This is a list of surnames in which the length is 12.
From Dutch allerliefste
meaning "most dearest"
. This name could have referred to the nature of the person or perhaps a phrase the person commonly used.
Originally indicated a person from the town of Aretxabaleta in Spain. It means "oak trees" in Basque.
From Dutch zuid
"south" and hout
"forest". It refers to the south of the forest in The Hague.
From a Bengali title composed of the Sanskrit words भट्ट (bhatta)
meaning "scholar, lord" and आचार्य (acharya)
Breckenridge Scottish, English
Originally indicated someone from Brackenrig in Lanarkshire, derived from northern Middle English braken
meaning "bracken" (via Old Norse brækni
) and rigg
meaning "ridge" (via Old Norse hryggr
, a German carnival (Fastnacht
meaning "eve of the beginning of the fast", or the time before Lent) celebrated in Austria and Bavaria, and bauer
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.
Means "son of Khachatur"
in Armenian. A famous bearer was the Armenian composer Aram Khachaturyan or Khachaturian (1903-1978).
Derived from a Hungarian village named Meggyesfalva
meaning "cherry village", from meggy
"cherry" and falu
Ó Maolmhuaidh Irish
Means "descendant of Maolmhuadh"
being a given name meaning "proud chief", derived from Gaelic maol
meaning "chief" and muadh
meaning "proud, noble".
Ó Raghailligh Irish
Means "descendant of Raghailligh"
, an Irish given name of unknown meaning.
From the place name Swinglehurst
in the Forest of Bowland in central Lancashire, derived from Old English swin
"swine, pig", hyll
"hill" and hyrst
From Old English winter
meaning "winter" and botm
meaning "ground, soil, bottom". This name probably referred to a winter pasture at the bottom of a lowland valley.
Occupational name for a silversmith from Yiddish zilber
"silver" and schlag