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HAILESScottish, English
Scottish habitational name from Hailes in Lothian, originally in East Lothian, named from the Middle English genitive or plural form of hall ‘hall’. ... [more]
HAINEYScottish Gaelic, Irish, Scottish, English
(Celtic) A lost me devil village in Scotland; or one who came from Hanney island in Berkshire.
HAIRFIELDEnglish
Probably a variant of Harefield, a habitational name from a place so named, for example the one Greater London or Harefield in Selling, Kent, which are both apparently named from Old English here ‘army’ + feld ‘open country’.
HAIZLIPEnglish (American)
American variant spelling of Scottish Hyslop.
HALDONEnglish (Rare)
From a place name in Devon, England.
HALLETTEnglish
Derived from the given name Hallet (see ADALHARD).
HALLEYEnglish
Location name combining the elements hall as in "large house" and lee meaning "field or clearing."
HALLIEEnglish
Spelling variant of Halley.
HALLIWELLEnglish
Northern English (Lancashire) habitational name from a place near Manchester called Halliwell, from Old English halig ‘holy’ + well(a) ‘well’, ‘spring’, or from any of the numerous other places named with these elements (see Hollowell).
HALLMARKEnglish
From Middle English halfmark ‘half a mark’, probably a nickname or status name for someone who paid this sum in rent.
HALLOWEnglish
English: topographic name from Middle English hal(l)owes ‘nooks’, ‘hollows’, from Old English halh (see Hale). In some cases the name may be genitive, rather than plural, in form, with the sense ‘relative or servant of the dweller in the nook’.
HALVERSONEnglish
Anglicized form of Norwegian or Danish Halvorsen.
HAMEnglish, German, Scottish, Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon meaning the home stead, many places in England. One who came from Hamm in North-Rhine Westphalia, or one who came from Ham in Caithness Scotland's most northerly county. In Scotland this surname devires from the Norse word "Hami", meaning homestead.
HAMEREnglish, German
From the town of Hamer in Lancashire from the old english word Hamor combining "Rock" and "Crag". It is also used in Germany and other places in Europe, possibly meaning a maker of Hammers.
HAMESEnglish, Welsh, Scottish
Son of "Amy", in Old English. An ancient Leicestershire surname.
HAMILLEnglish
Nickname for a scarred or maimed person, from Middle English, Old English hamel "mutilated", "crooked".
HAMLINEnglish
From an Old English word meaning "home" or "homestead" and a diminutive suffix -lin.
HAMMERGerman, English, Jewish
From Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or nickname for a forceful person.
HAMMERSLEYEnglish (Modern)
From southern England. From homersley meaning homestead, that later changed to hamersley
HAMMERSMITHGerman, English
Normally an anglicization of German Hammerschmidt. Perhaps also from Norwegian Hammersmed.... [more]
HAMPEnglish, German
English: unexplained; compare Hemp.... [more]
HAMSONEnglish
A variant of Hampson.
HANCEEnglish
Allegedly a patronymic from the personal name Hann.
HANESEnglish, Welsh
variant spelling of Haynes.
HANKINEnglish
From the given name Hankin
HANKSEnglish
Patronymic form of HANK.
HANLINScottish, English
Scottish and English: probably a variant spelling of Irish Hanlon.
HANNAMEnglish
Habitational name from a place called Hanham in Gloucestershire, which was originally Old English Hānum, dative plural of hān ‘rock’, hence ‘(place) at the rocks’. The ending -ham is by analogy with other place names with this very common unstressed ending.
HAPPYGODEnglish (African, Rare)
Possibly from the English words happy and god.
HARBINEnglish
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origins, and is derived from the personal names Rabin, Robin, and Robert. It has the English prefix 'har', which means gray.... [more]
HARBOREnglish
English: variant spelling of Harbour.
HARBOUREnglish
Variant of French Arbour or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of a lodging house, from Old English herebeorg "shelter, lodging".
HARGREAVESEnglish
English: variant of Hargrave.
HARGROVEEnglish
English: variant of Hargrave.
HARKAWAYEnglish
From a sporting phrase used to guide and incite hunting dogs.
HARKEREnglish (British)
English (mainly northeastern England and West Yorkshire): habitational name from either of two places in Cumbria, or from one in the parish of Halsall, near Ormskirk, Lancashire. The Cumbrian places are probably named from Middle English hart ‘male deer’ + kerr ‘marshland’... [more]
HARKNESSScottish, English (British), Northern Irish
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place (perhaps in the area of Annandale, with which the surname is connected in early records), probably so called from the Old English personal name Hereca (a derivative of the various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English næss ‘headland’, ‘cape’... [more]
HARLESSEnglish, German
English: probably a variant spelling of Arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.
HARLINEnglish
English surname transferred to forename use, from the Norman French personal name Herluin, meaning "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
HARMEREnglish (British)
Meaning, of the Army or man of Armor, from the battle at Normandy, France. It was formerly a French last name Haremere after the battle at Normandy it moved on to England where it was shortened to Harmer.
HAROLDEnglish, Norman, German
English from the Old English personal name Hereweald, its Old Norse equivalent Haraldr, or the Continental form Herold introduced to Britain by the Normans. These all go back to a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + wald ‘rule’, which is attested in Europe from an early date; the Roman historian Tacitus records a certain Cariovalda, chief of the Germanic tribe of the Batavi, as early as the 1st century ad... [more]
HARREnglish
Short form of Harris
HARRINGTONEnglish
Comes from the three towns with this name in England.
HARROLDScottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Harold.
HARROWEnglish
Means "person from Harrow", the district of northwest Greater London, or various places of the same name in Scotland ("heathen shrine").
HARRYEnglish
From first name Harry.
HARTFORDEnglish
Habitational name from Hertford, or from either of two places called Hartford, in Cheshire and Cumbria; all are named with Old English heorot ‘hart’ + ford ‘ford’.
HARTLEYEnglish, Scottish
Derived from the Old English words meaning heorot meaning "hart" and leah meaning "clearing". Also from Scottish Ó hArtghaile meaning "descendant of Artghal". Hartley is also an English given name.
HARTONEnglish
This surname is a habitational one, denoting someone who lived in a village in County Durham or in North Yorkshire.... [more]
HARTWELLEnglish
Habitational name from places in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire called Hartwell, from Old English heorot ‘stag’, ‘hart’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’... [more]
HARVARDEnglish
From the Old English given name Hereweard, composed of the elements here "army" and weard "guard", which was borne by an 11th-century thane of Lincolnshire, leader of resistance to the advancing Normans... [more]
HARWOODEnglish, Scots
Habitation name found especially along the border areas of England and Scotland, from the Old English elements har meaning "gray" or hara referring to the animals called "hares" plus wudu for "wood"... [more]
HASCHAKEnglish (American)
This may be influenced from the English word hashtag, meaning number.
HASHLEYAmerican
Variant of Ashley (?).
HASKELLEnglish
From the Norman personal name ASCHETIL.
HASLEYEnglish
Habitational name of uncertain origin. The surname is common in London, and may be derived from Alsa (formerly Assey) in Stanstead Mountfitchet, Essex (recorded as Alsiesheye in 1268). nother possible source is Halsway in Somerset, named from Old English hals ‘neck’ + weg ‘way’, ‘road’.
HASSALLEnglish
Means "person from Hassall", Cheshire ("witch's corner of land").
HASSELHOFFAmerican
The surname of the singer, David Hasselhoff.
HATCHEnglish
English (mainly Hampshire and Berkshire): topographic name from Middle English hacche ‘gate’, Old English hæcc (see Hatcher). In some cases the surname is habitational, from one of the many places named with this word... [more]
HATCHEREnglish
Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gate, from Middle English hacche (Old English hæcc) + the agent suffix -er. This normally denoted a gate marking the entrance to a forest or other enclosed piece of land, sometimes a floodgate or sluice-gate.
HAVELOCKEnglish
From the Middle English male personal name Havelok, from Old Norse Hafleikr, literally "sea sport". It was borne by the British general Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857).
HAVERFORDWelsh, English
Haverford's name is derived from the name of the town of Haverfordwest in Wales, UK
HAWKSEnglish
Variant of or patronymic from HAWK.
HAWLEYEnglish, Anglo-Saxon
Means "hedged meadow". It comes from the English word haw, meaning "hedge", and Saxon word leg, meaning "meadow". The first name Hawley has the same meaning.
HAWTHORNEnglish, Scottish
English and Scottish: variant spelling of Hawthorne.
HAWTHORNEEnglish, Scottish
English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a bush or hedge of hawthorn (Old English haguþorn, hægþorn, i.e. thorn used for making hedges and enclosures, Old English haga, (ge)hæg), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Hawthorn in County Durham... [more]
HAYEnglish, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Frisian
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye(Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin)... [more]
HAYCOCKEnglish
English (West Midlands): from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Hay, formed with the Middle English hypocoristic suffix -cok (see Cocke).
HAYFORDEnglish
English habitational name from several places called Heyford in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, or Hayford in Buckfastleigh, Devon, all named with Old English heg ‘hay’ + ford ‘ford’.
HAYLINGEnglish
Either (i) "person from Hayling", Hampshire ("settlement of Hægel's people"); or (ii) from the Old Welsh personal name Heilyn, literally "cup-bearer" (see also Palin).
HAYMESWelsh, Scottish, English, Irish, Anglo-Saxon
Variant of 'Hayes', 'Haynes' or 'Hames'... [more]
HAYWORTHEnglish
English: habitational name from Haywards Heath in Sussex, which was named in Old English as ‘enclosure with a hedge’, from hege ‘hedge’ + worð ‘enclosure’. The modern form, with its affix, arose much later on (Mills gives an example from 1544).
HAZARDEnglish, French, Dutch
Nickname for an inveterate gambler or a brave or foolhardy man prepared to run risks, from Middle English, Old French hasard, Middle Dutch hasaert (derived from Old French) "game of chance", later used metaphorically of other uncertain enterprises... [more]
HAZELDENEnglish
Means "person from Hazelden", the name of various places in England ("valley growing with hazel trees").
HAZELTONEnglish
Hazel is referring to hazel trees, while ton is from old english tun meaning enclosure, so an enclosure of hazel trees, or an orchard of hazel trees.
HAZELWOODEnglish
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Derbyshire, Suffolk, Surrey, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English hæsel (or Old Norse hesli) ‘hazel (tree)’ + wudu ‘wood’; or a topographic name from this term.
HAZLETTEnglish (British)
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hazel copse, Old English hæslett (a derivative of hæsel ‘hazel’). habitational name from Hazelhead or Hazlehead in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, derived from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ + heafod ‘head’, here in the sense of ‘hill’; also a topographic name of similar etymological origin.
HAZZARDEnglish
Variant spelling of Hazard.
HEACOCKEnglish
variant spelling of Haycock
HEALEYEnglish
Habitational surname for a person from Healey near Manchester, derived from Old English heah "high" + leah "wood", "clearing". There are various other places in northern England, such as Northumberland and Yorkshire, with the same name and etymology, and they may also have contributed to the surname.
HEARDEnglish
Occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde (Old English hi(e)rde).
HEARTEnglish
Variant of Hart.
HEATHCOTEEnglish
English habitational name from any of various places called Heathcote, for example in Derbyshire and Warwickshire, from Old English h?ð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’.
HEATONEnglish
Comes from "town (or farmstead) on a hill".... [more]
HEDDLEEnglish
Famous bearer is William Heddle Nash (1894-1961), the English lyric tenor.
HEDGEEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge, Middle English hegg(e). In the early Middle Ages, hedges were not merely dividers between fields, but had an important defensive function when planted around a settlement or enclosure.
HELLIWELLEnglish
From various place names in United Kingdom. Derived from Olde English elements of "halig" meaning holy, and "waella", a spring.
HELMSLEYEnglish
This English habitational name originates with the North Yorkshire village of Helmsley, named with the Old English personal name Helm and leah, meaning 'clearing'.
HELTONEnglish
Habitational name from Helton in Cumbria, named in Old English probably with helde "slope" and tun "farmstead, settlement", or possibly a variant of Hilton. This is a common name in TN, KY, OH, TX, and GA.
HEMBEREnglish
From the West Country area near Bristol.
HEMMINGSEnglish
Derived from the given name HEMMING. It is the last name of the band member of Five Seconds of Summer (5sos), Luke Hemmings.
HEMSLEYEnglish
English: habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Helmsley. The names are of different etymologies: the one near Rievaulx Abbey is from the Old English personal name Helm + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, whereas Upper Helmsley, near York, is from the Old English personal name Hemele + Old English eg ‘island’, and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century
HEMSWORTHEnglish
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, England, meaning "Hymel's enclosure".
HENCEGerman, English, Welsh
An American spelling variant of Hentz derived from a German nickname for Hans or Heinrich or from an English habitation name found in Staffordshire or Shropshire and meaning "road or path" in Welsh.
HENDESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENDRYXEnglish
This name was derived from Hendrix and means "home ruler". This name is the 25841st most popular surname in the US.
HENGESDONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGESTESAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGSTETONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENKESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENLEYEnglish, Irish, German (Anglicized)
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, are named with Old English héan (the weak dative case of heah ‘high’, originally used after a preposition and article) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’... [more]
HENNEEnglish
From a diminutive of Henry.
HENNEBERYEnglish (American)
A berry and an alias used by March McQuin
HENNESEnglish
From the diminutive of Henry.
HENNIEnglish
A name coined by the contributor of this name, to describe himself
HENSENEnglish, Irish
English patronymic from the personal name Henn/Henne, a short form of Henry, Hayne (see Hain), or Hendy. ... [more]
HENSLEYEnglish
Probably a habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Heahmund + Old English leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from Old English hengest ‘stallion’ (or the Old English personal name Hengest) + leah... [more]
HENSLEY-BOOKEnglish (British)
The surname Hensley-Book was originated in December 2013 in Bath by Samuel Book who changed his name by deed poll. His name changed when his grandfather, Michael King was near death. Mr King always wanted the name Hensley, which was Michael's middle name to carry on in the family... [more]
HERBAUGHEnglish (American)
Americanized form of German Harbach.
HEREFORDEnglish
Habitational name from Hereford in Herefordshire, or Harford in Devon and Goucestershire, all named from Old English here "army" + ford "ford".
HERITAGEEnglish (Rare)
English status name for someone who inherited land from an ancestor, rather than by feudal gift from an overlord, from Middle English, Old French (h)eritage ‘inherited property’ (Late Latin heritagium, from heres ‘heir’).
HERNDONEnglish
From Herne, a cottage, and den, a valley. The cottage in the valley.
HERRINGTONEnglish
habitational name from Herrington in County Durham, England
HESTEREnglish
This surname is derived from a given name, which is the Latin form of Esther.
HESTITONAAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HEYEREnglish, German, Dutch
English variant of Ayer. ... [more]
HIBBARDEnglish
English: variant of Hilbert.
HIBBERTSEnglish
A variant of Hibbert, ultimately coming from Hilbert to begin with.
HIBBSEnglish
This possibly derived from a medieval diminutive, similar to Hobbs for Robert.
HICKEnglish
From the medieval personal name HICKE. The substitution of H- as the initial resulted from the inability of the English to cope with the velar Norman R-.
HICKEnglish
From the medieval personal name Hicke, a pet form of Richard. The substitution of H- as the initial resulted from the inability of the English to cope with the velar Norman R-.
HIDDLESTONEnglish, Scottish
Habitational name from a place called Huddleston in Yorkshire, England. The place name was derived from the Old English personal name HUDEL.
HIGGINBOTHAMEnglish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire now known as Oakenbottom. The history of the place name is somewhat confused, but it is probably composed of the Old English elements ǣcen or ācen "oaken" and botme "broad valley"... [more]
HIGGINSIrish, English
Irish: variant of Hagan.... [more]
HIGGINSEnglish
Patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick.
HIGGINSONEnglish
Patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick.
HIGHLANDEnglish, German
English, Scottish, and Irish: variant spelling of Hyland.... [more]
HIGHLANDEREnglish
Name given to a person who lived in the high lands of England.
HILBERTEnglish, French, Dutch, German
English, French, Dutch, and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.
HILDERSLEYEnglish
Meadow of the hilldweller.
HILLIARDEnglish
English: from the Norman female personal name Hildiarde, Hildegard, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + gard ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’. The surname has been in Ireland since the 17th century.
HILLSEnglish
Variant of Hill.
HINCKLEYEnglish
From the name of a place in Leicestershire meaning "Hynca's wood", from the Old English byname Hynca, derivative of hún "bear cub", and leah "woodland, clearing".
HINDEnglish, Scottish
English (central and northern): nickname for a gentle or timid person, from Middle English, Old English hind ‘female deer’.... [more]
HINDLEYEnglish
English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Manchester, so named from Old English hind ‘female deer’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
HINGESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HINGESTONEAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HINGSTONEnglish
The distribution of the Hingston surname appears to be based around the South Hams area of Devon. The English Place Name Society volumes for Devon give the best indication of the source of the name... [more]
HINKLEAmerican
Americanized spelling of Dutch and German Hinkel. Variant spelling of English Hinckley.
HINTONEnglish (Archaic)
Comes from Old English heah meaning "high" and tun meaning "enclosure" or "settlement." A notable person with the surname is female author S.E Hinton.
HINXSTONEAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HINXTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HIPKINEnglish
English name meaning relative of Herbert
HISAWEnglish
Of uncertain origin and meaning.
HISCOCKEnglish
From a pet form of HICK.
HITCHINSEnglish
Comes from the town Hitchin
HOAGLANDAmerican
American form of Scandinavian topographical surnames, such as Swedish Högland or Norwegian Haugland, both essentially meaning "high land".
HOAREnglish
Nickname meaning gray haired.
HODGEEnglish
From the given name Hodge, a medieval diminutive of Roger.
HODGEEnglish
Nickname from Middle English hodge "hog", which occurs as a dialect variant of hogge, for example in Cheshire place names.
HODGSONEnglish (British)
English patronymic form of the personal name Hodge, a pet form of Rodger. The surname in most cases originated in the North Yorskire Dales, where it is still common to the present day.
HOERMANEnglish, German
Variant of Herman. Variant of Hörmann.
HOITEnglish
A variant of Hoyt.
HOLBROOKEnglish, German (Anglicized)
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Dorset, and Suffolk, so called from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + broc ‘stream’. ... [more]
HOLBROOKEnglish
Holbrook is an old English surname that means a small stream of fresh running water, a brook or small stream, small creek.
HOLCOMBEnglish
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, and Somerset, so named from Old English hol meaning "hollow", "sunken", "deep" + cumb meaning "valley".
HOLEEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a depression or low-lying spot, from Old English holh "hole, hollow, depression".
HOLLGerman, Dutch, English
Short form of German HÖLD or a topographic name meaning "hollow" or "hole".
HOLLADAYEnglish
English: from Old English haligdæg ‘holy day’, ‘religious festival’. The reasons why this word should have become a surname are not clear; probably it was used as a byname for one born on a religious festival day.
HOLLANDERGerman, English, Jewish, Dutch, Swedish
Regional name for someone from Holland.
HOLLEYEnglish
English (chiefly Yorkshire) topographic name from Middle English holing, holi(e) ‘holly tree’. Compare Hollen.
HOLLIEREnglish, French
Occupational name for a male brothel keeper, from a dissimilated variant of Old French horier "pimp", which was the agent noun of hore "whore, prostitute". Hollier was probably also used as an abusive nickname in Middle English and Old French.... [more]
HOLLIMANEnglish
Possibly means "holly man"
HOLLINGEnglish
Location name for someone who lived near holly trees.
HOLLINGSHEADEnglish
Habitational name from a lost place in County Durham called Hollingside or Holmside, from Old English hole(g)n "holly" and sīde "hillside, slope"; there is a Hollingside Lane on the southern outskirts of Durham city... [more]
HOLLISEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived where holly trees grew.
HOLLISTEREnglish
English: occupational name for a brothelkeeper; originally a feminine form of Hollier.
HOLLOMANEnglish (British)
Nickname, perhaps ironic, from Middle English holy ‘holy’ + man ‘man’.
HOLLOWAYAnglo-Saxon, English, Medieval English
Variant of Halliwell, from Old English halig (holy) and well(a) (well or spring)... [more]
HOLMSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from Old Norse holmr, meaning "islet".
HOLTEREnglish, German, Norwegian
Derived from English holt meaning "small wood". A topographic name for someone who lived near a small wooden area, as well as a habitational name from a place named with that element.
HOMEEnglish, Scottish
English and Scottish variant spelling of Holme.
HONEYBALLEnglish
From Honeyball, a medieval personal name of uncertain origin: perhaps an alteration of Annabel, or alternatively from a Germanic compound name meaning literally "bear-cub brave" (i.e. deriving from the elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and bald "bold, brave").
HOODEnglish, Scottish, Irish
English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements... [more]
HOOKEnglish
This surname is derived from a geographical locality. "at the hook," from residence in the bend or sudden turn of a lane or valley.
HOOKHAMEnglish
This surname may derive from Old English hóc meaning "hook, angle" and hám meaning "village, hamlet, dwelling."
HORNBYEnglish
A habitational name from locations called Hornby in northern England, though predominantly associated with Lancashire. Derived from the Norse horni meaning "horn" and býr meaning "farm" or "settlement".
HORNSBYEnglish
A habitational name from Cumbria, derived from the Norse Ormr meaning "serpent" and býr meaning "farm". Similar in form to Hornby, Hornsby is a widespread surname in northern England.
HORVITZEnglish (American)
Surname of Richard Steven Horvitz, a voice actor in Angry Beavers, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Invader Zim.
HOSEASONEnglish
Means "son of Hosea", a personal name that was originally probably Osie, a pet-form of Oswald, but came to be associated with the biblical personal name Hosea.
HOSKINEnglish
From the Middle English personal name OSEKIN.
HOSKINSEnglish
Patronymic form of HOSKIN.
HOSKINSONEnglish
Patronymic form of HOSKIN.
HOSMEREnglish
From the Old English name Osmaer, a combination of the Old English elements oss, meaning "god", and maer, meaning "fame".
HOTALINGEnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Hoogteijling, an indirect occupational name for a productive farmer, from hoogh ‘high’ + teling ‘cultivation’, ‘breeding’.
HOTCHKISSEnglish
Patronymic from Hodgkin, a pet form of Hodge.
HOUGHEnglish
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire and Derbyshire, so named from Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). This widespread surname is especially common in Lancashire... [more]
HOUGHTONEnglish
English habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, get the name from Old English hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ (literally ‘heel’) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
HOUSEREnglish
Variant of HOUSE.
HOWDYSHELLAmerican, German
Americanized (i.e., Anglicized) form of the Swiss German Haudenschild, which originated as a nickname for a ferocious soldier, literally meaning "hack the shield" from Middle High German houwen "to chop or hack" (imperative houw) combined with den (accusative form of the definite article) and schilt "shield".
HOYEnglish
Metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey "cargo ship".
HOYTEnglish
Generally a topographical name for someone who lived on a hill or other high ground. As such Hoyt is related to words such as heights or high. Hoyt is also possibly a nickname for a tall, thin person where the original meaning is said to be "long stick".
HUBBLEEnglish
From the Norman personal name Hubald, composed of the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind, spirit" and bald "bold, brave".
HUBERTGerman, Dutch, English, French, Jewish
From a Germanic given name composed of the elements hug "heart", "mind", "spirit" and berht "bright", "famous".
HUCKEnglish, Dutch
From the medieval male personal name Hucke, which was probably descended from the Old English personal name Ucca or Hucca, perhaps a shortened form of Ūhtrǣd, literally "dawn-power".
HUCKABYEnglish
Means "person from Huccaby", Devon (perhaps "crooked river-bend"), or "person from Uckerby", Yorkshire ("Úkyrri's or Útkári's farmstead").
HUCKLEEnglish
English surname
HUDDLESTUNEnglish
Variant spelling of Huddleston.
HUFFINGTONEnglish
Means "Uffa's town". A famous bearer is Arianna Huffington, born Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου
HUMBLEEnglish
Nickname for a meek or lowly person, from Middle English, Old French (h)umble (Latin humilis "lowly", a derivative of humus "ground").
HUMPHERYEnglish, Irish
English and Irish: variant of Humphrey.
HUMPHREYSWelsh, English
Patronymic form of Humphrey. A famous bearer was Murray Humphreys (1899-1965), an American mobster of Welsh descent.
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