Browse Surnames

This is a list of surnames in which the meaning contains the keywords group or of or people.
Aafjes Dutch
Means "son of Aafje".
Aalders Dutch
Means "son of Aldert".
Aalfs Dutch
Means "son of Aalf", a short form of Adolf.
Aalmers Dutch (Rare)
Means "son of Aalmar", a Dutch form of Adelmar.
Aarens Dutch
Means "son of Arend".
Aarse Dutch
Means "son of Arend".
Aarts Dutch
Means "son of Aart".
Aartsen Dutch
Means "son of Arend".
Aartsma Frisian
Means "son of Arend", the suffix -ma indicating that it is of Frisian origin.
Abbasov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Abbas".
Abbes Dutch
Means "son of Abbe".
Abels Dutch
Means "son of Abel".
Aben Dutch
Means "son of Abe 2".
Abrahamsson Swedish
Means "son of Abraham".
Abrams Jewish, English
Means "son of Abraham".
Abramsen Norwegian
Means "son of Abraham".
Abramson English
Means "son of Abraham".
Abramsson Swedish
Means "son of Abraham".
Adami Italian
Means "son of Adamo".
Adamić Croatian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamsen Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamson English
Means "son of Adam".
Adamsson Swedish
Means "son of Adam".
Addens Dutch
Means "son of Adde".
Addicks Dutch
Means "son of Addik", a diminutive of Adde.
Addison English
Means "son of Addy 2".
Adelardi Italian
Means "son of Adelardo".
Adema Frisian
Means "son of Ade 2".
Adimari Italian
Means "son of Ademaro".
Adolfs Dutch
Means "son of Adolf".
Adolfsson Swedish
Means "son of Adolf".
Adriaans Dutch
Means "son of Adriaan".
Adriaansen Dutch
Means "son of Adriaan".
Aerssens Dutch
Means "son of Arend".
Africani Italian
Means "son of Africano", the Italian form of Africanus.
Agani Italian
Means "son of Agano", a given name of unknown meaning.
Ağayev m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Ağa".
Agema Frisian
Means "son of Age 1".
Agnarsson Icelandic
Means "son of Agnar".
Agnusdei Italian
From Latin Agnus Dei meaning "lamb of God". This was a nickname for someone who was particularly religious or someone who wore this symbol.
Agosti Italian
Means "son of Agosto", a variant of Augusto.
Agostini Italian
Means "son of Agostino".
Ahlers Low German
Means "son of Alard".
Əhmədov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əhməd".
Aikema Frisian
Means "son of Aike".
Aiolfi Italian
Means "son of Aiolfo", which is derived from the Germanic name Agilulf.
Airaldi Italian
Means "son of Aroldo".
Åkesson Swedish
Means "son of Åke".
Akhmadov m Chechen
Means "son of Akhmad".
Akhmetov m Kazakh
Means "son of Akhmet".
Akmatov m Kyrgyz
Means "son of Akmat".
Akselsen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Aksel".
Alberici Italian
Means "son of Alberico".
Albers Dutch
Means "son of Albert".
Alberts English, Dutch
Means "son of Albert".
Albertson English
Means "son of Albert".
Albini Italian
Means "son of Albino".
Albinson English
Means "son of Albin".
Albinsson Swedish
Means "son of Albin".
Aldebrandi Italian
Means "son of Aldebrando", an Italian form of Aldebrand.
Alderisi Italian
Means "son of Alderissius", a Latinized form of a Germanic name of unknown meaning.
Alders Dutch
Means "son of Aldert".
Alekseyev m Russian
Means "son of Aleksey".
Alesci Italian
Means "son of Alessio".
Alesini Italian
Means "son of Alesino", a diminutive of Alessio.
Alexiou Greek
Means "son of Alexios".
Alfredson English
Means "son of Alfred".
Alfredsson Swedish
Means "son of Alfred".
Alfsson Swedish
Means "son of Alf 1".
Aliberti Italian
Means "son of Alberto".
Alinari Italian
Means "son of Alinario", which is from the Germanic name Ellanher.
Alinejad Persian
Means "descendant of Ali 1" in Persian.
Aliprandi Italian
Means "son of Alibrand".
Əliyev m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əli".
Aliyev m Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Avar, Chechen, Azerbaijani
Means "son of Ali 1". This is also an alternate transcription of Azerbaijani Əliyev.
Alkema Frisian
Means "son of Alke".
Alles Dutch
Means "son of Alle".
Allison English
Means "son of Alan" or "son of Alexander" (as well as other given names beginning with Al).
Alma Frisian
Means "son of Ale 2", the suffix -ma indicating that it is of Frisian origin.
Alscher German
Means "son of Adalheidis".
Álvarez Spanish
Means "son of Álvaro".
Alvarsson Swedish
Means "son of Alvar".
Alves Portuguese
Means "son of Álvaro".
Amadei Italian
Means "son of Amadeo".
Amadori Italian
Means "son of Amatore".
Amalberti Italian
Means "son of Amalberto", from the Germanic name Amalbert.
Ambrogi Italian
Means "son of Ambrogio".
Ambrosi Italian
Means "son of Ambrogio".
Amerighi Italian
Means "son of Amerigo".
Amundsen Norwegian
Means "son of Amund". This name was borne by the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928).
Anastasiou Greek
Means "son of Anastasios".
Andersen Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Anders". A noteworthy bearer was the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875).
Anderson English
Means "son of Andrew".
Andersson Swedish
Means "son of Anders". This is the most common surname in Sweden.
Andonov m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "son of Andon".
Andreasen Danish
Means "son of Andreas".
Andreasson Swedish
Means "son of Andreas".
Andrews English
Means "son of Andrew".
Andreyev m Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Andrey".
Andriessen Dutch
Means "son of Andries".
Andrysiak Polish
Means "son of Andrzej".
Anema Frisian
Means "son of Ane 2".
Angelov m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "son of Angel".
Anghelescu Romanian
Means "son of Anghel".
Angioli Italian
Means "son of Angiolo".
Annema Frisian
Means "son of Anne 2".
Ansaldi Italian
Means "son of Ansaldo".
Anselmetti Italian
Means "son of Anselmetto", a diminutive of Anselmo.
Anselmi Italian
Means "son of Anselmo".
Anson English
Means "son of Agnes".
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".
Antoniou Greek
Means "son of Antonios".
Antonisen Danish
Means "son of Anton".
Antonov m Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Anton".
Antonsen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Anton".
Antov m Bulgarian
Means "son of Anton".
Antunes Portuguese
Means "son of António".
Antúnez Spanish
Means "son of Antonio".
Antunović Croatian
Means "son of Antun".
Ardiccioni Italian
Means "son of Ardiccione", a derivative of Ardito.
Ardovini Italian
Means "son of Arduino".
Arends Dutch
Means "son of Arend".
Ariesen Dutch
Means "son of Aris 2".
Arkema Frisian
Means "son of Arke 2".
Arkes Dutch
Means "son of Arke 2".
Arlotti Italian
Means "son of Arlotto".
Armani Italian
Means "son of Ermanno".
Arnesen Norwegian
Means "son of Arne 1".
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".
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.
Arthurson English
Means "son of Arthur".
Arthursson Swedish
Means "son of Arthur".
Arts 1 Dutch
Means "son of Aart".
Artz Dutch
Means "son of Aart".
Arvidsson Swedish
Means "son of Arvid".
Asenov m Bulgarian
Means "son of Asen".
Askes Dutch
Means "son of Aske", a diminutive of Asse.
Assies Dutch
Means "son of Asse".
Ataýew m Turkmen
Means "son of Ata 1".
Athanasiou Greek
Means "son of Athanasios".
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".
Aukema Frisian
Means "son of Auke".
Avagyan Armenian
Means "son of Avag".
Aveskamp Dutch
From a place name meaning "edge of camp" in Dutch.
Axelsen Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Axel".
Axelsson Swedish
Means "son of Axel".
Baaiman Dutch
Means "son of Baaij", the given name Baaij being a diminutive of names like Baugulf, Boudewijn or Bernard.
Baardsen Norwegian
Means "son of Bård".
Babayev m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Baba".
Baines 1 Welsh
From Welsh ab Einws meaning "son of Einws", a diminutive of Einion.
Bakema Frisian
Means "son of Bake", a short form of names starting with the Old German element batu "fight, struggle".
Bandoni Italian
From Italian bandone meaning "sheet of iron".
Banks English
Originally indicated someone who lived near a hillside or a bank of land.
Barends Dutch
Means "son of Barend".
Bartalotti Italian
Means "son of Bartalotto", a diminutive of Bartolo.
Bašić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of the chief", derived from Serbo-Croatian baša meaning "chief, boss" (of Turkish origin).
Bates English
Means "son of Bate".
Bateson English
Means "son of Bate".
Batts English
Means "son of Bate".
Bellandi Italian
Means "son of Bellando", from a medieval given name derived from Latin bellandus meaning "which is to be fought".
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".
Bencivenni Italian
Means "son of Bencivenne", from the medieval name Bencivenga, a Tuscan variant of Benvenuto.
Bendtsen Danish
Means "son of Bendt".
Benenati Italian
Means "son of Benenato", a given name derived from Latin bene "good, well" and natus "good".
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".
Bennington English
From the English town name Benington, which can mean either "settlement belonging to Beonna's people" or "settlement by the River Beane".
Benson English
Means "son of Benedict".
Bentsen Danish
Means "son of Bent 1".
Benvenuti Italian
Means "son of Benvenuto".
Beridze Georgian
Means "son of the monk", from Georgian ბერი (beri) meaning "monk".
Berkovich Jewish
Means "son of Berko" in Yiddish, Berko being a derivative of Ber.
Bermúdez Spanish
Means "son of Bermudo".
Berntsen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Bernt".
Berntsson Swedish
Means "son of Bernt".
Beulen Dutch
Means "son of Boele".
Beulens Dutch
Means "son of Boele".
Bevan Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Evan meaning "son of Evan".
Biagi Italian
Means "son of Biagio".
Bjarnesen Danish
Means "son of Bjarne".
Blažević Croatian
Means "son of Blaž".
Boatwright English
Occupational name meaning "maker of boats".
Bodilsen Danish
Means "son of Bodil".
Boelens Dutch
Means "son of Boele".
Boels Dutch
Means "son of Boele".
Bogdanić Croatian
Means "son of Bogdan".
Bogdanov m Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Bogdan".
Bonnaire French
French form of Bonner.
Bonner English
From Middle English boneire "kind, courteous", derived from Norman French bon aire "good bloodline".
Borislavov m Bulgarian
Means "son of Borislav".
Borisov m Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Boris".
Borysov m Ukrainian
Means "son of Borys".
Bousaid Arabic
Means "father of Sa'id" in Arabic.
Bowen Welsh
From Welsh ap Owain meaning "son of Owain".
Boyanov m Bulgarian
Means "son of Boyan".
Boyle Irish
From Irish Ó Baoighill meaning "descendant of Baoigheall". The meaning of the given name Baoigheall is uncertain, but it is thought to be connected to Irish geall meaning "pledge".
Bozhidarov m Bulgarian
Means "son of Bozhidar".
Braden Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Bradáin meaning "descendant of Bradán".
Brady Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Brádaigh meaning "descendant of Brádach". A famous bearer is the American football quarterback Tom Brady (1977-).
Bramson Jewish
Means "son of Bram".
Branson English
Means "son of Brandr".
Breen Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Braoin meaning "descendant of Braon", a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop".
Brennan Irish
From Irish Ó Braonáin meaning "descendant of Braonán", a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop" (with a diminutive suffix).
Brisbois French
Referred to a person who cleared land, from Old French briser "to cut" and bois "forest".
Bryson English
Means "son of Brice".
Buckley 2 Irish
From Irish Ó Buachalla meaning "descendant of Buachaill", a nickname meaning "cowherd, servant".
Bullens Dutch
Means "son of Boele".
Cabral Portuguese
From places named from Late Latin capralis meaning "place of goats", derived from Latin capra meaning "goat".
Cabrera Spanish
From various place names derived from Late Latin capraria meaning "place of goats", from Latin capra meaning "goat".
Caden Irish
From Irish Mac Cadáin meaning "descendant of Cadán", a given name of unknown meaning.
Cəfərov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cəfər".
Cai Chinese
From Chinese (cài) referring to the ancient state of Cai that existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Callahan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ceallacháin meaning "descendant of Cellachán".
Callan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cathaláin meaning "descendant of Cathalán".
Cao Chinese
From Chinese (cáo) referring to the ancient state of Cao, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shandong province.
Carey Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of Ciardha".
Carlsen Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Carl".
Carlson Swedish
Means "son of Carl".
Carlsson Swedish
Means "son of Carl".
Carmody Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cearmada meaning "descendant of Cearmaid", a Gaelic given name.
Carstensen Danish
Means "son of Carsten".
Çaryýew m Turkmen
Means "son of Çary".
Casey Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cathasaigh meaning "descendant of Cathassach".
Cassidy Irish
From Irish Ó Caiside meaning "descendant of Caiside". Caiside is a given name meaning "curly haired".
Cavan Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimháin meaning "descendant of Caomhán".
Chaudhary Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
From a title meaning "holder of four", from Sanskrit चतुर् (chatur) meaning "four" and धुरीय (dhuriya) meaning "bearing a burden".
Chavdarov m Bulgarian
Means "son of Chavdar".
Cho Korean
Korean form of Zhao, from Sino-Korean (jo).
Claasen Dutch
Means "son of Klaas".
Claesson Swedish
Means "son of Claes".
Clancy Irish
From Irish Mac Fhlannchaidh meaning "descendant of Flannchadh". The given name Flannchadh means "red warrior".
Clausen Danish
Means "son of Claus".
Clemensen Danish
Means "son of Clemens".
Collins 2 English
Means "son of Colin 2".
Colson English
Means "son of Col".
Connell Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conaill meaning "descendant of Conall".
Connolly Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conghalaigh, which means "descendant of Conghalach". Conghalach is a nickname meaning "valiant".
Conroy Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conaire, which means "descendant of Conaire". Conaire is a nickname meaning "hound keeper".
Cooney Irish
From Irish Ó Cuana meaning "descendant of Cuana". Cuana probably means "handsome, elegant". The Cooney sept originated in County Tyrone.
Coppola Italian
From the name of a type of hat characteristic of Sicily and southern Italy. This surname indicated a person who wore or made these hats. A famous bearer is the filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (1939-), as well as other members of his extended family also in show business.
Corcoran Irish
From Irish Ó Corcráin meaning "descendant of Corcrán", a given name derived from the Gaelic word corcair "purple".
Čtvrtník m Czech
Derived from Czech čtvrtlán meaning "one quarter of a lán", where a lán is a medieval Czech measure of land (approximately 18 hectares). The name denoted someone who owned this much land.
Cunningham 2 Irish
From Irish Ó Cuinneagáin meaning "descendant of Cuinneagán", a diminutive of Conn.
Curran Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Corraidhín meaning "descendant of Corraidhín".
Daly Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of Dálach".
Damyanov m Bulgarian
Means "son of Damyan".
Danailov m Bulgarian
Means "son of Danail".
Danchev m Bulgarian
Means "son of Dancho".
D'Angelo Italian
Means "son of Angelo".
Danielson English
Means "son of Daniel".
Danielsson Swedish
Means "son of Daniel".
D'Antonio Italian
Means "son of Antonio".
Darnell 1 English
Derived from Old French darnel, a type of grass.