Swiss Submitted Surnames

Swiss names are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
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BELLARIA Italian
From the place name Bellaria, in Milan, Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily, these homonyms widespread throughout Italy.
BELLET French
Comes from a derivative of bel ‘handsome’.
BELLUOMINI Italian
Variant and plural of Belluomo
BELMONDO Italian
Name of Italian origin meaning "beautiful world". Famous bearers of the name are the French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933-) and the Italian cross-country skier, twice Olympic champion and four times World champion Stefania Belmondo (1969-).
BELZER German
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bel(li)z "fur"
BENA Italian
From a reduced form of the medieval personal name Benenato.
BENANTI Italian
From a derivative of Bene, a short form of the various omen names formed with this element (from Latin bene ‘well’), such as Benedetto, Benvenuto, etc.
BENDER German, German (East Prussian)
As a German surname, Bender is a regional occupational surname from the Rhineland area denoting a "barrel-maker" (the Standard German Fassbinder became "Fassbender" in the local dialects and ultimately was shortened to Bender).... [more]
BENEFIEL French (Modern, Rare)
Meaning: Bean field
BENELLI Italian
The distinguished surname Benelli originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
BENNI Italian
"son of Benno". From Bennus.
BENNING German
From the Germanic name Berno, which was derived from Old German "bero", meaning bear.
BENOIT French
From the given name BENOIT.
BENS Dutch, German
Patronymic from a short form of Bernhard.
BENTS German
Variant of Benz.
BENWARE French
Americanized spelling of BENOIT.
BENZ German
South German: (in Alemannic areas) from a short form of the Germanic personal name Berthold, or to a lesser extent of Bernhard
BERBER German
Possibly a habitational name from a place called Berber near Kevelaer.
BERENTZEN German
The surname is derived from the given name Bernd and was formerly written "Bernd sin Sohn" which meant "son of Bernd". The spelling Berentzen developped through the years.
BERETTA Italian
Northern Italian variant spelling of Berretta.
BERGAMIN Italian
Traced to 1437, Bergamo. A 'bergamini' was known as a person famrmed and sold milk cows
BERGDORF German
Origin unidentified. Possibly a German habitational name from places in Hamburg and Lower Saxony called Bergedorf, Bargdorf in Lower Saxony, or Bergsdorf in Brandenburg.
BERGHOLD German
Surname that denoted the owner of a vineyard.
BERGHORST German
Topographical name for someone who lived by a wilderness area on a mountain, from Berg 'mountain', 'hill' + Horst 'wilderness' (see Horst).
BERGMANN German, Swedish (Rare)
German variant of BERG combined with the suffix mann "man".
BERGOGLIO Italian
From the name of a village located in the Piedmont province in Italy. A notable bearer is Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio), the current Pope of the Catholic Church.
BERLIN German, English
Habitational name from the city in Germany, the name of which is of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from an Old Slavic stem berl- meaning swamp or from a West Slavic word meaning "river lake".
BERN German, Scandinavian, German (Swiss)
German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Berno, a pet form of Bernhard. In South German it comes from the habitational name from Bern, Switzerland, notably in the south; in other parts from the personal name Berno.
BERNADOTTE French, Swedish
Possibly from the name of a historical province in Southern France named Béarn. This was originally a French non-noble surname. French general Jean Baptise Bernadotte (1763-1844) became the king of Sweden as Charles XIV John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan) in 1818 and founded the current royal house in Sweden, House of Bernadotte.
BERNASCONI Italian
The surname of BERNASCONI is of Italian origin, a locational name meaning the dweller on or near a small hill. The names of habitation are derived from pre-existing names denoting towns, villages, farmsteads or other named habitations... [more]
BERNER German, Low German
German habitational name, in Silesia denoting someone from a place called Berna (of which there are two examples); in southern Germany and Switzerland denoting someone from the Swiss city of Berne. ... [more]
BERNET French
From a pet form of Bernard.
BERNFIELD German
An Americanized variant of the German surname, "Bergfeld", meaning "mountain field".
BERNINI Italian
Bernini was the surname of famous sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680).
BERNIUS German (Latinized), Lithuanian
German-Latinized form of Berner.... [more]
BERNOULLI French
French patronymic surname that was derived from the first name Bernoul (which was probably derived from Bernold or Bernolf).
BERRETTA Italian
From berretta, originally meaning ‘hooded cloak’ (Latin birrus), later ‘headdress’, ‘bonnet’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such headgear or a nickname for an habitual wearer.
BERTOCCHI Italian
Comes from a pet form of the personal name Berto.
BERTRAM German
Derived from the German given name Bertram.
BERTUCCI Italian
Diminutive of BERTO.
BERTUZZI Italian
variant of Bertucci.
BÉRUBÉ French
Habitational name from some minor place named with Old French bel ru "beautiful stream", with the subsequent pleonastic addition of , variant of bel "beautiful".
BERWALD German, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Originally derived from the given name Bernwald, composed of Old High German bern, bero "bear" and wald "ruler". Later altered to Bärwald "bear forest", from German Bär "bear" and Wald "forest"... [more]
BESEMER German
Occupational name meaning "broom maker".
BESKE German
Likely derived from Peschke and Peske, vernacular forms of the given name Petrus.
BESSEL German
Of uncertain origin; possibly from the name of a place or river.
BESSELMAN German
Derived from the German surname BESSEL + suffix man "man".
BETHENCOURT French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETTENCOURT French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETZ German
Derived from a Thuringian short form of the personal name Bernhard.
BEVER German
Nickname from bever ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal.
BEVIER French (German)
From Old French bevier, meaning "a measure of land". This was probably a nickname for someone who owned or worked such a piece of land. This surname was first found in Austria, where the name Bevier came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society.
BEVILACQUA Italian
From Italian bevi l'acqua "drinks water", a nickname likely applied ironically to an alcoholic.
BEY French, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
BEYINCÉ French, Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Boyancé.... [more]
BHAER German
Likely a variant of German BAER, meaning "bear". A notable bearer is character Friedrich Bhaer, Jo's husband in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
BIANCANIELLO Italian
It means "white ring".... [more]
BIANCHINI Italian
Means "little white one"
BIBER German
Varient of Bieber.
BICKEL German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German: from bickel ‘pickaxe’ or ‘chisel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made pickaxes or worked with a pickaxe or for a stonemason. South German: from a pet form of Burkhart... [more]
BIEBRICH German
Town of Biebrich Germany
BIELER German, Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the many places in eastern Europe whose name incorporates the Slavic element byel- ‘white’.... [more]
BIERBAUM German
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, Middle Low German berbom. Compare Birnbaum.
BIERKLE German (Anglicized), Polish (Anglicized)
The surname Bierkle is most likely an anglicized form of the Polish Bierkowski, or the German Bierkandt.... [more]
BILDERBACK German (Modern, Archaic)
German: habitational name from any of the three places in northern Germany named Billderbeck, formerly Bilderbeck.... [more]
BILLARD English, German
From a short form of the personal name Robillard, a derivative of Robert.... [more]
BILLEAUD French
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements bil "sword" (or possibly bili "gentle") + wald "ruler".
BILOTTI Italian
Variant of Bilotta and Bellotti, from a diminutive of Belli or Bello.
BINDER German
From an agent derivative of binden "to bind".
BINETTI Italian
Comes from a diminutive of Bino. Italianized form of French 'Binet'. Habitational name from a place called Binetto (named with Latin vinetum ‘vineyard’) in Bari province.
BINI Italian
Comes from the given name Albino and other names ending with -bino ending.
BINOTTI Italian
Possibly a variant of Binetti, or a diminutive of Bino or Bini. Popular in the Marche region in Italy.
BINOTTO Italian
Possible diminutive of Bini or Bino. Possible variant of German Binoth
BIRCH English, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare)
From Middle High German birche, Old English birce, Old Danish birk, all meaning "birch". This was likely a topographic name for someone living by a birch tree or a birch forest... [more]
BIRINDELLI Italian
It is a regional surname of Tuscany common in provinces like Pisa, Lucca or Livorno.... [more]
BIRK German
Either a variant of Buerk or a habitational name derived from places named Birk, Birke, or Birken.
BIRNBAUM German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, from Middle High German bir "pear" and boum "tree".
BIRNFELD German (Portuguese, Rare, Expatriate)
Meaning “pear field” from the German words “birne”, meaning pear, and the word “feld”, meaning field.
BISCHOFFSHAUSEN German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Means "bishop's house" in German
BITTENBINDER German
Occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German büte(n) "cask", "(wine) barrel" + binder "binder" (agent derivative of binden "to bind").
BITTERMAN English, German
Name given to a person who was bitter.
BLACHER French
Mainly used in Southern France. Topographic name for someone who lived by an oak grove, originating in the southeastern French dialect word blache ‘oak plantation’ (said to be of Gaulish origin), originally a plantation of young trees of any kind.
BLAKESMITH German (Anglicized)
Derived from the German, Blechschmidt, it means "tin smith", and/or, blacksmith.
BLASE German
Derivative of Blasius.
BLASIUS German, Dutch, Scandinavian
From the Latin personal name Blasius. This was a Roman family name, originating as a byname for someone with some defect, either of speech or gait, from Latin blaesus "stammering" (compare Greek blaisos "bow-legged")... [more]
BLAUM German
German last name, likely a variant of the last name Blom or Blum, referring to the word flower/blooming.
BLAUSTEIN German, Jewish
Ornamental name from German blau "blue" and Stein "stone", i.e. lapis lazuli.
BLITZ German
This surname is presumed to be coming from a nickname for a fast runner or a quick tempered person, from German blitz(er) meaning "lightning" (ultimately from Middle High German blicze.)
BLUHM German
German alternate spelling of the Italian surname, Blum meaning flower.
BLUME German, English
Could be from the Jewish surname Blum of from Swedish Blom. It could also be from the English word bloom.
BLUMREISINGER German (Anglicized)
Meaning "flower raiser". See also Blum.
BLUTH German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Middle High German bluot, German Blüte ‘bloom’, ‘flower head’. ... [more]
BO Italian
Variant of Bove.
BOB French
From the given name Bob.
BOCCHINO Italian
The Italian family name is classified as being of nickname origin. The most obvious are those names which are based on a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this particular instance, according to the author Emedio De Felice, the family name Bocchino derives from "bocca", meaning "mouth", in turn derived from the Latin word "bucca".De Felice states that this family name may not only have arisen from a nickname which described the mouth in a literal sense, since "bocca" in a figurative sense designated such things such things as intelligence and veracity.... [more]
BOCK German, Upper German, Jewish, English
Altered spelling of German Böck (see Boeck) or Bach.... [more]
BOCQUELET French
A famous bearer is Ben Bocquelet (1983-), the creator of the British-American animated television series, The Amazing World Of Gumball.
BODEMAN German
Bodeman is an occupational name meaning "adherent of the royal messenger".
BODEN German, Low German
Patronymic from the personal name BODE or a topographic name for someone living in a valley bottom or the low-lying area of a field. From Middle High German boden "ground, bottom".
BODI French
The United State Version of Bodi is an alteration of the French name Baudin. The name also has roots from Hungary.
BODIN French, English
Derived from Old French personal name BODIN or a variant spelling of BAUDOUIN.
BODIN German
Probably derived from various Germanic personal names beginning with Bod- "messenger", or from the habitational name Boddin, name of several places in Mecklenburg and Brandenburg.
BOEHM German, Dutch, Jewish
Ethnic name for a native or inhabitant of Bohemia (now the western part of the Czech Republic), from Böhmen, German name of Bohemia (Middle High German Böheim, Beheim). This derives its name from the tribal name Baii + heim "homeland"; the Baii were a tribe, probably Celtic, who inhabited the region in the 1st century A.D. and were gradually displaced by Slavic settlers in the period up to the 5th century... [more]
BOESEL German
Habitational name, from Bösel
BOETTCHER German
Occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German botecher, bötticher, bütticher, an agent derivative of botech(e), bottich, bütte "vat", "barrel".
BOIS French, German
From French bois "forest"
BOITEUX French, Breton
From a Breton nickname meaning "lame".
BOLD German, English
English: nickname from Middle English bold ‘courageous’, ‘daring’ (Old English b(e)ald, cognate with Old High German bald). In some cases it may derive from an Old English personal name (see Bald)... [more]
BOLDING English, German
Patronymic from Bold as a personal name.
BOLDT German
From the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’.
BOLLARD French
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements boll "friend", "brother" + hard "hardy", "strong".
BOLT Danish, German
Variant of Boldt.
BOLTZ German
May designate a creator of bolts for crossbows or bowmen. May also be a short form of Baldwin
BONACCI Italian
"Bona" comes from the Italian for good, "Buona" and "cci" is ancient Latin form for "man." Thus, "the good man." A derivation of FiBonacci, or "son of Bonacci." Was the name of the famous mathematician, Leondardo de Pisa: Leonardo of Pisa is now known as Fibonacci pronounced fib-on-arch-ee short for filius Bonacci... [more]
BONAL French
This is a surname formed from the Latin root "bonus" (= good) and the Germanic "wald" (waldan = govern). Bonwald meaning good governor.
BONANNO Italian
From the medieval personal name Bonanno, an omen name meaning "good year". Mainly found throughout southern Italy.
BONANUNZIO Italian
Combination of bon which means 'good' + the given name Nunzio.
BONAPARTE Italian (Rare), French (Rare), Judeo-Italian (Rare), American (Rare), Caribbean (Rare)
Variant and French form of Buonaparte. This is also a Jewish surname. A notable bearer was Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1820), who ruled as Emperor of France from 1804 through 1814 and again briefly in 1815, who was of Italian (Tuscan) ancestry... [more]
BONATTI Italian
Comes from the pesonal name 'Bona' which is derived from Latin 'bonus', which means 'great'.
BONAVENTURE French
French cognate of BONAVENTURA
BONERA Italian
Bresciano surname. From a medieval name.... [more]
BONGARD German, French
In german a rhenish place name "Obstgarten" (orchard).... [more]
BONGIORNO Italian
Italian from the medieval personal name Bongiorno (composed of bono ‘good’ + giorno ‘day’), bestowed on a child as an expression of the parents’ satisfaction at the birth (‘it was a good day when you were born’).
BONGIOVANNI Italian
Comes from the personal name Giovanni composed of the elements bon ‘good’ + Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John
BONGIOVI Italian
Comes from the given name Giovi, combination of bon 'good' + Giovi.
BONJOVI Italian
Variant of Bongiovi, a famous bearer of this name is Jon Bon Jovi.
BONNEMAISON French
Literally means "good house", derived from French bonne "good" and French maison "house". As such, this surname is most likely a locational surname, in that it originally either referred to someone who lived in a good house (probably more like a mansion) or to someone who was born in (or lived in) the place Bonnemaison, which is nowadays located in the Calvados department of France... [more]
BONOMINI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Bonomo.
BONSOR French
Bonsor is from French origin mean good day {Bon soir }
BONUS French, German, Dutch
Humanistic Latinization of vernacular names meaning ‘good’, for example French Lebon or Dutch de Goede
BOOMHOUWER German, Dutch
Boomhouwer, means "Cutter of Trees", or "The one who hews trees", having Boom translating into "tree", houw meaning to "hew" or to "cut", and er meaning "the one who".... [more]
BOOT English, Dutch, German
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of boots, from Middle English, Old French bote (of unknown origin).... [more]
BOOTS English, Dutch, German
A variant of Boot meaning "shoemaker" in English or "boatman" in Dutch or German.
BORCHERT German, English
Variant of Borchardt (see BURKHARD).
BORDEAUX French
City in France.
BORDNER German
A variant spelling of Bartner, a job name for a battle axe maker.
BOREN German
Of unclear origin, most likely a variant of the German surname Born.
BORGO Italian
Borgo is an Italian surname, which means 'village' or 'borough'.
BORMANN German
This surname is presumed to be a variant of Bornemann, which is made up of Middle Low German born meaning "spring" and man meaning "man," denoting someone who lived by a spring or a well.
BORNE English, French, Dutch
1. English: variant spelling of Bourne. ... [more]
BOSO Italian
From the medieval personal name Boso, from a Germanic personal name derived from a pejorative nickname meaning ‘leader’, ‘nobleman’, or ‘arrogant person’. Compare Dutch Boos.
BOSWELL French (Anglicized)
"The name Boswell is an Anglicization of the name of a French village: Boseville (Beuzeville)". This was a village of 1400 inhabitants near Yvetot, in Normandy. (from “A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames”, by Charles W. Bardsley, New York, 1901)... [more]
BOUDREAUX French
Variant of Beaudreau. Originated in ancient area known as Languedoc, where the family was established. Comes from having lived in Languedoc, where the name was found since the early Middle Ages.
BOULANGER French
Means "baker" in French.
BOURBON French
The Bourbons were one of the most important ruling houses of Europe . Its members were descended from Louis I, duc de Bourbon from 1327 to 1342, the grandson of the French king Louis IX (ruled 1226-70)... [more]
BOUVIER French
Occupational name for a herdsman, from Old French bouvier, Late Latin boviarus, a derivative of bos, genetive bovis "ox."
BOVARY French
It is the surname of the famous fictional character Emma Bovary protagonist of Gustave Flaubert's novel.
BOYE English, German, Dutch, Frisian, Danish
From the Germanic given names Boio or Bogo, which are of uncertain origin. Also possibly a variant of Bothe.
BOYER French
Means "Ox Gaurd," "Ox Leader", and/or "Boy". Origin is French.
BRÄGER German
Habitational name for someone from Bräg in Bavaria.
BRAILLE French
Braille is a writing system used by people with vision impairment. It was named after its inventor Louis Braille (1809-1852).
BRANCACCIA Italian (Rare)
Derived from the medieval Italian given name Brancazia, which is the feminine form of the masculine given name Brancazio. For more information, please see the entry for the patronymic surname Brancazio... [more]
BRANCACCIO Italian
Variant form of Brancazio. There are a few sources that claim that the surname is derived from a place name (which would make it a locational surname), but that claim is incorrect, as all Italian geographical places carrying the name Brancaccio were either established long after the Middle Ages (by which time virtually all Italians already had a hereditary surname) or were named after a person who had Brancaccio for a surname... [more]
BRANCALEONE Italian
Derived from the medieval Italian masculine given name Brancaleone, which means either "a lion's paw" or "he who captures the lion". In the case of the former meaning, the name is derived from Italian branca meaning "paw, claw" combined with Italian leone meaning "lion"... [more]
BRANCATELLA Italian (Rare)
Derived from the feminine given name Brancatella, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Brancazia, the feminine form of the masculine given name Brancazio. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Brancazio... [more]
BRANCATELLO Italian (Rare)
Derived from the masculine given name Brancatello, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Brancazio, itself ultimately derived from the late Latin given name Brancatius... [more]
BRANCATO Italian
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a place name (thus making it a locational surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval Italian given name Brancato, which is a variant form of the given name Brancazio, itself ultimately derived from the late Latin given name Brancatius... [more]
BRANCAZIO Italian (Rare)
Derived from the medieval Italian masculine given name Brancazio, which itself is derived from Brancatius (also found spelled as Brancaccius and Brancatus), a late Latin corruption of the given name Pancratius... [more]
BRANCHE French
From Old French branche meaning ‘branch’ (which is from Late Latin branca meaning ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. Compare Branch.
BRANDIS German, Jewish, Swiss
German & Swiss: Habitational name from a former Brandis castle in Emmental near Bern, Switzerland, or from any of the places so named in Saxony, Germany. A famous bearer of the name is Jonathan Brandis (1976-2003).... [more]
BRANNER Danish, German, English
Danish variant of BRANDER and German variant of BRANTNER.
BRAQUE French
Surname of cubist artist Georges Braque.
BRASE German
North German variation of Brass.
BRASHEAR French (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of French Brasseur or Brassier "brewer."
BRASS English, German
English (Northumberland): variant of Brace.... [more]
BRASSEUR French
French and English (of both Norman and Huguenot origin): occupational name for a brewer, from Old French brasser ‘to brew’. See also Brasher.
BRAUNDT German
Variant of Brandt.
BRAUNERSHRITHER German, Dutch, English
This name mean Leather (Tanned) Knight, or a fighter of leather armor, or in Dutch, Leather writer, one who branded print on leather
BRECHT German
From a short form of any of various personal names formed with Germanic element berth " bright" "famous".
BREIDEGAM German
"bridegroom"
BREIT German
From Middle High German breit meaning "broad". a nickname for a stout or fat person.
BREITZMANN German
Derived from the name of a town called "Britz" in Germany + the suffix "mann" for man.
BREMONT French
A variant of Bremond.
BRENARI Jewish, Italian
Jewish family and possible place-name in N.E.Italy in 1500's.
BRESSON French
From a pet form of the personal name Brès (see BRICE).
BRETON French, English
French and English: ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French bret (oblique case breton) (see Brett).
BREUNIG German, German (Austrian), American
Origin probably in Frankfurt am Main... [more]
BREVARD French
French: nickname from Old French bref ‘small’ + the derogatory suffix -ard.... [more]
BREYER German (Americanized)
Americanized variant of Brauer.
BRIAN Irish, English, French
1) Variant spelling of Bryan. ... [more]
BRIAND French
Variant of Brian.
BRIAR German
From the given name Briar.
BRIATORE Italian
This surname originates from the province of Cuneo in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is probably derived from Piedmontese brijador meaning "postilion, coachman", which itself is ultimately derived from Piedmontese bria meaning "bridles, reins".... [more]
BRICK Irish (Anglicized), English, German, Jewish
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruic ‘descendant of Broc’, i.e. ‘Badger’ (sometimes so translated) or Ó Bric ‘descendant of Breac’, a personal name meaning ‘freckled’... [more]
BRINCK German
Means "home on or near a hill".... [more]
BRINER German (Swiss)
Habitational name for someone from Brin in Grison canton (Graubünden) or from the Brin valley.
BROCKER German
North German topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp, from Middle Low German brook bog + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
BROCKMAN German
German in origin, in heraldry a "brock" is represented by a badger. It could mean wet/water and man. It also has been said to mean broker.
BROIN Italian
Italian and French form of or comes from Brown.
BROOK German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, from Low German brook, Dutch broek (cf. BRUCH).... [more]
BROOK German, Jewish
Americanized spelling of German BRUCH and Jewish BRUCK.
BROTTMAN German
Dr Mikita Brottman
BRUCH German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh or a stream that frequently flooded, from Middle High German bruoch "water meadow" or "marsh" (cognate to old English broc "brook", "stream" cf... [more]
BRÜCK German
Topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge, or an occupational name for a bridge keeper or toll collector on a bridge, from Middle High German bruck(e) "bridge".
BRUCK German
Variant of BRÜCK.
BRUCKER German
Variant of BRÜCK.
BRUCKHEIMER German (Rare)
Bruckheimer is a German surname and is for someone who lived near a bridge.... [more]
BRUCKMAN German, English
German (Bruckmann): variant of Bruck, with the addition of the suffix -mann ‘man’. ... [more]
BRUCKNER German
Topographic name for someone living by a bridge or an occupational name for a bridge toll collector; a variant of Bruck with the addition of the suffix -ner.
BRUDER German
From a byname meaning "brother", occasionally used for a younger son, i.e. the brother of someone important, or for a guild member.
BRUECK German
Variant of BRÜCK.
BRUECKNER German, German (Silesian)
German (Brückner): from Middle Low German brugge, Middle High German brugge, brücke, brügge ‘bridge’ + the agent suffix -ner, hence a topographic name for someone living by a bridge, an occupational name for a bridge toll collector, or in the southeast (Silesia for example) a bridge keeper or repairer... [more]
BRUEGGEMAN German
Variant of German Brueggemann.
BRUEGGEMANN Low German, German
North German (Brüggemann): topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge or a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper or street paver, Middle Low German brüggeman (see Bruckman, Brueckner).
BRUEN German
This is my 2nd great uncle's wife's Surname of German ancestry.
BRUGGER German, American
South German variant or Americanized spelling of North German Brügger (see Bruegger). habitational name for someone from any of various (southern) places called Bruck or Brugg in Bavaria and Austria.
BRUGMAN Dutch, Swiss
Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge or a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper, from Dutch brugge ‘bridge’ (see Bridge); in some cases, it is a habitational name for someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (or Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’... [more]
BRUNI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Bruno.
BRUNSWICK English, German
English habitational name from the city in Saxony now known in German as Braunschweig. ... [more]
BUCCAMBUSO Sicilian, Italian
Believed to be an Americanization of the surname Buccinfuso
BUCH German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle High German buoche, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places so named with this word, notably in Bavaria and Württemberg... [more]
BUCHE German
Meaning "beech" and denoting someone who lived near beech trees.
BUCHER German
Upper German surname denoting someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, derived from Middle High German buoche "beech tree".
BUCHWALDER German, German (Swiss)
Buchwalder is a German Surname.
BUELTER German, English
Middle European variant of Butler, also meaning "a vat or large trough used to contain wine." The name originated in southern Germany in the mid-seventeenth century.
BUERK German (Anglicized)
German from a short form of the personal name Burkhardt, a variant of Burkhart.
BUERMEISTER German
North German: status name for the mayor or chief magistrate of a town, from Middle Low German bur ‘inhabitant, dweller’, ‘neighbor’, ‘peasant’, ‘citizen’ + mester ‘master’.
BUFORD English, French (Anglicized)
English: most probably a variant of Beaufort.... [more]
BUNTING English, German
English: nickname from some fancied resemblance to the songbird... [more]
BUONAPARTE Italian (Rare)
Derived from the given name Buonaparte
BUONO Italian, English
Nickname derived from Italian buono "good".
BUR Swiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. ... [more]
BURDORF German
Means little farmer in german
BURGER English, German, Dutch
Status name for a freeman of a borough. From Middle English burg, Middle High German burc and Middle Dutch burch "fortified town". Also a German habitational name for someone from a place called Burg.