Submitted Surnames Starting with X
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XAVIER English, French
Derived from the Basque place name Etxaberri
meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries.
XHAKA Albanian (Latinized, Modern)
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Xhaka ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
From an area called Xie, in present-day Henan province. Xuan Wang, the penultimate king (827–781 bc) of the Western Zhou dynasty, granted this area to one of his brothers-in-law, and the latter’s descendants adopted the place name Xie as their surname.
From the name of a state of Xin that existed during the Xia dynasty. King Qi (2197–2188 bc) granted this state to one of his sons, whose descendants adopted a modified form of the character for Xin as their surname.
XYLANDER German (Rare)
Modern coinage, derived from Greek ξυλον (xylon)
"wood, forest" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros)
"of a man". The latter element is the genitive of Greek ανηρ (aner)