnut tree or a nickname for someone with light brown hair.
From the Japanese 大 (o
) "big" and 崎, 埼, 﨑 or 岬 (saki
) "peninsula," "cape" or 嵜 (saki
) "steep," "promontory."
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, large" combined with 迫 (sako) meaning "imperative".... [more]
Ó SEACHNASAIGH Irish
Means "descendant of Seachnasach", a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps derived from seachnach
"elusive". The Ó Seachnasaigh or O'Shaughnessy family are believed to be descendants of Daithi, the last pagan king of Ireland.
Ó SEANACHAIN Irish
Means "grandson of Seanachan
". Alternatively, may be derived from Gaelic seanachaidh
, meaning "skilled storyteller".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Valle de Mena.
O'SHAUGHNESSY Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seachnasaigh
"descendant of Seachnasach
", a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps derived from seachnach
From 大 (oo)
meaning "large", and 島/嶋 (shima)
meaning "island". It is also used in many place names, rendered as 大島.
Possibly derived from Ostler
(from the the Norman 'Hostelier') meaning clerk or bookkeeper. First used in England after the Norman invasion of 1066. Surname of a 19th cent. Canadian doctor, Sir William Osler, widely viewed as the 'Father of Internal Medicine'.
Likely a habitational name from an area in the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province in Northern Italy.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
Habitational name from farmsteads in Norway named Østby or Austby. Derived from Old Norse aust
"east" and býr