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ALTHUIS Dutch
Dutch cognate of ALTHAUS.
ALTIMARI Italian
Derived from the given name Altimaro, an alteration of ADELMAR.
ALTING Dutch
Means "ALTE (2)'s farm" in Dutch.
ALTINK Dutch
Variant of ALTING.
ALTOVITI Italian (Rare)
Derived from the Lombard given name ALTWIDUS.
ALUNNI Italian
From Italian alunno meaning "student".
ALVARADO Spanish
From a Spanish place name, possibly derived from Spanish alba "white".
ÁLVAREZ Spanish
Means "son of ÁLVARO".
ALVARSSON Swedish
Means "son of ALVAR".
ALVES Portuguese
Means "son of ÁLVARO".
ALVEY English
Derived from the given name ÆLFWIG.
ALVIN English
Variant of ELWYN.
AMADEI Italian
Means "son of AMADEO".
AMADOR Spanish
Derived from the given name AMADOR.
AMADORI Italian
Means "son of AMATORE".
AMALBERTI Italian
Means "son of Amalberto", from the Germanic name AMALBERT.
AMANTEA Italian
From the name of a town in Calabria, Italy. It is possibly derived from Arabic (dating from the Arab raids of the 9th century) meaning "the fortress".
AMATO Italian
From the given name AMATO.
AMATORE Italian
From the given name AMATORE.
AMBROGI Italian
Means "son of AMBROGIO".
AMBROSI Italian
Means "son of AMBROGIO".
AMERIGHI Italian
Means "son of AMERIGO".
AMJAD Arabic
Derived from the given name AMJAD.
AMORETTO Italian
From a diminutive of the given name AMORE.
AMOS Jewish
From the given name AMOS.
AMSEL (1) Jewish
Derived from the given name ANSHEL.
AMSEL (2) German
Means "blackbird" in German.
AMSING Dutch
Means "AMSE's farm" in Dutch.
AMUNDSEN Norwegian
Means "son of AMUND".
ANAND Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANIAS Dutch
From the Latin given name ANANIAS.
ANDELA Dutch
From the given name ANDREAS.
ANDERSON English
Means "son of ANDREW".
ANDERSSON Swedish
Means "son of ANDERS". This is the most common surname in Sweden.
ANDONOV Bulgarian
Means "son of ANDON".
ANDRÉ French
Derived from the given name ANDRÉ.
ANDREAS German, Greek
Derived from the given name ANDREAS.
ANDREASEN Danish
Means "son of ANDREAS".
ANDREASSON Swedish
Means "son of ANDREAS".
ANDRÉS Spanish
Derived from the given name ANDRÉS.
ANDRES German
Derived from the given name ANDREAS.
ANDREU Catalan
From the given name ANDREU.
ANDREWS English
Means "son of ANDREW".
ANDRIES Dutch
Derived from the given name ANDRIES.
ANDRIESSEN Dutch
Means "son of ANDRIES".
ANDRINGA Dutch
Means "ANDRIES's farm" in Dutch.
ANDRYSIAK Polish
Means "son of ANDRZEJ".
ANEMA Frisian
Means "son of ANE (2)".
ANGENENT Dutch
Referred to person who lived at the end of the road or the village, derived from Dutch an gen ent meaning "at the end".
ANGHELESCU Romanian
Means "son of ANGHEL".
ANGIOLI Italian
Means "son of ANGIOLO".
ANGUS Irish, Scottish
From the given name AONGHUS.
ANHOLTS Dutch
Originally denoted a person from Anholt in the Netherlands, which means "hold, rest" in Dutch (a place where people could rest for the night).
ANJEMA Frisian
Denoted a person from the village of Anjum in the Netherlands. It possibly means "corner" in Dutch.
ANKER Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Metonymic surname for a sailor, meaning "anchor" in Dutch, Danish and Norwegian.
ANNEMA Frisian
Means "son of ANNE (2)".
ANNEVELINK Dutch
From Dutch aan 't veldink meaning "next to the little field".
ANSALDI Italian
Means "son of ANSALDO".
ANSEL English
Derived from the given name ANSELM.
ANSELMETTI Italian
Means "son of Anselmetto", a diminutive of ANSELMO.
ANSELMI Italian
Means "son of ANSELMO".
ANSON English
Means "son of AGNES".
ANTAL Hungarian
Derived from the given name ANTAL.
ANTEMA Frisian
Means "son of ANTE (2)".
ANTIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of ANTO" or "son of ANTE (1)".
ANTONELLI Italian
Means "son of ANTONELLO".
ANTONESCU Romanian
Means "son of ANTON".
ANTONINI Italian
Means "son of ANTONINO".
ANTONINO Italian
Derived from the given name ANTONINO.
ANTONIO Spanish
Derived from the given name ANTONIO.
ANTONIOU Greek
Means "son of ANTONIOS".
ANTONIS Greek, Dutch
Derived from the given name ANTONIS or ANTONIUS.
ANTONISE Dutch
Derived from the given name ANTONIUS.
ANTONISEN Danish
Means "son of ANTON".
ANTONSEN Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of ANTON".
ANTOV Bulgarian
Means "son of ANTON".
ANTUMA Frisian
Variant of ANTEMA.
ANTÚNEZ Spanish
Means "son of ANTONIO".
APELDOORN Dutch
From the name of a city in the Netherlands, meaning "apple tree" in Dutch.
APOSTOLOV Bulgarian
Means "son of APOSTOL".
APPELHOF Dutch
Indicated a person who lived by or at an apple garden, from Dutch appel "apple" and hof "garden, courtyard".
APPELO Dutch
Indicated a person who was from a farm called Aperloo, probably a derivative of appel meaning "apple".
APPERLO Dutch
Variant of APPELO.
APPLEBY English
From the name of various English towns, derived from Old English æppel "apple" and Old Norse býr "farm, settlement".
APPLETON English
From the name of several English towns, meaning "orchard" in Old English (a compound of æppel "apple" and tun "enclosure, yard").
APTED English
Probably from an unidentified place name meaning "up tower" in Old English.
AQUILA Italian
From a nickname meaning "eagle" in Italian.
AQUINO Italian, Spanish
From the name of an Italian town near Rome, derived from Latin aqua meaning "water", the home town of the 13th-century saint Thomas Aquinas. In Italy the surname is derived directly from the town's name. As a Spanish-language surname, it was sometimes bestowed by missionaries in honour of the saint as they evangelized in Spanish colonies.
ARANY Hungarian
Means "golden" in Hungarian. A famous bearer of the name was Hungarian poet János Arany (1817-1882).
ARAP Turkish
Means "Arab" in Turkish.
ARAÚJO Portuguese
Denoted a person hailing from one of the many areas that bear this name in Portugal, which is of unknown meaning.
ARAUJO Spanish
Spanish form of ARAÚJO.
ARAULLO Filipino
Form of ARAÚJO especially common in the Philippines.
ARAYA Spanish
Denoted a person from Araia in the Basque Country, Spain. It is of uncertain meaning.
ARBEID Dutch
From Dutch arbeid meaning "work".
ARBEIDER Dutch
From Dutch arbeider meaning "worker".
ARBEIT German
From German arbeit meaning "work".
ARBORE Italian
From Latin arbor meaning "tree".
ARCE Spanish
Means "maple tree" in Spanish.
ARCHAMBAULT French
From the archaic French given name Archambault, which is related to ARCHIBALD.
ARCHER English
Occupational name for one who practiced archery, from Latin arcus "bow" (via Old French).
ARDELEAN Romanian
From the Romanian region of Ardeal, also called Transylvania. It is possibly derived from Hungarian erdő meaning "forest".
ARDICCIONI Italian
Means "son of Ardiccione", a derivative of ARDITO.
ARDIZZONE Italian
From a diminutive of the given name ARDITO.
ARDOVINI Italian
Means "son of ARDUINO".
ARECHAVALETA Spanish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Aretxabaleta in Spain. It means "oak trees" in Basque.
ARENA Italian
Italian cognate of ARENAS.
ARENAS Spanish
From various Spanish place names, which are derived from Spanish arena meaning "sand".
ARENDONK Dutch
Denoted a person from Arendonk, a town between in northern Belgium. It is derived from arend "eagle" and donk "hill".
ARENDS Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
ARENDSEN Dutch
Variant of ARENDS.
ARENTS Dutch
Variant of ARENDS.
ARENTZ Dutch
Variant of ARENDS.
ARGALL Cornish
From a place name meaning "shelter, quiet place" in Cornish.
ARGYRIS Greek
Means "silver" in Greek.
ARIESEN Dutch
Means "son of ARIS (2)".
ARISSEN Dutch
Variant of ARIESEN.
ARITZA Spanish, Basque
From Basque aritz meaning "oak tree". This was a nickname of Iñigo, the first king of Pamplona, Spain (9th century).
ARKEMA Frisian
Means "son of ARKE".
ARKES Dutch
Means "son of ARKE".
ARKWRIGHT English
Occupational name meaning "chest maker", from Middle English arc meaning "chest, coffer" and wyrhta meaning "maker, craftsman".
ARLOTTI Italian
Means "son of ARLOTTO".
ARMANDO Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the given name ARMANDO.
ARMANI Italian
Means "son of ERMANNO".
ARMATI Italian
From Italian armato meaning "armed, armoured, equipped".
ARMBRUSTER German
Means "crossbow maker" from German armbrust "crossbow". The word armbrust was originally from Latin arcuballista meaning "bow ballista", but was modified under the influence of German arm "arm" and brust "breast".
ARMISTEAD English
Means "hermitage", indicating a person who lived near one, from Middle English ermite "hermit" and stede "place".
ARMSTRONG English
Means "strong arm" from Middle English. Tradition holds that the family is descended from Siward, an 11th-century Earl of Northumbria. Famous bearers of this name include the Americans Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), a jazz musician, and Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), an astronaut who was the first person to walk on the moon.
ARNESEN Norwegian
Means "son of ARNE (1)".
ARNOLD English
Derived from the given name ARNOLD.
ARNOLFI Italian
Means "son of ARNOLFO".
ARNONI Italian
Means "son of Arnone" from the medieval name Arnone, of uncertain origin.
ARNTZ Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
ARNTZEN Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
ARNTZENIUS Dutch
Latinate form of ARNTZEN.
ARREOLA Spanish
Variant of ARRIOLA, found predominantly in Mexico.
ARRIGHETTI Italian
Means "son of Arrighetto", a diminutive of the given name ARRIGO.
ARRIGHI Italian
Means "son of ARRIGO".
ARRIGUCCI Italian
Means "son of Arriguccio", a diminutive of the given name ARRIGO.
ARRINGTON English
From the name of a town in Cambridgeshire, originally meaning "Earna's settlement" in Old English (Earna being a person's nickname meaning "eagle").
ARRIOLA Spanish, Basque
From Basque place names, themselves derived from Basque arri "stone" and -ola "place of, house".
ARTHUR English, French
From the given name ARTHUR.
ARTHURSON English
Means "son of ARTHUR".
ARTHURSSON Swedish
Means "son of ARTHUR".
ARTS (1) Dutch
Means "son of AART".
ARTS (2) Dutch
Dutch cognate of ARZT.
ARTZ Dutch
Means "son of AART".
ÅRUD Norwegian
From Norwegian å meaning "river, stream" and the archaic word rud meaning "clearing".
ARZT Dutch
Means "doctor, physician" in German, ultimately from Latin archiater.
ASENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of ASEN".
ASH English
From Old English æsc meaning "ash tree", indicating a person who lived near ash trees.
ASHLEY English
Denoted a person hailing from one of the many places in England that bear this name. The place name itself is derived from Old English æsc "ash tree" and leah "woodland, clearing".
ASHWORTH English
From an English place name meaning "ash enclosure" in Old English.
ASÍS Spanish
Originally denoted a person from the Italian city of Assisi (called Asís in Spanish).
ASJES Dutch
Variant of ASKES.
ASKES Dutch
Means "son of Aske", a diminutive of ASSE.
ASLAN Turkish
From the given name ASLAN.
ASSELMAN Dutch
Denoted a person from Assel, Asselt or Hasselt, the name of communities in the Netherlands and Belgium. They derive from Germanic asc "ash tree" and lauha "woods on sandy soil", or hasal "hazel tree".
ASSENBERG Dutch
From Dutch es meaning "ash tree" (plural essen) and berg meaning "mountain".
ASSENDORP Dutch
From the name of a place called Assendorp, composed of Dutch essen and dorp, meaning "ash tree village".
ASSIES Dutch
Means "son of ASSE".
ASSINK Dutch
From a place name meaning "ASSE's farm".
ASTON (1) English
From a place name meaning "east town" in Old English.
ASTON (2) English
From the Old English given name ÆÐELSTAN.
ASTRAUSKAS Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of OSTROWSKI.
ASTURIAS Spanish
From the name of a region in Spain, formerly a medieval kingdom. It is possibly derived from Basque asta "rock" and ur "water".
ATCHISON Scots
Scots form of ATKINSON.
ATELJEVIĆ Serbian
Probably from Hatelji, the name of a town in Serbia, which is of unknown meaning.
ATKINS English
Means "son of Atkin", a medieval diminutive of ADAM.
ATKINSON English
Means "son of Atkin", a medieval diminutive of ADAM.
ATSMA Frisian
Means "son of ATSE".
ATTAR Persian
From Persian عطر ('atir) meaning "fragrance, perfume", ultimately from Arabic. It probably denoted a seller of perfume.
ATTAWAY English
Means "at the way", originally denoting someone who lived close to a road.
ATTEBERRY English
Means "dweller at the fortified town" from Middle English at and burh "fortified place".
ATWATER English
From Middle English meaning "dweller at the water".
ATWOOD English
From Middle English meaning "dweller at the wood".
AUDLEY English
From a place name meaning "EALDGYÐ's clearing" in Old English.
AUE German
From German meaning "meadow by a river, wetland". There are many places with this name in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
AUER German
From German aue meaning "meadow by a river, wetland".
AUGUSTIN French, German
From the given name AUGUSTIN.
AUGUSTINE English
From the given name AUGUSTINE (1).
AUKEMA Frisian
Means "son of AUKE".
AUKES Dutch
Dutch form of AUKEMA.
AUST German
Derived from Aust, an archaic diminutive of AUGUST.
AUSTIN English
Derived from the given name AUSTIN.
AVAGYAN Armenian
Means "son of AVAG".
AVAKIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ավագյան (see AVAGYAN).
AVCI Turkish
Means "hunter" in Turkish.
AVERESCH Dutch
From a place name, possibly from a dialectal variation of Dutch over meaning "over" combined with esch meaning "ash tree".
AVERILL English
Derived from the feminine given name EOFORHILD.
AVERY English
Derived from a Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.
AVESKAMP Dutch
From a place name meaning "edge of camp" in Dutch.
AVRAHAM Jewish
From the given name ABRAHAM.
AXELSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of AXEL".
AXELSSON Swedish
Means "son of AXEL".
AYERS (1) English
From Middle English eir meaning "heir".
AYERS (2) English
Derived from the given name EALHHERE.
AYERS (3) English
Indicated a person from the town of Ayr in Scotland. The town was named for the river that flows through it, itself derived from an Indo-European root meaning "water".
AYLMER English
Derived from the Old English name ÆÐELMÆR.
AYODELE Western African, Yoruba
From the given name AYODELE.
AYTON English
From the name of towns in Berwickshire and North Yorkshire. They are derived from Old English ea "river" or eg "island" combined with tun "enclosure, yard, town".
AZAROLA Basque
Possibly from Basque azeri meaning "fox".
AZZARÀ Italian
Sicilian name, derived from Greek dialects of southern Italy. It is from Greek ψαρας (psaras) meaning "fisherman".
BAAIMAN Dutch
Means "son of Baaij", the given name Baaij being a diminutive of names like BAUGULF, BOUDEWIJN or BERNARD.
BAAK Dutch
From the given name BAAK.
BAANDERS Dutch
Dutch cognate of BANNER.
BAAR Dutch
Variant of BAARS.
BAARDA Frisian
From the name of the town of Baard in the Netherlands, possibly derived from a given name that was a variant of BERT.
BAARDSEN Norwegian
Means "son of BÅRD".
BAARDWIJK Dutch
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly from Baard, a variant of BERT, and wijk meaning "neighbourhood, district".
BAARS Dutch
Indicated a person coming from the town of Beers in the Netherlands.
BAARSMA Frisian
Indicated a person coming from the small town of Beers in Frisia.
BAART Dutch
Means "beard" in Dutch, originally describing a person who wore a beard.
BAAS Dutch
Means "boss, overseer" in Dutch.
BAASCH Low German
From Middle Low German baas meaning "boss".
BABCOCK English
Derived from the medieval name Bab, possibly a diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW or BARBARA.
BABIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Matronymic surname derived from Slavic baba "old woman".
BABIČ Slovene
Slovene form of BABIĆ.
BABIN French
From the given name Babin, a medieval diminutive of BABYLAS.
BACH German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Middle High German bach meaning "stream". This name was borne by members of the Bach musical family, notably the composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).
BACHCHAN Indian, Hindi
From Hindi बच्चा (bachcha) meaning "child", a word of Persian origin. This surname was adopted by the Indian poet Harivansh Rai Srivastava (1907-2003).
BACHMAN German
Anglicized form of BACHMANN.
BACHMANN German
Denoted a person who lived near a stream, from German bach "stream" and mann "man".
BACHMEIER German
Originally referred to a farmer whose farm was beside a stream, from Middle High German bach "stream" and meier "steward, tenant farmer".
BACHVAROV Bulgarian
Patronymic from Bulgarian бъчвар (bachvar) meaning "cooper, barrel maker".
BÄCKER German
Variant of BECKER, mostly found in northern Germany.
BACKUS English
Means "bakery", an occupational name for a baker, from Old English bæchus literally "bake house".
BADCOCK English
From a diminutive of the medieval given name BADA.
BADEM Turkish
Derived from a Turkish word meaning "almond".
BADER German
Derived from Old High German bad "bath", most likely referring to a bath attendant.
BAGER Danish
Danish cognate of BAKER.
BAGGI Italian
Variant of BAGGIO.
BAGGIO Italian
Originally denoted a person from the Italian town of Baggio (now part of Milan). It is probably derived from Latin Badalocum meaning "watch place".
BAGHDASSARIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Բաղդասարյան (see BAGHDASARYAN).
BAGLEY English
From various English place names, all derived from Old English bagga "bag, badger" combined with leah "woodland, clearing".
BAGLIO Italian
Italian cognate of BAILEY.
BAGNI Italian
From Latin balnea "bath", referring to a person who worked as a bath house attendant.
BAGNOLI Italian
Diminutive form of BAGNI.
BÄHR German
From Middle High German bër "bear" or ber "boar". This was originally a nickname for a strong or brave person.
BAI Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white".
BAIER German
Variant of BAYER.
BAILEY English
From Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", which comes via Old French from Latin baiulus "porter".
BAINES (1) Welsh
From Welsh ab Einws meaning "son of Einws", a diminutive of EINION.
BAINES (2) English
From a nickname derived from Old English ban "bones", probably for a thin person.
BAIRD Scottish
Anglicized form of MAC AN BAIRD.
BAJUSZ Hungarian
Means "moustache", from Hungarian bajusz.
BAKALOV Bulgarian
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian bakalin meaning "grocer".
BAKEMA Frisian
Means "son of Bake", a diminutive of BAAK.
BAKER English
Occupational name meaning "baker", derived from Middle English bakere.
BAKHUIZEN Dutch
Means "bakery" from Dutch bak "bake" and huis "house", an occupational name for a baker.
BAKKER Dutch
Dutch cognate of BAKER, from Middle Dutch backer.
BAKÓ Hungarian
Means "axeman" in Hungarian.
BĂLAN Romanian
Means "blond" in Romanian.
BALÁZS Hungarian
Derived from the given name BALÁZS.
BALBONI Italian
Derived from the given name BALBINO.
BALDI Italian
Derived from the given name BALDO.
BALDINI Italian
Derived from the given name Baldino, a diminutive of BALDO.
BALDINOTTI Italian
Derived from the given name Baldinotto, from the Latin name Baldinoctus, a diminutive of BALDO.
BALDOVINI Italian
Derived from the given name BALDOVINO.
BALDWIN English
Derived from the given name BALDWIN.
BALIK Turkish
From a Turkish word meaning "fish".
BÁLINT Hungarian
Derived from the given name BÁLINT.
BALL English
From Middle English bal, Old English beall meaning "ball". This was either a nickname for a rotund or bald person, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a ball-shaped feature.
BALODIS Latvian
Means "pigeon" in Latvian.
BALOGH Hungarian
Means "left handed" in Hungarian.
BANCROFT English
From any of the various places of this name, derived from Old English bean meaning "bean" and croft meaning "small enclosed field".
BANDERAS Spanish
Spanish cognate of BANNER.
BANDINI Italian
From the Latin name Bandinus, a derivative of Bandus, which is of unknown meaning.
BANDONI Italian
From Italian bandone meaning "sheet of iron".
BANDYOPADHYAY Bengali
From the name of the village of Bandoghat combined with upadhaya "instructor, priest".
BANÍK Slovak
Means "miner" in Slovak.