Swiss Submitted Surnames

Swiss names are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
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JOY French (Latinized)
Joy \joy\ as a girl's name is pronounced joy. It is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Joy is "joy". Used in the Middle Ages, and made popular in the 17th century under the influence of the Puritans, to whom being "joyful in the Lord" was an important duty... [more]
JUILLET French
Means "July" in French.
JULES French
From a personal name (Latin JULIUS). The name was borne in the Middle Ages in honor of various minor Christian saints.
JUNEAU French
A nickname for someone who is "young"
JÜNGER German, Jewish
German (JÜNGER) distinguishing name, from Middle High German jünger ‘younger’, for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually a son who bore the same name as his father... [more]
JUNK German
Variant of JUNG.
JUSTIN French, English, Slovene
From a medieval personal name, Latin JUSTINUS, a derivative of JUSTUS.
KACHEL German
Occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German kachel "pot", "earthenware vessel".
KACHLER German
Variant of KACHEL.
KACKLEY German
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kächele (see KACHEL).
KADEN German
Habitational name for someone from Kaaden in North Bohemia, or any of several other places called Kaden.
KAHN German
Kahn is the German word that means, in informal contexts, "small boat." It is also a Germanized form of the Jewish surname COHEN
KAHR German
Short form of the medieval personal name Makarius.
KALANDER German
Status name for the chairman or a member fraternity that held meetings on the first of each month, from Latin ad calendas.
KALP German, Jewish
From Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves.
KALTHOFF German
German (Westphalian): habitational name from a place named as 'the cold farm', from Middle High German kalt "cold" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm’, "court".
KAMM Estonian, German
It's origins are of German origin, meaning "comb"... [more]
KANDT German
Probably from Middle High German kant meaning "jug" (from Latin olla cannata meaning "pot with one spout") and hence an occupational name for a maker or seller of jugs.
KÄRLIN German
German surname from the personal name KARL. Also an altered spelling of German GERLING.
KARLING German
A habitational name from Karling in Bavaria.
KARLSBERG German
Means "Carl's Mountain" in German language, it is also used in other Germanic languages
KASPER German, Czech
From the given name KASPER.
KASTL German
From a pet form of the saint's name Castulus, itself a diminutive of the Latin adjective castus 'chaste'.
KATHRINER German (Swiss, Rare)
From the given name KATHRIN + er meaning "of, from."
KAU German
From Middle High German gehau "(mountain) clearing" hence a topographic name for a mountain dweller or possibly an occupational name for a logger.
KAU German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a mineshaft, from Middle High German kouw(e) "mining hut".
KAUS German
From a regional (Hessian) variant of the habitational name Kues, from a place on the Mosel river, probably so named from Late Latin covis "field barn", "rack" and earlier recorded as Couese, Cobesa.
KAUSCH German
Pet name derived from the Old High German personal name Gozwin, of uncertain origin.
KAUSCH German
From a medieval form of the Old High German personal name CHUZO.
KAUT German
Netonymic occupational name for a flax grower or dealer, from Middle High German kute, from Kaut(e) "male dove", hence a metonymic occupational name for the owner or keeper of a dovecote.
KAUT German
Topographic name from the Franconian dialect word Kaut(e) "hollow", "pit", "den".
KAUTZ German
Nickname for a shy or strange person, from Middle High German kuz "screech owl".
KAUTZMANN German
Variant of KAUTZ, with the addition of Middle High German -man "man".
KAYLOR Scottish, German
Variant of Scottish KEILLOR.... [more]
KAYSER German
Variant of KAISER.
KEEL German (Swiss)
Swiss German variant of Kehl.
KEEL German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German KÜHL (see Kuhl), KIEHL, or KIEL.
KEGLER German
Nickname for a skilled or enthusiastic skittles player, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kegel meaning "skittle", "pin".
KEHLER German
Habitational name from various places called Kehl, notably the town across the Rhine from Strasbourg. In some cases it may be a variant of KÖHLER.
KEIM German
Unknown.
KEINATH German
Possibly a variant of Keinrath, from the personal name KONRAD. ... [more]
KEINER German
Reduced form of the personal name Kagenher, from Old High German gagan 'against' + heri 'army'.
KEIPER German
Similar to the origins of Kuiper (Dutch) and Cooper (English), Keiper was an occupation which means "cooper" or "barrelmaker".
KELCH German
nickname from Middle High German kelch "double chin", "goiter". from another meaning of Middle High German kelch "glass", "chalice", hence a metonymic occupational name for a chalice maker or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a chalice.
KELLEN German
From the name of a place in Rhineland, which is derived from Middle Low German kel (a field name denoting swampy land) or from the dialect word kelle meaning "steep path, ravine".
KELM German
Germanized form of Polish Chelm ‘peak’, ‘hill’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a pointed summit, or habitational name from a city in eastern Poland or any of various other places named with this word.
KELSCH German (Anglicized)
Partly Americanized form of German KOELSCH.
KEMERER German
From the Old German word "kämmerer," which means "chamberlain." A chamberlain was the person in charge of the noble household; to him would fall the duty of ensuring that the castle and court of the noble ran smoothly.
KEMPER German, Dutch
German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp ... [more]
KEPLER German
From Middle High German kappe meaning "hooded cloak". This was an occupational name for someone who made these kind of garments. A notable bearer was German astronomer and mathematician JOHANNES Kepler (1571–1630).
KERBOW French
Possibly derived from the French word 'corbeau', meaning "raven".
KERGOAT Breton, French
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and koad "Woods".
KERSTEIN German
Derived from -kirsch "cherry" and -stein "stone", variant of KIRSTEIN.
KESLER German, Dutch, Jewish
It is an occupational name that means coppersmith. In alpine countries the name derived from the definition: the one living in the basin of a valley.
KESSEL German
From the Middle High German kezzel meaning "kettle, cauldron"; either an occupational surname for a maker of copper cooking vessels or a habitational/topographic name derived from the same word.
KESSLER German, Jewish
Denotes a coppersmith or maker of copper cooking vessels, derived from Middle High German kezzel meaning “kettle, cauldron”.
KEUCH German
Variation of KUCH.
KIEBLER German
Comes from the Middle High German word "kübel" meaning a "vat," or "barrel." As such it was an occupational name for a cooper, or barrel maker.
KIEFER German
Kiefer is German for jaw (jaw bone) or pine tree.... [more]
KIEL German
German surname of several possible origins and meanings.... [more]
KIENER German (Swiss)
Nickname derived from the dialect verb chienen 'to whimper'.
KIESTLER German
Possibly a form of KISTLER an occupation name for a joiner or cabinet maker.
KIFF German
Topographic name from a Westphalian dialect Kiff "outhouse, tied cottage, shack".
KILBURG German, Luxembourgish
"Kyll castle," from German burg (castle) near the Kyll river in Germany. Also "wedge mountain" in Swedish: kil (wedge) and berg (mountain).
KILIAN German, Dutch, Polish, Czech
from the Irish personal name Cillín (see KILLEEN).
KILL German, Dutch
Possibly from a short form of KILIAN.
KILL German
A habitational name for someone from a place named Kill.
KILLIAN Irish (Anglicized, Modern), German
Meaning "little church". From cill (Irish for "church") and -ín, a Gaelic diminutive.
KILMESTER German
Kilmester is attested as a surname near Rostock in the 13th century.
KIND English, German, Jewish, Dutch
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Middle High German kint, German Kind ‘child’, hence a nickname for someone with a childish or naive disposition, or an epithet used to distinguish between a father and his son... [more]
KINDLEBERGER German
One who lights bergs
KINKLE German
Derived from the Middle High German word "kunkel," which meant "spindle." It is thus supposed that the first bearers of this surname were spindle makers in occupation.
KINNE German, Dutch
German: From the female given name Kinne, a Silesian diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.... [more]
KIPPENBERGER German, French, Scottish
Mainly means "Shepard".
KIPPING German
German: habitational name from a place named with Middle High German kip ‘point’, ‘peak’ or from Kippingen in the Rhineland.
KIPPS German
Topographical name for someone living on a hill, from Kippe 'edge', 'brink'.
KIRCHOFER German
German topographic name for someone living near a churchyard, or habitational name for the proprietor or tenant of a farm named as "Church Farm", from Middle High German kirche "church" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm".
KIRSCH German
Means 'cherry' in German, short form of KIRSCHSTEIN or other surnames starting with Kirsch.
KIRSCHENBAUM German
From German means "cherry tree".
KIRSCHSTEIN German
German surname meaning "cherry stone".
KIRSTEIN German
Derivative of the Latin personal name CHRISTIANUS, also an Americanized spelling of KIRSCHSTEIN.
KISER German
Variant of KAISER.
KISSEL German
From a pet form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf.
KISSINGER German
HouseofNames.com: The Kissinger surname derives from the Old High German word "kisil," meaning "pebble," or "gravel." The name may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of pebbles or gravel; or it may have evolved from any of several places named with this word.
KLARERSTEIN German
German surname meaning "Clear stone".
KLASS German
The name is patronymic and it comes from the German first name "Clausen" which is a variant of the name "Nicholas".
KLEEHAMMER German
Means "Cloverleaf hammer"
KLEFFNER German
Topographic name from Middle Low German clef, cleff "cliff", "precipice".
KLEFFNER German
Nickname for a prattler or gossip, from Middle High German, Middle Low German kleffer(er).
KLEINKNECHT German
A combining of the German word klein "small" and knecht "servant", originally an occupational name for a secondary hired hand. A famous historic figure who bore this surname was Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht (8 April 1722 in Ulm - 11 August 1794 in Ansbach), a German composer of many works of chamber music and symphonies, flutist and Kapellmeister (chapel master).
KLEINSCHMIDT German
Occupational surname which means "small smith", that is, a maker of small forged items and metal hand tools.
KLIEBERT German
Occupational name for a woodsman or woodworker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German klieben meaning "to cleave or split".
KLIEWER German, German (West Prussian), Mennonite
Germanized form of Dutch Kluiver, an occupational name for a court official, originally a hangman or torturer.
KLINGBEIL German
From Middle High German klingen "to ring or sound" and bīl "axe", literally "sound the axe", an occupational nickname for a journeyman, carpenter, shipwright (or any occupation involving the use of an axe)... [more]
KLINGEMANN German
A German occupational surname for a knife maker, literally meaning "knife maker" or "weapons smith", from the German word "Klinge", meaning "blade".
KLINGER German
Klinger is a German surname meaning ravine or gorge in Old German. The English variant of Klinger is CLINGER.
KLOPFENSTEIN German
It means striking stones
KLOSTERMANN German
Combination of "kloster" meaning "monastery," and common German suffix Mann.
KLUTZ German
The ancient and distinguished German surname Klutz is derived from the old Germanic term "Klotz," meaning "awkward, clumsy." The name was most likely initially bestowed as a nickname, either on someone who was clumsy or in an ironic way on someone who was exceptionally graceful.
KNAB German
Variant of Knabe.
KNABE German
German status name for a young man or a page, from Middle High German knabe (English knave). In aristocratic circles this term denoted a page or squire (a youth destined to become a knight), while among artisans it referred to a journeyman’s assistant or (as a short form of Lehrknabe) ‘apprentice’... [more]
KNAPE German
Variant of KNAPP.
KNAPP German
Occupational name from the German word Knapp or Knappe, a variant of Knabe "young unmarried man". In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings "servant", "apprentice", or "miner"... [more]
KNAPPE German
German variant of KNAPP.
KNAUS German
Comes from Middle High German knuz ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’, ‘daring’, hence a nickname for a haughty person. In Württemberg knaus (and in Switzerland knus) also meant ‘gnarl’, hence a nickname for a short, fat, gnarled person; topographic name for someone living on a hillock, from knaus ‘hillock’ in the Swabian and Alemannic dialects of German
KNAUSS German
A variant of KNAUS.
KNODEL German
dweller near a hilltop; descendant of Knut (hill, or white-haired); a lumpish, thickset person.
KNOEDLER German
Occupational name, probably for someone who made dumplings, from an agent derivative of Middle High German knödel.
KNOLL English, German, Jewish
English and German topographic name for someone living near a hilltop or mountain peak, from Middle English knolle ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll), Middle High German knol ‘peak’... [more]
KNORR German (Rare)
The name 'Knorr' was used by a collection of knights during the feudal period in Germanic History. Originally laborers to an existing feudal Lord, they gained their freedom and knight status after sucessfully protecting their master's land from invasion... [more]
KNUTZ German
Variant of KUNTZ
KOBOLDT German (Rare)
Derived from German Kobold (Middle High German kobolt) "kobold; hobgoblin; puck; imp".
KOCHENDORFER German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kochendorf, in Württemberg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Bohemia.
KÖCHER German
It literally means "quiver".
KOEHNLINE German
Believed to be a form of the German name KÖHNLEIN used by people who moved to America from Germany sometime during the 1800s.
KOELL Upper German (Rare)
(Koell) named used when came1880s to 1905 in America changed to( Kohl)... [more]
KOELSCH German
German from the adjective kölsch, denoting someone from Cologne (German Köln).
KOERNER German
Koerner is an occupational name for a grain merchant or possibly an administrator of a granary. ... [more]
KOHLHAAS German
Apparently a nickname from Middle Low German kōlhase, literally "cabbage rabbit".
KÖHN German
From the given name KÖHN.
KOHR German
1. occupational name for a guard or watchman on a tower, Middle Low German kure.... [more]
KOLB German
Comes from Middle High German KOLBE.
KOLDEN German, Norwegian
From Middle Low German kolt, kolde ‘cold’, a nickname for an unfriendly person; alternatively, it may be a habitational name, a shortened form of Koldenhof ‘cold farm’ in Mecklenburg (standardized form: Kaltenhof, a frequent place name in northern Germany, East Prussia, Bavaria, and Württemberg).Norwegian: habitational name from a farm called Kolden, from Old Norse kollr ‘rounded mountain top’.
KOLESAR Czech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
KOLKMANN German
Kolk is an old German word that means '' man who lives by the river'' and Mann is German for 'man'. The name Kolkmann comes from a man who lived by the North Rhine.
KOLL German
From the given name Colo or KOLOMAN. Alternatively derived from Middle Low German kolle "head".
KOLLAR German
Derived from the kolar "cartwright".
KÖLLE German
Variant of KOLL.
KÖLSCH German
From German kölsch, denoting someone from Cologne (Köln in German).
KONITZER German
A German habitational name for someone who lives in various places called Konitz in places like Thuringia, Pomerania, Moravia, or West Prussia.
KONRAD German
From the given name KONRAD.
KONZELMAN German
Orginating from KONRAD, which is a variant of CONRAD, meaning "brave counsel." The second half of the name indicates one who was a councilman or advisor to someone of importance or power.
KOPPEN German
Patronymic from a reduced pet form of the personal name JAKOB.
KOPPEN German
Habitational name from any of several places named Koppen.
KORBECI German, Albanian
German name for Korb "basket" changed over time to Korbeci
KORBEL German
Diminutive of Korb "basket".
KORN German
From Middle High German korn "grain", a metonymic occupational name for a factor or dealer in grain or a nickname for a peasant.
KORNFELD German, Jewish
Means "cornfield" in German.
KOSSOW German
unknown
KOT Polish, Slovak, Czech, Belarusian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
KOTEN German
Derived from German Kate / Kote, originally from Middle Low German kote "small house; hut".... [more]
KÖTH German
From Middle High German, Middle Low German kote ‘cottage’, ‘hovel’, a status name for a day laborer who lived in a cottage and owned no farmland.
KOTT German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
KRÄFT German, Jewish
Nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’.
KRAHE German, Spanish
From the German word Krähe, meaning "crow".... [more]
KRAHN German
German: nickname for a slim or long-legged person, from Middle Low German krane ‘crane’. Compare KRANICH.
KRAIS German, Brazilian
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Greis; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
KRANICH German
German: nickname for a long-legged or tall and slender person, from Middle High German kranech ‘crane’.
KRATT German
German metonymic occupational name for a ''basketmaker'', from Middle High German kratte ''basket''.
KRECHTER German
Possibly derived from KRÄMER
KREGER German
Mercenary or warrior for hire.
KREISEL German, Jewish
Jewish family name and originally a nickname for an active or disorganized person, derived from German kreisel meaning "spinning top, top", ultimately from kreis "circle". Alternatively, it could've be used as a nickname for a person with curly hair in the context of "spiral" or "curl".
KREMER German
Variant of KRÄMER.
KREPP German
topographic name for someone living in a hollow
KRESS German
From Middle High German kresse "gudgeon", hence probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way or an occupational name for a fisherman.
KRESS German
From Old High German krassig, gratag "greedy".
KRESS German
From a much altered pet form of the personal name ERASMUS.
KRETZER German
Occupational name for a basketmaker or a peddler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kretze 'basket'.
KREUTZ German
Topographical name for someone who lived near a cross set up by the roadside, in a marketplace, or as a field or boundary marker, from Middle High German kriuz(e) 'cross'.
KRIEG German
German word meaning "war"
KRIEGER German
Noun to kriegen, kämpfen meaning "to fight (with words)". Describes a person who likes to argue. A wrangler, a quarreler, a brawler. Literal translation "warrior", from the German noun krieg "war" and the suffix -er.
KRIEGSHAUSER German
Probably a habitational name for someone from an unidentified place called Kriegshaus, literally "war house".
KRIER German, Luxembourgish
Occupational name from Middle High German krier "herald".
KROLL German, Dutch, Polish
Nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krol 'curly', Middle Low German krulle 'ringlet', 'curl', Middle Dutch croel, crul (apparently a loanword from German)... [more]
KRONEN German
From German Krone 'crown', probably as an ornamental name. Or a nickname for a slender, long-legged individual, from a dialect form of Kranich.
KRONSTADT German
Means "crown state" (i.e., capital city) in German
KROOS German
Unknown
KRUMHOLZ Jewish, German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Krumbholz ‘bent timber’, ‘mountain pine’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a cartwright or wheelwright. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
KRUMWIEDE German
Location-based name for people who lived by a gnarled old willow tree.... [more]
KUCH German
German metonymic occupational name for a pastry cook, from German kuchen ‘cake’, or simply a variant of KOCH ‘cook’.
KUCHENMEISTER German
Occupational name for a master cook (literally "kitchen master"), a court official.
KUCHLER German (Rare)
Often confused with KÜCHLER a name for a cookie baker, Kuchler is a noble name for an old german family. Kuchler is origined in a city named Kuchl at the border of todays german bavaria... [more]
KUES German, Dutch
Habitational name from Cues, now part of Bernkastel-Kues in the Rhineland Palatinate.
KÜHL German, Low German
The spelling Kühl results from a folk-etymological association with High German kühl ‘cool’ (Middle High German küel(e), a nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’... [more]
KUHLMAN German
Nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm.’
KUHLMANN German
German (also Kühlmann) nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’ (see Kuhl).
KULP German
anglicized version of KOLBE
KÜLPER German
German cognate of CULPEPER.
KUMMEROW German
Habitational name from any of various places in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg called Kummerow.
KUNIS German, Dutch
From a derivative of the personal name KONRAD.
KÜNNEN German
Metronymic from the given name KUNIGUNDE.
KÜNZI German, Swiss, German (Austrian)
From a pet form of the personal name Kuntz.
KÜNZLER German
Nickname for a flatterer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German künzen "to flatter".
KUPFER German, Jewish
German (Küpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a worker or trader in copper, Middle High German kupfer, German Kupfer ‘copper’... [more]
KÜRSCHNER German
Occupational name for a furrier, Middle High German kürsenære, from Middle High German kürsen meaning "fur coat".
KURTZ German
Variant of KURZ.
KURZHALS German
Short Neck
KÜSTER German
It literally means "sexton".
KUTCH German (Anglicized)
Americanized variant of German KUTSCH.
KUTSCH German
Topographic name of Slavic origin, from Sorbian kut ‘corner’, ‘nook’. Variant of Kutsche, metonymic occupational name for a coachman or coachbuilder, from the Hungarian loanword kocsi (see KOCSIS).
KUTTELWASCHER German
Surname given to those who had the occupation of cleaning tripe. Combines the words kuttel meaning "tripe" and washer meaning "washer". Bearers of the surname typically live in Austria.
KUTZ Italian
Habitational name for someone from Kuhz, near Prenzlau.
KUTZ German
From a pet form of the personal name KONRAD.
KUTZLER German
This is the surname of my great-grandfather, of German ancestry.
LABORDE French
Occupational or status name for a tenant farmer, from borde "small farm" (from Frankish bord "plank") and the definite article la.
LABOSSIERE French
Norman habitational name from a common village name La Boissière, meaning 'wooded area', from bois 'wood'. possibly a metronymic, from a feminine derivative of BOSSIER 'cooper', denoting the 'wife of the cooper'.
LABRIE French
Topographic name from l’abri meaning "the shelter", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
LACKYARD French (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of French surname, Lacaillade.
LACOMBE French
French (western and southwestern): topographic name for someone living in or near a ravine, from la combe ‘the ravine’ (a word of Gaulish origin, related to English Combe).... [more]
LADOUCEUR French
french canadian
LADSTETTER German
JEWS AND GREMAM
LA FORGE French
This is my Grandmother's maiden name
LAGASSE French
French: nickname from Old French agace, agasse ‘magpie’ + the definite article l’.
LAGHI Italian
Possibly originated to denote someone from the Italian town of Laghi.
LAGRANGE French
French: topographic name for someone who lived by a granary, a variant of GRANGE, with the definite article la.
LAHAIE French
Locational name for someone who lived near a hedge or large bush, from old French "La" the and "Haie" hedge.
LAHNER German, Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lahn in Hungary and Germany. In southern Germany and Austria, Lahn denotes a place where there had been an avalanche or landslide, from Middle High German laen, lēne meaning "avalanche".
LA LIVERES French
Means 'the books' in French
LALONDE French
French (Normandy): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, so named from Old Norse lundr ‘grove’, with the definite article la.
LAMANTIA Italian
Italian:vail, the last name of a general in Palrmo, Sicily, Italy.
LA MARCA Italian
Means 'the mark' in Italian.
LAMARCHE French
French: topographic name or habitational name, a variant of LaMarque.
LAMBERG German
Habitational name from any of several places so called in Bavaria, Westphalia, and Schleswig-Holstein.
LAMBERS French
Means "illustrious land", variant of LAMBERT
LAMBILLOTTE French (Modern)
Currently, a common name in Wallonia, Belgium with some descendants in USA. Believed to be derived from three terms..."lamb" "ill" "otte". The first term has remained unchanged from early Germanic term; the second is latin for "of the" and the third a dimiuative or feminine form suffix... [more]
LAMBORGHINI Italian
Probably from Germanic landa "land" and burg "fortress, castle".
LAMONT Scottish (Modern), Northern Irish, French
Scottish and northern Irish: from the medieval personal name Lagman, which is from Old Norse Logmaðr, composed of log, plural of lag ‘law’ (from leggja ‘to lay down’) + maðr, ‘man’ (genitive manns).... [more]
L'AMOREAUX French
French surname meaning "The Lovers"
LAMOUREAUX French
Means "the lover" in French. It would be the nickname of an amorous person.
LAMPERT German, English
German & English variant of LAMBERT.... [more]
LAND English, German
Topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, "land, territory". This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.
LANDE French, Norwegian, Jewish
French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, lande (from Gaulish landa ‘space’, ‘land’), or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places named La Lande from this word.... [more]
LANDIS German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German nickname for a highwayman or for someone who lays waste to the land, from Middle High German landoese.
LANDRY French, English
From the Germanic personal name Landric, a compound of land "land" and ric "powerful, ruler".
LANGHANS German
German and Dutch: distinguishing nickname for a tall man (see LANG) called HANS.
LANGWIESNER German
Derived from location means 'Long field'
LANSDOWNE French, English
The first marquis lansdowne, land owners for there lords and farmers also know as tenants.
LANTZ German
Habitational name from places called Lanz or derived from the given name LANZO.
LAPETINA South American, Italian (?)
Possibly from Italian La Petina, the meaning of which is uncertain.
LAPIN French
Means "Rabbit" in French.
LAPORTE French
Topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (and often was in charge of them; thus in part a metonymic occupational name), from Old French porte "gateway", "entrance" (from Latin porta, "door", "entrance"), with the definite article la... [more]
LAPP German
From Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person.... [more]
LARCELLA Italian
Variation of LAURICELLA, from a pet form of LAURA.
LARIVIÈRE French (Modern)
From the region of Bourgoigne, in France, meaning 'the river'. The name is likely a topographic reference to the physical location, likely a river in this case.
LAROSA Italian
Means "rose" in italian.
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