Yiddish Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Yiddish-speaking Jews. See also about Jewish names.
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ALTERMAN Yiddish
It literally means "old man".
APPEL German, Dutch, Jewish, Low German, Medieval Dutch, Yiddish
1. German: from the personal name Appel, a pet form of Apprecht (common especially in Thuringia and Franconia), itself a variant of Albrecht. ... [more]
APT German, Yiddish
German: variant of Abt.... [more]
BELIN Yiddish
Metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle).
BERMAN Yiddish
It literally means "bearman".
BLUMBARG Yiddish
It literally means "bloom barrow".
BLUMSHTEYN Yiddish
Original Yiddish form of Blumstein.
BRAND Yiddish
Has two meanings:... [more]
BREINES Yiddish
From the German braun "brown".
BROYNSHTEYN Yiddish
It literally means "brownstone".
CONNICK Yiddish
Variation on Koenig.
EHRENREICH German, Jewish, Yiddish
Jewish/Yiddish German ornamental surname meaning “Rich in honour”
EPLBOYM Yiddish
It means "apple tree", denoting either someone who planted them or lived near them.
FAYERMAN Yiddish
It literally means "fireman".
FAYNSHTEYN Yiddish
It literally means "fine stone".
FEDERMAN Yiddish
It literally means "feather man".
FEFERBARG Yiddish
It literally means "pepperbarrow".
FINKELSTEIN Yiddish, Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) ornamental compound name, literally 'sparkle stone', from Yiddish finkl 'sparkle' + stein 'stone'. See also Garfinkel.
FRISH Yiddish
Yiddish form of Frisch.
FUKS Yiddish
It literally means "fox".
GARFINKEL Yiddish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) ornamental name or nickname from Yiddish gorfinkl ‘carbuncle’, German Karfunkel. This term denoted both a red precious or semi-precious stone, especially a garnet or ruby cut into a rounded shape (in which case it is an ornamental name), and a large inflamed growth on the skin like a large boil (in which case it is a descriptive nickname).
GARFUNKEL Jewish, Yiddish
From גאָרפֿינקל‎ (gorfinkl), "carbuncle" in Yiddish, which in turns derives from German Karfunkel. A notable bearer of this surname is Art Garfunkel.... [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]
GOTLIBE Yiddish
Yiddish form of Gottlieb.
GRAF Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.
GROB Jewish, Yiddish
From Yiddish grob. May also mean "fat".
GUTNIK Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
HALBERSHTOT Yiddish
Yiddish form of Halberstadt. It was first adopted as a surname by Tzvi Hirsh, the rabbi of the eponymous Eastphalian town.
HAMEL Yiddish, Dutch, German
The name Hamel has three origins.... [more]
HAVERBUS Yiddish, Dutch
From Yiddish/Hebrew Haver (חבר) and Baruch (ברוך), thus literally "blessed friend".
HIMLFARB Yiddish
Means "color of the sky".
HONIKMAN Yiddish
It literally means "honeyman", possibly denoting a beekeeper.
HORNSHTEYN Yiddish
It literally means "hornstone".
HUBERTZ Yiddish
Yiddish form of the German-Jewish surname Huberowitz, meaning "son of Heber."
ITELSON Yiddish, German
Yiddish "Son of Itel"
KONICK Yiddish
Variation of Koenig.
KRAFTMEL Yiddish
It literally means "starch".
KUNIC Yiddish
Variation on Koenig.
LEVENSTEIN Jewish, Yiddish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, or perhaps an ornamental elaboration associated with the name Leyb; from Middle High German lewe ‘lion’, translating the Yiddish male personal name Leyb (see Low) + German stein ‘stone’, ‘rock’... [more]
MENDLSAN Yiddish
Yiddish form of Mendelssohn.
PANCEK Yiddish
Variant of Penzig.
RABINOVICH Yiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
RABINOVITCH Yiddish
Variant transcription of Rabinovich.
REYTBLAT Yiddish
Means "red leaf" in Yiddish. This is somewhat rare, chiefly used by Jews from Russia and Ukraine.
ROYZNBARG Yiddish
Yiddish form of Rosenberg.
SAFIR Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name from northeastern Yiddish dialect safir and German Saphir ‘sapphire’.
SAMET German, Jewish, Yiddish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of velvet, from Yiddish samet ‘velvet’ (German Samt, ultimately from Greek hexamiton, a compound of hex ‘six’ + mitos ‘thread’).
SCHECHTER Yiddish
Yiddish name meaning "butcher."
SCHRAM German, English, Yiddish
Derived from German Schramme (Middle High German schram(me)) and Yiddish shram, all of which mean "scar".
SHNAYDERMAN Yiddish
It literally means "snitherman".
SHPIGL Yiddish
Yiddish form of Spiegel.
SHPILBARG Yiddish
Yiddish form of Spielberg.
SHTEYNFELD Yiddish
It means "stone field".
SHTEYNHOYZ Yiddish
It literally means "stonehouse".
SHVARTSEBORD Yiddish
It literally means "black beard".
SISSELMAN Yiddish
Possibly from German meaning "sweet man"
SNYDER Dutch, English, German, Yiddish, Jewish
Means "tailor" in Dutch, an occupational name for a person who stitched coats and clothing.... [more]
TATELMAN Russian, Yiddish
Man who tats or sew
TEITELBOIM Yiddish (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Teytlboym.
TEYTLBOYM Yiddish
It literally means "date tree".
VASERSHTEYN Yiddish
It literally means "water stone".
VAYSEBLUM Yiddish
It literally means "white flower"
ZINGESER Jewish, Yiddish
Comes from Yiddish "ציו" meaning "Tin" and "גייסער" meaning "Smith".