are used by Slavic peoples.
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ADAMSKI Polish, Jewish
Originally denoted someone who came from the Polish village Adamy, a Polish village Adamowo, the Polish village Adamki, or the Belorussian city Adamki. These locations are derived from the given name ADAM
Etymological origin unknown, possibly from the latin word alias
, meaning "different".
Russian surname. The feminine form Alliluyeva
was borne by Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901-1932), the second wife of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin.
ANDRELLY Russian, Ukrainian
The first occurrence that I found was of Mikhaila Orosvigovskago ANDRELLY, or ANDRELLA (author of religious literature, in the century XVI) .
ANDRULEWICZ Lithuanian (Modern, Rare), Polish (Modern, Rare), Jewish (Modern, Rare), Latvian
, it means "ben-Adam"
("ben" being "son" in Hebrew; Adam meaning "man"). The Andrulevičiuses were originally Sephardic kohanim whom immigrated to Lithuania, and then Poland, Latvia, and other countries.
Habitational name for someone from Arkhangelsk, a province (oblast
) of Russia.
Originally spelled Ozimov, Asimov is the anglicized surname of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. His father was not familiar with Latin characters when they immigrated to the United States, when Isaac was 3, so the name became Asimov, not Azimov.... [more]
From the personal name Augustyn, Polish form of Latin Augustinus
Nickname from Old Czech babinec meaning "coward".
This indicates familial origin within either of a cluster of 3 Lesser Polish villages: Bączal Dolny, Bączal Górny, or Bączałka.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Badowo in Skierniewice voivodeship.
Origin is uncertain, possibly the Polish version of the surname Bacon
BĄKOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bąkowa, Bąkowice, Bąkowiec, or Bąkowo.
Most of Croatian families with the surname (last name) Baloković originate from the town of Donji Miholjac located in Osijek-Baranja County on the border with Hungary. During the 1700s and 1800s most of the people bearing this family name were born either in Donji Miholjac and/or nearby Nasice... [more]
Derived from a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
The town of Bana, in Hungary, is said to have given birth to this family name. The name appears to have traveled northward, within eastern Europe, ending up in Poland where it is most recognized.
BANOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
"Son of a Ban", the -ić
"son of" suffix with ban
, the title of class of Croatian nobility beginning in the 7th century approximately equivalent to viceroy, lord or duke, stemming potentially from the Turkic bajan
A Slovene surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was Slovene-American Roman Catholic bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), who was the bishop of Marquette, a town in Upper Michigan, USA. There is also a village in Upper Michigan named Baraga, which was named after the bishop.
Means "son of the boyar", derived from Russian барин (barin)
BARNO Italian, Ukrainian, French, Ancient Aramaic, Russian
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common... [more]
Means "of Bar", referring to the city of Bar in the Vínnitsya Oblast.
BARTEK Polish, Czech, Slovak, German
Polish, Czech, Slovak, and eastern German: from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Czech Bartoloměj, Polish Bartłomiej, German Bartolomäus)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Basin.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Baszowice.
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Bekanówka.
Derived from Russian белый (belyy)
meaning "white, fair".
Either a nickname from Czech bílý ‘white’ or a derivative of the female personal name Běla (which also means ‘white’), denoting the son or husband of a woman so named.
BELINSKY Russian, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from Belin
in Ukraine, which may be derived from Proto-Slavic *bělъ
Patronymic from the nickname Belka
meaning "squirrel" (a derivative of bely
"white", referring to the animal's white stomach).
A common Russian surname, derived from the word "Bely", which means "white".
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bełzów.
Benda is short form from names Benjamin or Benedikt.
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
Allegedly derived from Czech beruška
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Białaczów.
habitational name for someone from a place called Bialkowo in Plock and Torun voivodeships
Nickname, either from dialect biedron ‘spotted bullock’, or for someone with conspicuous or deformed hips, from a derivative of dialect biedro ‘hip’.
BIEL Polish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel
, Old Czech bielý
, Slovak biely
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Bielawa.
Nickname for a man with white hair or a blond beard, from biały meaning "white".
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bielcza in Tarnów voivodeship.
BIELINSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitual surname for someone from Bielin in Volhynia or Bielina, Bielino, or Bieliny in Poland.
Bieniak (also, Bieńiak) is from Polish Bieńkowski
, it was used by one szlachta (noble) family in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Now, the name is still used by nobility in the House of Nassau-Ter Haar.
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Bieńkowice, Bieńkowiec, or Bieńkowo.
Nickname from biesiada meaning "feast", "banquet", probably for someone who liked to feast.
Possible name for a person who came from Biesiadki
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 distinct Greater Polish villages by the name of Bilczew.
Habitational name for someone from binowo
or other places starting with binow
Nickname from bizon meaning "whip", used for a big, ponderous person.
Alternatively perhaps a metonymic occupational name from Old Polish blach ‘skeet iron’, ‘metal fittings’.
Related to forming or rolling thin sheets of metal, perhaps gilding.
Habitational name for someone from Błażejewo, Błażejewice, Błażejewko, or another place named with Błażej, a vernacular form of the personal name Blasius
From the video game series, Wolfenstein, Blazkowicz is the main character.
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Kuyavian villages in Gmina Izbica Kujawska: Błenna, Błenna A, or Błenna B.
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
Habitational name for someone from Błonie, a place named with błonie meaning "meadow".
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bobin or Bobino.
BOBROWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bobrowa, Bobrowo, Bobrowce, or Bobrowiec.
Possibly derived from the Polish word bób
, which means "broad bean".
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masurian villages.
Habitational name for a person from "Bogdanowo" or "Bogdanka" or any other places with Bogdan
in it in Poland.
BOGUSŁAWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Boguslaw or Boguslawice, from the personal name Bogusław
(composed of Slavic Bog
"God" and slav
Comes from the given name Bolesław
, also a name for a person who comes from Bolewice
or other places starting with -Bolew
From a pet form of the personal name Bonifác, Czech form of Bonifacio.
Habitational name for someone from one of many places named with bor meaning "pine forest"; alternatively from a short form of the personal names Dalibor or Bořivoj, containing the element -bor meaning "battle".
The origin of this name comes from Ukraine, the original name being Borisov.
BORKOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Borki, Borkowice, or Borek, all named with Polish bór
'pine forest', or from Borków, which derives from the personal name Borek
+ the possessive suffix -ow
Patronymic from a pet form of Borowy, or from Borzyslaw, Bolebor, or some other personal name formed with the element bor ‘to fight’.
BOŠNJAK Croatian, Serbian
Derived from "Bošnjak", for someone who has their roots in Bosnia. This surname is rare in Bosnian Muslims.
This was the surname of Evgeniy
Botkin ( 1865 - 1918) who was the Russian court physician. He remained loyal to the family of Tsar Nicholas II Romanov when the revolution occurred and followed them into exile in Siberia... [more]
In the field of onomastics the Ukrainian surname Boyko is classified as being of nickname origin. Such names refer to a derivation from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the first bearer... [more]
Diminutive of bog
, meaning "god", literally means Christmas.
Habitational name derived from a number of places, including Bohemia.
Habitational name for someone from a place called for example Brudzyń (formerly Brodzino) in Konin voivodeship, or Brodna in Piła voivodeship.