are used by Slavic peoples.
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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.
Habitational name from any of several places called Broniki or Bronikowo, in Konin, Leszczno, Piła, and Sieradz provinces.
Habitational surname for someone from a place called Brus.
This last name is Polish because it's got Z's in them and also it ends with "ski" which is a Polish last name.
Topographic name from brzoza meaning ‘birch tree’.
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Brzozogaj.
Habitational name for someone from a place named with brzoza meaning "birch tree", for example Brzozowa, Brzozowice, or Brzozowo.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Brzumin.
The name came originally from France. An officer of Napoleon Bonaparte during the French Russian war, in 1812 stayed in Poland and married. One of his sons, became a regional Judge and large land owner in the Belarus area of Poland... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Buchcice.
It is believed to mean "The Blessed One" or "Bless You" in Russian.
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Bugaj.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bujnowo or Bujnow, named with bujny ‘luxuriant’, ‘bushy’, ‘fertile’.
Nickname for a grouse or complainer, from burczeć meaning "to grumble".
It is composed of buk (Common Slavic for "beech tree") and the Slavic suffixes -ov and -ski. In some cases, the name may originate from a toponym
Habitational name from places called Burzyn in the voivodeships of Tarnów or łomża, apparently named with burza meaning "tempest", "storm".
looking for the meaning of this name as it is my maiden name.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bydłowa.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bykowice or Byków.
Habitational name for someone who comes from the town of Bzowo
ČELIK Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik
, meaning "steel".
CHERKASSKY Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian Черкес (Cherkes)
meaning "Circassian", referring to a Muslim ethnic group native to the North Caucasus. This was the name of a noble Russian family of ethnic Circassian origin.
This surname means 'black', from the Slavic root word cherno or charno.
A habitational name for someone from Cernice or some other place named with this word.
CHERNOFF Russian, Jewish
Alternative spelling of CHERNOV
, a patronymic from the byname Chernyj
meaning ‘black’, denoting a black-haired or dark-skinned person.
This indicates familial origin within the Kuyavian town of Chodecz.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Cholerzyn.
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Greater Polish villages named Chraplewo.
This indicates familial origin within either of 5 Lesser Polish villages: Chronów-Kolonia Dolna, Chronów-Kolonia Górna, Chronówek, Chronów in Gmina Orońsko, or Chronów in Gmina Nowy Wiśnicz.
CHUIBEKOV Slavic (Rare)
The name Chuibekov means "son of Chuib". It originates from Eastern Europe/Russia, and is very rare today. It is most prevalent in Central Asia, especially Kyrgyzstan, where the majority of the population is descended from early Siberians, and first found in Mongolia... [more]
Nickname from the past participle of chytit ‘have caught’.
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Kuyavian villages: Ciepliny-Budy, Cieplinki, or Ciepliny.
From the Polish noun 'trzmiel', which means "bumblebee."
CRESS German, Jewish, Belarusian
A variant of the German surname Kress. From the Middle High German "kresse" meaning "gudgeon" (a type of fish) or the Old High German "krassig", meaning "greedy". Can also be from an altered form of the names Erasmus or Christian, or the Latin spelling of the Cyrillic "КРЕСС".
Derived from crn
"black". The name refers to a person who was dark-skinned, or a person from the region Crna Gora "Black Mountain" (modern-day Montenegro).
Derives from the word name derives from cuda
Means "oddity, crank" in Polish. It can also come from the word cud
meaning "miracle, wonder".
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masovian villages in Gmina Płońsk: Ćwiklinek or Ćwiklin.
Polonized form of the German surname Zwirner
, an occupational name for a yarn or twine maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zwirn
Ethnic name or nickname from a word meaning ‘gypsy’, ‘Romany’.Altered spelling of eastern German Zigan, from Hungarian cigány ‘gypsy’.
Habitational name, possibly for someone from Cywiny in Ciechanów province.
CZARNECKI Polish, Jewish
habitational name for someone from a place called Czarnca in Kielce voivodeship, or any of the various places called Czarnocin or Czarnia, all named with Polish czarny 'black'.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Czarnca.
This denotes that someone’s family originated in the Masovian village of Czubin.
habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Czyżew or Czyżewo, from czyż(yk) ‘siskin’.
Habitational name from any of various locations named Dąbrowa or Dobrów from Polish dąb
DAMIAN French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Polish
From the medieval personal name Damian
, Greek Damianos
"to subdue"). St. Damian was an early Christian saint martyred in Cilicia in ad 303 under the emperor Domitian, together with his brother Cosmas... [more]
Habitational name for someone from a place called Daniel or Daniele.
Last name of Adam "Nergal" Darski of the blackened death metal band Behemoth.
Derived from German dato
"date" or "day".
Means "son of DEMID
". This was the name of a Russian industrialist family prominent in the 18th and 19th centuries. A bearer of the feminine form Demidova
was Anna Stepanovna Demidova (1878-1918), a lady-in-waiting in the service of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna who acquired posthumous fame for being executed alongside her employer in 1918.
Habitational name for someone from Domanice or Domaniew, or various places named with Doman.
Reference to dabrowa “oak grove” and the common suffix “ski”, also “dobro,” meaning “good”
From the Polish from "Little Lord." The suffix, -czyk generally denotes the diminutiveness of the root word.
DRABKIN Belarusian, Jewish
Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from Yiddish drabke “loose woman”. Can also be from drabki Belarusian
'light cart' (+ the same suffix -in), an occupational name for a coachman (Alexander Beider).... [more]
Polish occupational name from dražba
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Drozdowo or Drozdów, for example.
Derived from Russian дудка (dudka)
, which denotes a wind-blown instrument similar to a flute or pipe. It was probably used to denote a musician or shepherd who played the flute or pipe, as well as someone who made pipes... [more]
Derived from Russian дудка (dudka)
meaning "fife, pipe", referring to a folk instrument played by shepherds. Thus, it was used to denote someone who made pipes or a shepherd who played pipes.
This surname is used at: Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Novi Pazar.
Derived from Europe's second longest river, the Danube River, which is called "Dunay" in Russian. Two famous bearers are Soviet film composer and conductor Isaak Dunayevsky (1900-1955), and his son, Russian film composer Maksim Dunayevsky (1945-).