Submitted Surnames Starting with V
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variant of Vervelle, which Morlet derives from a word denoting the metal keeper or ring through which a bolt is secured.
VERYARDMedieval Spanish (Rare)
Rumour has it that the surname De-Veryard represented a Spanish occupation, but unclear what that might be - have never been able to establish the origin.
Ornamental name composed of Swedish väst
"west" and the suffix -in
derived from Latin -inus
from a nickname from Middle High German veter(e) ‘uncle’, ‘nephew’. The word is from Old High German fetiro (a derivative of fater ‘father’), which was used more generally to denote various male relatives; the meaning of modern German Vetter is ‘cousin’.
There are a number of theories as to the origins of the name, Spanish sailors shipwrecked after the Armada and French Huguenots fleeing the Revolution are two of the more romantic ones. It is more likely to have come as someone associated with the church - the vicar, who carried out the pastoral duties on behalf of the absentee holder of a benefice... [more]
Means "son of the vicar". It could also be the name of someone working as a servant of a vicar.
Either (i) from a medieval nickname based on Anglo-Norman vis de leu
, literally "wolf-face"; or (ii) "violinist, fiddle player" (cf. Fiedler
It is formed by adding the patronymic suffix -ić
and the possessive infix -ov-
to the given name Vid
Vidrines are French Cajuns that live mostly around south central Louisiana, towns and cities like Mamou, Eunice and Ville Platte.
Religious byname from Portuguese vieria
"scallop" (Late Latin veneria, a derivative of the name of Venus; the goddess was often depicted riding on a scallop). The scallop was a symbol of the pilgrim who had been to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela.
Habitational name from any of numerous minor places called Vieiria.
Comes from the word "vigil", which is Latin for "vigilia" and "wakefulness".
Vihandi is an Estonian surname derived from "vihane" meaning "wrathful" and "angry".
Viidalepp is an Estonian surname derived from "viide" ("reference", or "reference mark) and "lepp" ("alder").
Viiding is an Estonian surname derived from "viide", meaning "reference", "indication" and "lag (delay)".
Viik is an Estonian surname meaning both "crease" and "tie/draw".
Viikmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "crease hill/mountain".
Viin is an Estonian surname, derived from "viinapuu", meaning "grape".
Viirmaa is an Estonian surname derived from "viir" meaning both "sea swallow" and "varved" (annual layer of sediment or sedimentary rock) and "maa" ("land").
Viirpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "hawthorn" (Crataegus).
Viitas is an Estonian surname meaning "refer" or "point (out/to)".
”bay” combined with the common surname suffix -ander
It means village or small town. In the Gaelic languaje is pentref or bentref.
Vilbre is an Estonian surname derived from "vilbas" meaning "babbler".
VILLALBASpanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Habitual surname for someone from any of the various locations named Villalba
, itself derived from villa
"farmstead, settlement, small town" and alba
"white" or "dawn, sunrise"... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Serantes in the municipality of Tapia.
A Galician and Portuguese surname in the north of Iberian Peninsula. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
Altered form of German Hilgard
, from the female personal name Hildegard
, composed of the Germanic elements hild
"strife, battle" and gard
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Montija.
Villasurda is a Germanic name dating back to the time of the Vikings. It, roughly translated from a Norse word, means, "the one who is fat."
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
"Used in medieval England and France. Villein is another term used for the serfs in the lowest classes of the feudal system."
Villerius is a name of Dutch origin similar to the French DeVilliers
Vimbai means "Have hope, trust". It is a call to have hope or to trust in
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Riojan municipalities in the Comarca of Anguiano: Viniegra de Arriba or Viniegra de Abajo.
Perhaps a topographic name from a diminutive of viol
"path", itself a derivative of vie
"way". It is more likely, however, that this name is from the secondary surname Laviolette
"the violet (flower)", which was common among soldiers in French Canada.
VIRAYOccitan, French, Catalan
Southern French (Occitan) and Catalan variant of Occitan Verai
, nickname from Occitan verai
‘honest’. From southern France this name spread to northern Catalonia.
It comes fron the Italian adjective virile
that means 'manly, masculine' ultimately from Latin vir
Used as a name for someone who had played the part of Virtue in a medieval mystery play, or as a nickname for someone noted for their virtuousness or (sarcastically) for someone who parades their supposed moral superiority.
VIRTUOSOEnglish (American), Spanish, Italian
This Italian surname could possibly be connected to those whose ancestors were involved in playing a musical instrument or somehow connected to the musical instrument industry.
, a title of rank (medieval Latin vicecomes
"deputy of a count").
Topographic name for someone who lived by a boundary, Old French devise
Visla is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "visa" meaning "tough" and "tenacious".
Vislapuu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "visa" ("tough" and "tenacious") and "puu" ("tree" and "wood"); "tough tree".
This indicates familial origin within the Belarusian agrotown of Víšneva, which was originally Lithuanian & under the name of ''Višnevas''.
Like the given name Vitale
, the surname Vitale comes from the Late Latin name Vitalis
, which was derived from Latin vitalis
"of life, vital".... [more]
Vitsut is an Estonian surname derived from "vitsutama", meaning "whip", switch", or "hoop".
This indicates familial origin within the Castilian locality of Vivanco de Mena.
English surname of uncertain origin. May be Anglo-Norman from French vivace
meaning "lively, vigorous", however its pronunciation has led to its connection to various places in southern England called Five Ash Trees.
Derived from Latin vivarium
, ultimately from Latin vivus
"alive". This name is locational relating to living near a fish pond.
Found in the 1891, 1901 & 1911 British census, other Ancestry.co.uk records & FreeBMD. Could derive from Vivas from Spanish Catalan
Means "military" or "warlike", from the Sino-Vietnamese character 武
Příjmení Voborník vzniklo dle svého bydliště, tedy z obory. Oborníky mívali naši předkové, byli to správcové nebo strážcové obor, lesní a hajní v oborách (slovo toto žije v příjmení Oborník, Voborník)... [more]
Means "bird song" in German. From the German words vogel (bird) and sang (song).
Võigemast is an Estonian surname meaning "ghastly/horrid structure".
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Volkona river south of Moscow. This was the name of a Russian family of nobility.
From a German personal name composed of the elements folk ‘people’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. In the U.S. this name is often Americanized as Fulbright and Fullbright.
Vongai means "be thankful, or appreciative".
VON SYDOWSwedish, German
von Sydow is a German and Swedish noble family from Pomerania, an area in modern day Poland and Germany. Some members of the family immigrated to Sweden in 1724. The name literary means "from Sydow
Voog is an Estonian surname meaning "stream", "flow", "billow" and "flood".
Name for a bailiff, farm manager, or other personal with supervisory authority, Middle High German voget, Late Latin vocatus, from Latin advocatus, past participle of advocare ‘to call up (to help)’... [more]
Voorand is an Estonia surname derived from "voor" meaning "drumlin" and "rand" meaning "beach/seashore".
Habitational name from a place in Drenthe called Voorhees.
Võrk is an Estonian surname meaning "net" or "web".
Võrno is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the prefix "võõr-", meaning "foreign".
Ukrainian surname taken from the word воробе́й (vorobey)
Derived from the Russian word voron
, meaning "raven". Possibly refers to a dark haired, or harsh voiced individual.
Võru is an Estonian surname meaning "circle" and "ring". "Võru" is also the name a county in southeastern Estonia ("Võru maakond", or more traditionally, "Võrumaa") and the name of the capital town and municipality of Võru County.
From the word vos
meaning "fox", it may have been a nickname for someone with fox-like characteristics.
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hill frequented by foxes, from Middle Low German vos
"fox" and berg
Võti is an Estonian surname meaning "key" and "cypher".
Derived from the past participle of the verb vrátit "to return". The name was perhaps used to denote a person who came back to his home following a long absence.
Possibly a habitational name from a former village and municipality in the province Utrecht, Netherlands. A notable bearer was Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter and poet Cornelis