All Surnames

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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).
Edvardsen Norwegian
Means "son of Edvard".
Edwards English
Means "son of Edward".
Edwardson English
Means "son of Edward".
Eerkens Dutch
Variant of Erkens.
Egger German
South German occupational name meaning "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.
Eide Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eið meaning "isthmus".
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 (Old Norse eik) meaning "oak" and lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "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).
Eliassen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Elias".
Eliasson Swedish
Means "son of Elias".
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.
Ellington English
From the name of multiple towns in England. 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 tun meaning "enclosure, town".
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 Elmar".
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.
Emmitt English
Variant of Emmett.
Endicott English
Topographic name derived from Old English meaning "from the end cottage".
Engberg Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish äng (Old Norse eng) meaning "meadow" and berg meaning "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 (Old Norse eng) meaning "meadow" and man (Old Norse maðr) meaning "man", originally a name for a person who lived in a meadow.
Engström Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish äng (Old Norse eng) meaning "meadow" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "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 ἐπίσκοπος (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.
Esteban Spanish
From the given name Esteban.
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.
Evensen Norwegian
Means "son of Even".
Evered English
From the given name Everard.
Everett English
From the given name Everard.
Everill English
Derived from the feminine given name Eoforhild.
Everly English
From place names meaning derived from Old English eofor "boar" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Evers Dutch
Means "son of Evert".
Ewart 1 English
From a Norman form of Edward.
Ewart 2 English
From the name of an English town, derived from Old English ea "river" and worþ "enclosure".
Expósito Spanish
Spanish cognate of Esposito.
Ezra Jewish
From the given name Ezra.
Fabbri Italian
From Italian fabbro meaning "blacksmith", ultimately from Latin faber.
Fabbro Italian
Variant of Fabbri.
Fabel German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Fabian.
Fábián Hungarian
Derived from the given name Fábián.
Fabian German, English, Polish
Derived from the given name Fabian.
Fabien French
Derived from the given name Fabien.
Fabre Occitan, French
Occitan form of Fèvre.
Fabron French
Diminutive form of Fabre.
Fairbairn Scottish, English
Means "beautiful child" in Middle English and Scots.
Fairburn English
From a place name meaning "fern stream", from Old English fearn "fern" and burna "stream".
Fairchild English
Means "beautiful child" in Middle English.
Fairclough English
From a place name meaning "fair ravine, fair cliff" in Old English.
Falco Italian
Derived from Italian falco "falcon". The name was used to denote a falconer or a person who resembled a falcon in some way.
Falk Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German
From Old Norse falkr or Middle High German valke meaning "falcon".
Falkenrath German
Derived from Germanic falke "falcon" and rad "counsel".
Fan Chinese
From Chinese (fàn) meaning "bee".
Fannon Irish
From the Irish Ó Fionnáin meaning "descendant of Fionn".
Faragó Hungarian
An occupational name meaning "woodcutter", from Hungarian farag meaning "carve, cut".
Faraldo Italian
From a given name, ultimately the Germanic name Farvald.
Färber German
Occupational name meaning "dyer", derived from German Farbe "colour".
Farina Italian
Occupational name for a miller, derived from Italian farina "flour".
Farkas Hungarian
Means "wolf" in Hungarian.
Farmer English
Occupational name for a tax collector, from Middle English ferme "rent, revenue, provision", from Medieval Latin firma, ultimately from Old English feorm. This word did not acquire its modern meaning until the 17th century.
Farnham English
Indicated a person from any of the various towns named Farnham in England, notably in Surrey. Their names are from Old English fearn "fern" and ham "home, settlement" or ham "water meadow, enclosure".
Farran English
Derived from Old French ferrant meaning "iron grey".
Farrell Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of Fearghal".
Farro Italian
Derived from the name of a place on Sicily, Italy, derived from Latin far meaning "wheat, spelt".
Fashingbauer German
From Fasching, a German carnival (Fastnacht meaning "eve of the beginning of the fast", or the time before Lent) celebrated in Austria and Bavaria, and bauer meaning "farmer".
Fattore Italian
Means "land agent, bailiff, steward, farmer" in Italian.
Faucher French
Occupational name meaning "mower" in French, ultimately from Latin falx meaning "sickle, scythe".
Faulkner English, Scottish
Occupational name meaning "keeper of falcons", from Middle English and Scots faulcon, from Late Latin falco, of Germanic origin.
Faure Occitan, French
Occitan form of Fèvre.
Faust German
Derived from the given name Faust, a form of Faustus.
Fausti Italian
From the given name Fausto.
Fava Italian
From Italian fava referring to a type of broad bean.
Favager French
Possibly indicated a person from the town of Faverges in eastern France, derived from Old French faverge meaning "forge".
Favero Italian
Variant of Fabbri.
Favre French
Southern French variant of Fèvre.
Favreau French
Diminutive of Favre.
Fay French, English
Referred to a person who came from various places named Fay or Faye in northern France, derived from Old French fau "beech tree", from Latin fagus.
Fazekas Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "potter" in Hungarian.
Fear English
Derived from Middle English feare meaning "friend, comrade".
Fedorov Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Фёдоров (see Fyodorov).
Fehér Hungarian
Means "white" in Hungarian, originally referring to a person with white hair or complexion.
Feigenbaum German, Jewish
Means "fig tree" in German.
Fejes Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian fej meaning "head", originally a nickname applied to a stubborn person.
Fekete Hungarian
Means "black" in Hungarian, originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or a dark complexion.
Feld German, Jewish
Means "field" in German. The name was originally given to someone who lived on land cleared of forest.
Feldt German, Danish, Swedish
North German, Danish and Swedish variant of Feld.
Feliciano Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Feliciano.
Félix French, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Felix.
Feng Chinese
From Chinese (féng), which referred to an ancient city in Henan province.
Fenn English
From a name for someone who dwelt near a marsh, from Old English fenn meaning "fen, swamp, bog".
Fenstermacher German
Means "window maker" in German.
Ferber German
Variant of Färber.
Ferguson Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Fergus".
Fermi Italian
Originally indicated a person from the town of Fermo in the Marche region of Italy, originally called Firmum in Latin meaning "strong, steady, firm".
Fernández Spanish
Means "son of Fernando". This is among the most common surnames in Spain.
Ferrara Italian
Italian form of Ferreira.
Ferrari Italian
Occupational name for a metalworker or smith, derived from Latin ferrarius, a derivative of ferrum meaning "iron".
Ferreira Portuguese, Galician
Denoted a person from a town named because it was near an iron mine, from Latin ferrum meaning "iron".
Ferreiro Galician
Galician cognate of Ferrari.
Ferrer Catalan
Catalan cognate of Ferrari.
Ferrero Italian
Regional variant of Ferrari. It is typical of the area around Turin.
Ferri Italian
Variant of Ferro.
Ferro Italian, Spanish
Means "iron", ultimately from Latin ferrum. This was an occupational name for one who worked with iron.
Fertig German
Means "ready, prepared" in German.
Fèvre French
Occupational name meaning "blacksmith" in Old French, derived from Latin faber.
Fiala Czech
Means "violet" in Czech, referring to the flower. It may have originally referred to a person who lived near a sign bearing violets, or it may have been given to a person who lived in a place where violets grew.
Fiddler English
English form of Fiedler.
Fiedler German
Means "fiddler" in German.
Field English
Variant of Fields.
Fields English
Name for a person who lived on or near a field or pasture, from Old English feld.
Figueroa Spanish
From places named for Galician figueira meaning "fig tree".
Filep Hungarian
From the given name Fülöp.
Filipek Polish, Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Filip.
Filipowski Polish
Either a patronymic from the given name Filip, or a habitational name denoting a person from the Polish town of Filipów (also derived from the given name).
Filippi Italian
Derived from the given name Filippo.
Filippov Russian
Means "son of Filip".
Finch English, Literature
From the name of the bird, from Old English finc. It was used by Harper Lee for the surname of lawyer Atticus Finch and his children in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).
Findlay Scottish
Derived from the given name Fionnlagh.
Fini Italian
Derived from given names ending in fino, such as Serafino.
Finley Scottish
Derived from the given name Fionnlagh.
Finn Irish
Derived from the given name Fionn.
Finnegan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fionnagáin meaning "descendant of Fionnagán". The given name Fionnagán is a diminutive of Fionn.
Finnin Irish
Diminutive form of Finn.
Fiore Italian
Derived from the given name Fiore.
Firmin English, French
From the given name Firmin.
Fiscella Italian
Derived from Italian fiscella, which was a basket used to conserve cheese. The name was probably used to denote a person who made cheese.
Fischer German
Occupational name meaning "fisherman" in German.
Fishman English
Occupational name for a fisherman.
Fisker Danish
Means "fisherman" in Danish.
Fitzgerald Irish
Means "son of Gerald" in Anglo-Norman French. It was brought to Ireland with William the Conqueror.
Fitzpatrick Irish
Means "son of Patrick" in Anglo-Norman, usually adopted as an Anglicization of Mac Giolla Phádraig.
Fitzroy English
Means "son of the king" in Anglo-Norman French, from French roi meaning "king". This name has been bestowed upon illegitimate children of kings.
Fitzsimmons Irish
Means "son of Simon 1" in Anglo-Norman French.
Flanagan Irish
From Irish Ó Flannagáin meaning "descendant of Flannagán". Flannagán is a given name meaning "red". From County Roscommon in Ireland, it has many other spellings.
Flater German
Means "reed bed" in German.
Fleischer German
Occupational name meaning "butcher" in German.
Fleming English
Given to a person who was a Fleming, that is a person who was from Flanders in the Netherlands.
Fletcher English
Occupational name for a fletcher, someone who attached feathers to the shaft of an arrow. It is derived from Old French fleche meaning "arrow".
Flintstone Popular Culture
From the English words flint and stone, created by Hanna-Barbera Productions for the caveman family (Fred, Wilma and Pebbles) in their animated television show The Flintstones, which ran from 1960 to 1966.
Flipse Dutch
Variant of Flipsen.
Flipsen Dutch
Means "son of Flip".
Flores Spanish
Means "son of Floro" in Spanish.
Floros Greek
From Greek φλώρος (floros) meaning "greenfinch", derived from classical Greek χλωρός (chloros) meaning "green".
Floyd Welsh
Variant of Lloyd.
Flynn Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Floinn meaning "descendant of Flann".
Fodor Hungarian
From Hungarian fodor meaning "curly, wavy", referring to a person with curly or wavy hair.
Foley Irish
From Irish Ó Foghladha meaning "descendant of Foghlaidh". The byname Foghlaidh meant "pirate, marauder, plunderer".
Fonda Italian
Of Italian origin, possibly from a place derived from fondo meaning "deep". The family of Henry Fonda (1905-1982) came from the Netherlands, but they were of Genoese origin.
Fonseca Spanish, Portuguese
Originally belonged to a person who lived near a dry spring, from Latin fons "well, spring" and siccus "dry".
Fontaine French
Derived from Old French fontane meaning "well, fountain", a derivative of Latin fons.
Fontana Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of Fontaine.
Ford English
Name given to someone who lived by a ford, possibly the official who maintained it. A famous bearer was the American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947).
Forest English, French
Originally belonged to a person who lived near or in a forest. It was probably originally derived, via Old French forest, from Latin forestam (silva) meaning "outer (wood)".
Forester English
Denoted a keeper or one in charge of a forest, or one who has charge of growing timber in a forest (see Forest).
Forestier French
French cognate of Forester.
Forney German
Name for someone who lived near ferns, from Old High German farn "fern".
Forsberg Swedish
Derived from Swedish fors meaning "waterfall" and berg meaning "mountain".
Forst German
Derived from Old High German forst "forest". Probably unrelated to the Old French word forest, which was derived from Latin, Old High German forst was derived from foraha meaning "fir tree".
Förstner German
Denoted a keeper or one in charge of a forest (see Forst).
Fortier French
Derived from Old French fort "stronghold", indicating a person who lived near or worked at such a place.
Fortuin Dutch
Dutch cognate of Fortune.
Fortunato Italian
From the given name Fortunato.
Fortune English
From Middle English, ultimately from Latin fortuna meaning "fortune, luck, chance". This was possibly a nickname for a gambler.
Fortuyn Dutch
Dutch cognate of Fortune.
Foss English
Variant of Fosse.
Fosse English, French
Derived from Old French fosse "ditch".
Foster 2 English
Occupational name for a scissor maker, derived from Old French forcetier.
Foster 3 English
Occupational name for a maker of saddle trees, derived from Old French fustier.
Foster 4 English
Nickname given to a person who was a foster child or foster parent.
Foth Low German
From a nickname meaning "foot" in Low German.
Fournier French
Occupational name for a baker, from French fourneau meaning "oven".
Fowler English
Occupational name for a fowler or birdcatcher, ultimately derived from Old English fugol meaning "bird".
Fox English
From the name of the animal. It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a crafty person.
Francis English
Derived from the given name Francis.
François French
Derived from the given name François.
Franjić Croatian
Means "son of Franjo".
Frank 1 English
Derived from the given name Frank.
Frank 2 English
From Old English franc meaning "free".
Frank 3 German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Name for a person from Franconia in Germany, so called because it was settled by the Frankish people.
Frankenstein German, Literature
From any of the various minor places by this name in Germany, meaning "stone of the Franks" in German. It was used by the author Mary Shelley in her novel Frankenstein (1818) for the character of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates a monster and brings it to life. The monster, nameless in the novel, is sometimes informally or erroneously called Frankenstein in modern speech.
Franklin English
Derived from Middle English frankelin meaning "freeman". It denoted a landowner of free but not noble birth, from Old French franc meaning "free".
Fransson Swedish
Means "son of Frans".
Franzese Italian
From a nickname that indicated a person who came from France. It is typical of the area around Naples.
Fraser Scottish
Meaning unknown, originally Norman French Fresel, possibly from a lost place name in France.
Frederiksen Danish
Means "son of Frederik".
Fredriksson Swedish
Means "son of Fredrik".
Freeman English
Referred to a person who was born free, or in other words was not a serf.
Frei German
Means "free" in German, probably referring to someone outside the feudal system.
Freitas Portuguese
Means "broken" in Portuguese, a name for one who lived on broken, stony ground.
Freud German, Jewish
Means "joy" in German, a nickname for a cheerful person. A famous bearer was the psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939).
Freudenberger German, Jewish
Ornamental name from old German freud meaning "joy" and berg meaning "mountain".
Freund German
From Middle High German vriunt, modern German Freund meaning "friend".
Fried German
Derived from the given name Friedrich.
Friedrich German
Derived from the given name Friedrich.
Friel Irish
From the Irish Ó Frighil meaning "descendant of Fearghal".