Swiss Submitted Surnames

Swiss names are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
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DALEIDEN German, Dutch (Rare)
Habitational name from a place in the Rhineland called Daleiden.
DAME French, English
From the old French dame, "lady" ultimately from Latin domina, "mistress".
DAMERON French
Nickname for a foppish or effeminate young man, Old French dameron, a derivative of Latin dominus "lord", "master" plus two diminutive endings suggestive of weakness or childishness.
DAMIAN French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Polish
From the medieval personal name Damian, Greek Damianos (from damazein "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]
DAMM German
From a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element thank "thanks", "reward".
DAMM German, Danish
Topographic name from Middle High German damm "dike".
DANCY French, English
Denoted a person from Annecy, France.
DANESE Italian
Ethnic name for a Dane, or from the personal name Danese, which was introduced to and popularized in medieval Italy through French Carolingian literature, notably the epics Chanson de Roland and Ogier de Denemarche.
DANESI Italian
it may be a patronymic or plural form of Danese.
DANGERS German
Patronymic from the personal name Anger. Habitational name for someone from the city of Angers.
DANIELE Italian
my mother Eugenia Daniele born Oct 29 1899 lived in casamarciano till 1921, before emigrating to Long Island City in New York .he died at 103 in 2004
DANSER German, French, English
German: variant of Danzer. Altered spelling of English Dancer.... [more]
DANZ German
Derived from a given name, a short form of the name Tandulf, the origins of which are uncertain. (In some cases, however, this surname may have originated as a nickname denoting a person who liked to dance, from the Middle High German word tanz, danz "dance".)
DANZA Italian
The shortened stage-surname, from Iadanza, of American actor Tony Danza.... [more]
DÄNZER German
Occupational name for a professional acrobat or entertainer; variant of Tanzer.
DANZIG German, German (East Prussian)
Denoted a person who was from the city of Gdańsk, Poland (called Danzig in German).
D'AOUST French
D'Aoust, denotes someone from Aoust(e) in France. Aouste is situated in the Ardennes department (Champagne-Ardenne region) in the north-east of France at 29 km from Charleville-Mézières, the department capital... [more]
DA PONTE Italian, Portuguese, Galician
A topographic name, which means "from the bridge".
DA PRA Italian
A topographic name for someone from a meadow, from the northern variant of "prato" (meadow).
D'ARCY English, French, Norman
Originally a Norman French surname, meaning "from Arcy"... [more]
D'ARIES Italian
Comes from Italian word "aria" (plural arie) meaning "air"; also a form of opera
D'ARTAGNAN French, Literature
Surname given to a person from Artagnan, France. It is also used by Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan, the captain of the Musketeers from the novel, "The Three Musketeers".
DAUDET French
Not available.
DAUM German, Jewish
Nickname for a short person, from Middle High German doum "tap", "plug", or dume, German Daumen "thumb".
D'AUREVALLE French (Archaic)
This medieval surname literally means "from Aurevalle". Aurevalle can refer to any of the three French communes that are nowadays known by the more modern spelling Orival. All of them ultimately derive their name from Latin aurea vallis meaning "golden vale" or "golden valley".
D'AURÉVILLE French
Variant spelling of d'Aureville.
D'AUREVILLE French
This surname literally means "from Aureville". Aureville is a commune in southwestern France, which was established in late medieval times. It derives its name from Latin aurea villa or villa aurea which literally means "golden country-house, golden farm" but of course later came to mean "golden village".
D'AUREVILLY French
Variant form of d'Aureville. A known bearer of this name was the French novelist Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808-1889).
DA VINCI Italian
Means, "son of Vinci(1)". A famous bearer was Italian inventor and artist Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519).
DE BELLIS Italian (Rare)
De Bellis (De+Abl. Lat.)... [more]
DEBLOIS French (Gallicized)
French surname meaning "From Blois", a town in Mid-Western France. The origins of the surname started back in the 1600s when a man named Grégoire Guérard traveled to Flanders (Now Belgium) and immigrated to New France (Now Canada) in 1658... [more]
DEBS French
From the given name Debus, a variant of Thebs or Thebus, which was an altered short form of Mattheus. This was borne by American union leader Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926).
DE CARLO Italian
From the prefix De and the first name Carlo.
DE CLERMONT French
Means "of the bright hill" from the French de meaning "of" and clair, cler 'bright', 'clear' + mont 'hill'
DEDEAUX French
Meaning uncertain. Probably a habitual surname for someone from Deaux in Gare.
DEFEO Italian
This surname is well known in popular culture as the surname of Ronald Defeo who murdered his family in the 1970s while they lived in Amittyville, NY. The surname may mean “Of Ugly”.
DEFILIPPO Italian
The Italian surname De Filippo is a patronymic name created from the first name of a male ancestor. As a first name, it is derived from the Latin "Philippus,". This name is composed of the element "philos" which means "friend," and "hippos," meaning "horse.
DEFORD French
Variant of Dufort meaning "son of the strong" from French de-, "of" and fort, "strong". Notable namesake is author Frank Deford.
DE FOREST French
Alternative spelling of Deforest.
DEFORGE French
This is a surname of French origins. Introduced into England after the famous Invasion and Conquest of 1066, it is residential, but also possibly occupational. It is a surname which in its different forms is widely recorded heraldically, and particularly in the French regions of Brittany and Normandy... [more]
DEFRAIN French
Variant of FRAIN combined with the French de "from".... [more]
DEGRAFFENRIED German, German (Swiss)
Derived from a place in Switzerland. ... [more]
DEHN German
the Germanic ethnic name for someone from Denmark
DEIORIO Italian
Italian surname meaning "Of Gold" or "From Gold"
DE LA BOULAYE French
This indicates familial origin within the Bourgignon commune of La Boulaye.
DELACOUR French
Probably based off the term "de la cœur", meaning "on the court".
DELAFOY French
From Old French de la foy meaning "of the faith". This is probably a name given to a cleric or a very pious person among the French Catholics.
DELAGARDELLE French
Habitational name for someone from Lagardelle, a place in Haute Garonne.
DE LA MONTAGNE French
Means "of the mountain" in French.
DE LAURA Italian
Metronymic from the female personal name Laura (a derivative of Latin laurus "laurel").
DELEVINGNE French, English
Means "of the vine" in French. It is the surname of Poppy Delevingne and Cara Delevingne, both English actresses and models; it is also the surname of French-born photojournalist Lionel Delevingne
DE LÉVIS French
This indicates familial origin within the Orléanais commune of Lévis-Saint-Nom.
DELFINO Italian, Spanish
From the personal name Delfino, from Latin Delphinus, from delphis "dolphin", regarded in medieval times as a symbol of goodness and friendliness.
DEL FRATE Italian
Italian in origin, meaning; "of the monk"
DE LINIERS French
This indicates familial origin within the Poitevin commune of Liniers.
DELLA Italian, Spanish
Likely derived from the Italian and Spanish word della, meaning "of the".
DELLA CHIÈSA Italian
It literally means "of the church".
DELLA FRANCESCA Italian
Means "son of Francesca". A famous bearer was Piero della Francesca (1415-1492), an Italian fresco painter.
DELOREY French (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of Deslauriers, a topographic name for someone living among laurels, a combination of the fused preposition and plural definite article des ‘from the’ + the plural of Old French lorier ‘laurel’.
DEL ROSARIO Spanish, Filipino, Italian
Means ''of the rosary'' in Spanish.
DELVECCHIO Italian
Means of old age or of the old one, from Vecchio.
DEMAREE French (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of French Desmarais.
DEMARIA Italian
Metronymic from the female personal name Maria, or name for a devotee of the Virgin Mary.
DE MARNI Italian
From Italy, most likely Northern Italy. One theory is that De Marni or a similar sounding name was the name of an orphanage, but it's origin is unknown.
DE MARTINO Italian
Means "Son of Martino". A famous bearer is actor Stefano De Martino.
DEMERS French
From French meaning "of the seas". A famous bearer of this surname was Modeste Demers, a bishop in 18th century Vancouver.
DEMESTRE French
It's an occupational word coming from Latin. It means "master". It is of French origin.
DENAUT French (Rare, ?)
Possibly a variant of Denault.
DENNINGER German
Habitational name for someone from Denning in Bavaria. Denning is related to Middle Low German denne meaning "wooded vale".
D'ENTRONE Italian
Italian conjugation, meaning "from within".
DEPAUL French
Son of Paul
DEPIETRI Italian
The distinguished surname Depietri can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
DEPP German
Derived from Germanic depp which is a nickname for a joker (person who plays jokes on others). A notable bearer is Johnny Depp, an American actor.
DEPPE German
Variant spelling of Depp.
DERCKSON Swiss
Meaning: "Powerful People"
DERHODES German
We think this is German or maybe French
DERKUM German
Unknown
DERNIER French
Means Last in French
DEROBOAM French
unknown possibly french, family has french origins
DEROSA Italian
Variation of de Rosa. Southern Italian metronymic from the female personal name Rosa, from rosa ‘rose’.
DERUNGS Swiss, Romansh
Romansh from Roman occupiers of Switzerland.
DESANGES French (Rare)
Means "from the angels", possibly connected to the French title of the Virgin Mary Notre Dame des Anges, meaning "Our Lady of the Angels". Bearers of this surname include Louis William Desanges (1822-1905), an English artist of French descent, and French historian Jehan Desanges (1929-).
DESCHENES French
"Chenes" is French for "oak tree". In French, "Des" means more than one. "Des"+ "Chenes"= Deschenes meaning "Many oak trees."
DESJARDIN French
Variant of Desjardins today used primarily by Americans of French descent.
DESMARAIS French
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named with Old French mareis, maresc ‘marsh’, as for example Les Marets, in Seine-et-Marne, Centre, Nord, and Picardy.
DES ROCHES French
Either a topographic name for someone living among rocks or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word, meaning "from the rocks" in French.
DEUTCH German (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
"German". Used as a last name for those who had none in the 17-18th century. Continues to today, albeit rarely.
DEVALL French, English
Devall (also DeVall) is a surname of Norman origin with both English and French ties.Its meaning is derived from French the town of Deville, Ardennes. It was first recorded in England in the Domesday Book.In France, the surname is derived from 'de Val' meaning 'of the valley.'
DEVEAUX French, Bahamian Creole
Means "of the valleys", derived from French val "valley".
DEVILLE French
French surname meaning, 'The Village', from French De- 'the' and Ville- 'Village'.
DEVORE French
French: variant of De Var, a habitational name for someone from a place named Var, for example in Charente. Respelling of French Devors, a habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from Vors in Aveyron.
DEXHEIMER German
From the German village Dexheim (south of Mainz).
DI CESARE Italian
Means "(son) of Cesare".
DI CICCO Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Francesco, from Latin Franciscus. The "Di" in the surname means the family of Cicco so about 100 before you had this name, it would be only Cicco.
DICKERMAN English, German, Jewish
Possibly derived from Middle High German dic(ke) "strong, thick" and Mann "man, male, husband".
DICKTER German
From dichter, the German word for "poet".
DIDONATO Italian
Combination of the prefix Di and the name Donato.
DIEBOLD German
Derived from the Germanic given name Theudobald.
DIECKMANN German
"one who lives on a dike"
DIEFENBAKER German
Anglicized form of Diefenbach.
DIEHL German
From the given name Diel, Tiel, from Thilo, a diminutive of given names beginning with Diet-, as such as Dietrich.
DIELMANN German (Modern)
It was once spelled as "Dielhmann" and sometimes with one "n". The meaning is unknown, but when I used Google's translator "dielh" means "the" and "mann" was "man.
DIERINGER German (Americanized)
Americanized form of German Thüringer, regional name for someone from Thuringia, This was also used as a medieval personal name. Americanized form of German Tieringer, habitational name for someone from Tieringen in Württemberg.
DIETERLIN German
From "Dieterlein", a diminuative of the given name Dieter
DIETZ German
From a short form of the personal name Dietrich.
DIEULAFOY French
From Old French Dieu la foy meaning "God the faith". Famous bearers were the married couple of French archeologists Marcel Dieulafoy (1844-1920) and Jane Dieulafoy (1951-1916). A medical condition of the stomach causing gastric bleeding called "Dieulafoy's lesion" was named after Dr... [more]
DIFANO Italian
Rare Italian surname that comes from the city of Isola di Fano, Presaro e Urbino, Italy.
DI FRANCESCO Italian
Literally means "of Francis," and therefore may also mean "son of Francis."
DILABBIO Italian
A surname historically used in southern Italy, possibly derived from the Italian "dell avvio" meaning "of the beginning."
DILEO Italian
Southern Italian Surname.
DILLIE German
Probably an altered spelling of Dilley or Dilly or possibly of German Dillier. A variant of Dilger.
DI MAGGIO Italian
Came from a child who was born in the month of May. The surname Maggio is derived from the Italian word Maggio, which literally means the month of May.
DIMARCO Italian
means "son of Marco" in italian
DIMEGLIO Italian
First used in Venice, Italy
DIMER German (Brazilian, Latinized), Brazilian, German
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Diemer; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
DIMERCURIO Italian
DiMercurio is an alternate spelling of Di Mercurio.
DI MICHELE Italian
An Italian patronymic surname, meaning "son of Michele".
DIMICHELE Italian
Variant of Di Michele.
DI MOZE Italian
Means "son of Moze" in Italian.
DINJER German (Rare)
Occupational surname that originated in the German dialect spoken in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. ... [more]
DIPAOLO Italian
means "son of Paolo" in Italian
DI PEGO Italian
the origin of di Pego is unknown, but translates to 'I caught', in Italian.... [more]
DIROMA Italian
From Rome or of Rome.
DISTEL German, North German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of ground overgrown with thistles, or perhaps a nickname for a "prickly" person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch distel "thistle".
DISTLER German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a place where thistles grew, from German Distel "thistle" (see Distel) and -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
DITTMAN German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Dittmann.
DITTMANN German
Variant of Dittmar. In eastern Germany, this form has been used for Dittmar since the 15th century.
DIVITA Italian
Derives from the word vita meaning "life".
DOEPNER German
Derived from Middle Low German top and dop "pot". This is an occupational surname originally given to a potter.
DOERFLINGER German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places in Bavaria named Dörfling.
DOLL South German, German, English
South German: nickname from Middle High German tol, dol ‘foolish’, ‘mad’; also ‘strong’, ‘handsome’.... [more]
DONADIEU French
Meaning “given to God”, surname given to a child because they were given to a priest or monastery or either an orpan.
DONATELLI Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of Donato.
DONATO Italian
From the medieval personal name Donato (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare "to give"). It was the name of a 4th-century Italian bishop martyred in c. 350 under Julian the Apostate, as well as various other early saints, and a 4th-century grammarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning.
D'OREVALLE French (Archaic)
Variant form of d'Aurevalle. A known bearer of this surname was the medieval bishop Hugh d'Orevalle (d. 1084 or 1085).
D'ORIVAL French
Variant form of d'Oreval. This is also one of the very few forms (of what is ultimately the d'Aurevalle surname) that is still in use nowadays.
DORN German, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
DORSAY French
French form of Dorsey.
DOSCH German
Topographic name for someone living near bushes or brush, from Middle High German doste, toste ‘leafy branch’, or a habitational name from a house with a sign depicting a bush. Also an altered spelling of Dasch.
DOSS German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
German: Habitational name for someone from Dosse in Altmark. Variant of Dose ... [more]
DOSTER German, Belgian
A German surname, which is from an agent derivative of the Middle High German words 'doste' and 'toste' (meaning ‘wild thyme’, ‘shrub’, ‘bouquet’). It is a topographic surname which was given to someone whose land abutted an uncultivated piece of land, or possibly an occupational name for someone who dealt herbs.... [more]
DÖTTER German
From a Germanic personal name formed with theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘strong’ or hari, heri ‘army’
DOUILLARD French
Nickname for a softie, possibly derived from Old French do(u)ille meaning "soft, tender".
DOW Scottish, Irish, English, Dutch (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
Scottish (also found in Ireland): reduced form of McDow. This surname is borne by a sept of the Buchanans.... [more]
DOZIER French
Meaning "lives near willow trees" or possibly someone who made goods, such as baskets, from willow wood.
DRAGON French, English
Nickname or occupational name for someone who carried a standard in battle or else in a pageant or procession, from Middle English, Old French dragon "snake, monster" (Latin draco, genitive draconis, from Greek drakōn, ultimately from derkesthai "to flash")... [more]
DRAGONETTI Italian
Diminutive of drago or dragone "dragon".
DRAMIS Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Not just a surname in Italy; it can also be found in Argentina and Brazil.... [more]
DREIK French
Derived from the Old Norse given name Draki or the Old English given name Draca both meaning "dragon".
DRESSEL Italian
Italian form of Dressler
DREXEL German, Jewish
It originates from the pre 7th century word 'dreseler' meaning 'to turn', a verb which in medieval times had a wide range of meanings.
DREYFUS French, German, Jewish
French-influenced variant of DREYFUSS, popular amongst people of Alsatian Jewish descent.
DREYFUSS German, Jewish
Originates from the German city of Trier. The Latin name for the city was "Treveris," whose pronunciation eventually developed into Dreyfuss. The spelling variants tend to correspond to the country the family was living in at the time the spelling was standardized: the use of one "s" tends to be more common among people of French origin, while the use of two tends to be found among those of German descent
DROST Dutch, German, Danish
Occupational name for a steward or head servant.
DRURY English, French, Irish
Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from druerie "love, friendship" (itself a derivative of dru "lover, favourite, friend" - originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning "strong, vigourous, lively", but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trut, drut "dear, beloved").... [more]
DRUX German
Variant of Trux, which itself is a contracted form of Truxes and derived from the German word Truchsess, ultimately from Middle High German truhsaeze and Old High German truhtsazzo (from truht "band; cohort; regiment" and saza "seat; chair").... [more]
DUBACH German (Swiss)
A surname describing a person from the town of Tübach in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
DUBOSQUE French
DuBosque means 'of the forest' in french and was a surname given typically to someone from a rural treed area.
DUCHÊNE French
Means "from the oak (tree)", denoted a person who lived near an oak tree or an oak forest.
DUCHESNE French, English
Variant of Duchêne. From the old French chesne meaning "oak", denoted a person who lived near an oak tree or an oak forest.
DÜCK Low German, German
North German nickname for a coward, from Low German duken ‘to duck or dive’. ... [more]
DUESLER Upper German
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DUESTERWALD German
Variant spelling of Düsterwald.
DUFAU French
The name DUFAU come from two French words DU which means « of the » and FAU which is old French for a beech tree. Surnames in France were given later so the person with this name meant he/she had a beech tree in his property... [more]
DUFAULT French
Alternate spelling of Dufau, meaning "of the beech tree."
DUFRESNE French
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne "ash" from Latin fraxinus "ash".
DUHAMEL French
Topographic name for someone who lived in a hamlet, from Old French hamel, a diminutive of ham "homestead", with fused preposition and definite article du.
DUJARDIN French
Means "from the garden" from French jardin "garden".
DUMAS French
Meaning "of the little farm".
DUPAIN French (Rare), Popular Culture
Means "of the bread", from French pain meaning "bread". It is borne by fictional character Marinette Dupain-Cheng of the TV series 'Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir'.
DUPIN French
From the French du pin, pronounced /dypɛ̃/, meaning "of the pine tree". It was the real name of the French writer Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, known as George Sand (1804-1876), and her great-grandmother Louise Dupin (1706-1799), an early feminist thinker in the Enlightenment period.
DUPRE French
Means “ by the meadow “
DURBIN French
Derived from the place called D'urban or D'urbin in Languedoc
DURET French
Derived from French dur meaning "hard, tough".
DÜSTERWALD German
Derived from Middle Low German düster "dark" combined with Old High German wald "forest".
DUTROUX French, Belgian
Last name of Marc Dutroux, Belgian serial killer and child molester.
DUVALL French
Variant spelling of Duval.
EAMER French, Anglo-Saxon
This interesting and unusual surname has two possible sources. ... [more]
EARLY Irish, English, American, German
Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan; Gaelic moch means ‘early’ or ‘timely’), or of some other similar surname, for example Ó Mochóir, a shortened form of Ó Mochéirghe, Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe, from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’.... [more]
EARNHARDT German
It is a name for a courageous or honorable person. The surname Earnhardt is composed of two German words meaning honor and bravery.
EBERT German, American
Believed to be a variant of Herbert or of Everett.
EGNER German
From a Germanic personal name formed with the element agi ‘point (of a sword)’.
EHLER German
Variant of EHLERT.
EHLERT German
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agil "edge", "point (of a sword)" + hard "brave", "hardy", "strong" or ward "guard".
EHRENBERG Jewish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic), German
"In German it means 'mountain of honor'"
EHRENREICH German, Jewish, Yiddish
Jewish/Yiddish German ornamental surname meaning “Rich in honour”
EHRHARDT German
From a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German ēra, meaning ‘honor’, and hard, meaning ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, or ‘strong’.
EHRMANTRAUT German
A Latinized joining of the German words irmin(world, all-encompassing) and trud(strength)
EICH German
German from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree. In some cases, it may be a habitational name for someone from any of several places named with this word, for example Eiche or Eichen, or for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an oak.