are used by Slavic peoples.
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Polish from kiel
‘tooth’, ‘fang’, hence a nickname for someone with bad or protruding teeth.
habitational name for someone from Klimaszewnica or Klimasze in Łomża voivodeship, so called from the personal name Klimasz, a pet form of KLEMENS
KMET Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovak status name for a type of peasant. In Slovenia this denoted a peasant who had his own landed property. In Serbia and elsewhere it was a status name for a feudal peasant farmer who cultivated the land of his lord instead of paying rent or doing military service... [more]
Slovenian form of KNAUS
, this was the maiden name of Donald Trump's wife, and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump
Nickname for a fussy or broody person, from kokoszka
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Kołaków.
Means "son of the wheelwright" from Russian колесо (koleso)
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
KONEČNÝ Czech, Slovak
From Czech and Slovak konečný
meaning ''final, last, finite''. Perhaps a nickname for the youngest son of a family, a topographic name for someone who lived at the end of a settlement, or a nickname for someone who brought something to a conclusion.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Koniecpol.
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Koralewo in Ciechanów voivodeship.
Occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels, from korbel
KOREN Slovene, Hebrew
Koren is a surname which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname KORN
, meaning a dealer in grain. Alternatively, it may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora
From the Slavic word koš
meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
KOSTRA Czech, Slovak
Unusual surname found in Slovakia and the Czech Republic meaning "skeleton" from the word kostra
, ultimately from the word kost
meaning "bone". In Czech in particular, kostra
refers only to the biological meaning of "skeleton" - a skeleton as an independent entity is known as a kostlivec
KOTLARZ Polish, Jewish
Occupational name for a boilermaker or coppersmith, from the Polish word kotlarz
meaning "boilermaker".... [more]
Derived from kot
"corner". The name referred to someone who was from a remote area.
Comes from the Polish word kotwica
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kovali in Belarus, or perhaps Kavoliai in Lithuania, named with a derivative of kavalj meaning "smith".
KOWALEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal
"smith" or an occupational name for a blacksmith.
habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kowalki or Kowaliki, named with kowalik
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Kowersk.
KOZAK Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian, Ukrainian
Ethnic name for a Cossack, a member of a people descended from a group of runaway serfs who set up a semi-independent military republic in Ukraine in the 15th and 16th centuries.
A habitational name for someone from several places called Kozice, named with Koza 'nanny goat'.... [more]
From Russian козырь (kozyr)
meaning "high standing collar" or "canopy" or "head of a sleigh".
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Krasne, Przasnysz County.
meaning "tailor", possibly more accurately meaning "taylor's son".
Derived from Croatian krčmar
meaning "innkeeper, tavern owner, barkeeper", which is ultimately derived from Croatian krčma
meaning "inn, tavern, pub".... [more]
KREMIC Bosnian (Rare)
Surname Kremić was used in early middle-ages, in Bosnia. It was used by royal and ordinary people. That surname is very rare today and it's almost extinct, but in the past it had very big influence.
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv-
meaning "bent, crooked".
KROLL German, Dutch, Polish
Nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krol
'curly', Middle Low German krulle
'ringlet', 'curl', Middle Dutch croel, crul
(apparently a loanword from German)... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kruchowo.
habitational name for someone from Krzyżanów in Piotrków or Płock voivodeships, Krzyżanowo in Płock or Poznań voivodeships, or various places in Poland called Krzyżanowice, all named with krzyż ‘cross’.
Any last name that stars with a "krz" is Polish or end with an "ski".
Nickname meaning ‘little priest’ or possibly a patronymic for an illegitimate son of a priest, from ksiadz ‘priest’ + the diminutive suffix -ek.nickname meaning ‘little prince’, from a diminutive of ksia?ze ‘prince’.
KUDASHEV Bashkir, Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Kudash
", from a given name of Mordvin or Turkic origin possibly meaning "woman's son" or "wife's son", referring to a boy born from one father and another mother (in relation to his half-siblings)... [more]
Regional name for someone from Kujawy (see Kujawa) or from a village called Kujawy, for example in Sielce voivodeship.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Kukowo in Wlolawek voivodeship or Kuków in Bielsko-Biala voivodeship, named with kuk, the cry of the cuckoo.
Meaning unknown, most likely to derive from the russian word кулик (kulic) which translated means "sandpiper".
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kurnatowice.
From the personal name Kurýlo
, a Ukrainian form of the ancient Slavic name Kiril
, from Greek Kyrillos
, a derivative of kyrios
‘Lord.' This was the name of the saint and missionary of the Orthodox Church (826–869) who, together with his brother Methodios
, brought Christianity to the Slavs... [more]
Germanized form of Polish Kuc
"pony", "short person".
KUZMA Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the personal name KUZMA
, Greek Kosmas, a derivative of kosmos ‘universe’, ‘(ordered) arrangement’. St. Cosmas, martyred with his brother Damian in Cilicia in the early 4th century ad, came to be widely revered in the Eastern Church.
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Poland named Kwiatków
, or Kwiatkowice
, named from Polish kwiatek
, a diminutive of kwiat
Possibly derived from the slavic word for "tulips", lale
or from son of Lala
(a nickname for Lazar
This denotes familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Lanckorona.
Nickname for a persistent and irritating person, from a derivative of the dialect verb landzić
"to ask insistently, badger someone".
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LASKI Polish, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish (Laski) and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Lasko (now Lask) in Sieradz voivodeship, named with laz, lazy ‘clearing in a forest’. ... [more]
LATO Hungarian, Polish
From Hungarian látni
meaning ‘to see’, hence a nickname for a wise person or an occupational name for a clairvoyant, or possibly for an official who checked the quality of products at markets.... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Latoszyn.
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Łazy, Łazow, or Łazowa, named with łazy meaning "clearing in a forest".
LENIN Russian (Modern)
Derived from Lena
, the name of a river in Russia. It is the surname to Vladimir Uylanov, who led the Bolsheviks in Imperial Russia to create the Soviet Union in 1917
LEPSY Slavic (Rare), Turkish (Rare)
Possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Europe, the original Turkic meaning is veiled in mystery, and possibly meant "one who comes from the edge of the lake." ... [more]
Name for someone who lived in a place called Leszczyno
or others derived from leszczyna
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lijewo in Włocławek voivodeship.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Limanowa.
habitational name for someone from Lipno, Lipin, Lipiny, or Lipino, or other places named with Polish lipa ‘lime tree’.
LIPOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipowo, Lipowa, or Lipowe, named with an adjectival derivative of Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
LIPSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipie, Lipsk, Lipsko, Lipy, etc., all named with Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
George Lipyance emmigrated to the us in 1903. Many different spellings early on. Lipyance is now used my ancestors.
Habitational name for someone from Lisiec in Konin voivodeship or a place called Liszki, both named with lis meaning "fox".
Habitational name for someone from Lisiewice in Skierniewice voivodeship, named with lis meaning "fox".
Liška means "fox" in Czech. A famous bearer is actor Pavel Liška.
LISOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lisowo, Lisów, Lisowa, Lisowice, or other places named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lisewo (also Liszewo), named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
LISZOVICS Polish, Jewish
This surname has Eastern European connections and has been used by the Jewish population.
It comes from the name "liswoze" which means to be a all around "good person". Even though it is a nickname, It may have been derived from occupation because of the name's meaning to be a "Funny man".
This indicated familial origin within either Łobaczew Duży or Łobaczew Mały, 2 Polesian villages in Gmina Terespol.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Łopacin.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Łoza in Białystok voivodeship, named with łoza meaning "osier", "wicker".
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.