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BANNER English
Occupational name for a flag carrier, derived from Old French baniere meaning "banner", ultimately of Germanic origin.
BANNISTER English
From Norman French banastre meaning "basket". This was originally a name for a maker of baskets.
BÁRÁNY Hungarian
Means "lamb" in Hungarian.
BARÁTH Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian barát meaning "friend".
BARBER English, Scottish
Indicated a barber, one who cut hair for a living.
BARBIERI Italian
Italian cognate of BARBER.
BARDAKÇI Turkish
Means "glassmaker" from Turkish bardak "glass".
BARDSLEY English
From the name a village near Manchester, from the Old English given name BEORNRÆD and leah "woodland, clearing".
BARENDS Dutch
Means "son of BAREND".
BARIŞ Turkish
From the given name BARIŞ.
BARKER English
From Middle English bark meaning "to tan". This was an occupational name for a leather tanner.
BARLOW English
Derived from a number of English place names that variously mean "barley hill", "barn hill", "boar clearing" or "barley clearing".
BARNA Hungarian
Means "brown" in Hungarian.
BARNES English
Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn is derived from Old English bere "barley" and ærn "dwelling".
BARNETT English
Derived from Old English bærnet meaning "a place cleared by burning".
BARONE Italian
From the title barone "baron", derived via Latin from Germanic baro "man, warrior, servant".
BARR English
Indicated a person who lived near a barrier, from Old French barre.
BARRE French
French cognate of BARR.
BARRETT English
Probably derived from a Middle English word meaning "strife", originally given to a quarrelsome person.
BARROS Portuguese, Spanish
From the Portuguese and Spanish word barro meaning "clay, mud". This could either be an occupational name for a person who worked with clay or mud such as a builder or artisan, or a topographic name for someone living near clay or mud.
BARSAMIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Պարսամյան (see PARSAMYAN).
BARSOTTI Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from the Germanic word baro "man, warrior, servant".
BÁRTA Czech
From a given name that was a diminutive of BARTOLOMĚJ.
BARTA Hungarian
From the given name BARTA.
BARTALOTTI Italian
Means "son of Bartalotto", a diminutive of BARTOLO.
BARTOLOMEI Italian
Derived from the given name BARTOLOMEO.
BARTOLOMEO Italian
Derived from the given name BARTOLOMEO.
BARTON English
From a place name meaning "barley town" in Old English.
BARTOS Hungarian
From a given name that was a diminutive of BERTALAN.
BARTOŠ Czech, Slovak
Derived from Bartoš, a diminutive of BARTOLOMĚJ or BARTOLOMEJ.
BARTOSZ Polish
Derived from the given name BARTOSZ.
BARTRAM English
From the given name BERTRAM.
BARWEGEN Frisian
Derived from the name of a village in Frisia meaning "road to the dike".
BASILE Italian
From the given name BASILIO.
BASS English
English cognate of BASSO.
BASSANELLI Italian
Diminutive form of BASSANI.
BASSANI Italian
Derived from the place name Bassano, belonging multiple villages in Italy.
BASSI Italian
Variant of BASSO, common in northern Italy.
BASSO Italian
Originally a nickname for a short person, from Latin bassus "thick, low".
BASURTO Spanish
From the Basque place name Basurtu, a village (now part of Bilbao) in Biscay. It means "middle of the forest".
BATES English
Means "son of BATE".
BATESON English
Means "son of BATE".
BÁTHORY Hungarian
Originally indicated a person from Bátor, a village in Hungary, which might be of Turkic origin meaning "hero". This was the surname of a Hungarian noble family who historically controlled the town. One of the family members, Stephen Báthory, became the king of Poland in the 16th century.
BATTAGLIA Italian
From a nickname meaning "battle" in Italian.
BATTLE English
From a nickname for a combative person. In some cases it may come from the name of English places called Battle, so named because they were sites of battles.
BATTS English
Means "son of BATE".
BAUDIN French
From the given name Baud, French form of BALDO.
BAUER German
From Old High German bur meaning "peasant, farmer".
BAUERS German
Variant of BAUER.
BAUM German, Jewish
Means "tree" in German.
BAUMANN German, Jewish
From Middle High German bumann meaning "farmer, builder".
BAUMBACH German
From a place name meaning "tree stream" in German.
BAUMER German
Variant of BAUM.
BAUMGARTNER German
Occupational name for a person who worked or lived at an orchard, from German Baumgarten "orchard" (derived from Baum "tree" and Garten "garden").
BAUMHAUER German
Occupational name meaning "woodcutter", derived from German Baum "tree" and hauen "to chop".
BAUTISTA Spanish
Derived from the given name BAUTISTA.
BAXTER English
Variant (in origin a feminine form) of BAKER.
BAYER German
Originally denoted a person from Bavaria, from its German name BAYERN.
BAZZOLI Italian
From Italian bazza meaning "protruding chin".
BEAN English
English cognate of BOHN.
BEASLEY English
From the name of a place in Lancashire, from Old English beos "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing".
BEATTIE Scottish
From the medieval name Battie, a diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
BEAUCHÊNE French
From French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and chêne "oak".
BEAUFORT French
From various French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and fort "strong place, fortress".
BEAULIEU French
From various French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and lieu "place".
BEAUMONT French, English
From French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and mont "mountain".
BECK (1) English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Cognate of BACH, from Middle English bekke (from Old Norse), Low German beke or Old Norse bekkr all meaning "stream".
BECK (2) German
Variant of BECKER, from southern German beck.
BECK (3) English
From a nickname for a person with a big nose, from Middle English beke meaning "beak".
BECK (4) English
From Old English becca meaning "pickaxe", an occupational surname.
BECKENBAUER German
Means "farmer living by a stream" in German.
BECKER German
Derived from Middle High German becker meaning "baker".
BECKERT German
Variant of BECKER.
BECKETT English
Originally a diminutive of BECK (1) or BECK (3).
BECKHAM English
From an English place name meaning "Becca's homestead". The byname Becca means "pickaxe" in Old English. A famous bearer is retired English soccer player David Beckham (1975-).
BECSKEI Hungarian
Indicated a person from Becske, a town in Hungary, which might be derived from the given name BENEDEK.
BEDROSIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Պետրոսյան (see PETROSYAN).
BEGBIE Scottish
From the name of a town in East Lothian, Scotland. It is derived from the Old Norse given name BAGGI and býr "farm, settlement".
BEHREND German
Derived from the given name BERND.
BEHRENDS German
Derived from the given name BERND.
BEHRINGER German
From the given name BERENGAR.
BEIRNE Irish
Variant of O'BYRNE.
BEITEL German
Variant of BEUTEL.
BÉLANGER French
From the given name BÉRENGER.
BELANGER English
From the given name BERENGAR.
BELCHER English
From a Middle English version of Old French bel chiere meaning "beautiful face". It later came to refer to a person who had a cheerful and pleasant temperament.
BELL (1) English
From Middle English belle meaning "bell". It originated as a nickname for a person who lived near the town bell, or who had a job as a bell-ringer.
BELL (2) English
Derived from the given name Bel, a medieval short form of ISABEL.
BELLAMY French, English
From Old French bel ami meaning "beautiful friend".
BELLANDI Italian
Means "son of Bellando", from a medieval given name derived from Latin bellandus meaning "which is to be fought".
BELLANDINI Italian
Diminutive form of BELLANDI.
BELLEROSE French
Means "beautiful rose" in French.
BELLINCIONI Italian
Means "son of Bellincione", from a medieval name (borne for example by Dante's grandfather) that was probably a derivative of Italian bello "beautiful, fair".
BELLINI Italian
From Italian bello meaning "beautiful".
BELLO Spanish, Italian
Means "beautiful" in Spanish and Italian, originally a nickname for an attractive person.
BELLOMO Italian
From a nickname derived from Italian bello "beautiful, fair" and uomo "man".
BELLONI Italian
Augmented form of BELLO.
BELMONT French, English
French and English form of BELMONTE.
BELMONTE Spanish, Italian
From various place names in Italy and Spain meaning "beautiful mountain".
BELO Portuguese
Portuguese form of BELLO.
BELTZ German
Occupational name for a tanner of hides, derived from Middle High German belz meaning "fur".
BENBOW English
From a nickname "bend the bow" given to an archer.
BENCIVENNI Italian
Means "son of Bencivenne", from the medieval name Bencivenga, a Tuscan variant of BENVENUTO.
BENDTSEN Danish
Means "son of BENDT".
BENEDETTI Italian
From the given name BENEDETTO.
BENENATI Italian
Means "son of Benenato", a given name derived from Latin bene "good, well" and natus "good".
BENES Hungarian
Hungarian form of BENEŠ.
BENEŠ Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name BENEDIKT.
BENETTON Italian
Northern Italian variant of BENEDETTI.
BENGOETXEA Basque
Means "the house furthest down" from Basque bengo "furthest down" and etxe "house".
BENGTSDOTTER Swedish
Means "daughter of BENGT".
BENGTSSON Swedish
Means "son of BENGT".
BENINI Italian
Means "son of Benino" from a diminutive of Bene or Beno, short forms of BENEDETTO.
BENÍTEZ Spanish
Means "son of BENITO".
BENN English
From a short form of BENEDICT.
BENNET English
Derived from the medieval English given name BENNETT.
BENNETT English
Derived from the medieval English given name BENNETT.
BENSON English
Means "son of BENEDICT".
BENTLEY English
From a place name derived from Old English beonet "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing". Various towns in England bear this name.
BENTON English
Denoted someone who came from Benton, England, which is derived from Old English beonet "bent grass" and tun "enclosure".
BENTSEN Danish
Means "son of BENT (1)".
BENVENUTI Italian
Means "son of BENVENUTO".
BERAN Czech
Derived from Czech beran meaning "ram".
BERÁNEK Czech
Means "little ram, male lamb" in Czech.
BÉRANGER French
From the given name BÉRENGER.
BERARDI Italian
From the given name BERARDO.
BERG German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From a Germanic word meaning "mountain".
BERGAMASCHI Italian
Originally indicated an inhabitant of the city of BERGAMO in Lombardy.
BERGER (1) French
Occupational name meaning "shepherd", from Old French bergier.
BERGFALK Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg "mountain" and falk "falcon".
BERGLUND Swedish
Ornamental name from Swedish berg "mountain" and lund "grove".
BERGMAN Swedish
From Swedish berg "mountain" and man "man", originally a name for a person living on a mountain.
BERGSTRÖM Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg "mountain" and ström "stream".
BERIDZE Georgian
Means "son of the monk", from Georgian ბერი (beri) meaning "monk".
BÉRINGER French
From the given name BÉRENGER.
BERINGER German, English
From the given name BERENGAR.
BERKOVICH Jewish
Means "son of Berko" in Yiddish, Berko being a derivative of BER.
BERMÚDEZ Spanish
Means "son of BERMUDO".
BERNARD French, English, Dutch, Czech
From the given name BERNARD.
BERNAT Catalan
Derived from the given name BERNAT.
BERNE Irish
Variant of O'BYRNE.
BERNHARD German
From the given name BERNHARD.
BERRY English
Derived from a place name, which was derived from Old English burh "fortification".
BERTI Italian
Derived from the given name BERTO.
BERTOLINI Italian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name BERTOLDO.
BERTRAND French
Derived from the given name BERTRAND.
BĒRZIŅŠ Latvian
From Latvian bērzs meaning "birch tree".
BEST (1) English
Derived from Middle English beste meaning "beast", an occupational name for a keeper of animals or a nickname for someone who acted like a beast. A famous bearer of this surname was soccer legend George Best (1946-2005).
BEST (2) German
Derived from the name of the river Beste, meaning unknown.
BEULEN Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BEULENS Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BEUMER Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of BAUMER or BÖHMER.
BEUMERS Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of BAUMER or BÖHMER.
BEUTEL German
From Middle High German biutel meaning "bag", originally belonging to a person who made or sold bags.
BEVAN Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Evan meaning "son of EVAN".
BEVERLY English
Derived from the name of an English city, meaning "beaver stream" in Old English.
BEYER German
Variant of BAYER.
BEYERSDORF German
Means "farmers village", from German Bauer meaning "farmer" and Dorf meaning "village".
BEZUIDENHOUT Dutch
From Dutch zuid "south" and hout "forest". It refers to the south of the forest in The Hague.
BHATTACHARYA Bengali
From a Bengali title composed of the Sanskrit words भट्ट (bhatta) "scholar, lord" and आचार्य (acharya) "teacher".
BIAGI Italian
Means "son of BIAGIO".
BIANCARDI Italian
Italian form of BLANCHARD.
BIANCHI Italian
From Italian bianco meaning "white", originally given to a person who was white-haired or extremely pale.
BICCHIERI Italian
Means "drinking glasses" in Italian, referring originally to a person who made or sold them.
BIEBER German, Jewish
From Middle High German biber meaning "beaver", possibly a nickname for a hard worker.
BIERMANN German
Derived from German bier "beer" and mann "man". The name may have referred to a brewer or a tavern owner.
BİNİCİ Turkish
From the word binici meaning "rider, horseman".
BIONDI Italian
Means "fair-haired, blond" in Italian. This name was borne by the American swimmer Matt Biondi (1965-).
BIONDO Italian
Variant of BIONDI.
BIRD English
Occupational name for a person who raised or hunted birds.
BÍRÓ Hungarian
Derived from bíró meaning "judge" in Hungarian.
BISCHOFFS German
German cognate of BISHOP.
BISHOP English
Means simply "bishop", ultimately from Greek επισκοπος (episkopos) meaning "overseer". It probably originally referred to a person who served a bishop.
BISKUP Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak cognate of BISHOP.
BISSET English
From Old French bis meaning "drab, dingy", a nickname for someone who looked drab.
BJARNESEN Danish
Means "son of BJARNE".
BJÖRK Swedish
From Swedish björk "birch tree".
BJÖRKMAN Swedish
From Swedish björk "birch tree" and man "man".
BJÖRNSSON Swedish
Means "son of BJÖRN".
BLACK English
Means either "black" (from Old English blæc) or "pale" (from Old English blac). It could refer to a person with a pale or a dark complexion, or a person who worked with black dye.
BLACKBURN English
From the name of a city in Lancashire, meaning "black stream" in Old English.
BLACKMAN English
From a nickname, a variant of BLACK.
BLACKWOOD English, Scottish
From an English place name meaning "black wood".
BLÁHA Czech
Derived from a diminutive of BLAŽEJ.
BLAIR Scottish
From any one of several places of this name in Scotland, which derive from Gaelic blár meaning "plain, field, battlefield".
BLAISE French
Derived from the given name BLAISE.
BLAKE English
Variant of BLACK. A famous bearer was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).
BLAKELEY English
From name of various English places, derived from Old English blæc "black" and leah "woodland, clearing".
BLAKESLEY English
From the name of a town in Northamptonshire, itself meaning "Blæcwulf's meadow" in Old English. Blæcwulf is a byname meaning "black wolf".
BLANC French
Means "white" in French. The name referred to a person who was pale, or whose hair was blond.
BLANCHARD French, English
Derived from the given name BLANCHARD.
BLANCHET French
From a diminutive of the name BLANC.
BLANCO Spanish
Means "white" in Spanish. The name most likely referred to a person who was pale or had blond hair.
BLANXART Catalan
Catalan form of BLANCHARD.
BLAU German
Means "blue" in German, most likely used to refer to a person who wore blue clothes.
BLAŽEK Czech
Derived from a given name that was a diminutive of BLAŽEJ.
BLECHER German
Occupational name for someone who worked with tin or sheet metal, from German blech "tin".
BLEIER German
Occupational name for a worker of lead, derived from German blei "lead".
BLEVINS Welsh
Derived from the Welsh given name BLEDDYN.
BLOM Swedish
Means "bloom, flower" in Swedish.
BLOMGREN Swedish
From Swedish blomma meaning "flower" and gren meaning "branch".
BLOODWORTH English
Originally indicated someone from the town of Blidworth in Nottinghamshire, which was derived from the Old English byname Blīþa (meaning "happy, blithe") combined with worð "enclosure".
BLOXHAM English
From a place name meaning "Blocca's homestead". The Old English byname Blocca is of uncertain origin.
BLUE English
From a nickname for a person with blue eyes or blue clothing.
BLUM German, Jewish
Means "flower" in German and Yiddish.
BLUMENTHAL German, Jewish
Derived from German Blumen "flowers" and Thal "valley".
BLUMSTEIN Jewish
Ornamental name meaning "flower stone" in German.
BLYTHE English
From Old English meaning "happy, joyous, blithe".
BOATWRIGHT English
Occupational name meaning "maker of boats".
BOBAL Czech
Derived from Czech bob meaning "bean".
BODILSEN Danish
Means "son of BODIL".
BODNÁR Hungarian
Means "cooper, barrel maker" in Hungarian.
BODROGI Hungarian
Originally denoted someone living near the Bodrog, a river in northeastern of Hungary.
BOELENS Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BOELS Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BOER Dutch
Dutch form of BAUER.
BOEREFIJN Dutch
Possibly an adaptation of French beurre fin meaning "good butter".
BOERIO Italian
From Italian boaro meaning "cowherd".
BOGDANIĆ Croatian
Means "son of BOGDAN".
BOGNÁR Hungarian
Hungarian form of WAGNER.
BOGOMOLOV Russian
Patronymic derived from Russian богомол (bogomol) meaning "pious one, devotionalist".
BÖHLER German
Derived from the name of several German towns called Boll or Böhl, meaning "hill".
BÖHM German
Originally indicated a person from the region of BOHEMIA (Böhmen in German).
BÖHME German
Variant of BÖHM.
BOHN German
Occupational name for a bean grower, derived from Middle High German bone "bean".
BOIVIN French
Nickname for a wine drinker, from Old French boi "to drink" and vin "wine".
BOKOR Hungarian
Topographic name derived from Hungarian bokor "bush". This is also the name of a village in Hungary.
BOLÍVAR Spanish
From Bolibar, the name of a small Basque village, derived from Basque bolu "mill" and ibar "meadow". This name was borne by the revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
BOLKVADZE Georgian
From Georgian ბოლქვი (bolkvi) meaning "tuber, bulb".
BOLOGNA Italian
From the name of the city of Bologna in northern Italy. It may derive from a Celtic word meaning "settlement".
BOLTON English
From any of the many places in England called Bolton, derived from Old English bold "house" and tun "enclosure".
BONACCORSI Italian
From the given name BONACCORSO.
BONACCORSO Italian
From the given name BONACCORSO.
BONAVENTURA Italian
From the given name BONAVENTURA.
BOND English
Occupational name for a peasant farmer, from Middle English bonde.
BONDESAN Italian
Venetian name derived from the name of the town of Bondeno in northern Italy.
BONE (1) English
Derived from Old French bon meaning "good".
BONFILS French
Derived from Old French bon fils meaning "good son".
BONHAM English
English form of BONHOMME.
BONHEUR French
From Old French bonne heure meaning "good time", or "lucky".
BONHOMME French
Derived from Old French bon homme meaning "good man".
BONNAIRE French
French form of BONNER.
BONNAY French
Variant of BONNET.
BONNER English
From Middle English boneire "kind, courteous", derived from Norman French bon aire "good bloodline".
BONNET French
From the given name BONITUS.
BONNEY English
From northern Middle English boni meaning "pretty, attractive".
BONOMO Italian
Italian cognate of BONHOMME.
BOON (2) English
Originally indicated a person from the town of Bohon, in Manche in France. The town's name is of unknown origin.
BOON (3) Dutch
Dutch cognate of BOHN.
BOOTH English
Topographic name derived from Middle English both meaning "hut, stall".
BOOTSMA Frisian
Occupational name meaning "boatman", derived from Dutch boot "boat".
BORBÉLY Hungarian
Hungarian cognate of BARBER.
BORCHARD German
Derived from the given name BURKHARD.
BORCHARDT German
Derived from the given name BURKHARD.
BORDE French
From Frankish bord meaning "board, plank". This name belonged to a person who lived in a house made of planks.
BORG Swedish
From Swedish borg meaning "fortification, castle".
BORGHI Italian
Locative origin, from the common place name Borgo meaning "village".
BORGIA Italian
Italian form of BORJA. This was the name of an Italian noble family who were influential during the Renaissance period.