All Surnames

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GELASHVILI Georgian
Means "son of GELA".
GELENS Dutch
Variant of GEELEN.
GENADIEV Bulgarian
Means "son of GENADI".
GENKOV Bulgarian
Means "son of GENKO".
GENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of GENO".
GENOVESE Italian
Denoted a person from the Italian city of GENOA (Genova in Italian).
GENSCH German
From the given name Gensch, a Sorbian form of JOHN.
GENTILE Italian
From a nickname meaning "gentle, kind" in Italian.
GEORGE English
Derived from the given name GEORGE.
GEORGESON English
Means "son of GEORGE".
GEORGIEV Bulgarian
Means "son of GEORGI".
GÉRARD French
From the given name GÉRARD.
GERBER German
Means "tanner, leather dresser" in German, derived from Old High German garawen meaning "to prepare".
GEREBEN Hungarian
Means "hackle, hatchel" in Hungarian (a hackle is a tool used to comb out fibers).
GERHARD German
Derived from the given name GERHARD.
GERHARDSSON Swedish
Means "son of GERHARD".
GERHARDT German
Derived from the given name GERHARD.
GERIG German
Variant of GEHRING.
GERMAIN French
From the French given name GERMAIN.
GERMANO Italian
From the given name GERMANO.
GÉROUX French
Derived from the Germanic name GERULF.
GERST German
Occupational name for a barley farmer, derived from Old High German gersta "barley".
GERSTLE German
Variant of GERST.
GERVER German
Variant of GERBER.
GEVORGIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Գեւորգյան (see GEVORGYAN).
GEVORGYAN Armenian
Means "son of GEVORG".
GHASABYAN Armenian
From Armenian ղասաբ (ghasab) meaning "butcher", of Arabic origin.
GIANNINO Italian
Derived from the given name GIANNINO.
GIANNOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of GIANNIS" in Greek.
GIBB English
Derived from the given name GIB.
GIBBS English, Scottish
Means "son of GIB".
GIBSON English, Scottish
Means "son of GIB".
GIEHL German
German form of GILES.
GIESE German, Danish
Derived from a short form of the given name GISELBERT or other Germanic names beginning with the element gisil.
GIFFARD English
Derived from the Germanic given name GEBHARD.
GILBERT English
Derived from the given name GILBERT.
GILES English
From the given name GILES.
GILLIAM English
Variant of WILLIAM. A famous bearer of the name is cartoonist and filmmaker Terry Gilliam (1940-).
GIM Korean
Variant romanization of KIM.
GIMONDI Italian
Probably derived from the Germanic given name GISMUND.
GIORDANO Italian
Derived from the given name GIORDANO.
GIORGADZE Georgian
Means "son of GIORGI".
GIRARD French
From the given name GÉRARD.
GIROUX French
Derived from the Germanic name GERULF.
GISMONDI Italian
From the Germanic given name GISMUND.
GIUGOVAZ Italian
Italian form of the Croatian surname JUGOVAC.
GIUNTA Italian
From the old Italian given name Bonagiunta or Bonaggiunta (derived from bono "good" and aggiunto "assistant").
GJORGIEV Macedonian
Means "son of GJORGJI".
GLADWIN English
Derived from the Old English given name GLÆDWINE.
GLAS German, Dutch
German and Dutch cognate of GLASS.
GLASS English, German
From Old English glæs or Old High German glas meaning "glass". This was an occupational name for a glass blower or glazier.
GLAZIER English
Means "glass worker, glazier", from Old English glæs meaning "glass".
GLEN Scottish
Variant of GLENN.
GLENN Scottish
Derived from Gaelic gleann "valley". A famous bearer was American astronaut John Glenn (1921-2016).
GLÖCKNER German
Derived from Middle High German glocke "bell". It may have referred to a person who worked at or lived close to a bell tower.
GLOVER English
Occupational name for a person who made or sold gloves, from Middle English glovere.
GNIEWEK Polish
Derived from Gniewek, a diminutive of ZBIGNIEW, JAROGNIEW, or other names containing gniew "anger".
GÖBEL German
Derived from the given name Göbel, a diminutive of the Old German name Godebert, which is derived from god "God" and beraht "bright".
GODDARD English
Derived from the Germanic given name GODEHARD.
GODFREY English
From the Norman given name GODFREY.
GOEBEL German
Variant of GÖBEL.
GOFFE English
Derived from Breton or Cornish goff meaning "smith", referring to a metalworker.
GOLDHIRSCH Jewish
Means "golden stag" in Yiddish.
GOLDSCHMIDT German
Occupational name meaning "goldsmith" in German.
GOMES Portuguese
From the medieval given name GOMES.
GÓMEZ Spanish
Spanish form of GOMES.
GOMÓŁKA Polish
Derived from Polish gomółka, a type of round cheese, ultimately from an old Polish word meaning "round".
GONZÁLEZ Spanish
Means "son of GONZALO" in Spanish.
GOOD English
From a nickname meaning "good", referring to a kindly person.
GOODE English
Variant of GOOD.
GOODMAN English
Variant of GOOD.
GOODWIN English
Derived from the given name GODWINE.
GOOSSENS Flemish
From the Germanic given name GOZZO.
GORANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of GORAN".
GÖRANSSON Swedish
Means "son of GÖRAN".
GORBOLD English
From the given name GERBOLD.
GORDON Scottish
From the name of a place in Berwickshire, Scotland, derived from Brythonic words meaning "spacious fort".
GORE English
From the Old English word gara meaning "triangular plot of land".
GORECKI Polish
Originally indicated a person from Górka, the name of various towns in Poland, ultimately from Polish góra "mountain".
GORETTI Italian
Derived from the given name GREGORIO.
GORI Italian
Derived from the given name GREGORIO.
GÓRKA Polish
Variant of GORECKI.
GORMAN (1) German
From the Germanic given name GERMUND.
GORMAN (2) Irish
From the Irish Ó Gormáin meaning "descendant of Gormán". The given name Gormán means "little blue one".
GÖRÖG Hungarian
Means "Greek" in Hungarian.
GÓRSKI Polish
From the Polish word góra meaning "mountain".
GOSSE French
Derived from the Norman given name GOSSE.
GOSSELIN French
Derived from a diminutive of the French given name GOSSE.
GOTT German
Derived from the Germanic given name GODA (1).
GOTTI German
Variant of GOTT.
GOTTLIEB German
Derived from the given name GOTTLIEB.
GOTTSCHALK German
Derived from the given name GOTTSCHALK.
GOUVEIA Portuguese
From the name of the city of Gouveia in Portugal, of unknown meaning.
GRAF German
From the German noble title Graf meaning "count", ultimately from Greek γραφευς (grapheus) meaning "scribe".
GRAHAM Scottish
Derived from the English place name Grantham, which probably meant "gravelly homestead" in Old English. The surname was first taken to Scotland in the 12th century by William de Graham.
GRAHN Swedish
From Swedish gran meaning "spruce".
GRANER German
Originally denoted a person from Gran, the German name for Esztergom, a city in northern Hungary.
GRANGER English, French
Means "farm bailiff" from Old French grangier, ultimately from Latin granum meaning "grain". It is borne in the Harry Potter novels by Harry's friend Hermione Granger.
GRANT English, Scottish
Derived from Norman French meaning "grand, tall, large, great".
GRANVILLE English
Derived from a Norman place name GRAINVILLE.
GRAVES English
Occupational name for a steward, derived from Middle English greyve, related to the German title Graf.
GRAY English
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
GRBIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "hunchback", derived from Serbian, Croatian and Slovene grba "hump".
GREC Catalan
Catalan cognate of GRECO.
GRECO Italian
Means "from Greece" in Italian.
GREEN English
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
GREENBERG German, Jewish
Anglicized form of GRÜNBERG.
GREENE English
Variant of GREEN.
GREENSPAN Jewish
Anglicized form of German Grünspan meaning "verdigris". Verdigris is the green-blue substance that forms on copper.
GREER Scottish
Derived from the given name GREGOR.
GREGORY English
From the given name GREGORY.
GREY English
Variant of GRAY.
GRGIĆ Croatian
Means "son of GRGUR".
GRIER Scottish
Derived from the given name GREGOR.
GRIEVE Scottish
Occupational name meaning "steward, farm manager" in Middle English, related to the German title Graf.
GRIFFIN (1) Welsh
Derived from the given name GRUFFUDD.
GRIFFIN (2) English
Nickname from the mythological beast with body of a lion with head and wings of an eagle. It is ultimately from Greek γρυψ (gryps).
GRIFFITH Welsh
Derived from the given name GRUFFUDD.
GRIFFITHS Welsh
Means "son of GRUFFUDD".
GRIGORESCU Romanian
Means "son of GRIGORE" in Romanian.
GRIGOROV Bulgarian
Means "son of GRIGOR".
GRILLO Italian
From an Italian nickname meaning "cricket", perhaps given originally to a cheerful person (the cricket is associated with cheerfulness).
GRIMALDI Italian
From the given name GRIMALDO. It is the surname of the royal family of Monaco, which came from Genoa.
GRONCHI Italian
From the Tuscan word gronchio meaning "numb, bent". This is an Italian regional surname typical of Tuscany. A famous bearer was the Italian president Giovanni Gronchi (1887-1978).
GROOS German
Variant of GROß.
GROS French
Means "thick, fat, big" in French, from Late Latin grossus, possibly of Germanic origin.
GROSS German
Variant of GROß.
GROß German
From Old High German groz meaning "tall, big".
GROßE German
Variant of GROß.
GROSSE German
Variant of GROß.
GRÖßEL German
Variant of GROß, used in southern Germany.
GROßEL German
Variant of GROß, used in southern Germany.
GROßER German
Variant of GROß.
GROSSER German
Variant of GROß.
GROSSI Italian
Italian cognate of GROS.
GROSSO Italian
Italian cognate of GROS.
GRÓSZ Hungarian
Hungarian form of GROß.
GROVES English
From Old English graf meaning "grove". This originally indicated a person who lived near a grove (a group of trees).
GRÜNBERG German, Jewish
From German grün "green" and Berg "mountain". This name indicated a person who lived on or near a forest-covered mountain.
GRÜNEWALD German
Means "green forest" from German grün "green" and Wald "forest".
GRÜNSPAN Jewish
Original form of GREENSPAN.
GRZEŚKIEWICZ Polish
Derived from the given name GRZEGORZ.
GUADARRAMA Spanish
Derived from the name of the town of Guadarrama near Madrid.
GUAN Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "frontier pass".
GUARNERI Italian
From the given name Guanero, an Italian cognate of WERNER.
GUÉRIN French
From the Germanic given name WARIN.
GUERRA Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From a nickname meaning "war", given to a belligerent person or one engaged in warfare.
GUERRERO Spanish
Means "warrior" in Spanish, an occupational name for a soldier. It is derived from Late Latin werra "war", of Germanic origin.
GUERRIERO Italian
Italian form of GUERRERO.
GUIDI Italian
From the given name GUIDO.
GUILLAUME French
From the given name GUILLAUME.
GUILLORY French
Derived from the Germanic given name WILLIRIC.
GUILLOT French
From a diminutive of the given name GUILLAUME.
GUINNESS Irish
Variant of MCGUINNESS. The name is well known because of the Guinness brand of ale, established in 1759 by Arthur Guinness.
GUJIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of a snake" from the Bosnian word guja meaning "snake".
GULBRANDSEN Norwegian
Means "son of GULBRAND" in Norwegian.
GULDBRANDSEN Danish
Means "son of GULBRAND" in Danish.
GULLY English
Nickname for a big person, from Middle English golias meaning "giant" (ultimately from GOLIATH, the Philistine warrior who was slain by David in the Old Testament).
GULYÁS Hungarian
Means "herdsman, tender of cows" in Hungarian.
GUNDERSEN Norwegian
Means "son of GUNDER".
GUNNARSSON Swedish
Means "son of GUNNAR".
GÜNTHER German
Derived from the given name GÜNTHER.
GUNTHER German
Derived from the given name GÜNTHER.
GUO Chinese
From Chinese (guō) meaning "outer city".
GUPTA Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu
Means "protected" in Sanskrit.
GUSTAFSSON Swedish
Means "son of GUSTAF". The actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was originally named Greta Gustafsson.
GUSTAVSSON Swedish
Means "son of GUSTAV".
GUTERMUTH German
Derived from Middle High German guot meaning "good" and muot meaning "mind, spirit". It was a nickname for an optimistic person.
GUTIÉRREZ Spanish
Means "son of GUTIERRE".
GUTTUSO Italian
From a Sicilian nickname meaning "sad". It was name of the famous Italian painter Renato Guttuso (born 1912).
GUZMÁN Spanish
From the name of the town of Guzmán in Burgos, Spain.
GWERDER German (Swiss)
From Swiss German gwerig meaning "agile, alert".
GWÓZDEK Polish
Derived from either archaic Polish gwozd meaning "forest" or gwóźdź meaning "nail".
HAAK Dutch
Occupational name meaning "peddler" in Dutch.
HAAKONSSON Norwegian
Means "son of HÅKON".
HAANRAADS Dutch
Originally indicated a person from Haanrade, a small village in the south of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
HAAS Dutch, German
Variant of HASE.
HAASE German
Variant of HASE.
HABER German, Jewish
Occupational name for one who grew or sold oats, derived from Old High German habaro "oat". As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
HABERKORN German
Occupational name for a dealer in oats, derived from Old High German habaro "oat" and korn "kernel, grain".
HABICH German
German cognate of HAWK.
HABICHT German
German cognate of HAWK.
HACKETT English
From a diminutive of the medieval byname Hake, which was of Old Norse origin and meant "hook".
HADEN English
From a place name derived from Old English hæþ "heath" and dun "hill".
HADJIEV Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Хаджиев (see HADZHIEV).
HADZHIEV Bulgarian
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Bulgarian хаджия (hadzhiya) meaning "pilgrim", ultimately derived from Arabic حجّي (hajji).
HAFNER German
Occupational name for a potter, derived from Old High German havan "pot, vessel".
HAGEN Norwegian, Dutch
From Old Norse hagi or Old Dutch hago meaning "enclosure, pasture".
HAGGARD English
From a nickname meaning "wild, untamed, worn", from Old French, ultimately from a Germanic root.
HAGOPIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see HAKOBYAN).
HAHN German
From a nickname for a proud or pugnacious person, from Old High German hano meaning "rooster, cock".
HAIG English, Scottish
From Old English haga or Old Norse hagi meaning "enclosure, pasture".
HAIGHT English
Topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill, derived from Old English heahþu "height, summit".
HAILEY English
Variant of HALEY.
HAINES English
Variant of HAYNES.
HÁJEK Czech
Means "thicket" in Czech, a diminutive of háj "woods".
HAJÓS Hungarian
Means "boatman, sailor" in Hungarian.
HÅKANSSON Swedish
Means "son of HÅKAN".
HAKIM Arabic
Derived from the given name HAKIM.
HAKOBYAN Armenian
Means "son of HAKOB" in Armenian.
HALÁSZ Hungarian
Means "fisherman" in Hungarian.
HALE English
Derived from Old English halh meaning "nook, recess, hollow".
HALEY English
From the name of an English town meaning "hay clearing", from Old English heg "hay" and leah "clearing".
HALL English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means simply "hall", given to one who either lived in or worked in a hall (the house of a medieval noble).
HALLE German
German variant of HALL.
HALLMAN Swedish
Occupational variant of HALL.
HALLORAN Irish
From Irish Ó hAllmhuráin meaning "descendant of Allmhurán". The given name Allmhurán means "stranger from across the sea".
HALMI Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian halom meaning "mound, small hill". Originally the name was given to someone who lived near or on a hill.
HALVORSEN Norwegian
Means "son of HALVOR".
HAMASAKI Japanese
From Japanese (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" and (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
HAMBLETON English
From various English place names, derived from Old English hamel "crooked, mutilated" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
HAMILTON English, Scottish
From an English place name, derived from Old English hamel "crooked, mutilated" and dun "hill". This was the name of a town in Leicestershire, England (which no longer exists).
HAMM English
Means "river meadow" in Old English.
HAMMOND English
From the Norman given name HAMO.
HAMPSON English
Means "son of HAMO".
HAMPTON English
From the name of multiple towns in England, derived from Old English ham "home" or ham "water meadow, enclosure" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
HAN Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (hán) referring to the ancient state of Han, which existed from the 5th to 3rd centuries BC in what is now Shanxi and Henan provinces.
HANCOCK English
From a diminutive of the medieval name HANN.
HANLEY English
From various English place names meaning "high meadow" in Old English.
HANSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of HANS".
HANSON English
Means "son of HANN".
HANSSEN Norwegian
Means "son of HANS".
HANSSON Swedish
Means "son of HANS".
HARALDSEN Norwegian
Means "son of HARALD".
HARALDSSON Swedish
Means "son of HARALD".
HARDEN English
From a place name meaning "hare valley" in Old English.
HARDIE Scottish
Scots variant of HARDY.
HARDING English
Derived from the given name HEARD. A famous bearer was American president Warren G. Harding (1865-1923).
HARDWICK English
From Old English heord "herd" and wíc "village, town".
HARDY English, French
From Old French and Middle English hardi meaning "bold, daring, hardy", of Germanic origin.
HAREL Jewish
Ornamental name adopted from a biblical place name meaning "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew.
HARFORD English
Habitational name from places called Harford in Gloucestershire and Devon, meaning "hart ford" or "army ford".
HARGRAVE English
Derived from Old English har meaning "grey" and graf "grove".
HARLAND English
From various place names meaning "hare land" in Old English.
HARLEY English
Derived from a place name meaning "hare clearing", from Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing".
HARLOW English
Habitational name derived from a number of locations named Harlow, from Old English hær "rock, heap of stones" or here "army", combined with hlaw "hill".
HARMAAJÄRVI Finnish
Means "grey lake" in Finnish.
HARMAN English
From the given name HERMAN.
HARMON English
From the given name HERMAN.
HAROLDSON Swedish
Anglicized form of HARALDSSON.
HARPER English
Originally belonged to a person who played the harp or who made harps.
HARRELL English
From the given name HAROLD.
HARRELSON English
Means "son of HAROLD". A famous bearer of this surname is the American actor Woody Harrelson (1961-).
HARRIS English
Means "son of HARRY".
HARRISON English
Means "son of HARRY".
HART English
Means "male deer". It was originally acquired by a person who lived in a place frequented by harts, or bore some resemblance to a hart.
HARTELL English
From various place names derived from Old English heort "hart, male deer" and hyll "hill".
HARTMANN German
From the German given name HARTMANN.
HARVEY English
From the Breton given name Haerviu (see HARVEY).
HASE German
From Middle High German and Middle Low German hase meaning "hare, rabbit". This was a nickname for a person who was quick or timid.
HASEK Czech
From a diminutive of the given name HAVEL.
HASENKAMP German
From a northern German place name meaning "rabbit field", from Old Saxon haso "hare" and kamp "field" (from Latin campus).
HASHEMI Persian
From the given name HASHEM.
HASHIMOTO Japanese
From Japanese (hashi) meaning "bridge" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
HASS German
From the given name HASSO.
HATHAWAY English
Habitational name for someone who lived near a path across a heath, from Old English hæþ "heath" and weg "way".
HAUER German
Derived from Middle High German houwen "to chop", referring to a butcher or woodchopper.
HAUGEN Norwegian
Means "hill" in Norwegian, referring to a person who lived on a hilltop.
HAUMANN German
Derived from Middle High German houwen "to chop" and man "man", referring to a butcher or woodchopper.
HAUPT German
German cognate of HEAD.
HÄUSLER German
Name for someone who lived in a house with no land, derived rom Old High German word hus meaning "house".
HAVEL Czech
Derived from the given name HAVEL.
HAVELKA Czech
Means "son of HAVEL" in Czech.
HAVENER German
Variant of HAFNER.
HAVLÍČEK Czech
From a diminutive of the given name HAVEL.
HAVRYLYUK Ukrainian
From a diminutive of the given name HAVRYIL.
HAWK English
Originally a nickname for a person who had a hawk-like appearance or who acted in a fierce manner, derived from Old English heafoc "hawk".
HAWKING English
From a diminutive of HAWK. A famous bearer was the British physicist Stephen Hawking (1942-2018).
HAWKINS English
From a diminutive of HAWK.
HAWTHORNE English
Denoted a person who lived near a hawthorn bush, a word derived from Old English hagaþorn, from haga meaning "haw berry" and þorn meaning "thorn bush". A famous bearer was the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of The Scarlet Letter.
HAYASHI Japanese
From Japanese (hayashi) meaning "forest".
HAYDEN (1) English
From place names meaning either "hay valley" or "hay hill", derived from Old English heg "hay" and denu "valley" or dun "hill".
HAYES (1) English
From various English place names that were derived from Old English hæg meaning "enclosure, fence". A famous bearer was American President Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893).
HAYES (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hAodha meaning "descendant of AODH".