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UCHIDA     Japanese
From Japanese 内 (uchi) meaning "inside, within" and 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field". ... [more]
UCHIYAMA     Japanese
Means "inner mountain" in Japanese, from 内 (uchi) "internal" and 山 (yama) "mountain".
UEKI     Japanese
Means "planted tree".
UHLER     German
Uhler is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Kastellaun, whose seat is in the like-named town.
UHLMANN     German
From a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name beginning with odal ‘inherited property’.
ULAK     Bosnian
From Turkish ulak, "a messenger".
ULATOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Ulatowo in Ostrołęka voivodeship, a place named with Old Polish ulot, ulatać meaning "to fly away".
ULENSPEGEL     Low German, Literature
This is the name of Dyl Ulenspegel is a trickster figure originating in Middle Low German folklore, possibly meaning "owl mirror".
ULLOA     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the comarca of A Ulloa.
ULMER     German
German surname meaning "from the city of Ulm".
ULRICH     German
Derived from the personal name Ulrich.
ULSHAFER     German
Altered form of ULSHÖFER.
ULSHÖFER     German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Ilshofen (old form Ulleshoven), near Schwäbisch Hall.
ULVAEUS     Swedish (Rare)
Allegedly a latinization of Ulfsäter, a combination of Swedish ulv "wolf" and säter "mountain pasture". Björn Ulvaeus (b. 1945) is a Swedish songwriter, composer and former member of ABBA.
ULVESTAD     Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of five farmsteads, most in western Norway, named from Old Norse ulfr meaning ‘wolf’ + staðir, plural of staðr meaning ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.
ULYANOV     Russian
Means "son of Ulyan". This was the birth surname of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.
UMBLE     English
Variant of Humble.
UMEDA     Japanese
From the Japanese 梅 (ume) "plum" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy" or 多 (da or ta) "many."
UMEZAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 梅 (ume) "plum" and 澤 or 沢 (zawa or sawa) "swamp."
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Umiastów.
UMON     Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 右 (u, yuu, migi) meaning "right" or 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof" with 門 (mon, kado, to) meaning "gate."... [more]
UÑALIVIA     Spanish (Rare)
Has no specific meaning but it was a rare spanish name
UNDERBERG     Norwegian
Habitational name from a place named with Old Norse undir meaning "under" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
UNDIRMARE     Indian
Marathi name meaning "mice killer"
UNGER     German
German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: ethnic name for a Hungarian or a nickname for someone who had trade relations with Hungary, from the ethnic term Unger ‘Hungarian’ ... [more]
UNGUREANU     Romanian
Means "from Hungary" / "Hungarian"
Topographic name for someone who lived below a mountain ridge, from Middle High German under meaning ‘under’ + rein meaning ‘ridge’.
UNTHANK     English
From a place name meaning "squatter's holding" from Old English unthanc (literally "without consent").
UNWIN     English
From the Old English male personal name Hūnwine, literally "bearcub-friend" (later confused with Old English unwine "enemy"). Bearers include British publisher Sir Stanley Unwin (1885-1968) and "Professor" Stanley Unwin (1911-2002), South African-born British purveyor of comical nonsense language.
UPHAM     English
"enclosure surrounded by water"
UPPARA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
UPSHUR     English
Most probably an altered spelling of English Upshire, a habitational name from Upshire in Essex, named with Old English upp "up" and scir "district". Alternatively, it may be a variant of Upshaw.
URBAN     English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
URBANE     Latvian
Latvian form of Urban.
Patronymic from the personal name Urban.
URBAŃSKI     Polish
habitational name for someone from a place named with the personal name Urban.
URBEN     Swiss
URENDA     Basque
Most probably a topographic name formed with Basque ur- ‘water’.
URIE     Scottish, English, Irish
From the Scottish Fetteresso parish, Kincardineshire. May mean someone who is brave and loud.
URRUTIA     Basque
Basque surname meaning "distant, far away" in Euskara.
URSU     Romanian
Means "bear" in Romanian.
URUSOV     Russian
From Slavic urush which means "warrior". This was the surname of a noble family in Russia.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish of Urzędów.
USANZA     Italian (Rare)
"custom, customary" Italian
USECHE     Basque
the prefix use means bird in Basque and the prefix che means bird. Useche means bird house
USELTON     English
Perhaps a variant of Osselton, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in northeastern England, where this name is most common.
UTECH     German
From Middle Low German ūt-echtisch ‘outsider’, a term denoting someone who was not a member of a particular guild.
UTHMAN     Arabic
Taken from the given name Uthman meaning "young snake".
UTSUNOMIYA     Japanese
This surname is used as either 宇都宮 or 宇津宮 with 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof", 都 (tsu, to, miyako) meaning "capital, metropolis", 津 (shin, tsu) meaning "ferry, harbour, haven, port" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."... [more]
UXBRIDGE     English
Place in England. Like Enfield.
UZARK     ?
UZARSKI     Polish
Either means "nobility" or "servant of nobility"
UZUMAKI     Japanese (Rare)
This name combines 渦 (ka, uzu) meaning "eddy, vortex, whirlpool" or 太 (ta, tai, futo.i, meaning "big around, plump, thick" with 巻 (kan, ken, maki,, ma.ku) meaning "book, coil, part, roll up, scroll, tie, volume, wind up."... [more]
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