Submitted Surnames Starting with V

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VAAKS Estonian
Vaaks is an Estonian surname meaning "elecampane" ("Inula helenium", also called "horse-heal" or "elfdock").
VÄÄN Estonian
Vään is an Estonian surname meaning "climbing".
VAANE Estonian
Vaane is an Estonian surname meaning "pious" and "devout".
VÄÄR Estonian
Väär is an Estonian surname meaning "false" and "wrong".
VAARMETS Estonian
Vaarmets is an Estonian surname meaning "hill forest".
VÄÄRSI Estonian
Väärsi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "vääris", meaning "costly", "noble" and "valuable".
VÄÄRT Estonian
Väärt is an Estonian surname meaning "worth".
VÄÄRTNÕU Estonian
Väärtnõu is an Estonian surname meaning "advice worthy".
VÄÄT Estonian
Väät is an Estonian surname meaning "withe", "tendril" and "vine".
VABAMÄE Estonian
Vabamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "unoccupied/vacant hill/mountain".
VĂCĂRESCU Romanian
From the Romanian word văcăr, meaning "cowherd".
VACCARINO Italian
From a diminutive of the occupational name Vaccaro meaning "cowherd".
VĀCIETIS Latvian
Means "German (person)".
VÁCLAVÍK Czech, Slovak
Václavík is nickname for Slavic name Václav.
VADÁSZ Hungarian
Hungarian surname meaning "hunter".
VADEBONCOEUR French
Secondary surname, common among soldiers, which has been adopted as a principal surname; it means "Go with a merry heart".
VADELOV Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush family name, which is from the name of an Ingush teip (clan) which is of disputed origin, possibly derived from Ingush да (da) meaning "father", Arabic وَعْد (waʿd) meaning "promise" (through Turkish vaat), or from the hypothetical name Vadel derived from Lezgin вад (vad) meaning "five" (hypothetically given to the fifth-born child of a family).
VADEN English, Swedish
Apparently of English origin, but of unexplained etymology. ... [more]
VADER German (Rare)
From Middle Low German vader meaning ‘father’, ‘senior’; in the Middle Ages this was used a term of address for someone who was senior in rank or age.
VÆRNES Norwegian
Værnes is a village in the municipality of Stjørdal in Nord-Trøndelag county in Mid-Norway. The original spelling of the village's name was Vannes and it is a combination of var "calm, quiet" and nes "headland"... [more]
VAGA Estonian
Vaga is an Estonian surname meaning "devout" and "pious".
VAGABOV Chechen, Dagestani
Means "son of Vagab".
VÁGÓ Hungarian
Occupational name for a wood- or stonecutter, or butcher, from vágni ‘to cut’.
VAGU Estonian
Vagu is an Estonian surname meaning "furrow".
VAGULA Estonian, Brazilian
Vagula is the name of a village and a lake in Võru Parish, Võru County in southern Estonia.
VAHE Estonian
Vahe is an Estonian surname meaning "middle".
VAHEMAA Estonian
Vahemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "middle land".
VAHEMETS Estonian
Vahemets is an Estonian surname meaning "middle/dividing forest".
VAHENÕMM Estonian
Vahenõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "dividing/middle heath".
VAHER Estonian
Vaher is an Estonian surname meaning "maple".
VAHESAAR Estonian
Vahesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "middle island".
VAHESALU Estonian
Vahesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "dividing/middle grove".
VÄHI Estonian
Vähi is an Estonian surname, derived from "vähim", meaning "smallest" or "lightest".
VAHI Estonian
Vahi is an Estonian surname meaning "watch" or "guard"; derived from "vahimees", meaning "watchman".
VÄHK Estonian
Vähk is an Estonian surname meaning "crayfish".
VAHTRA Estonian
Vahtra is an Estonian surname meaning "maple" (Aceraceae).
VAHTRAMÄE Estonian
Vahtramäe is an Estonian surname meaning "maple hill/mountain".
VAIK Estonian
Vaik is an Estonian surname meaning both "quiet/still ("vaikus") and "resin/pitch", "tar".
VAIKJÄRV Estonian
Vaikjärv is an Estonian surname meaning "quiet/still lake".
VAIKLA Estonian
Vaikla is an Estonian surname meaning "quiet area".
VAIKSAAR Estonian
Vaiksaar is an Estonian surname meaing "quiet/still ("vaikus") island ("saar")". May also come from "väike saar", meaning "little island".
VAIKSOO Estonian
Vaiksoo is an Estonian surname meaning "quiet/still swamp".
VAIKVEE Estonian
Vaikvee is an Estonian surname meaning "quiet/still water".
VAILLANCOURT French (Quebec)
Possibly a variant of Valencourt. This is the surname of a noble family who probably lived near Willencourt.
VAILLANT French
From a medieval nickname for a brave person (from Old French vaillant "brave, sturdy").
VAIN Estonian
Vain is an Estonian surname meaning "village common", or "village green".
VAINO Estonian
Vaino is an Estonian surname, derived from the patronymic given name Vaino.
VAINUMÄE Estonian
Vainumäe is an Estonian surname derived from "vainurästas", meaning "redwing blackbird" (Turdus iliacus) and "mäe", meaning ""hill".
VÄISÄNEN Finnish
Topographic name from väisä meaning either meaning "road" or "sign placed on the ice" + the common surname suffix -nen.
VAITOV Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Vait".
VAKHAEV Chechen
Means "son of Vakha".
VAL Spanish, French
It means valley. It comes from Britain and then moved to Aragón (Spain).
VALADEZ Asturian, Spanish, Mexican
Asturian-Leonese variant of Valdez.
VALARES ?
Person of the East.
VALCOR Oipientixian
Valcor come from the Oipientixian word "Selenur" meaning Dark and the Oipientian word "Mekur" meaning Powerless.... [more]
VALDERRAMA Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places named Valderrama, as for example in Burgos province.
VALDÉS Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALDOVIÑO Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALDRE Estonian
Valdre is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Valter", or relating to a "parish" or "borough" ("vald").
VALE English
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English vale (Old French val, from Latin vallis). The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bhál.
VALE Galician, Aragonese
Topographic name from val "valley", or habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
VALEE German
From French origin, denoting someone who lives or comes from a valley.
VALEN English, Scottish
English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, Latin Valentinus, a derivative of Valens (see also Valente), which was never common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as the result of French influence... [more]
VALENTE Italian, Galician, Portuguese
Italian, Galician, and Portuguese: nickname from valente ‘brave’, ‘valiant’.... [more]
VALENZUELA Spanish
Habitational name from places named Valenzuela in Córdoba and Ciudad Real. The place name is a diminutive of Valencia, literally "Little Valencia".
VALEZ Spanish
I think it is of Spanish Background possibly meaning 'Soldier' or 'Guard'. ... [more]
VALGAÑÓN Spanish
This indicates familial within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
VALGE Estonian
Valge is an Estonian surname meaning "white".
VALGEMÄE Estonian
Valgemäe is an Estonian surname meaning "white hill".
VALGEPEA Estonian
Valgepea is an Estonian surname meaning "white head".
VÄLI Estonian
Väli is an Estonian surname meaning "field".
VALIANT English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old French vaillant meaning "heroic, courageous".
VALIENTE Spanish
From a nickname based on valiente "brave".
VÄLJA Estonian
Välja is an Estonian surname meaning "outside" and "afield".
VÄLJAOTS Estonian
Väljaots is an Estonian surname meaning "out/afield (of the) cusp/tip".
VÄLJAS Estonian
Väljas is an Estonian surname meaning "afield" or "out in the open".
VÄLJATAGA Estonian
Väljataga is an Estonian surname meaning "outside behind/at the back of".
VALJEAN Literature
Meaning unknown. Jean Valjean is the name of the ex-convict, mayor, and gaurdian of the child Cosette in Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables'. (1862)
VÄLK Estonian
Välk is an Estonian surname meaning "lightning".
VALKEAPÄÄ Finnish
From the Finnish valkea meaning "white", and pää meaning "head" or "tip".
VALL Estonian
Vall is an Estonian surname meaning "wall" or "berm".
VALLANCE English
Means "person from Valence", southeastern France (probably "place of the brave").
VALLE Spanish, Filipino, Italian
Habitational name from any of the many places named with valle "valley", or topographic name for someone who lived in a valley (Latin vallis).
VALLEY English
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English valeye.
VALLIE German
Probably an altered spelling of German Valee, a fairly common surname of French origin denoting someone who lived in a valley. The name in Germany is also spelled Wallee.
VALLIKIVI Estonian
Vallikivi is an Estonian surname meaning "wall stone".
VALLIN Swedish
Combination of either Latin vallis "valley" or Swedish vall "wall, pasture, field of grass" and the commons surname suffix -in.
VALMER Estonian (?)
Surname which is believed to have originated in Estonia, although its meaning is unknown.
VALMONT English, French
Means "Hill of the vale"
VALMORIDA Filipino
"Valley of Morita" in Spanish, from Morita (森田) (sēntián), "forest and farmland" in Chinese
VALO Finnish
means "light" in finnish
VALORE Italian
Meaning - Value
VAMPYR English (American)
A gothic surname.
VANAASEME Estonian
Vanaaseme is an Estonian surname meaning "old place".
VANAGS Latvian
Means "hawk".
VANAJUUR Estonian
Vanajuur is an Estonian surname meaning "old roots/origins".
VANATOA Estonian
Vanatoa is an Estonian surname meaning "old room".
VAN BEETHOVEN Flemish
Means "from the beet fields". A famous bearer of this name was German Clasical composer Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827).
VAN BLANKENBERG Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name from any of various places so called, in particular in Hennef and Gelderland, or from Blankenberge in West Flanders, Belgium.
VAN DAM Dutch
Van - meaning "from the" or "of the"... [more]
VAN DE MARK Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a border or boundary, from Middle Dutch marke, merke meaning "boundary", "borderland".
VAN DEN BERG Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish
Meaning "from the mountain".
VAN DEN BOSCH Dutch
from the bush or woods
VAN DER Dutch
van "from"... [more]
VANDERBILT Dutch, German
Topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from Middle Low German bulte "mound", "low hill".
VAN DER KOLK Dutch
'van der' means "of the" ... [more]
VAN DER KOOI Dutch
name for someone from either of two places, De Kooi in South Holland or De Kooy in North Holland.
VANDERLEI Brazilian
It derives from the Dutch surname Van der Leij/Ley. The surname arrived in Brazil by Kaspar Nieuwhoff Van Der Leij by 1630, a cavalry captain from the Dutch army.
VAN DER LEIJ Dutch
Derived from Dutch lei meaning "slate" (effectively meaning "from the slate"), indicating that the original bearer of this name may have come from a place where slate was produced.
VAN DER LINDE Dutch, American
The surname "van der LINDE" comes from the DUTCH language, Of The LINT.
VANDERMAST Dutch
Topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.
VAN DER MEER Dutch
Meaning "From the lake"
VAN DER MERWE Dutch, South African
While the name is currently very common in South Africa, it originates in Holland, literally meaning "From the Merwe". The first van der Merwes hail from the Merwede river. The name went to South Africa with the Dutch settlers in 1652.
VANDERPAN Dutch
Means "of the bannner" meaning most likely indicates ancestry of high-ranking occupation.
VANDERPOOL Dutch
Means, from the pool. It was a topographic name for someone who lived by a pool or pond, derived from the Dutch word POL. The name is also spelt POHL, POL, POLL, POLS, Van den POLL and POLMAN.
VAN DER STEEN Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of various minor places called Steen or Ten Stene (from steen meaning "stone"), for example in the Belgian provinces of East Flanders and Brabant.
VAN DER VELDE Dutch
Meaning "of the field" from Dutch van -"Of"- der - "The"- and veld - "field".
VAN DIJK Dutch
Van Dijk is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from (the) dike". With 56,441 people, it was the fifth most common name in the Netherlands in 2007 Abroad, people with this surname usually abandoned the ij digraph, resulting in names like Van Dyke and Van Dyk.
VANDYKE Dutch
Topographic name for someone living near a dyke or levee. Dykes are common structures for keeping lands dry in the low lying Netherlands. ... [more]
VANG Hmong
Hmong clan name.
VANGARDE French
"(A soldier) in the leading edge of an army formation"
VAN HAITSMA Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Haitsma, a place in Friesland.
VAN HEUTSZ Dutch
A bearer of this name is J.B. van Heutsz, also known as the Pacificator of Aceh, former governor general of the Dutch East Indies.
VANIK Estonian
Vanik is an Estonian surname meaning "wreath" and "garland".
VAN KELT Popular Culture
Used for a character from the 1992 film, School Ties, Rip Van Kelt.
VANKER Estonian
Vanker is an Estonian surname meaning "carriage".
VAN KLEEF Dutch
Van meaning 'of' Kleef is a variant spelling of Kleve: a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany near the Dutch border and the River Rhine.
VAN KRIEKEN Dutch (Rare)
Means "cherry" in Dutch.
VAN LOOK Dutch
Topographic name from look ‘enclosure’ or habitational name from a place named with this word.
VANN Estonian
Vann is an Estonian surname meaning "bath" and "tub".
VANNAS Estonian
Vannas is an Estonian surname derived from "vana", meaning "old".
VAN NIEKERK Afrikaans, Southern African
Topographic name for any of the various locations named Nieuwerkerk in The Netherlands or Nieuwerkerken in Belgium. The name itself means "of the new church" from Dutch van meaning "of" combined with nieuw meaning "new" and kerk meaning "church".
VANNIYAN Indian
It denotes those belonging to the Palli caste.
VAN ROOYEN Afrikaans
van Rooyen related to van Rooijen, is an Afrikaans and Dutch toponymic surname. May be rooted from the Rhine area of the Netherlands, possibly having meant "from Rhine" originally. Now a fairly common surname through out South Africa after being brought to Southern Africa by Dutch settlers over the past 300 years, often with variations on spelling but said in the same or a similar way.
VANSANT Dutch
Derivative of Van Zant.
VAN SLINGERLAND Dutch
Habitational name from a place so called in Overijssel.
VAN STAALDUINEN Dutch
Meaning "Of the Steal Dunes " in Dutch
VAN'T DODEPERSOON Dutch
Means "of dead person"
VAN TRISTAAN Dutch
From Julian Van Tristaan(1995-) professional footballer for Tottenham Hontspurs and Holland.
VÂNTU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
VAN WORMER Dutch
Meaning someone from the city or area of Wormer, Holland
VAN ZANDT Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Zandt, in Gelderland, Friesland, South Holland, and Zeeland; or Zande in Belgium.
VARAEV Chechen
Chechen surname of unknown meaning.
VARANDI Estonian
Varandi is an Estonian surname derived from "varandus", meaning "property" and "belongings".
VÄRAV Estonian
Värav is an Estonian surname meaning "gate/door".
VARBLANE Estonian
Varblane is an Estonian surname meaning "sparrow".
VARDANIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Vardanyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
VARDI Hebrew
From the given names Vered or Varda which means "rose" in Hebrew.
VARDJAS Estonian
Vardjas is an Estonian surname meaning "keeper".
VARES Estonian
Vares is Estonian surname meaning "crow".
VARGEID Norwegian
Invented by Sverre Kristian (then) Olsen and his brother Willy Anfinn (also then) Olsen. They thought Olsen was boring, and invented the new Vargeid.
VARGO Hungarian
Comes from the surname Varga.
VÄRK Estonian
Värk is an Estonian surname meaning both "celebration" and "hootenanny", as well as "thing", "stuff", or a "job".
VARMA Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मन् (varman) meaning "armour, protection".
VARNELL English
Variant of Farnell. This form originated in southwestern England, where the change from F to V arose from the voicing of F that was characteristic of this area in Middle English.
VARNER German
Habitational name for someone from Farn near Oberkirch, or Fahrnau near Schopfheim.
VARRAK Estonian
Varrak is an Estonian surname meaning "rich/wealthy".
VARSONOFYEV Russian (Rare)
Means "son of Varsonofy"; rarely used as a surname.
VARTANYAN Armenian
Variant transcription of Vardanyan.
VASA Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish noble and former royal family. Possibly from vase meaning "bundle" or "withy". The name is believed to be a reference to the family's coat of arms. The most notable member of the family was Gustav Eriksson Vasa (1496-1560), later known as Gustav I of Sweden (in modern times known exclusively as Gustav Vasa)... [more]
VASAIO Italian
Italian for "potter."
VASAR Estonian
Vasar is an Estonian surname meaning "hammer".
VASERSHTEYN Yiddish
It literally means "water stone".
VASILAKIS Greek
Patronymic meaning "son of Vasilis".
VASILIEV Russian
Variant transcription of Vasilyev.
VASILIJEVIĆ Serbian
From the given name Vasilije.
VASILOV Bulgarian, Russian
Meaning "son of Vasil" in Russian and "from Bulgaria" in Bulgarian.
VASK Estonian
Vask is an Estonian surname meaning "copper".
VAŠKO Czech, Slovak
Vaško is Moravian and Slovak pet form of name Václav.
VASS English
Status name denoting a serf, Middle English, Old French vass(e), from Late Latin vassus, of Celtic origin. Compare Welsh gwas "boy", Gaelic foss "servant".
VASSAR French, English
Name indicating the status of "a vassal or serf" in feudal society.
VASSIE French, English
Meaning "playful or merry" for a cheerful person.
VASTA Italian
Vasta is derived from the Italian word Vast. Vasta means wide in Italian. It is a common name in Italy preferably in Milan, Italy.
VAUX French
French, English, and Scottish habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Vaux, from the Old French plural of val ‘valley’.
VAYSEBLUM Yiddish
It literally means "white flower"
VƏZIROV Azerbaijani
Means "son of the vizier", from the Arabic title وَزِير (wazīr) denoting a minister or high-ranking official in an Islamic government.
VEA Spanish, Galician
Habitational name, principally from Vea in Soria province, but in some cases from any of four places with the same name in Pontevedra province, Galicia.
VEA Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from the plural of Old Norse viðr meaning "wood", "tree".
VECCHI Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Vecchio, meaning "old".
VECCHIO Sicilian
Italian (mainly Sicily): from vecchio ‘old’, ‘aged’, applied as a status name for the older or oldest son, or as a nickname, possibly for someone who was prematurely gray, bent, or wrinkled.
VEČEŘA Czech
Means "supper". Pronounced "veh-cze-zha".
VEE Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads named Ve, for example in Hordaland and Sogn, from Old Norse "sacred place".
VEEL Estonian
Veel is an Estonian surname meaning "still", "again", and "heretofore".
VEENRE Estonian
Veenre is an Estonian surname derived from "veen", meaning "vein".
VEEORG Estonian
Veeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "water valley/gully".
VEERE Estonian
Veere is an Estonian surname meaning "rolling" and "avalanche".
VEEREMAA Estonian
Veeremaa is an Estonian surname meaning "rolling land".
VEERMÄE Estonian
Veermäe is an Estonian surname meaning "border hill/mountain".
VEERMETS Estonian
Veermets is an Estonian surname meaning "border forest".
VEERS German (Rare)
German variant of Weers.
VEESAAR Estonian
Veesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "water island".
VEESALU Estonian
Veesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "water grove".
VEETAMM Estonian
Veetamm is an Estonian surname meaning "water oak".
VEETÕUSME Estonian
Veetõusme is an Estonian surname meaning "water (vee) surge (tõusma)".
VEEVERS English
Means "dealer in foodstuffs" (from Old French vivres "victuals").
VEEVO Estonian
Veevo is an Estonian surname derived from "veevool", meaning "watercourse".
VĒJONIS Latvian
Derived from the word vējš meaning "wind".
VELAMA Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting mainly agricultural laborers.
VELASCO Filipino, Spanish
From the medieval given name Velasco or Belasco formed with Basque bel "raven" combined with the diminutive suffix -sco. In some cases possibly a habitational name from any of various places in Logroño, Soria, and Seville provinces named Velasco.
VÉLEZ Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name VELA.
VÉLEZ Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places in Andalusia called Vélez.
VELÊZ Portuguese
Possibly a habitational name from Vellés in Salamanca.
VELIKOV Bulgarian
Means "son of Veliko".
VELÍŠEK Czech, Italian, Croatian
Velliscig is an Italian surname with no small population base and spread almost exclusively in Friuli. The center of origin of this surname must be identified in the ancient Kingdom of Hungary - Bohemia between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.... [more]
VELLA Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian bella meaning "beautiful".
VELLALA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
VELLALAN Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
VELTE German
German variant of Velten.
VELTEN Dutch, German
Dutch and German from a vernacular form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
VELTEN Norwegian
Norwegian habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in Hedmark, named with velte ‘log pile’.
VENDRELL Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VENEGAS Spanish
From the hybridization of Ben, meaning "son" in Arabic or Jewish, and Ega(s), a medieval given name of Visigothic origin.
VENEMA Dutch
Linked to 'veen' or bog. Of the bog.
VENEZIANO Italian
Comes from someone who originated from Venice.
VENGEROV Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian surname derived from the word венгр (vengr) meaning "Hungarian".
VENIZELOS Greek
From the baptismal name Benizelos, which is already in existence since the 16th century in Athens. Uncertain etymology, most likely to be of Italian origin, (Bene + angelo, the good angel, ie Evangelos)... [more]
VENKATESH Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "lord of Venkata", from Venkata, the name of a hill in southern India (see Venkata), combined with Sanskrit ईश (īśa) meaning "lord, master, husband" (see Isha).
VENTRELLI Italian
Meaning 'small belly' from the Italian ventre (belly) and the diminutive suffix elli, meaning small or little.
VENTRIS English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a bold or slightly reckless person (from a reduced form of Middle English aventurous "venturesome"). It was borne by British architect and scholar Michael Ventris (1922-1956), decipherer of the Mycenaean Greek Linear B script.
VENZOR Native American (?)
Perhaps from a native American language: commonly found in northern Mexico, alongside the variants Vensor, Benzor and Bensor, unexplained.
VERA Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Vera or La Vera. The name itself is derived from the Spanish vera meaning "shore, river bank".