This is a list of surnames in which the length is 6.
From Dutch aarden
meaning "clay, stone, earth"
. It probably denoted a person who worked with those materials.
From the name of a type of leather-soled shoe or sandal made on the Balearic Islands. It originally indicated a person who made or sold this item.
From the Latin given name Abellio
, which may have been derived from the name of a Pyrenean god.
Derived from medieval Italian accia
, ultimately from Latin ascia
From Italian acerbo
meaning "bitter, harsh, severe"
Perhaps a nickname for a punctual or fast person, from Italian adesso
meaning "now, at this moment"
From Latin affinis
meaning "neighbouring, kindred"
Derived from Spanish agua "water"
, indicating a person who lived near water or worked with water.
From various place names in Italy, such as Aiello del Friuli, Aiello del Sabato and others. They are derived from Latin agellus
meaning "little field".
From Italian albero
, ultimately from Latin arbor
, referring to someone who lived in the woods or worked as a woodcutter.
From the name of a Basque town, derived from aldats
From the name of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which is from Arabic خالاب (Khalab)
, of uncertain meaning.
Originally denoted someone who was from the city of Alfaro in La Rioja, Spain. It is possibly derived from Arabic meaning "the watchtower".
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly meaning "close, near" in Dutch.
Denoted a person from the village of Anjum in the Netherlands. It possibly means "corner" in Dutch.
Indicated a person who was from a farm called Aperloo, probably a derivative of appel
Aquino Italian, Spanish
From the name of an Italian town near Rome, derived from Latin aqua
meaning "water", the home town of the 13th-century saint Thomas Aquinas. In Italy the surname is derived directly from the town's name. As a Spanish-language surname, it was sometimes bestowed by missionaries in honour of the saint as they evangelized in Spanish colonies.
Denoted a person hailing from one of the many areas that bear this name in Portugal, which is of unknown meaning.
Occupational name for one who practiced archery, from Latin arcus
"bow" (via Old French).
From various Spanish place names, which are derived from Spanish arena
From a place name meaning "shelter, quiet place"
Aritza Spanish, Basque
From Basque aritz
meaning "oak tree"
. This was a nickname of Iñigo, the first king of Pamplona, Spain (9th century).
From Italian armato
meaning "armed, armoured, equipped"
Means "son of Arnone"
from the medieval name Arnone
, of uncertain origin.
Denoted a person hailing from one of the many places in England that bear this name. The place name itself is derived from Old English æsc
"ash tree" and leah
Sicilian name, derived from Greek dialects of southern Italy. It is from Greek ψαράς (psaras)
From the name of the town of Baard
in the Netherlands, possibly derived from a given name that was a variant of Bert
, an occupational name for a baker, from Old English bæchus
literally "bake house".
Originally denoted a person from the Italian town of Baggio (now part of Milan). It is probably derived from Latin Badalocum
meaning "watch place".
From various English place names, all derived from Old English bagga
"bag, badger" combined with leah
From Middle English baili
, which comes via Old French from Latin baiulus
Baines 2 English
From a nickname derived from Old English ban "bones"
, probably for a thin person.
Means "the slope, the hillside"
in Norwegian, from Old Norse bakki
Occupational name for a flag carrier, derived from Old French baniere
, ultimately of Germanic origin.
From Middle English bark
meaning "to tan"
. This was an occupational name for a leather tanner.
Derived from a number of English place names that variously mean "barley hill", "barn hill", "boar clearing" or "barley clearing".
Denoted a person who worked or lived in a barn. The word barn
is derived from Old English bere
"barley" and ærn
From the title barone "baron"
, derived via Latin from Germanic baro
"man, warrior, servant".
Barros Portuguese, Spanish
From the Portuguese and Spanish word barro
meaning "clay, mud"
. This could either be an occupational name for a person who worked with clay or mud such as a builder or artisan, or a topographic name for someone living near clay or mud.
From a place name meaning "barley town" in Old English.
From a nickname for a combative person. In some cases it may come from the name of English places called Battle
, so named because they were sites of battles.
Derived from Middle High German becker
From the name of a town in East Lothian, Scotland. It is derived from the Old Norse given name Baggi
Denoted someone who came from Benton, England, which is derived from Old English beonet
"bent grass" and tun
Berger 1 French
Occupational name meaning "shepherd"
, from Old French bergier
From Middle High German biutel
, originally belonging to a person who made or sold bags.
Bieber German, Jewish
From Middle High German biber
, possibly a nickname for a hard worker.
From the Turkish word binici
meaning "rider, horseman"
Means "fair-haired, blond"
in Italian. This name was borne by the American swimmer Matt Biondi (1965-).
Means simply "bishop"
, ultimately from Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos)
meaning "overseer". It probably originally referred to a person who served a bishop.
From Old French bis
meaning "drab, dingy"
, a nickname for someone who looked drab.
in Spanish. The name most likely referred to a person who was pale or had blond hair.
Occupational name for a worker of lead, derived from German blei "lead"
Derived from the name of several German towns called Boll
, meaning "hill".
Nickname for a wine drinker, from Old French boi
"to drink" and vin
From any of the many places in England called Bolton, derived from Old English bold
"house" and tun
From Middle English boneire "kind, courteous"
, derived from Norman French bon aire
From northern Middle English boni
meaning "pretty, attractive"
Locative origin, from the common place name Borgo
Italian form of Borja
. This was the name of an Italian noble family who were influential during the Renaissance period.
Occupational name for an archer, derived from Middle English bowe
, Old English boga
Derived from the given name Abraham
. A famous bearer of this surname was the German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).
From the name of the town of Brivio in Lombardy. Supposed it derives from a Celtic word meaning "bridge".
Originally derived from a place in Moray, Scotland. It is probably from Gaelic broth
meaning "ditch, mire".
Occupational name derived from Irish bróg
From a diminutive of French brun
Derived from Old French bon cuer
meaning "good heart"
From the name of Bunnag, an 18th-century general of Persian heritage.
From Old French burel
, diminutive of bure
, a type of woolen cloth. It may have originated as a nickname for a person who dressed in the material or as an occupational name for someone who worked with it.
From a common English place name, derived from Old English meaning "fortified town".
Possibly from a given name that was derived from Lithuanian būti
meaning "to be, to exist".
Butler English, Irish
Occupational name derived from Norman French butiller "wine steward"
, ultimately from Late Latin butticula
"bottle". A famous bearer of this surname is the fictional character Rhett Butler, created by Margaret Mitchell for her novel Gone with the Wind
From places named from Late Latin capralis
meaning "place of goats"
, derived from Latin capra
From the ecclesiastical usage of canon
, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house.
Carman 1 English
Occupational name for a carter, from Middle English carre
"cart" (of Latin origin) and man
Carman 2 English
From an Old Norse byname derived from karlmann
meaning "male, man"
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the town of Courson in Normandy.
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier
. A famous bearer is the former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
Means "close-cropped hair"
in Italian, also having the secondary sense "boy, young man".
Occupational surname for a carver, from Middle English kerve
From Middle English castel
, from Late Latin castellum
, originally indicating a person who lived near a castle.
Occupational name for one who made leggings, derived from Old French chausse "leggings"
Indicated a person who lived near a causeway, from Old French caucie
From a diminutive of the Old French word chape
meaning "cloak, hood"
. The name referred to a person who made, sold or often wore cloaks.
Chaves Portuguese, Spanish
From the name of a Portuguese city, derived from the Roman name Flavius
(being named for the emperor Vespasian, whose family name was Flavius).
Variant of Chaves
. A famous bearer was the labour leader César Chávez (1927-1993).
Derived from Czech chmel "hops"
, referring to a person who grew hops, a plant used in brewing beer.
From the English word, derived from Old English cirice
, ultimately from Greek κυριακόν (kyriakon)
meaning "(house) of the lord". It probably referred to a person who lived close to a church.
From the Portuguese word for "rabbit"
, either a nickname or an occupational name referring to a hunter or seller of rabbits.
From Middle English connere
, an occupational name for an inspector of weights and measures.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conaire
, which means "descendant of Conaire"
is a nickname meaning "hound keeper".
From Old English cumb
, the name of several places in England.
From Irish Ó Cuana
meaning "descendant of Cuana"
probably means "handsome, elegant". The Cooney sept originated in County Tyrone.
Derived from Old French cordoan "leather"
, ultimately from the name of the Spanish city of Cordova.
From the name of the town of Cults in Aberdeenshire, derived from a Gaelic word meaning "woods".
From various English place names, which meaning either "coal valley", "coal hill" or "cow pasture" in Old English.
Cullen 1 English
From the name of the German city of Cologne
, which was derived from Latin colonia
Nickname for a courteous person, derived from Old French curteis
meaning "refined, courtly"
Dallas 2 Scottish
From the name of a place in Moray, Scotland possibly meaning "meadow dwelling"