Swiss Submitted Surnames

Swiss names are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
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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.
EICHELBERG German
Habitational name from any of various places, notably one southeast of Heidelberg, named from Middle High German eichel meaning "acorn" + berc meaning "mountain", "hill", or topographic name for someone who lived on an oak-covered hill.
EICHELBERGER German
Habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Eichelberg.
EICHHORN German, Jewish
German topographic name for someone who lived on or near an oak-covered promontory, from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’ + horn ‘horn’, ‘promontory’. German from Middle High German eichhorn ‘squirrel’ (from Old High German eihhurno, a compound of eih ‘oak’ + urno, from the ancient Germanic and Indo-European name of the animal, which was later wrongly associated with hurno ‘horn’); probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, or alternatively a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a squirrel... [more]
EICHLER Upper German
South German variant of Eich, the -ler suffix denoting association. "eager"
EIERMANN German
Occupational name for an egg collector or dealer in eggs, from Middle High German ei 'egg' + man 'man'.
EILAND German
Topographic name for someone who lived on or owned property surrounded by water, from Middle High German eilant, "island"
EINGEWEIDE German
A German surname meaning "guts" or "viscera".
EINHORN German
Derived from German Einhorn (Middle High German einhorn) "unicorn", denoting someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a unicorn.
EINSTEIN German, Jewish
From German ein meaning “one” and stein meaning “stone”; also a habitational name from any of the various locations from Middle High German einsteinen meaning “to enclose or surround with stone”... [more]
EISELE German
From a short pet form of the personal name Isenhart, from Old High German isan ‘iron’ + hart ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. From Isenlin, a compound of Middle High German isen ‘iron’ + the hypocoristic suffix -lin, hence a nickname for a blacksmith, ironworker, or dealer in iron.
EISEN German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an ironworker or smith, or an ironmonger, from Middle High German isen ‘iron’, German Eisen. It may also have been used as a nickname, with reference to the strength and hardness of iron or to its color, while as a Jewish name it was also adopted as an ornamental name from modern German Eisen ‘iron’ or the Yiddish cognate ayzn.
EISENBERG German, Jewish
Means "iron hill" from German isen meaning "iron" and berg meaning "hill".
EISENBERGER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of the several places called Eisenberg. As a Jewish name it is also an ornamental name.
EISENHAUER German
Occupational name meaning "iron cutter" where Eisen- means "iron" and -hauer means "hewer". The verb 'hew' being less well used in English than in earlier times, but still understood to mean cut, such as in hewing tree limbs... [more]
EISENHOWER German
Americanized spelling of German Eisenhauer.
EISNER German, Jewish
Occupational name for an ironworker, smith, or ironmonger, from an agent derivative of Middle High German īsen and German Eisen, meaning ‘iron’ (see Eisen).
ELARDO Italian
Possibly from a variant of the given name Ilardo, which may be a form of the Germanic name Adalhard (see also Ilardi).
ELEANOR French
Derives from the given name Eleanor. Not popular as a last name.
ELIAS Greek, Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from the medieval given name Elias. Compare Ellis.
ELICH German, American
Surname meaning "noble" from edelik or edelich. Notable bearer is professional ice hockey player Matt Elich.
ELLENDER German
Respelling of German Elender, a nickname for a stranger or newcomer, from Middle High German ellende ‘strange’, ‘foreign’, or a habitational name for someone from any of twenty places named Elend, denoting a remote settlement, as for example in the Harz Mountains or in Carinthia, Austria.
ELLERHOFF German
This name means "Black Alder Tree Courtyard" and was inspired by a tree in a yard at the family farm in Nettelstedt, Germany.
ELSING German
From a variant of the old personal name Elsung.
ELSINGER German (Swiss)
Probably a derivative of Elsing.
ELVERMAN German
The name Elverman means Eel fisherman.
EMEL German
From a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element amal, which means ‘strength’ or ‘vigor’.
EMERIN German (Brazilian), Brazilian, German
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Emmerich; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
EMERY English, French, Norman
English and French from a Germanic personal name, Emaurri, composed of the elements amja ‘busy’, ‘industrious’ + ric ‘power’. The name was introduced into England from France by the Normans... [more]
EMMER German
A topographic name for someone who lived by land where grain was grown, a status name for someone who owned such land, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or dealt in grain.
EMMERICH German
From the given name Emmerich.
EMPERAIRE French
Means "Emperor".
ENGELBERT German, English, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of engel (see Engel) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The widespread popularity of the name in France during the Middle Ages was largely a result of the fact that it had been borne by a son-in-law of Charlemagne; in the Rhineland it was more often given in memory of a bishop of Cologne (1216–25) of this name, who was martyred.
ENGELS German, Dutch
A patronymic surname from the given name Engel.
ENGLANDER German, Jewish
Ethnic name derived from German Engländer, meaning 'Englishman', thus denoting an incomer from England. In some cases, the Jewish name may be an ornamental adoption.
ENS German
Variant of Enns.
EPPLER German
Occupational name for a fruit grower or dealer, from Middle High German epfeler meaning "grower of or dealer in apples".
EPSTEIN German, Jewish
A habitational name for someone from a place named Eppstein, which is from Old High German ebur meaning ‘wild boar’ and stein meaning ‘stone’.
ERASMUS French, Dutch
it means beloved one or king
ERBER Jewish, German
Meaning uncertain. Either a habitational name for someone living in a place named Erb or Erp, a name for a owner of a farm named Erbhof (derived from MIddle High German erbære "honorable, noble"), or derived from the given name Erpo.
ERMAN German (Modern), French (Modern)
Erman is a shortened French adaption of the Swiss-German surname Ermendinger, itself derived from the older surname Ermatinger, a name connected to the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance, and came into existence during the early or middle 18th century when Jean-Georges Ermendinger (1710-1767), a Swiss fur trader from Geneva, married into a French speaking Huguenotte family... [more]
ERMATINGER German (Swiss)
The surname Ermatinger derives from the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance. It simply means "from Ermatingen".... [more]
ERMENDINGER German
The surname Ermendinger was derived from the older surname Ermatinger, a name connected to the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance, and came into existence at some point during the early 17th or late 16th century when a branch of the Ermatinger family relocated from Schaffhausen, Switzerland, to Mulhouse, Alsace... [more]
ERNSBERGER German (Anglicized, Modern)
Also spelled (Ehrnsberger) has been said that a Christian Ernsberger or Ehrnsberger came to the U.S. in 1710 from Germany but i dont know from where in Germany.
ERTEL German
South German: from a pet form of a personal name beginning with Ort-, from Old High German ort "point" (of a sword or lance)
ESAU Welsh, German
From the Biblical personal name Esau, meaning ‘hairy’ in Hebrew (Genesis 25:25).
ESCHER Dutch, German
German habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Esch, Esche, or Eschen.
ESLER German
German: byname or occupational name for someone who drove donkeys, from Middle High German esel ‘donkey’ + the agent suffix -er.
ESS Low German, German (Swiss)
North German: topographic name for someone living on or owning land that was waterlogged or partly surrounded by water, from Middle Low German es ‘swamp’, ‘water’. ... [more]
ESTIMÉ Haitian Creole, French
Means "valued, esteemed" in French.
EULER German, Jewish
Occupational name for a potter, most common in the Rhineland and Hesse, from Middle High German ul(n)ære (an agent derivative of the dialect word ul, aul "pot", from Latin olla).
EVOLA Italian
Perhaps a topographic name from Italian ebbio, a type of plant known as danewort in English (genus Sambucus), itself derived from Latin ebullus; alternatively, it may have been a habitational name for a person from a minor place named with this word... [more]
FABIANI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Fabiano, comes from the given name Fabian.
FABIANO Italian
Comes from the personal name Fabiano, a derivative of Fabian.
FABRONIUS German
An elaboration of the name Faber.
FACENTE Italian
Nickname for an industrious person, from Latin facere "to make" "to do".
FAFARD French
Possibly derived from the french 'fard' meaning 'made-up' or 'make-up'. This is in a theatrical sense and does not imply lying. Very possibly a derivation form a theatrical occupation
FAHN German
A short form of the personal name Stephan (see also Steven).
FAHR German, German (Swiss)
A topographic name for someone who lived near a crossing point on a river, from Middle High German vare, meaning ferry.
FAHRENHEIT German
Derived from German fahren, meaning, "to ride", and Heit, which is the equivalent to the suffix "-ness". A famous bearer was Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686- 1736), a Polish physicist who invented the Fahrenheit temperature measuring system.
FALKENBERG German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falk "falcon" and berg "mountain, hill".
FALKENHAGEN German
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falke meaning "falcon" + hag meaning "hedge", "fencing". A place so named is documented west of Berlin in the 14th century.
FALKNER German
Occupational name for a falconer, Middle High German vakenoere. In medieval times falconry was a sport practised only by the nobility; it was the task of the falconer to look after the birds and train young ones.
FALOTICO Italian
From southern Italian falotico ‘eccentric’, ‘strange’, Greek kephalōtikos, a derivative of Greek kephalē ‘head’.
FALSO Italian
Not much history is known for Falso however, it was common surrounding Napoli, Lazio, Latin, and Roma. It means False, phony, fake. Because of this, the surname has spread globally especially to United States of America and Brazil... [more]
FANTAUZZO Italian
From the medieval word "fante," meaning infant or child.
FANTOZZI Italian
From a derivative of Fante.
FARANO Italian, Sicilian
Possibly deriving from a town Faranò in province of Messina, Sicily. Possible variant of Surname faran which comes from Irish surnames Ó Fearáin, Ó Faracháin, or Ó Forannáin.
FARGE French
Reduced or Americanized form of La Farge/Lafarge.
FARIA Portuguese, Italian
Faria is a Portuguese surname. A habitational name from either of two places called Faria, in Braga and Aveiro. ... [more]
FARIZA Italian
Original from Rome, Roman conquerors went to Iberia in about 140 B.C. and named a town in Iberia Fariza which was a tree. This town still exists today, and was also mentioned in the book 'El Cid'... [more]
FARRAGUT Breton, French, Catalan, American
A Breton-French surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was American naval flag officer David Farragut (1801-1870), who is known for serving during the American Civil War. His father was of Catalan ancestry... [more]
FASCHINGBAUER German
Variant of Fashingbauer.
FASS German
From Middle High German faz, German Fass 'cask', 'keg', hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of casks and kegs, or a nickname for someone as rotund as a barrel. German: variant of Fasse, Faas.
FASSBENDER German
Occupational name for a maker of keg barrels.
FAST German
North German: nickname for a reliable steadfast person, or from a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with the element fast ‘steadfast’, ‘firm’, for example Fastert.
FATA Italian
Derived from fata "fairy" or a variant of FATO.
FATTIG German (Americanized)
Coming from the name “attig” meaning German royalty or nobles. It is also thought to come from Sweden meaning “poor”.
FAUSETT Italian
Man with Falsetto voice.
FAVARO Italian
it is the regional venetian variant of Fabbri, it means "blacksmith"
FAYE French, English
Refers to one who came from Fay or Faye (meaning "beech tree") in France.
FAZIO Italian
From the given name Bonifazio.
FEIDT German
Variant spelling of Feit.
FEILER German
Occupational name for a filemaker, from Feil + the agent suffix -er.
FEIT German, Jewish
Variant of Veit. Also, nickname from Middle High German feit ‘adorned’, ‘pretty’ (the same word as French fait, Latin factus).
FELDER German, Croatian
Derived from German feld, meaning "field".
FELICE Italian
Given name Felice, which is the Italian form of Felix.... [more]
FELICIANO Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From a medieval personal name (Latin Felicianus, a derivative of Felix). The name was borne by a number of early saints, most notably a 3rd-century bishop of Foligno and apostle of Umbria.
FELL English, German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a furrier, from Middle English fell, Middle High German vel, or German Fell or Yiddish fel, all of which mean "skin, hide, pelt". Yiddish fel refers to untanned hide, in contrast to pelts "tanned hide" (see Pilcher).
FELLER English, German, Jewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative of Middle English fell, Middle Low German, Middle High German vel, or German Fell or Yiddish fel "hide, pelt". See also Fell.
FELLER German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Feld(e) or Feld(a) in Hesse.
FELTY Upper German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of South German Velte, from a short form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
FENRICH DE GJURGJENOVAC German
Fenrich is a German family name, derived from a military title 'fenrich'/'fähn(d)rich' meaning "ensign" or "standard bearer" (bannerman), from early New High German fenrich. The term was formed and came into use around 1500, replacing Middle High German form vener, an agent derivative of Alemannic substantive van (flag).... [more]
FERNOW German
Habitational name from a place called Fernau or Fernow.
FERRAND French, English
This French surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval French masculine given name Ferrand, which was a variant form of the name Fernand, itself a contraction of Ferdinand.... [more]
FERRANDIN French (Rare)
This French surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from the name of a profession (thus making it an occupational surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the masculine given name Ferrandin, which was a diminutive of the medieval French given name Ferrand... [more]
FERRANDINO Italian
Derived from the masculine given name Ferrandino, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Ferrando. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Ferrando.... [more]
FERRANDO Italian, Spanish
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrando, which was in use in both Italy and Spain during the Middle Ages... [more]
FERRANTE Italian
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrante... [more]
FERRANTINO Italian
Derived from the masculine given name Ferrantino, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Ferrante. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Ferrante.
FERRARIS Italian (Latinized, Modern)
Variation of the italian surname "Ferrari". Means Smith but in plural.
FERRON French
Variant of Feron.
FETT German
Nickname for a fat man, from Middle Low German vett meaning "fat".
FEUER German
Metonymic occupational name for a stoker in a smithy or public baths, or nickname for someone with red hair or a fiery temper, from Middle High German viur "fire".
FEUERBACHER German
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Feuerbach.
FEUERHAHN German
Feuerhahn comes from the Old High German words (fivr) meaning "fire" & (hano) meaning "cock".
FEUERSTEIN German
This name comes from the German feuer meaning fire, and stein meaning stone. This was a name commonly given to a blacksmith.
FEUILLE French
This is actually a standard word in French, correctly pronounce like "furry" without the r's. It means "leaf", or "sheet" (i.e. feuille de papier).
FÉVRIER French
Meaning, "February."
FEY German, English, French, Danish
English: variant of Fay. ... [more]
FICHTER German
Topographic name for someone who lived near pine trees (originally bei den Fichten, Feichten, or Feuchten), from Old High German fiohta. The vowel of the first syllable underwent a variety of changes in different dialects.
FICHTNER German
The Fichtner family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common
FIENE German, Low German
A nickname for an elegant person, from Middle Low German fin, meaning ‘fine’. Can also be a locational name from several fields and places named Fiene.
FIERI Italian
A notable bearer is American restaurateur and television host Guy Fieri (1968-).
FIFER German, American, Slovene
Americanized and Slovenian spelling of German Pfeiffer.
FILIPPELLI Italian
Means "Son of Filippo." Italian form of Phillips.
FILOSA Italian
Southern Italian: Probably an occupational nickname for a fisherman, from Sicilian filuòsa ‘fishing net’. Also from the subphylum: Filosa. These are known as euglyphids, filose (which means stringy or thread-like), amoebae with shells of siliceous scales or plates, which are commonly found in soils, nutrient-rich waters, and on aquatic plants.
FILS French
From fils "son", used to identify the younger of two bearers of the same personal name in a family.
FINCK English, German
From the German word for "finch" a type of bird
FINGER English, German, Jewish
Probably applied as a nickname for a man who had some peculiarity of the fingers, such as possessing a supernumerary one or having lost one or more of them through injury, or for someone who was small in stature or considered insignificant... [more]
FINK German, Slovene, English, Jewish
Nickname for a lively or cheerful person, Jewish ornamental name derived from the Germanic word for "finch", and German translation of Slovene Šinkovec which is from šcinkovec or šcinkavec meaning "finch".
FIORELLI Italian
The surname Fiorelli was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000... [more]
FIRMAN English, French
From a medieval personal name meaning "firm, resolute, strong man." Borne by early saints and bishops. First name variants Firman and Firmin. Expressed in Latin as Firminus.
FISCHBACH German
From a place called Fischbach, or a topographic name from German meaning fisch 'fish' + bach 'stream'.
FISCHIONI Italian (Rare)
Possibly deriving from fischiare, meaning to whistle, or from fischioni, the Italian word for widgeons.
FISCHKUS German
tax collector (fiscal)
FLAVIGNY French
French form of FLAVINIUS. The Flavigny Abbey, in the French region of Burgundy, became famous because of the candies made by its Benedictine monks, called the anise of Flavigny. Famous bearers were Hugh of Flavigny, young abbot in the 11th century, and the French writer Marie d'Agoult, born Marie de Flavigny, who wrote under the male pen name Daniel Stern.
FLECKENSTEIN German
German for "stain stone".
FLEISIG German
"industrious"
FLERCHINGER German
Flerchinger is a name with origins from the city of Flörschingen or Flörange in the Saarland region on the French and German border.
FLINT English, German
Topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint, Old English, Low German flint, or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual.
FLOERCHINGER German
Habitational name for someone from Flörchingen in the Saar region.
FLOERKE German
Floerke Name Meaning German (Flörke): from a pet form of the personal names Florian or Florentinus, from Latin Florus (from florere ‘to bloom’).Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4... [more]
FOGEL German
Variant of VOGEL
FOGLE German
Variant of Vogel.
FOLIGNO Italian
Derived from the Latin word folium "leaf"
FOLLADORI Italian
It is the italian variant of the british surname WALKER.... [more]
FOLTZ German
It is from Germany and it is based on the personal name Volz, which was popular in former times. It means son or descendant of a Volz or Folz
FONTECCHIO Italian
Habitational name from Fontecchio in Aquila province or a topographic name from a diminutive of fonte meaning "spring".
FORET French, French Creole
From Old French forest ‘forest’, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or an occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. See also Forrest. This surname is frequent in Louisiana.
FORMICA Italian
This surname is also spanish and it means "ant". it could indicate a person that is short and thin but works hard an constantly.... [more]
FORSTER English (Anglicized), German, Jewish
English: occupational and topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a forest (see Forrest). ... [more]
FORTE Italian
Italian word for "Strong"
FORTESCUE French
Means 'strong shield' from French elements fort meaning "strong" and escu meaning "shield#
FOUCAULT French
Derived from the Germanic given name Folcwald, which was composed of the elements fulc "people" and wald "power, leader, ruler". This was borne by the French physicist Léon Foucault (1819-1868), the creator of an experimental device called Foucault's pendulum which serves to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth; examples can be found in the French Panthéon and the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris... [more]
FOUCHE French
"people army"
FOUT German
[Foust} maybe german. The Fout name can be traced back to Denmark.
FOY French
From a medieval nickname based on Old French foi "faith", applied either to a notably pious person or to one who frequently used the word as an oath; also, from the medieval French female personal name Foy, from Old French foi "faith".
FRAIN French
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne "ash" from Latin fraxinus "ash".
FRANCE French
Ethnic name for an inhabitant of France, a country in Europe.
FRANCESCO Italian
From the given name Francesco.
FRANCESE Italian
Ethnic name for a Frenchman.
FRANCK English, French
From the given name Franck.
FRANCOMAGARO Italian
I believe the first element is FRANCO, just don't know what the other element is.
FRANKEL German
Variant of Frank.
FRANKENSTEIN German
In German means "stone of the Franks". The name appeared mostly in the regions of Westphalia and Rhineland. In Mary Shelley (1797-1851)'s "Frankenstein", the main character, Victor Frankenstein (1770-1793) and his family bore this name... [more]
FRANTZ German
Name given to a free man.
FRANZ German
Derived from "Francis".
FRASCATORE Italian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly derived from (or related to) Italian frasca meaning "bough, branch", which might possibly indicate that the surname had first started out as a nickname for someone who worked as a woodcutter or as a forester... [more]
FRAY French, English
From the German surname FREY or the Old French given name FRAY.
FREER French
Dutch spelling of Frere (brother); another variant spelling is Frear.
FREIBURG German
Derives from the German words, frei, which means free, and berg, which means hill, and is the name of a city in Germany.
FREIER German
Status name of the feudal system denoting a free man, as opposed to a bondsman, from an inflected form of Middle High German vri "free".
FREIER German
Archaic occupational name, from Middle High German, Middle Low German vrier, vriger, denoting a man who had the ceremonial duty of asking guests to a wedding.
FREY German
Status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vri "free", "independent".
FREYER German
Variant of FREIER.
FRIEDMAN Upper German (Modern), German (Swiss), Jewish
Respelling of South German and Swiss Friedmann. ... [more]
FRIEDMANN German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German from a derivative of Friedrich. ... [more]
FRISCH German
Nickname for someone who was handsome, cheerful, or energetic, from Middle High German vrisch.
FRITZ German
From the given name Fritz.
FROEHNER German
Derived from Middle High German vröhner meaning "servant".
FRÖHLICH German
It literally means "happy".
FRUSCIANTE Italian
Derived from the Italian adjective frusciante meaning "rustling, swishing, whishing", which itself is derived from the Italian verb frusciare meaning "to rustle, to swish, to whish". The surname had probably started out as a nickname for someone who made a rustling or whishing sound whenever they walked, which was probably caused by the clothes that they were wearing (in that the clothes must have been made of a certain fabric that is prone to making some noise when touched in any way).... [more]
FRUTH German
nickname from Middle High German vruot ‘clever’, ‘astute’
FUCCI Italian
From the plural of Fuccio, a short form of any of various personal names with a root ending in -f (as for example Rodolfo, Gandolfo) to which has been attached the hypocoristic suffix -uccio, or alternatively from a reduced form of a personal name such as Fantuccio, Feduccio.
FULBRIGHT German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German surname Vollbrecht, composed of the elements folk ‘people’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’
FULTZ German
All I know is that it's a german name
FUNK German
Derived from Middle High German vunke "spark". ... [more]
FUNKE German
German: variant of Funk.
FURMAN Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann)... [more]
FURRER German (Swiss)
Topographic name from the regional term furre ‘cleft in the ground’.
GAA German
Bavarian dialect variant of Gau.
GABRIELE Italian
From the personal name Gabriele, Italian form of Gabriel.
GAGLIANO Italian
Habitational name from a few places in Italy, which all derived from the Latin personal name Gallius
GAGNEAU French
Variation of Gagne.
GALANTE Italian, French, Jewish
Comes from the ancient French word "galant" meaning someone in love or who has fun. In the case of Mordecai Galante, a Spanish exile in 16th century Rome, his courteous manners won for him from the Roman nobles the surname "Galantuomo" (gentleman), from which Galante was eventually derived.... [more]
GALASSO Italian
Italianized from GALAHAD.
GALILEI Italian
A notable bearer, is astronomer Galileo Galilei.
GALISHOFF Upper German, German (Austrian)
Derived from the ancient Roman name "Gallus", meaning "rooster" in Latin. "Hoff" meaning house combines the growing or tending to poultry on a farm house, hence the name "Galishoff" which has been modified over the millennia... [more]
GAMBINO Italian
from a diminutive of gamba ‘leg’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with short legs.
GAMELIN French
From pet form of any of the compound personal names formed with gamal, related to Old Norse gamall, Old German gamel "old", "aged". ... [more]
GANDIN French
From the French gandin, pronounced /ɡɑ̃dœ̃/, which is a word used for a dandy, an elegant young man with affected, quite often ridiculous, manners.
GANGELHOFF German
Gangelhoff - German
GANGEMI Sicilian, Italian
Arab origin meaning healer
GANSER German
From the Middle High German word ganser meaning "gander", occupational name for a geese shepherd.
GANZ German, German (Swiss)
Variant of Gans 'goose'. German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Ganso, a cognate of modern German ganz 'whole', 'all'.
GARRIE Italian
DERIVED FROM BEING A BAD MOTHERFUCKER.
GARRIGUES French, Provençal
This surname comes from Old Provençal garrique meaning "grove of holm oaks or kermes oaks."
GASSER German (Swiss)
Occupational name for a goat herd from Middle High German geiz meaning "Goat" and (n)er an agent suffix.
GATLIN German
Possibly an altered spelling of German Göttling, from a Germanic personal name formed with god ‘god’ or god ‘good’ + -ling suffix of affiliation, or, like Gättling (of which this may also be an altered form), a nickname from Middle High German getlinc ‘companion’, ‘kinsman’.
GATLING English, German (Anglicized)
English variant of Gatlin. Possibly a respelling of German Gättling (see also Gatlin).
GAU German
Habitational name from any of various places named with Middle High German gau, göu ‘area of fertile agricultural land’.
GAUL Scottish (Latinized, Rare), Irish, German
Scottish and Irish: variant of Gall ... [more]
GAUTIER French
Variant of Gauthier. In this spelling, the name has been established in both Italy (Turin) and Germany (Brunswick) since about 1700
GAY English, French
Nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai.
GAYER German
Derived from Slavic gaj "grove", this name denoted a forest warden.