Submitted Surnames Starting with Z

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This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the vicinity of the tower house in the Navarrese municipality of Lesaka or the neighborhood of the municipality of Nabarniz.
This probably means "Wealthy Clique".
The surname has multiple meanings. It may come from a Slavic given name, or the High German word zabel, meaning "board game" - given, perhaps, as a nickname to those who played many board games.
Žáček means "small school boy" in Czech. A famous bearer is Chicagoan writer Dennis Začek.
A reference to Sacheverell, a location in Normandy. May also refer to the given name Zacharias, meaning "to remember God," or "the Lord recalled."
A reference to Sacheverell, a location in Normandy. May also refer to the given name Zacharias, meaning "to remember God," or "the Lord recalled."
A reference to Sacheverell, a location in Normandy. May also refer to the given name Zacharias, meaning "to remember God," or "the Lord recalled."
ZACKERTEnglish, German
An Americanization of the German surnames Zacher and Zachert. It comes from a vernacular form of the personal name Zacharias.
From Persian زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring (of)", also often used as a suffix for patronymic-based Persian surnames.
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Waziristan (Pakistan).
Zadzisai means "you must fulfil - a pledge or promise". The name is given as a reminder to fulfil a pledge or promise.
meaning unknown. female form of ZAEW
ZAFARUrdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Zafar.
Means "son of Zafeiris".
Means "sawyer", from žaga ''saw''.
Means "stick".
habitational name from ZAGER, a place near Wollin
ZAGHLOULArabic (Egyptian)
Means "young pigeon" or, metaphorically, "free soul" in Arabic.
This indicates familial origin within either the Lesser Polish village of Zagórowa or the Greater Polish town of Zagórów.
Derived from the Polish places Zagórz and Zagórze. Also given to those who lived on the side of a hill opposite a main settlement - za means "beyond" and góra means "hill".
Meaning unknown.
Derived from Hebrew זָהָב (zaháv) meaning "gold".
From the given name Zahed.
ZAHEEDBengali (Muslim)
Variant of Zahid used in Bangladesh.
ZAHEERPakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant of Zahir used in Pakistan and India.
ZAHERArabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Zaher.
Means "son of Zahir".
Zahn was a nickname given to a person with a peculiar tooth or a strange or defective set of teeth. It comes from the Middle High German Zan(t), which means "tooth".
The German surname Zähne is derived from the Middle High German word "zan," which means "tooth." It is believed that the surname takes its origin from a nickname, most likely bestowed on the original bearer due to either a prominent tooth or a missing tooth.
Name given to people who lived in Zahna, near Wittenberg.
Alteration of German Zahneisen and/or Zahnhäuser and/or Zahneiser. Refers to someone from a place called Zahnhausen. Also refers to those who made false teeth out of iron: Zan means "tooth" and iser means "iron" or "ironworker".
From the Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming"; ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah). This surname is prevalent in Saudi Arabia.
ZAHRAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "related to Zahra" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ZAÏDIArabic (Maghrebi)
French transcription of Zaidi used in the Maghreb.
ZAIDIPakistani, Urdu, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian, Muslim
Derived from the given name Zaid. Bearers of this surname are descended from Zaid ibn Ali, the great-grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
Slovak form of ZAK.
Means "son of Zaim".
ZAINUDDINMalaysian, Malay
From the given name Zainuddin, a variant of Zayn ad-Din.
Means "hare" in Polish.
Czech form of ZAK.
A nickname given to youthful or studious people. Comes from the Polish zak, meaning "student" or "schoolboy". It originally meant "novice" or "candidate for the priesthood", and so in some cases it is perhaps a nickname for someone who had been destined for holy orders.
ZAKARIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Zakaryan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
Arabic surname derived from the name of the prophet Zechariah.
Means "son of Zakar".
Russian surname, likely a derivative of the given name Zakhey combined with the Russian suffix "-ev" ("of"), therefore meaning "of Zakhey."... [more]
Means "son of Zakhar".
Derived from the Arabic given name Zaki meaning "pure".
Means "hare".
Means "son of ZAKRIS" in Swedish.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the commune in the French canton of Bidaxunerria, Amikuze eta Oztibarre or the neighborhood of the municipality of Urduliz in the Spanish comarca of Uribe Kosta.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Durangaldea. It’s Castilianized form is Zaldívar.
ZALDÍVARBasque, Spanish
Derived from Basque zaldi meaning "horse" combined with ibar meaning "valley". This is also the name of a town in Biscay, Spain.
ZALEPolish (Anglicized)
Possibly from a Polish surname, the meaning of which is uncertain (it may have been a variant of the surname Zalas which originally indicated one who lived "on the other side of the wood", from za "beyond" and las "forest").
Comes from the Greek surname Tsalikis.
ZALINSKYPolish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Zielinski, variant of Zielinsky.
ZALMAIAfghani, Pashto
From the Pashto given name Zalmai.
Derives from the Slavic word zalew, meaning "bay" or "flooded area". Given to families who lived near water or areas that flooded often.
Italian: from the personal name Zamboni, a northeastern variant of Giambono, composed of a reduced form of Gianni (from Giovanni) + Bono or buono ‘good’.
From zamfir, a variant of the Slavonic word samfir or safir meaning "sapphire".
Means "son of Zamfir" in Romanian.
ZAMLOCHGerman (Austrian)
Altered, likely Americanized or Germanized, version of the Czech surname Zemlicka. Zemlicka derives from žemle, meaning "bread roll," and was a name given to bakers.... [more]
Maltese form of the Sicilian name Zammito.
ZAMMITBerber, Northern African
Tunisian Berber name of unknown meaning.
Comes from the ancient city of Zamora in Northwest Spain. It means "wild olives."
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZANAMWESouthern African
Zimbabwean Surname, originally from the Chivi area, shona speaking people of the Shumba(lion) totem originate from the Masvingo province, Mwenezi, Chitanga,Chikombedzi, Boli Chibwedziva. Some migrated to the Mashonaland East province Mhondoro area and assumed the Moyo(heart) totem
Zandegiacomo's migrated to America and changed the name to Zandi.
Meaning unknown. It could be a Americanization of the German surname Zahn. Zane is also used as a given name.
Comes from the personal name Z(u)an(n)i, a northeastern (Venetian) form of Gianni (from Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John). Zani or Zanni is a comic figure in the Commedia del’Arte, and the surname may be a nickname derived from this use, which is also the origin of the English word zany.
From the first name Gianni, which derives from Giovanni, which is the Italian version of John, which means "the grace/mercy of the Lord." ... [more]
Comes from a pet form of Zani.
Unknown origin and history.
ZAOUCHEBerber, Northern African
Kabyle name of unknown meaning.
Occupational surname for a shoemaker; derived from the Spanish word zapato meaning "shoe".
Means "shoe" in Spanish.
ZARAGOZASpanish, Aragonese
Name given to someone who was from the city Zaragoza in the Aragon region in Spain.
Named after Zarate, a place in Araba province, Spain. Zarate comes from the Basque word zara, meaning "thicket".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Name for a woodcutter, derived from polish "zarabac", meaning to hack or chop.
Derived from Persian زرگر‎‎ (zargar) meaning "goldsmith", ultimately from زر (zar) "gold".
Feminine form of Zariņš.
From Latvian zars meaning "branch, twig" combined with -iņš, a diminutive suffix.
ZASLAVSKIRussian, Jewish
Variant transcription of Zaslavsky. A notable music producer ZEDD's real name is Anton Zaslavski.
ZASLAVSKYRussian, Jewish
Russian Jewish surname derived from Iziaslav (also called Zaslav), the name of a city in Volhynia, Ukraine.
From the Biscayan and Gipuzkoan dialects of Basque; topographic surname meaning someone who lived or lives near a Shrub tree.
Abbreviation of the Hebrew phrase Zera TSadikim "seed of the righteous", assumed in a spirit of pious respect for one’s ancestors.
Feminine form of Zavarzin.
Frenchified form of German See.
ZAYCHIKRussian, Jewish
Means "bunny" in Russian.
Russian variant of SEIDMAN.
ZAYTSEVRussian, Ukrainian
Derived from Russian заяц (zayats) or Ukrainian заєць (zaets) meaning "hare".
ZAZAIPashto, Afghani
Meaning unknown. The Zazai (or Zazi) are a Karlani Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
ZBÄRENGerman (Swiss)
Zbären means "Bear hunter".
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Żbikowice.
ZBIRAKUkrainian (Rare), Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Polish 'zbierac' meaning to collect or gather
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Zdroje or Zdrojewo, in particular in Bydgoszcz voivodeship, named with Polish zdroje meaning "springs","spa".
ZEAGLEREnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Ziegler.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Zebrzydowice.
ZECCroatian, Bosnian, Serbian, Slovene
Means ''rabbit''.
Derived from zec, meaning ''rabbit''.
Occupational name from Yiddish tsekh meaning "guild" or "craft corporation" and man "man".
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZEGARRASpanish (Latin American)
Possibly a Castilianized form of the Catalan Segarra.
ZEGHLACHEBerber, Northern African
Kabyle surname of unknown meaning.
(chiefly Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland, and Württemberg): occupational name for an official responsible for collecting, on behalf of the lord of the manor, tithes of agricultural produce owed as rent.... [more]
ZEHRENGerman (Swiss)
From a prepositional phrase from Middle High German ze hērren, an occupational name for someone was in service of a lord.
ZEIDANEWestern African
Mauritanian variant of Zidane.
Habitational name for someone from Zeiling in Bavaria.
ZEIMETGerman, Luxembourgish
Western German and Luxembourgeois: probably a variant spelling of Zeimert, a variant of Zeumer, an occupational name for a harness maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zoum ‘bridle’.
Derived from the Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive", a cognate of the Maghrebi Zitouni. It could also be linked to the famous El-Zeitoun district in Cairo, Egypt.
Basque surname related to the Euskara word for "field".
Means "son of Zelde", a Yiddish female personal name based on Middle High German sælde "fortunate, blessed".
ZELENÁCzech, Slovak
Means "green" in Czech and Slovak.
Derived from Serbian зелен (zelen) "green".
Zelený means "green" in Czech.
Means "iron man".
Polish Ashkenazic surname, possibly derived from surname Zieliński what is a habitational name for someone from Zielona or Zielonka (places in Poland), deriving from the root word meaning "green".
ZELLERGerman, Dutch, English, Jewish
Originally denoted someone from Celle, Germany or someone living near a hermit's cell from German zelle "cell". It is also occupational for someone employed at a zelle, for example a small workshop.
ZELMERLÖWSwedish (Rare)
Rare Swedish surname composed of the name of the family's ancestor Selma Löf. One bearer is Swedish artist Måns Zelmerlöw (b.1986) who won Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Czech form of Zelnick.
Occupational name for a tax collecter, comes from Yiddish tselnik which means haberdashery.
Feminine form of Zelníček, this is the maiden name of Donald J. Trump's first wife, Ivana Zelníčková Trump.
Derived from the word zelts meaning "gold".
From Turkish zengin meaning "rich", ultimately from Persian سنگين‏ (sangin).
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mallabia.
means light
ZENNERUpper German
South German: unflattering nickname for a surly, snarling person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zannen 'to growl or howl' or 'to bare one's teeth'.
Derived from Arabic زَرَافَة (zarāfa) meaning "giraffe" or ظَرِيف (ẓarīf) meaning "charming, elegant, graceful".
Derived from a Low German and Upper German form of the personal name Servatius.
ZERHOUNIArabic (Maghrebi), Northern African, Berber
Possibly refers to the Zerhoun mountain in Morocco. The family name originates from the city of Nedroma in Tlemcen, Algeria.
From the Italian first name ZERO
ZEROUALArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic أزرق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue" (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian). A notable bearer is Liamine Zéroual (1941–), the former President of Algeria from 1994 to 1999.
ZERROUGUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Zerrouki.
ZERROUKIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic أزرق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue" (chiefly Algerian).
derived from the word zesty when used to describe someone
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and berg "mountain, hill".
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and gren "branch".
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and lund "grove".
Combination of Swedish säter "mountain pasture" and ström "stream".
Lebanese surname of unknown meaning.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Zgłobice.
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the village of Zgłobień in Poland.
Means "son of Zhanibek".
Possibly derived from Russian жаркий (zharkiy) "hot".
ZHIHUAChinese (Rare)
Rare Chinese compound surname.
Means "son of Zholdosh".
Derived from Chinese 莊 (zhuāng) meaning "village, farmstead, hamlet" or "villa, manor".
One of the rare Chinese double character surnames. It is ranked 314th in the Hundred Family Surnames. The first character can be read as "all, these, various" and the second character as meaning "vine, vines"... [more]
Meaning unknown.
Meaning unknown
ZHUNUSOVKazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Zhunus", from a form of the Arabic name Yunus.
ZHUSUPOVKazakh, Kyrgyz
Means “son of Zhusup”.
Means surplus, extra in Arabic
Žiak means "school boy" in Slovak
ZIANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Zayyan meaning "beautifer, very beautiful".
ZIANIItalian (Rare, Archaic)
Habitual surname denoting someone from Ziano, a locality in Italy. Unrelated to the Maghrebi surname of the same spelling.
ZICARIItalian, Sicilian
Southern Italian and Sicilian from an unattested Arabic personal name Zikri or Zikari.
Zickuhr is a German surname that means "zigzag." Although, some person believe that Zickuhr means "cuckoo clock."
ZIDANEArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zaydan, which in turn is derived from Arabic زاد (zāda) meaning "to add, to increase". A notable bearer is Zinedine "Zizou" Zidane (1972-), a former French footballer of Algerian descent.
From zidar meaning ''stonemason, bricklayer''.
From ‘finch’; a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird or maybe because a person lived in an area with many finches. Perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a birdcatcher or dealer.
ZIEGENHORNUpper German (Archaic)
Goat horn, either 1. the horn of a goat, 2. Goat mountain, or 3. From goat mountain.
Literally translates to "aiming brook"
Feminine form of Zieliński, this name is only used by females in Poland.
ZIELINSKYPolish, Russian
Russian form and variant of Zielinski.
Habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps Ziersdorf in Lower Austria.
It literally means "cigar".
ZIKACzech, Greek
From a short form of the personal name Zikmund, the Czech form of Siegmund.... [more]
Lithuanian form of Zieliński.
Feminine form of Žilinskas, name for a married woman or widow with the name.
ZIMMONEnglish (American)
Variant of Zinon
ZINGESERJewish, Yiddish
Comes from Yiddish "ציו" meaning "Tin" and "גייסער" meaning "Smith".
ZIPPLIESGerman (East Prussian)
Lithuanian-Germanized form of the Swiss German surname Süpply
ZITOUNIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive" (chiefly Algerian).
From the given name Ziv.
Zivai means "you must know".
Zivanai means "You must know each other". #This name is a call to family and relatives to get to know each other by visiting and fellowship - usually so that they do not drift apart"
Means "son of Živko".
Son of Živul.
Meaning, "gold" or "yellow."
Means "son of Zlatko".
From zmaj meaning ''dragon''.
Variant transcription of Zgheib.
Derived from the the given name Zohar meaning "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
from the name place Zoldo. Zoldan indicates also the name of a little valley North from Venice.
ZOLLERGerman, Jewish
Occupational name for a customs officer, Middle High German zoller.
ZOLOCHIVSKIYUkrainian (Rare)
This indicates familial origin within the Ukrainian city of Zolochiv.
ZOLOMONAmerican (fictional, Modern)
A corruption of Zalman, after Hunter Zalman Van Sciver, son of comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver. ... [more]
Means "son of the goldsmith" derived from Russian золотарь (zolotar) meaning "goldsmith".
Russian. Feminine form of ZOLOTAREV, meaning "goldsmith."
Nickname for someone who wore his hair in a pigtail or plait, Middle High German zopf, zoph, or from a field name from same word in the sense ‘tail’, ‘end’, ‘narrow point’.
Nickname from zoppo "lame, unsteady".
ZORANSKYGerman (East Prussian)
The surname Zoransky (alternatively Zoranski) is of Prussian origin and traces back to 1525 when Prussia was formed. The surname Zoransky or Zoranski is of nobility class, however, the family was stripped of its rights and titles in 1834 during the Needle losses which took place 1794-1870... [more]
ZOREFBiblical Hebrew
Zoref, spelled צורף in Hebrew and pronounced Tzo-ref, though the typical American pronunciation is with a Z, means "Goldsmith" in both Biblical and Modern Hebrew, Zoref does not necessarily connote working only with gold; rather, it is a metalsmith that works with any kind of metallic substance.... [more]
From Middle High German zorn "wrath, anger". A notable bearer was Swedish painter Anders Zorn (1860-1920) whose father was German.
Zororo means "rest". #It may be given to mean that the parent has rested after the birth of this child". Zimbabwean politician Zororo Duri was a well known bearer of this name.
ZOSIMOVRussian, Ukrainian
Means "son of Zosim (see Zosimus)" in Russian and Ukrainian.
ZOSIMOVIGeorgian (Rare)
Possibly from the given name Zosim.
ZOSIMOVICHBelarusian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Means "son of Zosim (see Zosimus)"; rarely used in both Belarus and Ukraine.
ZOUAOUIArabic (Maghrebi), Berber
Derived from French zouave, in turn from Arabic الزواويون (al-zuwâwiyun), referring to a member one of the Algerian Kabyle tribes of Zuwâwa (also spelled Zouaoua; known as the ⵉⴳⴰⵡⴰⵡⵏ (Igawawen) in Tamazight)... [more]
ZOUARIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Tunisian).
ZOUBIRArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zoubir; mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
ZOUHAIRArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zouhair; mainly used in Morocco.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
ZOZAYABasque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Zozaia.
Possibly derived from the Slavic element zrn, of unknown meaning.... [more]
Derivative of Serbian tribal name located in Ozrinići, Montenegro.
Hungarian surname derived from the Serbo-croation word žȋr meaning "acorn".
Hungarian form of the surname Zilinsky.
ZUARETZHebrew (Modern)
Means "this land" in Hebrew, also Hebrew form of Suárez.
From the given name Zubayr.
Means "son of Zubaira".
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
ZUBELZABasque (Latinized)
It means bushes, weed or shrub. Also known as oak; in Spanish is Carrasca or Carrasquilla.
ZUBERGerman, German (Swiss)
German: Metonymic occupational name for a cooper or tubmaker, from Middle High German zuber ‘(two-handled) tub’, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a tub. ... [more]
It literally means "from bridge".
It comes from the given name Eusebio.
The surname Zuccoli was first found in Udine, a town in Venetia and capital of the province of Udine. An old walled city it dates back to early Roman times. There is an old castle (1517) in the center of the town which is now used as a museum and art gallery... [more]
ZUCKERBERGGerman, Jewish
Means "sugar mountain" from German zucker meaning "sugar" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".