All Surnames

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DE LEÓN Spanish
Referred to someone from the Leon region of Spain.
DELGADO Spanish, Portuguese
Means "thin" in Spanish and Portuguese, ultimately from Latin delicatus meaning "delicate, tender, charming".
DEL OLMO Spanish
Variant of OLMO.
DE LORENZO Italian
Means "son of LORENZO".
DE LUCA Italian
Means "son of LUCA (1)".
DEMETRIOU Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Δημητριου (see DIMITRIOU).
DEMİR Turkish
Means "iron" in Turkish, originally referring to an ironworker.
DEMİRCİ Turkish
Means "blacksmith" in Turkish.
DEMIROVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of DEMIR".
DEMPSEY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Díomasaigh meaning "descendant of Díomasach", a given name meaning "proud".
DENIAU French
Variant of DANIEL.
DENIAUD French
Variant of DANIEL.
DENIEL French
Variant of DANIEL.
DENIS French
From the given name DENIS.
DENMAN English
From Middle English dene "valley" combined with man.
DENNEL French
Variant of DANIEL.
DENNIS English
From the given name DENNIS.
DENZEL German
Variant of TANZER.
DENZIL English
From the place name Denzell, a manor in Cornwall, which is of unknown meaning.
DE PALMA Italian
Means "from the palm tree" in Italian.
DERBY English
Variant of DARBY.
DE REGE Italian (Rare)
Italian variant of REY (1).
DERICHS German
Means "son of DIRK".
DERRICK English
Derived from the given name Derrick (see DEREK). A famous bearer of this surname is the character Stephan Derrick from the German television series 'Derrick' (1974-1998).
DERRICKS English
Derived from the given name DERRICK.
DERRICKSON English
Means "son of DERRICK".
DESCHAMPS French
Means "from the fields", from French champ "field".
DESCOTEAUX French
Means "from the hillside", from French coteau "hillside".
DESJARDINS French
Means "from the gardens", from French jardin "garden".
DE SMET Flemish
Flemish variant of SMIT.
DESMOND Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Deasmhumhain meaning "South Munster", originally indicating a person who came from that region in Ireland.
DE SNAIJER Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
DESROCHES French
Means "from the rocks", from French roche "rock".
DESROSIERS French
Means "from the rose bushes", from French rosier "rose bush". It probably referred to a person who lived close to, or cared for a rose garden.
DEVEREUX English
Indicated a person from Evreux in France, itself named after the Gaulish tribe of the Eburovices, which was probably derived from a Celtic word meaning "yew".
DEVIN (1) Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surnames Ó DAMHÁIN or Ó DUBHÁIN.
DEVIN (2) English
Nickname for a person who acted divinely, from Old French devin "divine", ultimately from Latin.
DE VITIS Italian
Means "son of VITO", using a Latinized form of the given name.
DE VITO Italian
Means "son of VITO".
DEVLIN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Doibhilin meaning "descendant of Doibhilin", a given name that may be derived from the Gaelic term dobhail meaning "unlucky".
DE VRIES Dutch
Means "the Frisian" in Dutch, referring to a person from Friesland.
DE VROOME Dutch
Variant of VROOM.
DE WIT Dutch
Variant of DE WITTE.
DE WITTE Dutch
Means "the white" in Dutch, a nickname for a person with white hair.
DEXTER English
Occupational name meaning "dyer" in Old English (originally this was a feminine word, but it was later applied to men as well).
DÍAZ Spanish
Means "son of DIEGO" in Spanish.
DIBRA Albanian
From the Albanian name for the city of Debar in Macedonia, originally given to someone who came from there.
DI CAPRIO Italian
From the name of the island of Capri near Naples, itself possibly derived from Latin capra meaning "goat" or Greek καπρος (kapros) meaning "wild boar".
DICK English
From the given name DICK (1).
DICKENS English
From the medieval given name Dicun, a medieval diminutive of DICK (1). A famous bearer of this surname was the English writer Charles Dickens (1812-1870).
DICKINSON English
Means "son of Dicun", Dicun being a medieval diminutive of DICK (1). American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was a famous bearer.
DICKMAN English
From Old English dic "ditch" combined with man "man". It was originally a name for a ditch digger or someone who lived near a ditch.
DICKSON English
Means "son of DICK (1)".
DIEFENBACH German
From a German place name meaning "deep creek".
DIERICKX Flemish
Means "son of DIRK".
DIETER German
Derived from the given name DIETER.
DIETRICH German
Derived from the given name DIETRICH.
DIMITRIOU Greek
Means "son of DIMITRIOS".
DIMOV Bulgarian
Means "son of DIMO".
DI NAPOLI Italian
Means "from NAPLES" in Italian.
DIOLI Italian
Meaning unknown.
DI PASQUA Italian
Means "of Easter" in Italian.
DI PIETRO Italian
Means "son of PIETRO" in Italian.
DIRCHS Dutch (Rare)
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRCKS Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRCKSENS Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRCKX Flemish, Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRIX Flemish, Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRKS Dutch, German
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRKSE Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRKSEN Dutch, German
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRKX Dutch, Flemish
Means "son of DIRK".
DISNEY English
Means "from Isigny", referring to the town of Isigny in Normandy.
DI STEFANO Italian
Means "son of STEFANO".
DITTMAR German
Derived from the given name DIETMAR.
DIXON English
Means "DICK (1)'s son".
DOBOS Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian dob meaning "drum". Originally the name was given to someone who played drums or made them.
DOBREV Bulgarian
Means "son of DOBRI".
DOCTOR English
Originally denoted someone who was a doctor, ultimately from Latin doctor meaning "teacher".
DODGE English
From Dogge, a medieval diminutive of ROGER.
DOHERTY Irish
From the Irish Ó Dochartaigh meaning "descendant of Dochartach". The byname Dochartach means "obstructive".
DOHMAN German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name THOMAS.
DOLAN Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhshláin meaning "descendant of DUBHSHLÁINE".
DOLEŽAL Czech
Nickname for a lazy person, derived from the past participle of the Czech verb doležat "to lie down".
DOMÍNGUEZ Spanish
Means "son of DOMINGO".
DONALDS English
Derived from the given name DONALD.
DONALDSON English
Means "son of DONALD".
DONATI Italian
From the given name DONATO.
DONNE Scottish, Irish
From Gaelic donn meaning "brown", a nickname for a person with brown hair.
DONNELLY Irish
From Irish Ó Donnghaile meaning "descendant of Donnghal". The given name Donnghal means "brown valour", from donn "brown" and gal "valour". This surname is associated with the descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
D'ONOFRIO Italian
Means "son of ONOFRIO".
DONOGHUE Irish
From Irish Ó Donnchadha meaning "descendant of DONNCHADH".
DONOVAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Donndubháin meaning "descendant of DONNDUBHÁN".
DORAN Irish
From Irish Ó Deoráin meaning "descendant of Deoradhán", where Deoradhán is a given name meaning "exile, wanderer".
DORSEY English
Means "from Orsay", referring to the town of Orsay near Paris, its name deriving from the Latin personal name Orcius.
DOUBEK Czech
Means "small oak" in Czech, derived from dub "oak".
DOUGLAS Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Dubhghlas, which meant "dark river" from dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). This is the name of various places in Scotland, such as a tributary of the River Clyde.
DOWNER English
Name for someone who lived on or near a down, which an English word meaning "hill".
DOYLE Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhghaill, which means "descendant of DUBHGHALL". A famous bearer was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
DRAGANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of DRAGAN".
DRAGIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Patronymic from any of the Slavic given names starting with Drag (see DRAGO).
DRAGO Italian
From a nickname meaning "dragon" in Italian.
DRAGOV Bulgarian
Means "son of DRAGO".
DRAKE English
Derived from the Old Norse byname Draki or the Old English byname Draca both meaning "dragon", both via Latin from Greek δρακων (drakon) meaning "dragon, serpent".
DRAPER English
Occupational name for a maker or seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap "cloth").
DREES Dutch
Variant of DRIES.
DREHER German
Means "a turner" from Middle High German drehen "to turn". A turner was a person who used a lathe to create small objects from wood or bone.
DREIER German
Variant of DREHER.
DRESCHNER German
Derived from Middle High German dreschen "to thresh". A thresher was a person who separated the grains from a cereal plant by beating it.
DRESDNER German
Originally indicated a person who came from the city of Dresden in German.
DRESSLER German
Means "turner" from Middle High German dreseler, an agent derivative of drehen "to turn". A turner was a person who used a lathe to create small objects from wood or bone.
DREYER German
Variant of DREHER.
DRIES Dutch
From the given name DRIES.
DRIESSEN Dutch
Means "son of DRIES".
DRISCOLL Irish
From Irish Ó hEidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
DROIT French
Means "right, straight" in French, a nickname for an upright person.
DRUMMOND Scottish
From various Scottish place names that are derived from Gaelic druim meaning "ridge".
DU Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "stop, prevent".
DUANE Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó DUBHÁIN.
DUARTE Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name DUARTE.
DUBANOWSKI Polish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Dubinowo (now Dubino in Belarus).
DUBHGHLAS Scottish
Gaelic form of DOUGLAS.
DUBICKI Polish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Dubica in Poland.
DUBOIS French
Means "from the forest", from French bois "forest".
DUDLEY English
From a place name meaning "DUDDA's clearing" in Old English. The surname was borne by a British noble family.
DUERR German
Variant of DÜRR.
DUFF Scottish
Derived from Gaelic dubh meaning "dark".
DUFFY (1) Irish
Derived from Irish Ó Dubhthaigh meaning "descendant of DUBHTHACH". Their original homeland was Monaghan where the surname is still the most common; they are also from Donegal and Roscommon.
DUFORT French
Means "from the fort", from French fort "stronghold".
DUFOUR French
Occupational name for a baker, from French four "oven".
DUGUAY French
Means "from the ford", from French gué "ford".
DUKE English
From the noble title, which was originally from Latin dux "leader". It was a nickname for a person who behaved like a duke, or who worked in a duke's household.
DUKES English
Patronymic form of DUKE.
DUMITRESCU Romanian
Means "son of DUMITRU".
DUMITRU Romanian
Derived from the given name DUMITRU.
DUMONT French
Means "from the mountain", from French mont "mountain".
DUNAI Hungarian
From Duna, the Hungarian name for river DANUBE.
DUNAJSKI Polish
Derived from Dunaj, the Polish name for the river Danube.
DUNBAR Scottish
From the name of a town in East Lothian, Scotland, derived from Gaelic dùn meaning "fort" and barr meaning "summit", so called from its situation on a rock that projects into the sea.
DUNCAN Scottish
From the given name DUNCAN.
DUNCANSON Scottish
Means "son of DUNCAN".
DUNKEL German
Means "dark" in German.
DUNN English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old English dunn "dark" or Gaelic donn "brown", referring to hair colour or complexion.
DUNST German
Derived from Middle High German dunst "haze".
DUPOND French
Variant of DUPONT.
DUPONT French
Means "from the bridge", from French pont "bridge".
DURAND French, English
From Old French durant meaning "enduring", ultimately from Latin durans. This was a nickname for a stubborn person.
DURANT English, French
Variation of DURAND.
DURANTE Italian
Italian cognate of DURAND.
DURNIN Irish
From Irish Ó Doirnáin meaning "descendant of Doirnín", a given name meaning "little fist".
DÜRR German
Means "thin" in German.
DUŠEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of DUŠAN.
DUSTIN English
From the Old Norse given name ÞÓRSTEINN.
DUVAL French
Means "from the valley" in French.
DVOŘÁK Czech
Occupational name derived from Czech dvůr "manor", indicating a person who worked at such a place. This name was borne by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).
DWERRYHOUSE English
Indicated a person who worked or lived at a dye-house, which is a place where dyeing was done.
DWIGHT English
From the medieval feminine name Diot, a diminutive of Dionysia, the feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
DYER English
Occupational name for a cloth dyer, from Old English deah "dye".
DYKSTRA Frisian
From Frisian dyk meaning "dike, ditch". The name was given to a person living near a dyke or embankment.
DYSON English
Means "son of DYE".
DZIEDZIC Polish
Derived from Polish dziedzic "landowner".
EADS English
Means "son of EDA (2)" or "son of ADAM".
EARL English
From the aristocratic title, which derives from Old English eorl meaning "nobleman, warrior". It was either a nickname for one who acted like an earl, or an occupational name for a person employed by an earl.
EARLS English
Patronymic form of EARL.
EASOM English
Variant of EADS.
EASON English
Variant of EADS.
EASTON English
From the name of various places meaning "east town" in Old English.
EATON English
From any of the various English towns with this name, derived from Old English ea "river" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
EBERHARDT German
Derived from the given name EBERHARD.
EBNER (1) German
Originally indicated a dweller on a flat piece of land, derived from Middle High German ebene "plateau".
EBNER (2) German
Means "judge, arbiter" from Middle High German ebenære.
EBRAHIMI Persian
From the given name EBRAHIM.
ECCLESTON English
Denoted a person from any of the various places named Eccleston in England, derived from Latin ecclesia "church" (via Briton) and Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town".
ECHEVERRÍA Spanish
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria, which itself is derived from Basque etxe "house" and berri "new".
ECKSTEIN German
From Old High German ecka meaning "edge, corner" and stein meaning "stone".
EDGAR English
Derived from the given name EDGAR.
EDISON English
Means "son of EDA (2)" or "son of ADAM". The surname was borne by American inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).
EDWARDS English
Means "son of EDWARD".
EDWARDSON English
Means "son of EDWARD".
EERKENS Dutch
Variant of ERKENS.
EGGER German
South German occupational name for a plowman or farmer, derived from German eggen "to harrow, to plow".
EGLĪTIS Latvian
From Latvian egle meaning "spruce tree".
EICHEL German
Means "acorn" in German, indicating a person who lived near an oak tree.
EIKENBOOM Dutch
Means "oak tree", from Dutch eik "oak" and boom "tree".
EILERTS German
Derived from the given name EILERT.
EINARSSON Swedish
Means "son of EINAR".
EK Swedish
Means "oak" in Swedish.
EKLUND Swedish
From Swedish ek "oak" and lund "grove".
EKMEKÇI Turkish
Means "baker" in Turkish.
EL-AMIN Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic الأمين (see AL-AMIN).
ELD Swedish
From Old Norse eldr, modern Swedish eld, meaning "fire".
ELDER English
Derived from Old English ealdra meaning "older", used to distinguish two people who had the same name.
ELDRED English
From the given name EALDRÆD.
ELDRIDGE English
Derived from the given name ALDRIC.
ELENA Italian
Derived from the given name ELENA.
EL-GHAZZAWY Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic الغزّاوي (see AL-GHAZZAWI).
EL-HASHEM Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic الهاشم (see AL-HASHIM).
ELIOT English
Variant of ELLIOTT.
ELIZONDO Spanish
Originally referred to a person who lived close to a church, from Basque eleiza "church" and ondo "near".
ELLERY English
From the medieval masculine name HILARY.
ELLIOTT English
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ELIAS.
ELLIS English, Welsh
Derived from the given name ELIJAH, or sometimes ELISEDD.
ELLISON English
Patronymic form of the English name Ellis, from the medieval given name Elis, a vernacular form of ELIJAH.
ELLSWORTH English
Habitational name for a person from the town of Elsworth in Cambridgeshire. The town's name is derived from the masculine given name Ella (a short form of Old English names beginning with the elements ælf meaning "elf" or eald meaning "old") combined with worþ meaning "enclosure".
ELMER English
Derived from the Old English name ÆÐELMÆR.
ELMERSSON Swedish
Means "son of ELMER".
EL-MOFTY Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic المفتي (see AL-MUFTI).
ELVIS English
Variant of ELWES.
ELWES English
Derived from the given name ELOISE.
ELWIN English
Variant of ELWYN.
ELWYN English
Derived from the given names ÆLFWINE, ÆÐELWINE or EALDWINE.
ELY English
From the name of a town in eastern England meaning "eel district".
ELZINGA Dutch
Probably from a place name that was a derivative of Dutch els meaning "alder tree".
EMERSON English
Means "son of EMERY". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.
ÉMILE French
Derived from the given name ÉMILE.
EMMET English
Variant of EMMETT. This name was borne by the Irish nationalist Robert Emmet (1778-1803).
EMMETT English
Derived from a diminutive of the feminine given name EMMA.
ENDICOTT English
Topographic name derived from Old English meaning "from the end cottage".
ENGBERG Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish äng "meadow" and berg "mountain".
ENGEL German
Derived from German given names beginning with Engel, such as ENGELBERT.
ENGLISH English
Denoted a person who was of English heritage. It was used to distinguish people who lived in border areas (for example, near Wales or Scotland). It was also used to distinguish an Anglo-Saxon from a Norman.
ENGMAN Swedish
From Swedish äng "meadow" and man "man", originally a name for a person who lived in a meadow.
ENGSTRÖM Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish äng "meadow" and ström "stream".
ENNIS Irish
Variant of INNES (1).
ENNS German
Derived from a short form of the German given name ANSELM.
EPISCOPO Italian
Means "bishop" in Italian, ultimately from Greek επισκοπος (episkopos).
ERCKENS Dutch
Variant of ERKENS.
ERDŐS Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "forester", derived from Hungarian erdő "forest".
ERICKSON English
Means "son of ERIC".
ERICSON English, Swedish
Means "son of ERIC".
ERICSSON Swedish
Means "son of ERIC".
ERIKSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of ERIK".
ERIKSSON Swedish
Means "son of ERIK".
ERKENS Dutch
Derived from the given name Erk, a variant of ERIK.
ERMACORA Italian
From the given name ERMACORA.
ERŐS Hungarian
Means "strong" in Hungarian.
ESCAMILLA Spanish
Derived from the name of the town of Escamilla in Gualadajara, Spain.
ESCÁRCEGA Spanish
Derived from the Basque place name Eskarzaga, which itself is derived from Basque hazkar "maple".
ESCARRÀ Spanish
Possibly from Catalan esquerrá meaning "left-handed".
ESPARZA Spanish
Derived from the Basque place name Espartza, a town in the province of Navarre.
ESPENSEN Norwegian
Means "son of ESPEN".
ESPINA Spanish
Means "thorn" in Spanish, a name for someone who lived near a thorn bush.
ESPINO Spanish
Variant of ESPINA.
ESPINOSA Spanish
From Spanish espinoso meaning "thorny", ultimately from Latin spinosus, a derivative of spina meaning "thorn, spine".
ESPOSITO Italian
Means "exposed" in Italian and denoted a child who was rescued after being abandoned by its parents.
ESSER German
Means "cartwright", related to Old High German ahsa "axle".
ESSERT German
Variant of ESSER.
ESTEVES Portuguese
Means "son of ESTEVÃO".
ESTÉVEZ Spanish
Means "son of ESTEBAN".
ESTRADA Spanish
Spanish form of STREET.
ESZES Hungarian
Means "clever, bright" in Hungarian.
EUSTIS English
Derived from the given name EUSTACE.
EVANGELISTA Italian
Means "evangelist" in Italian.
EVANS Welsh
Means "son of EVAN".
EVANSON English
Means "son of EVAN".
EVELYN English
Derived from the given name AVELINE.
EVERED English
From the given name EVERARD.
EVERETT English
From the given name EVERARD.