Swiss Submitted Surnames

Swiss names are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
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GEBHARDT German
From a Germanic given name composed of the elements geb "gift" and hard "hardy", "brave", "strong".
GEE Irish, Scottish, English, French
Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McGee, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ (see McCoy). ... [more]
GEISINGER German
Denoted a person from the town of Geising in Germany, which in turn got it's name from the Geisingberg mountain. The Geisingberg most likely got it's name from the Germanic geut or the Early New High German geußen, both meaning "to pour", and the German word Berg meaning "mountain"... [more]
GELLER Yiddish, German, Russian
The name may derive from the German word "gellen" (to yell) and mean "one who yells." It may derive from the Yiddish word "gel" (yellow) and mean the "yellow man" or from the Yiddish word "geler," an expression for a redheaded man... [more]
GELSO Italian
Means MULBERRY in Italian
GELSOMINO Italian
From the Italian word gelsomino, meaning "jasmine"
GENTRY French
From the English word, which is in turn from French gentrie, referring to that which is "noble," or the "nobility." From earlier gentillece, which was originally from gentil, "refinement."
GÉRALD French
Derived from the given name Gérald.
GERDES German
Patronymic name, coming from "son of Gerhard.
GERLING German
German patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name beginning with the element gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’.
GERMAN English, Norman, German, Jewish, Greek
From Old French germain meaning "German". This sometimes denoted an actual immigrant from Germany, but was also used to refer to a person who had trade or other connections with German-speaking lands... [more]
GERMANOTTA Italian
Possibly derived from Germano by adding a diminutive suffix. Most common in the Messina area in Sicily. A famous bearer of the surname is singer Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta).
GERTH German (Swiss)
From a reduced form of Gerhardt. Habitational name for someone from Gerthe near Bochum.
GERTSCH German (Swiss)
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with gēr meaning ‘spear’, ‘lance’.
GERVAIS English, French
From the French given name Gervais.
GERWULF German
This is an old Germanic name meaning "spear wolf" (ger "spear" and wulf "wolf.")
GFELLER German
Topographical name for someone who lived by a gorge, Middle High German gevelle, or a habitational name for someone from any of various places in Bavaria and Austria named from this word.
GHEZZI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of a nickname from Old Italian ghezzo ‘dark’
GIACCHINO Italian
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer of this name is an American music composer films known as Michael Giacchino (1967-).
GIANFRANCESCO Italian
From a compound personal name composed of Gianni + Francesco.
GIARRATANA Italian
Sicilian habitational name from a place so named in Ragusa.
GIERSCH German
German from the female personal name Gerusch or Gerisch, pet forms of Gertrud (see Trude), with the Slavic suffix -usch or -isch.
GIESINGER German
Denoted a person from the town of Giesing in Germany. Or perhaps a variant spelling of Geisinger. A famous bearer of this surname is the German singer-songwriter Max Giesinger.
GIGLIO Italian
From the personal name Giglio, from giglio "lily" (from Latin lilium), a plant considered to symbolize the qualities of candor and purity.
GILCA Romanian, Italian
Meaning unknown.
GILIO Italian
Tuscany. One variation of the surname Giglio meaning ""lily"". ... [more]
GILLARD English, French, Swiss
English and French from an assimilated form of the personal name Gislehard, a compound of Old High German gisel ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel) + hard ‘hardy’... [more]
GILLETTE English, French
English: from a feminine form of Gillett.... [more]
GILLIARD French, Swiss
French and Swiss French from a derivative of Gillier, from the Germanic personal name Giselher, composed of gisil ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble offspring’ (see Giesel) + heri ‘army’.
GIMPEL German, Jewish
German: from a pet form of the personal name Gumprecht (see Gombert). ... [more]
GINDT German, Alsatian
From the Germanic personal name Gundo, from gund meaning "war", "battle".
GINSBURG German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone who came from Gunzberg in Bavaria, Günsburg in Swabia, or Gintsshprik (Königsburg) in East Prussia. Its origin is from the name of the river Günz, written in early Latin documents as Guntia, which was probably of Celtic origin, and Old High German burg meaning "Fortress, walled town".
GIOÈ Italian
This is a short form of given name GIOELE used as surname.
GIRAUD French
from a vernacular form of Gérald (see Gerald).
GIRONDA Italian
Possibly from a variant of Italian ghironda ‘barrel-organ’.
GIROUD French
Variant of Giraud.... [more]
GISH German
From a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, literally "hostage wolf". It was borne by American actress Lillian Gish (?1893-1993), original name Lillian de Guiche.
GIUDICE Italian
Occupational name for an officer of justice, Italian giudice " judge" (Latin iudex, from ius "law" + dicere "to say"). In some cases it may have been applied as a nickname for a solemn and authoritative person thought to behave like a judge.
GIUNTOLI Italian
Comes from a derivative of Giunta.
GLAESSEL German (Anglicized)
Anglicized spelling of German Gläßel.
GLANDT German
Nickname from Middle High Geman glander meaning "gleam", "sparkle", "shine", for someone with such a temperament.
GLOCK German
Meant "person who lives by a church bell-tower or in a house with the sign of a bell", "bell-ringer" or "town crier" (German Glocke "bell"). It was borne by Sir William Glock (1908-2000), a British music administrator.
GOBER English, French
The surname Gober was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed.
GÖDEL German
From an Old German personal name, Godilo, Godila.German (Gödel): from a pet form of a compound personal name beginning with the element god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.Variant of Godl or Gödl, South German variants of Gote, from Middle High German got(t)e, gö(t)te ‘godfather’.
GOEBBELS German, History
Originally an occupational name for a brewer. Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
GOEMAN German
Patronym from a Germanic name: good or god + man.
GOERTZE German
Probably a variant of Göretz, a reduced form of Gerhards (see Gerhardt), or a variant of Goertz.
GOERTZEN German
German: probably a variant of Göretz, a reduced form of Gerhards (see Gerhardt), or a variant of Goertz.
GOETTEMS German, Brazilian
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Goedems; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil. All members of the Goettems family in Brazil are descendants of Johann Goedems, born in Oberlöstern, Saarland, on September 17, 1798.
GOETZINGER German
Originally denoted a person who came from an place called Götzing, Götzingen or Goetzingen.... [more]
GOGNON French, Occitan
Nickname for an aggressive or belligerent man, from Old French Gagnon ‘ mastiff’, ‘guard dog’. Possibly from Occitan ganhon ‘young pig’, applied as an offensive nickname. See also Gonyeau.
GOLA Italian
Topographic name from gola "mountain hollow, cavity".
GOLD English, German
From Old English, Old High German gold "gold", applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold, i.e. a refiner, jeweler, or gilder, or as a nickname for someone who either had many gold possessions or bright yellow hair.
GOLDBERG German, Jewish, Danish
From German gold 'gold' and -berg, meaning 'gold-mountain'.
GOLDMAN German, Jewish
Possibly meaning goldsmith in German, from Gold and Mann.... [more]
GOLDRING German, English, Jewish
This surname was probably given to someone who wore a gold ring.
GOLDSCHMID German
Variant spelling of Goldschmidt.
GOLDSCHMIED German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Goldschmidt.
GOLDSCHMITT German
Variant of Goldschmidt, meaning "gold smith" in German.
GOLDWATER German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
This name is an Anglicized form of the German or Ashkenazic ornamental surname 'Goldwasser', or 'Goldvasser'. The name derives from the German or Yiddish gold', gold, with 'wasser', water, and is one of the very many such compound ornamental names formed with 'gold', such as 'Goldbaum', golden tree, 'Goldbert', golden hill, 'Goldkind', golden child, 'Goldrosen', golden roses, and 'Goldstern', golden star.
GOMBERT French, German
French and German: from Gundbert, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements gund ‘battle’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The name was relatively popular in both France and Germany during the Middle Ages, and was also adopted by Ashkenazic Jews... [more]
GONELLA Italian
Means "short skirt," in Italian, as in a piece of armor.
GONYEAU French
Respelling of French Gagnon, found predominantly in New England, possibly also of Gagneau, from a diminutive of Gagne.
GONZE French
My family surname originated in southern French-speaking Belgium. There is a tiny village called Gonzeville in northern France near the Belgian border which you can find on Wikipedia. Many surnames from French speaking Belgium have 5 or 6 letters and end in -ze, such as Gonze and Meeze... [more]
GOOS German
See: http://www.houseofnames.com/goos-family-crest... [more]
GORGA Italian
Topographic name from Sicilian gorga, Catalan gorg(a) ‘place where water collects’, ‘mill pond’, ‘gorge’.
GÖRING German
German surname most commonly associated with Nazi Party leader, Hermann Göring.
GÖRLITZ German
The name of a small town in Saxony. Derived from old Sorbian word "Zgorelc" meaning "settlement on a burned-out forest."
GÖSCHEN German, North German
Patronymic from the German given name Gottschalk.
GOUDIER German
Germanic patronym from "godhari" meaning "army of God".
GOURMAUD French
A famous bearer is a journalist well known from the educational TV, Jamy Gourmaud
GRABE German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike or ditch, or habitational name from either of two places in Thuringia named with this word: Grabe and Graba.
GRABENSTEIN German
Habitational name from Grafenstein near Wohlau, Silesia.
GRABLE German
Means "digger of ditches or graves" (from a derivative of Middle High German graben "ditch"). A famous bearer was US actress, dancer and singer Betty Grable (1916-1973).
GRAEF Dutch, German
Name used to denote the chairman of a town council. Compare Graf.
GRANAROLO Italian
It means bread baker.
GRANATA Italian
Granata is an Italian word for a shade of red (maroon), and the Latin name of the city of Granada.
GRANATO Italian
Occupational name for a jeweler or lapidary, from granato "garnet".
GRANDE Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Nickname for someone of large stature, from grande "tall, large".
GRANGE English, French
English and French topographic name for someone who lived by a granary, from Middle English, Old French grange (Latin granica ‘granary’, ‘barn’, from granum ‘grain’)... [more]
GRAS French
Means "fat" in french.
GRASS English, German
Topographic name for someone who owned or lived by a meadow, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold hay, from Middle English gras, Middle High German gras "grass, pasture, grazing".
GRAU German, Jewish
Nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau "gray".
GRAUE German
Habitational name from a place so named near Hannover.
GRAUE German
Variant of Grau.
GRAVE French
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of gravelly soil, from Old French grave "gravel" (of Celtic origin).
GRAVE German
Either from the northern form of Graf, but more commonly a topographic name from Middle Low German grave "ditch", "moat", "channel", or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany named with this word.
GRAVES English, French, German
Derives from someone who had an occupation as a grave digger or a caretaker for a graveyard.
GRAVES French, English
Topographic name from the plural of Old French grave "gravel"
GRAVES English, French
English: patronymic from Grave.
GREBENSTEIN German
Means "stone from the cliff or ridge" from German greben, (cliff or ridge) and stein (stone).... [more]
GREENBERGER German, Jewish
Anglicized form of the German surname Grünberger, which is formed from the words grün "green", Berg "mountain", and the habitational suffix -er. This name indicated a person who lived on or near a forest-covered mountain.
GREGORI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Gregorio.
GREIF German
Means "Griffin" in German. From the mythological creature.
GRELL German
Nickname for an irritable or irascible person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German grellen "to be angry".
GRELL German
Habitational name from a place named Grelle.
GRELLE German
Variant of Grell.
GRENIER French
Occupational name for a grain merchant (from Latin granarius), or a topographic name for someone who lived by a granary (from Latin granarium) or a metonymic occupational name for someone who supervised or owned one.
GREWE German, Low German
Low German form of Graf via Middle Low German grave / greve.
GRIEZMANN German (Rare)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Antoine Griezmann.
GRIFFO Italian
From grifo "gryphon" (Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the mythical beast.
GRIFFON French
From a diminutive of Old French griffe "claw", hence a nickname for a grasping or vicious person, or perhaps for someone with a deformed or otherwise remarkable hand.
GRILL German
From a nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German grille "cricket" (Old High German grillo, from Late Latin grillus, Greek gryllos). The insect is widely supposed to be of a cheerful disposition, no doubt because of its habit of infesting hearths and warm places... [more]
GRIMM English, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From a nickname for a stern and forbidding individual, derived from the Old High German word grim "stern, severe". Or possibly from the given name GRÍMR derived from Old Norse gríma "mask, helmet"... [more]
GROB German
A nickname for a strong, heavy man, or for a lout, from Middle High German g(e)rop "coarse".
GROHL German
Meaning uncertain, but likely a variant of Groll.
GROLL German
Derived from grollen, 'to be angry', often used as a nickname for an angry or sulky individual.
GROßKREUTZ German
From German "groß" meaning big and "kreutz" meaning cross.
GROULX French
French spelling, often found in Canada, of Groult, Grould, possibly reduced forms of Gréoul, a personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements gred "hunger" + wolf, wulf "wolf".
GROVE German
Form of Grob.
GROVE German
Variation of Graf.
GROVE German
Name from any of several places named Grove or Groven, which derive their name from Middle Low Germany grove ‘ditch’, ‘channel’. In some cases the name is a Dutch or Low German form of Grube.
GRUBE German
Name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from Middle High German gruobe "pit", "hollow". See also Gruber.
GRUBE German
From the personal name Grubo.
GRUBER German, Jewish
A topographic name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from Middle High German gruobe or German Grube meaning ‘pit’ or ‘hollow’, plus the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
GRUNWALD German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German (Grünwald): habitational name from any of various places named Grün(e)wald, from Middle High German gruene ‘green’ + walt ‘wood’, ‘forest’. ... [more]
GUADAGNINO Italian
It came from Italian word guadagno which means "earnings" and has a diminutive suffix ino which is also an occupation suffix.
GUÀRDIA Catalan, Spanish, Italian
Catalan, Spanish, and Italian from Catalan guàrdia, Spanish and Italian guardia ‘guard’, ‘watch’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a watch place, an occupational name for a member of the town guard, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named (La) Guardia.
GUBLER German (Swiss)
Means "Of the Mountains"... [more]
GUCCIARDO Italian
From the personal name Gucciardo, a revival of French Guichard, of Germanic origin, probably composed of the elements wig 'battle' or wisa 'experience' + hard 'strong', 'brave', 'hardy'.
GUENTHER German
German: from a Germanic personal name composed of gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’.
GUIDETTI Italian
Derived from the given name GUIDO.
GUILBEAU French
Possibly from Ancient Germanic wil, meaning "will, power", and Latin bellus, meaning "beautiful".
GUILLAUME French
Derived from the French personal name Guillaume.
GUILLIOT French
From a pet form of the personal name Guille, itself a short form of Guillaume.
GUILLOU French, Breton
Possibly derived from the given name Guillaume.
GUION French
French: from the Germanic personal name Wido (see Guy).
GULLETTE French
Comes from Guillemme or William of Normandy. Reference 1066: The Battle of Hastings.
GULOTTA Italian
Italian: from the female personal name, a pet form of Gulla.
GUMP German
Occupational name or nickname from Middle High German gumpen, gumpeln ‘to clown’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gund ‘battle’, ‘war’. Compare Gombert.
GUNZENHAUSER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from either of two places named Gunzenhausen, one in Württemberg and the other in Bavaria.
GUST German
German: from a short form of the personal name Jodocus, which is either a Latinized form of a Breton name, Iodoc, borne by a 7th-century Breton saint (compare Jost and Joyce) or from a reduced form of the personal name Augustus.... [more]
GUTHRIE Scottish, Irish, German
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair ‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth ‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach. Possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’.... [more]
GUTKNECHT German, German (Swiss)
Status name for a page of noble birth (Middle High German guot kneht).
GUTTENBERG German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bavaria, called Guttenberg, from the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of Old High German guot ‘good’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’... [more]
GUTTING German
Of uncertain origin. Probably from a Germanic personal name formed with god "good" or god, got "god".
GUY English, French
From a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi, Why as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy.
HABERLAND German
Topographic name from Middle High German haber(e) "oats" and land "land", or a habitational name from any of various places so called.
HABERMANN German, Jewish
Occupational name for a grower or seller of oats, composed of the elements Haber and the agent suffix -mann.
HABSBURG German
This surname may have been used by someone whose descendants originated from the House of Habsburg, which was one of the most important royal houses in Europe. It is assumed that the surname is derived from High German Habichtsburg meaning "hawk castle," but some historians and linguists believe that it may actually be derived from Middle High German hab/hap meaning "ford", as there is a river with a ford nearby.
HACKMANN German, Jewish
Occupational name for a butcher or a woodcutter.
HAFER German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats, from German Hafer "oats". Compare Haber. As a Jewish surname, it is in many cases ornamental.
HAGELBERG German, Polish
Hagel means 'mountain' and berg means 'hail' or 'ice'.
HAGEMANN German, Danish
1. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure, from Middle High German hac ‘enclosure’, ‘hedge’, Middle Low German hage + mann ‘man’. ... [more]
HAHM German
Metonymic occupational name for a sealer of weights and measures, from Middle High German hāme ‘(standard) measure’.
HÄHNER German
Pet form of HEINRICH.
HAHNER German
Occupational name for a poultry farmer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German hane "rooster".
HAHNER German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Hahn or Hag.
HALBERSTADT German
Habitational name from any of various places so named, notably the city near Magdeburg and Halberstadt near Königstein in Saxony.
HAM English, German, Scottish, Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon meaning the home stead, many places in England. One who came from Hamm in North-Rhine Westphalia, or one who came from Ham in Caithness Scotland's most northerly county. In Scotland this surname devires from the Norse word "Hami", meaning homestead.
HAMBERG German, Danish, Jewish
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburg.
HAMBERGER German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from any of various places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburger.
HAMBURG German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from the great city and port at the mouth of the river Elbe, named with the Germanic elements ham ‘water meadow’ + burg ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.
HAMBURGER German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from Hamburg.
HAMEL Yiddish, Dutch, German
The name Hamel has three origins.... [more]
HAMELIN French
from the Norse word HAMO meaning home.
HAMER English, German
From the town of Hamer in Lancashire from the old english word Hamor combining "Rock" and "Crag". It is also used in Germany and other places in Europe, possibly meaning a maker of Hammers.
HAMMER German, English, Jewish
From Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or nickname for a forceful person.
HAMMERSCHMIDT German, Jewish
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from German hamer, 'hammer' and schmidt, 'smith. See Hammersmith.
HAMMERSMITH German, English
Normally an anglicization of German Hammerschmidt. Perhaps also from Norwegian Hammersmed.... [more]
HAMP English, German
English: unexplained; compare Hemp.... [more]
HÄNDEL German
Derived from HANS or HEINRICH.
HÄNER German
Variant of HANNER.
HANER German
Altered spelling or variant of HAHNER.
HÄNNER German
Pet form of HEINRICH.
HANNER German
From a pet form of Hann, short form of JOHANN.
HARBACH German
Habitational name from any of several places named Harbach.
HARDEKOP German (Rare)
Derived from Middle High German hart "hard" and kopf "head". As a surname, it was given to a hard-headed, stubborn person.
HARGIER French
Known back to the 15th or 16th century in France.... [more]
HARLACHER German
Habitational name for someone from Ober- or Unter-Harlachen, near Überlingen.
HARLESS English, German
English: probably a variant spelling of Arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.
HAROLD English, Norman, German
English from the Old English personal name Hereweald, its Old Norse equivalent Haraldr, or the Continental form Herold introduced to Britain by the Normans. These all go back to a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + wald ‘rule’, which is attested in Europe from an early date; the Roman historian Tacitus records a certain Cariovalda, chief of the Germanic tribe of the Batavi, as early as the 1st century ad... [more]
HARRETT French
France, England
HASELBAUER German
Translates to 'hazel farmer'
HASSDENTEUFEL German
A German Satzname, from the expression "Hass den Teufel" meaning "hate the devil".
HASSELBACH German
Habitational name from any of the places in various parts of Germany called Hasselbach.
HASSLACHER German
hass=hate; lacher=laughter... [more]
HÄSSLI German (Swiss), French (Rare)
Swiss German diminutive form of Haas. This is a French surname via Alsace-Lorraine. A notable bearer is French footballer (soccer player) Eric Hassli (1981-).
HATTENDORF German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from places called Hattendorf, near Alsfeld and near Hannover. The element hatt, had means ‘bog’
HAUCK German
Derived from the first name Hugo.
HAUEIS German
Derived from Middle High German houwen "to beat" and isen "iron". This surname denoted a smith.
HAUPTMAN German
Variant spelling of Hauptmann.
HAUPTMANN German
Derived from the word "Hauptmann", a German military rank meaning "Captain".
HAUS German
Topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and worked in a great house, from Middle High German, Middle Low German hus "house" (see House).
HAUSCH German
From the Germanic personal name Huso, a short form of a compound name composed with hus ‘house’, ‘dwelling’ as the first element.
HAUSER German, Jewish
From Middle High German hus "house", German haus, + the suffix -er, denoting someone who gives shelter or protection.
HAUSMANN German
From Middle High German hus "house" (see HAUS) + man "man".
HAUSWIRTH German
From Middle High German haus 'house' and wirt 'owner' or 'master'.
HAVNER German
Variant of Hafner.
HAY English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Frisian
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye(Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin)... [more]
HAYDN German
Meaning "heathen". Famous bearer is Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).
HAYDT German
Varient of Heid.
HAZARD English, French, Dutch
Nickname for an inveterate gambler or a brave or foolhardy man prepared to run risks, from Middle English, Old French hasard, Middle Dutch hasaert (derived from Old French) "game of chance", later used metaphorically of other uncertain enterprises... [more]
HEBER German
Occupational name for a carrier (someone who loaded or transported goods), from an agent derivative of Middle High German heben "to lift".
HEBERT German
Variant of Heber.
HECHT German, Dutch
From Middle High German hech(e)t, Middle Dutch heect, hecht "pike", generally a nickname for a rapacious and greedy person. In some instances it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a fisher and in others it may be a habitational name from a house distinguished by a sign depicting this fish.
HEFLER German
Derived from the Old German and German word hof, which means settlement, farm or court.
HEFNER German, Jewish
Recorded in several spellings including Hafner, Haffner, and Hevner, this is as surname of early Germanic origins. ... [more]
HEID German, Jewish
Topographic name from Middle High German heide, German Heide ‘heath’, ‘moor’. Compare Heath.... [more]
HEIDENREICH German
From the medieval personal name Heidenrich, ostensibly composed of the elements heiden 'heathen', 'infidel' (see Heiden 2) + ric 'power', 'rule', but probably in fact a variant by folk etymology of Heidrich.
HEIGL German
Derived from the given name Hugo.
HEILAND German
South German: from Middle High German heilant ‘savior’, ‘Christ’, presumably either a name given to someone who had played the part of Christ in a mystery play or an occupational name for a healer, from Middle High German heilen ‘to heal’, ‘save’.
HEILIGER German
Heiliger means "Holy" or "Holy One" in German.
HEIMBACH German
Town / City in Germany
HEIMBURG German
German for "home". Originates in the German village of Heimburg (not to be confused with Hamburg) and the nearby castle of the same name.
HEIN German, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Heinrich.
HEINBOKEL German
(Hein) is a short form of the name Heinrich, (the German form of the name Henry) & Bokel is a place name in Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein & North Rhine-Westphalia.
HEINE German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from a short form of Heinrich.
HEINEMANN German, Jewish
Combination of Heine, a short form of Heinrich, and Mann "man".
HEINER German
From the given name HEINER.
HEINISCH German
From a pet form of the personal name Heinrich.