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ORONOZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
O'ROURKE     Irish
Means "descendant of Ruairc", a pre-9th-century Norse personal name. A famous bearer was child actress Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988).
OROWITZ     Jewish, German
The name comes from a famous Rabbinical dynasty.... [more]
OROZCO     Spanish, Basque
Comes from the Bilbao province in the Basque region of Spain.
ORPAZ     Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Orpaz, means "golden light" in Hebrew.
ORPIN     English
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).
ORR     Scottish
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]
ORSI     Italian
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
ORTUZAR     Basque
It means "old agricultural garden".
Ó RUADHAGÁIN     Irish
Meaning, 'son of Ruadhagáin."
Ó RUAIRC     Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Ruarc.’
ORUÇ     Turkish
From Turkish oruç meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
ORUČ     Bosnian
Derived from the Turkish Oruç.
ORUETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gautegiz-Arteaga.
ORZECHOWSKI     Polish
Polish from Orzech meaning "hazelnut", someone who is living by a hazelnut tree or a nickname for someone with light brown hair.
OSAKI     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 崎, 埼, 﨑 or 岬 (saki) "peninsula," "cape" or 嵜 (saki) "steep," "promontory."
OSAKO     Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, large" combined with 迫 (sako) meaning "imperative".... [more]
OSCARSON     English, Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Oscar".
OSCARSSON     Swedish
Variant of Oskarsson.
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".
OSEGUERA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Valle de Mena.
OSEI     Western African
Very popular surname in Ghana.
OSGOOD     English Jewish
English: Old Norse personal name Asgautr, composed of the elements as'god'+the tribal name Gaul. This was established in England before the Conquest, in the late old English forms Osgot or Osgod and was later reinforce by the Norman Ansgot.... [more]
O'SHAUGHNESSY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seachnasaigh "descendant of Seachnasach", a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps derived from seachnach "elusive".
OSHIMA     Japanese
From 大 (oo) meaning "large", and 島/嶋 (shima) meaning "island". It is also used in many place names, rendered as 大島.
Ó SÍOCHÁNA     Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Sheehan.
OSIS     Latvian
Meaning "ash tree".
OSKARSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Oskar".
OSLER     English
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'.
OSMANAGIĆ     Bosnian
Derived from Osman.
OSMANHODŽIĆ     Bosnian
Derived from Osman.
OSMANOVIĆ     Bosnian
Means ''son of Osman''.
OSMAR     English
Variant of Hosmer.
OSMOCHESCU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
OSMONOV     Kyrgyz
Means “son of Osmon”.
OSPAN     Kazakh
From the Kazakh given name Ospan, a variant of Uthman.
OSSOLA     Italian
Likely a habitational name from an area in the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province in Northern Italy.
OSSOLIŃSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
ÖST     Swedish
Means "east" in Swedish.
OSTAPCHUK     Belarusian
Means "son of Ostap".
ØSTBY     Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads in Norway named Østby or Austby. Derived from Old Norse aust "east" and býr "farm, village".
ÖSTER     Swedish
Swedish form of Øster.
OSTERHOUT     Dutch
From the town of Oosterhout,, meaning "East Wood", as it is located nearby forests in the east of the Netherlands. Primary modern usage is in the United States can be traced back to Jan Jensen van Oosterhoudt, who immigrated to New Amsterdam in the 17th Century, and has been generally been simplified to Osterhout, where the O is pronounced as "AW"... [more]
ÖSTERREICHER     German, German (Austrian)
Means "One from Austria", "the Austrian".
ØSTHAGEN     Norwegian
An uncommon Norwegian surname of uncertain origin. It is most likely a locational name, derived from Norwegian øst, 'east' and hagen, 'enclosure'. ... [more]
ÖSTLUND     Swedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and lund "groove".
OSWALD     English
From the given name Oswald.
OTA     Japanese
From the Japanese 太 (o) "fat," "thick," 大 (o) "big" or 多 (o) "many" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta, da or o) "many." Note that 多多 would be read "Tada."
ŌTAKA     Japanese
This surname combines 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) meaning "big, large" with 高 (kou, taka, taka.i, taka.maru, taka.meru, -daka) meaning "expensive, high, tall," 鷹 (ou, you, taka) meaning "hawk," 孝 (kyou, kou, taka) meaning "child's respect, filial piety," 嵩 (shuu, suu, kasa, kasa.mu, taka.i) meaning "be aggravated, grow bulky, grow worse, swell" or 貴 (ki, tatto.i, tatto.bu, touto.i, touto.bu, taka) meaning "esteem, honour, precious, prize, value."... [more]
OTAKI     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 瀧 or 滝 (taki) "waterfall."
OTANI     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 谷 (tani or ya) "valley."
OTERO     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
OTHONOS     Greek (Cypriot)
Comes from Όθων meaning "Otto" in Greek.
O' TOLAN     Irish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
OTONARI     Japanese
This surname combines 乙 (itsu, otsu, oto-, kinoto) meaning "duplicate, strange, the latter, witty" or 音 (in, on, -non, oto, ne) meaning "noise, sound" with 成 (jou, sei, na.su, -na.su, na.ru, nari) meaning "become, elapse, get, grow, reach, turn into."
Ó TORÁIN     Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of tor ‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
O’TORAN     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toráin ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of tor ‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
OTRADOVEC     Czech
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
OTS     Estonian
Ots is an Estonian surname meaning "cusp" or "tip".
OTSUKA     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" or 太 (o) "fat," "thick" and 塚 (tsuka) "mound."
ŌTSUKI     Japanese
This surname combines 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) "large, big" with 月 (gatsu, getsu, tsuki) meaning "moon, month," 槻 (ki, tsuki) meaning "Zelkova tree," 築 (chiku, kizu.ku, tsuki) meaning "build, construct, fabricate," 附 (fu, tsu.ku, tsu.keru) meaning "affixed, append, attach" or 即 (soku, sunawa.chi, tsu.ku, tsu.keru) meaning "adapt, agree, as is, conform, instant, namely." It can also be used to combine 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule" and 月.... [more]
ŌTSUTSUKI     Popular Culture
This surname is used as 大筒木 with 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) "large, big," 筒 (tou, tsutsu) meaning "cylinder, gun barrel, pipe, sleeve, tube" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
OTT     Estonian
Ott is an Estonian surname (and given name); taken from the masculine given name "Ott", a variant of "Otto".
OTTOWAY     English
From the Norman male personal names Otoïs, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "wealth-wide" or "wealth-wood", and Otewi, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "wealth-war".
O' TUATHALAIN     Irish
May translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
O' TWOLAN     Irish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
OTXARAN     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zalla.
OU     Chinese (Cantonese)
During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), a prince of the state of Yue was enfeoffed a region that included a mountain the name of which contained the Chinese character for Ou. Many of the prince’s descendants adopted this character as their surname... [more]
OUAZZANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Ouazzane, the name of a town in northern Morocco.
OUBEID     Western African
Mauritanian variant of Obeid (see Ubayd).
OUDENHOVEN     Dutch
Derived from Dutch oude "old" and hoeve "farm; farmstead; manor". As a surname it is derived from one of the many places of this name, for example in Menen, Passendale, Steenvoorde, Steenwerk, Broekburg or Godewaardsvelde.
OUELLETTE     French (Quebec)
Canadian spelling of French (Norman and Champenois) Ouilet, from a Frenchified form of Willet, a pet form of William.
OUERTANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Found mainly in Tunisia.
OUESLATI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Oueslatia, the name of a town in Tunisia.
ÕUN     Estonian
Õun is an Estonian surname meaning "apple".
ÕUNAPUU     Estonian
Õunapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "apple tree".
OUYANG     Chinese, Taiwanese
Derived from Chinese 歐余 (ōuyú), the name of a mountain in present-day Huzhou, China (now called Mount Sheng). The name originates from Ti, a prince of the ancient Yue state, who resided on the south side of the mountain with his family... [more]
ÖVALL     Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
OVALLE     Galician
Galician topographic name from o vale ‘the valley’ (Latin uallis, ualles).
OVERBEEKE     Dutch
Means "over/on brook" or "over/on stream" or "over/on creek"... [more]
OVERHOLSER     German (Swiss)
The Oberholtzer family originated in the Swiss village of Oberholtz, south of Zurich, before the 15th century. However, in 1661, one family left Switzerland for the Palatinate in Germany.
OVERSON     English
Derived from the Old French name Overson, meaning "dweller by the river-banks". The name was probably brought to England in the wake of the Norman conquest of 1066.
OVERSON     Danish, Norwegian
Altered spelling of Oveson, itself a patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, with a second element possibly meaning "spear".
OW     Chinese
Variant of Ou.
OWARI     Japanese
From Japanese 終 (owa) meaning “last, to finish” and 里 (ri) meaning “village, the home of one’s parents, hometown”. The latter character is also an archaic Japanese unit of area.
OWNER     English
From English owner meaning "a person who owns something".
OXENDINE     Native American
A surname used often within the Lumbee tribes in North Carolina
OXENSTIERNA     Swedish
A notable surname used by an ancient Swedish noble family from Småland dating back to the 13th century. The name itself may mean "the ox's forehead", from the Swedish oxen, a cognate to the English plural of 'ox', and stierna, which may mean forehead, even though the modern word is panna... [more]
OYAKAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 親 (oya) "parent" and 川 (kawa) "river."
OYAMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
OYAMADA     Japanese
O ("Small") + Yama ("Mountain") + Da ("Rice Patty"). This is pretty much a variation of Yamada, but far less popular.
OYANGUREN     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Oianguren.
OYARZÚN     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Oiartzun.
OYASKI     English (American)
A surname created by Michael Oyaski (formally Michael O'Yaski). The surname is currently known to only be used by one particular branch of the O'Yaski family tree. The surname means "Dragon Rider of the West" according to members of the Oyaski family.
ỌYÁWÁLÉ     Yoruba, Nigerian
Means "the river goddess came home" in Yoruba.
OYIAKWAN     Akan
Meaning unknown.
ÖZALP     Turkish
Comes from Özalp, Van, Turkey
OŽANA     Czech
Ožana - ožanka (Teucrium) - Osana - OSANNA, OSANKA (german) - HOSANA (hebrew)... [more]
ÖZCAN     Turkish
Özcan means "pure soul" in Turkish.
ÖZDEMIR     Turkish
Özdemir literally means "pure iron" in Turkish, however means "one who is strong like his genealogy iron".
OZDOEV     Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush family name, which is derived the old Ingush personal name Ozda used by members of the Ozda teip (clan). The name itself is of disputed origin and meaning, though it is thought to be of non-Nakh, Perso-Arabic origin... [more]
OZEROV     Russian
From the Russian word озеро (ozero) which means "lake".
ÖZKAN     Turkish
Özkan means "pure blood" in Turkish.
ÖZTÜRK     Turkish
Öztürk means "pure Turk" in Turkish.
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