Surnames of Length 6

This is a list of surnames in which the length is 6.
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Murray 1 Scottish
Derived from the region in Scotland called Moray (Gaelic Moireabh), possibly of Pictish origin, meaning "seashore, coast". A notable bearer of this surname was General James Murray (1721-1794), who was the first British Governor-General of Canada.
Murray 2 Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Muireadhaigh meaning "descendant of Muireadhach".
Murtas Sardinian
From Sardinian murta meaning "myrtle".
Musiał Polish
Polish cognate of Musil.
Mutton English
Referred to a shepherd or else someone who in some way resembled a sheep, derived from Norman French mouton "sheep".
Mwangi Eastern African, Kikuyu
Derived from the given name Mwangi.
Mynatt English
Variant of Minett.
Naggia Italian
Variant of Naggi.
Najjar Arabic
Means "carpenter" in Arabic.
Nakano Japanese
From Japanese (naka) meaning "middle" and (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Napoli Italian
Originally indicated a person from Naples in Italy.
Narang Indian, Hindi
From the name of a Pakistani town that was in undivided India.
Nasato Italian
Nickname for someone with a prominent nose, from Italian naso "nose".
Natale Italian
From the given name Natale.
Naumov Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Naum".
Necchi Italian
Possibly from Italian neccio, a type of flat bread.
Nedvěd Czech
Czech cognate of Medved, derived from the dialectal nedvěd.
Nelson 1 English
Means "son of Neil". This name was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).
Németh Hungarian
Means "German" in Hungarian.
Neroni Italian
Variant of Neri.
Newman English
English cognate of Neumann.
Newton English
From the name of one of many English towns meaning "new town". A famous bearer was the English physicist Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727).
Nguyễn Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ruan, from Sino-Vietnamese (nguyễn). This is the most common Vietnamese surname, accounting for over a third of the population.
Nguyen Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Nguyễn.
Nicchi Italian
From the Italian word nicchio meaning "shell", possibly a nickname for people related to the sea.
Nieddu Italian
From Sardinian nieddu meaning "black", derived from Latin niger.
Niemec Polish
Means "German" in Polish.
Nieves Spanish
From the given name Nieves.
Nikula Finnish
From the given name Niku, a Finnish form of Nicholas.
Nilsen Norwegian
Means "son of Nils".
Nissen Danish
Means "son of Nis".
Norman English
Referred to a person who was originally from Scandinavia or Normandy. Even before the Norman Conquest, Scandinavians were settling the north and east of England. The Normans who participated in the Conquest were originally from Scandinavia, but had been living in Normandy, France for over a century and spoke French.
Norris 1 English, Scottish
Means "from the north" from Old French norreis. It either denoted someone who originated in the north or someone who lived in the northern part of a settlement.
Norris 2 English
Means "wet nurse, foster mother" from Old French norrice, from Latin nutricius.
Norton English
From the name of various towns in England meaning "north town" in Old English.
Notaro Italian
Occupational name for a clerk, derived from Latin notarius.
Nowell English
Variant of Noel.
Nozawa Japanese
From Japanese (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Nyberg Swedish
From Swedish ny (Old Norse nýr) meaning "new" and berg meaning "mountain".
Nyilas Hungarian
Means "archer, bowman" in Hungarian.
Nylund Swedish
From Swedish ny (Old Norse nýr) meaning "new" and lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove".
Oakley English
From a place name meaning "oak clearing" in Old English. It was borne by American sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860-1926).
Obando Spanish
Habitational name for someone who came from Obando in Extremadura, Spain.
O'Berne Irish
Variant of O'Byrne.
Oberst German
From Old High German obar meaning "above, upper", indicating a person from the uppermost end of a village or the top of a house.
Oberti Italian
Derived from the given name Uberto.
Oberto Italian
Derived from the given name Uberto.
O'Boyle Irish
Variant of Boyle.
O'Brian Irish
Variant of O'Brien.
O'Brien Irish
From the Irish Ó Briain meaning "descendant of Brian".
Ó Broin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'Byrne.
O'Byrne Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Broin meaning "descendant of Bran 1".
O'Clery Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Cléirigh.
Ó Corra Irish
Means "descendant of Corra" in Irish. The given name Corra means "spear".
Ó Cuaig Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Quigg.
Ó Cuana Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Cooney.
Ó Cuinn Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Quinn.
Ó Cuirc Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Quirke.
O'Doyle Irish
Variant of Doyle.
Ó Duibh Irish
Means "descendant of Dubh", Dubh being a byname meaning "dark".
Ó Gráda Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Grady.
Ogtrop Dutch
Originally denoted a person who was from the town of Ochtrup in Germany, which is of uncertain origin.
O'Hearn Irish
Anglicized form of Ó hEachthighearna.
Okafor Western African, Igbo
From the given name Okafor.
O'Keefe Irish
Variant of Keefe.
Okorie Western African, Igbo
From the given name Okorie.
O'Leary Irish
From Irish Ó Laoghaire meaning "descendant of Laoghaire".
Olesen Danish
Means "son of Ole".
Oliver English, Catalan, German, French
Derived from the given name Oliver.
Olsson Swedish
Means "son of Olaf".
Ó Luain Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Lane 3.
Omdahl Norwegian
Denoted a person hailing from any one of a number of farms in Norway called either Åmdal or Omdal meaning "elm valley".
O'Neill Irish
Variant of O'Neal.
Ó Néill Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'Neal.
Ongaro Italian
Variant of Ungaro.
O'Niall Irish
Variant of O'Neal.
Ó Riain Irish
Means "descendant of Rian".
Ormond Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Ruaidh.
Orsini Italian
From a nickname meaning "little bear" in Italian, from Latin ursus "bear".
Ortega Spanish
From a Spanish place name (belonging to various villages) derived from ortiga "nettle".
Ōshiro Japanese
From Japanese (ō) meaning "big, great" and (shiro) meaning "castle".
Ó Síoda Irish
Means "descendant of Síoda", a byname meaning "silk" in Irish.
Otieno Eastern African, Luo
Derived from the given name Otieno.
O'Toole Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Tuathail meaning "descendant of Túathal".
Outlaw English
Means simply "outlaw" from Middle English outlawe.
Ovesen Norwegian
Means "son of Ove".
Owston English
Denoted a person who came from any one of the places in Britain called Ouston or Owston.
Pachis Greek
Means "fat, thick" in Greek.
Paddon English
Variant of Patton.
Pagani Italian
Italian cognate of Payne.
Pagano Italian
Italian cognate of Payne.
Pahlke German
Low German cognate of Peel.
Pajari Finnish
Means "boyar", the Finnish form of the Russian noble title боярин (boyarin).
Palmer English
Means "pilgrim", ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
Palomo Spanish
Means "pigeon, dove", from Latin palumbes.
Pander Dutch
Variant of Penders.
Pandev Macedonian
Means "son of Pande", Pande being a diminutive of Petar.
Paquet 1 French
Occupational name for a firewood gatherer, from Old French pacquet "bundle".
Paquet 2 French
From a diminutive of the given name Pascal.
Parent English, French
Derived from Old French parent meaning either "notable" (from Latin pārēre meaning "to be apparent") or "parent" (from Latin parere meaning "to produce, to give birth").
Parish 1 English
Originally denoted a person who came from the French city of Paris, which got its name from the ancient Celtic tribe known as the Parisii.
Parish 2 English
Derived from the medieval given name Paris, an Old French diminutive form of Patrick.
Parisi Italian
Italian form of Parish 1.
Parker English
Means "keeper of the park" in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a person who was a gamekeeper at a medieval park.
Parodi Italian
From the name of a village near Genoa in northern Italy.
Pascal French
Derived from the given name Pascal.
Pastor Spanish
Means "shepherd" in Spanish.
Paszek Polish
Derived from a diminutive of Paweł.
Pataki Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian patak meaning "creek, brook" (a word of Slavic origin). It was given to people who lived near a creek.
Patton English, Scottish
Diminutive of the medieval name Pate, a short form of Patrick.
Paulis Dutch
From the given name Paul.
Pavesi Italian
Variant of Pavia.
Pavlov Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Pavel". A famous bearer of this surname was the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
Pavone Italian
Means "peacock" in Italian. It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
Pavoni Italian
Variant of Pavone.
Pawlak Polish
From the given name Paweł.
Paxton English
From an English place name meaning "Pœcc's town". Pœcc is an Old English name of unknown meaning.
Payton English
From the name of the town of Peyton in Sussex. It means "Pæga's town".
Pearce English
From the given name Piers.
Pecora Italian
Means "sheep" in Italian, an occupational name for a shepherd.
Peláez Spanish
Means "son of Pelayo".
Pelley French
Anglicized form of Pellé.
Pender 1 English
From Middle English pind "to pen up". This was an occupational name for someone who penned animals.
Penner English
Variant of Penn 2.
Pensak Yiddish
Variant of Penzig.
Pentti Finnish
Derived from the given name Pentti.
Penzak Yiddish
Variant of Penzig.
Penzig Yiddish
Denoted a person who came from Penzig, the German name for Pieńsk, a town in southwest Poland. It is derived from Polish pień meaning "stump, tree trunk".
Penzik Yiddish
Variant of Penzig.
Perrin French
From a diminutive of the given name Pierre.
Perrot French
From a diminutive of the given name Pierre.
Pesaro Italian
From the name of the city of Pesaro, in the Marche region (Latin Pisaurum).
Peters English, German, Dutch
Means "son of Peter".
Pethes Hungarian
Derived from Pete, a diminutive of Péter.
Petőcs Hungarian
Derived from Pető, an old Hungarian diminutive of Péter.
Petőfi Hungarian
Means "son of Pető", an old diminutive of Péter.
Petran Romanian
From the Romanian given name Petre.
Petrić Croatian
Means "son of Petar".
Petrov Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Peter" in Russian and Bulgarian.
Peusen Dutch
Derived from the given name Pascal.
Peyton English
Variant of Payton.
Phelps English
Means "son of Philip".
Piątek Polish
Means "Friday" in Polish, derived from the word piąty meaning "fifth".
Piazza Italian
Means "plaza" in Italian, indicating that the residence of the original bearer was near the town square.
Picard French
Originally denoted a person from Picardy, a historical region of northern France. It is derived from Old French pic meaning "pike, spike".
Pickle English
Derived from Middle English pighel meaning "small field".
Pierce English
From the given name Piers.
Pierno Italian
From the name of the small town of Pierno in southern Italy near Potenza.
Pierre French
From the given name Pierre.
Pietri Italian
Derived from the given name Pietro.
Pintér Hungarian
Means "cooper, barrel maker" in Hungarian.
Pisani Italian
From Italian pisano, the name for an inhabitant of the city of Pisa, Italy. The city's name is of unknown meaning.
Planck German
German variant of Plank.
Pleško Slovene
Nickname for a bald person, from Slovene pleša meaning "bald patch".
Poggio Italian
Means "hillock, small hill" in Italian, a derivative of Latin podium meaning "balcony, platform".
Poirot French, Literature
From a diminutive of French poire "pear", originally referring to a pear merchant or someone who lived near a pear tree. Starting in 1920 this name was used by the mystery writer Agatha Christie for her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Christie based the name on that of Jules Poiret, a contemporary fictional detective.
Polley English
From Old French poli meaning "polite, courteous".
Polzin German
From the name of a town in Pomerania, Poland (formerly part of Germany). In Polish it is called Połczyn.
Porras Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club" in Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin porrum meaning "leek".
Porter English
Occupational name meaning "doorkeeper", ultimately from Old French porte "door", from Latin porta.
Potter English
Occupational name for a potter, one who makes earthen vessels. This surname was used by J. K. Rowling for the hero in her Harry Potter series of books, first released in 1997.
Poulin French
Derived from Old French poule meaning "chicken". It was most likely used to denote a person who raised or sold poultry.
Powell Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Hywel meaning "son of Hywel".
Pražak Czech
Means "from Prague" in Czech.
Priddy Welsh
From Welsh prydudd meaning "bard".
Prieto Spanish
From a nickname meaning "dark" in Spanish, referring to a person with dark hair or skin.
Prifti Albanian
From Albanian prift meaning "priest".
Proulx French
Derived from Old French preu meaning "valiant, brave".
Prunty Irish
From Irish Ó Proinntigh meaning "descendant of Proinnteach", a given name probably derived from Irish bronntach meaning "generous".
Puerta Spanish
Means "door, gate", a topographic name for a person who lived near the gates of the town.
Puskás Hungarian
Occupational name for a gunsmith or cannon maker, from Hungarian puska meaning "gun" (from German, itself from Latin buxis "box").
Putnam English
From Puttenham, the name of towns in Hertfordshire and Surrey in England, which mean "Putta's homestead".
Quincy English
Originally from various place names in Normandy that were derived from the given name Quintus.
Quirke Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuirc meaning "descendant of Corc", a given name meaning "heart".
Quirós Spanish
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain, which may derive from Galician queiroa meaning "heather".
Radkov Bulgarian
Means "son of Radko".
Raines English
Originally denoted a person from Rayne, Essex, England (possibly from an Old English word meaning "shelter") or from Rennes, Brittany, France (from the name of the Gaulish tribe of the Redones).
Ramsey English, Scottish
Means "garlic island", derived from Old English hramsa "garlic" and eg "island". The surname was brought to Scotland by the Norman baron Simundus de Ramsay.
Randal English
Derived from the given name Randel.
Raneri Italian
Derived from the Italian given name Raniero.
Raptis Greek
Means "tailor" in Greek.
Raskob German
Variant of Raskopf.
Raskop German
Variant of Raskopf.
Rautio Finnish
Means "smith" in Finnish.
Reagan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Riagáin meaning "descendant of Riagán". A famous bearer was American president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
Rebane Estonian
Means "fox" in Estonian.
Reeves English
Variant of Reeve.
Reiher German
Means "heron" in German, a nickname for a person with long legs.
Reilly Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Raghailligh.
Renard French
From the given name Renard.
Renaud French
From the given name Renaud.
Rendón Spanish
Possibly derived from a variant of Spanish de rondón meaning "unexpectedly, rashly".
Resnik Slovene
Possibly from Slovene resa meaning "heather".
Rettig German
Derived from Middle High German retich, Middle Low German redik meaning "radish", an occupational name for a grower or seller of radishes.
Reuter 1 German
Fom Middle High German riute meaning "cleared land".
Reuter 2 German
From Middle High German riutœre meaning "highwayman, thief".
Řezník Czech, Slovak
Means "butcher" in Czech and Slovak.
Rhodes English
Topographic name derived from Old English rod meaning "cleared land", or a locational name from any of the locations named with this word.
Ridley English
Denoted a person who hailed from one of the various places of this name in England. The places are derived from Old English geryd "channel" or hreod "reed" combined with leah "woodland, clearing".
Rimmer English
Occupational name meaning "poet", from Middle English rime meaning "rhyme".
Ripley English
From the name of various English towns, from Old English ripel "strip of land" and leah "woodland, clearing". A notable fictional bearer is the character Ellen Ripley from the movie Alien (1979) and its sequels.
Ritter German
From Middle High German riter meaning "rider, knight", a cognate of Ryder.
Rivera Spanish
From Spanish ribera meaning "bank, shore", from Latin riparius.
Rivero Spanish
Variant of Rivera.
Rivers English
Denoted a person who lived near a river, from Middle English, from Old French riviere meaning "river", from Latin riparius meaning "riverbank".
Robert French, English
From the given name Robert.
Robles Spanish
Originally indicated a person who lived near an oak tree or forest, from Spanish roble "oak", from Latin robur.
Robson English
Means "son of Rob".
Rocchi Italian
Derived from the given name Rocco.
Rodney English
From a place name meaning "Hroda's island" in Old English (where Hroda is a Germanic given name meaning "fame").
Rogers English
Derived from the given name Roger.
Roldán Spanish
Derived from the given name Roldán.
Romano 1 Italian
Derived from the given name Romano.
Romano 2 Italian
Denoted a person from the city of Rome, either a resident or someone who visited as a pilgrim. In Calabria it was also used to designate a person from New Rome, a name for Constantinople.
Romero Spanish
Derived from Spanish romero meaning "pilgrim to Rome".
Romijn Dutch
Derived from the given name Romein.
Ronchi Italian
From Italian places named Ronchi, derived from ronco meaning "cleared land, terraced land". It is most common in northern and central Italy.
Roscoe English
From the name of a town in Lancashire, derived from Old Norse "roebuck" and skógr "wood, forest".
Rotolo Italian
From the Italian word for a measure of weight, from southern Italian dialects, derived from Greek via Arabic.
Rounds English
Patronymic derived from Middle English rond meaning "round, plump", ultimately from Latin rotundus.
Roydon English
Originally derived from a place name meaning "rye hill", from Old English ryge "rye" and dun "hill".
Ruskin 1 Scottish
From Gaelic rusgaire meaning "tanner".
Ruskin 2 English
From a diminutive of the feminine given name Rose.
Rusnak Polish
Means "Russian" in Polish.
Rutten Dutch
Derived from the given name Rutger.
Ryland English
From various English place names, derived from Old English ryge "rye" and land "land".
Sadler English
Occupational name for a maker of saddles, from Old English sadol "saddle".
Saitou Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 斎藤 (see Saitō).
Saller 1 German
Originally denoted a person from the town of Sallern in Bavaria, possibly from a Celtic element meaning "stream".
Saller 2 German
Denoted a person who lived by a prominent sallow tree, from Middle High German salhe "sallow tree".
Salmon English, French
Derived from the given name Solomon.
Samara Arabic
Meaning unknown.
Samson English, French
Derived from the given name Samson.
Samuel English, Welsh, French, Jewish
Derived from the given name Samuel.
Sanada Japanese
From Japanese (sana) meaning "real, genuine" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Sander German, Danish
Derived from the given name Alexander.
Sándor Hungarian
Derived from the given name Sándor.
Santos Portuguese, Spanish
Means "saint" in Portuguese and Spanish, ultimately from Latin sanctus. This was a nickname for a pious person.
Saqqaf Arabic
From Arabic سقف (saqaf) meaning "roof".
Sartor Italian
Variant of Sarto.
Sartre French
French cognate of Sarto.
Sasaki Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "help, aid" (repeated, indicated by the iteration mark ) and (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Sastre Spanish
Spanish cognate of Sarto.
Sauber German
Means "clean, tidy" in German.
Sauter German
Occupational name for a cobbler, from Latin sutor "sewer, cobbler".
Savage English
English nickname meaning "wild, uncouth", derived from Old French salvage or sauvage meaning "untamed", ultimately from Latin silvaticus meaning "wild, from the woods".
Savona Italian
From the name of the city of Savona in northern Italy, called Savo by the Romans, of uncertain meaning.
Sawyer English
Occupational name meaning "sawer of wood, woodcutter" in Middle English, ultimately from Old English sagu meaning "saw". Mark Twain used it for the main character in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).
Saylor English
Occupational name meaning "acrobat, dancer", derived from Old French sailleor, from Latin sallitor.
Scarpa Italian
Means "shoemaker" from Italian scarpa meaning "shoe".
Scarsi Italian
Nickname for a poor or miserly person, from Italian scarso "scarce, scant".
Scheer German
Variant of Scherer.
Schenk German, Dutch
From Middle High German, Middle Dutch schenke meaning "wine server" (from Old High German scenken "to pour out").
Schmid German
Variant of Schmidt.
Schnur German, Jewish
From Old High German snuor meaning "rope, cord", an occupational name for a maker of rope.
School Dutch
From Dutch school, ultimately from Latin schola meaning "school", indicating a person who worked at or lived near a school.
Schult Low German
Low German variant of Schultheiß.
Scotti Italian
From the medieval given name Francescotto, a diminutive of Francesco.
Scully Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Scolaidhe.
Seaver English
From the unattested Old English given name Sæfaru, derived from the Old English elements "sea, ocean" and faru "journey".
Sedlák Czech
Means "farmer" in Czech. A sedlák had more land than a Zahradník or a Chalupník, but less land than a Dvořák.
Seeger German
From the given name Sieghard.
Seelen Dutch
Variant of Ceelen.
Segers Dutch
Means "son of Sieger".
Seidel German
From a diminutive of the given name Siegfried.
Senior English
Originally a name for the elder of two brothers.
Șerban Romanian
Means "a Serb" in Romanian.
Ševčík Czech
Occupational name derived from Czech švec meaning "shoemaker, cobbler".
Seward 1 English
Derived from the given name Sigeweard.
Seward 2 English
Means "swineherd" from Old English su "sow, female pig" and hierde "herdsman, guardian".
Seward 3 Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Suaird.
Sexton English
Occupational name for a sexton (Middle English sexteyn), a caretaker for a church or graveyard.
Shafir Jewish
Ornamental name meaning "sapphire" in Yiddish.
Sharma Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "joy, shelter, comfort" in Sanskrit.
Sharpe English
Variant of Sharp.
Sheedy Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Síoda.
Sheehy Irish
Variant of McSheehy.
Shelby English
Variant of Selby.
Shirai Japanese
From Japanese (shira) meaning "white" and (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Shvets Ukrainian, Russian
Means "shoemaker" in Ukrainian and Russian.
Sidney English
Originally derived from various place names in England meaning "wide island", from Old English sid "wide" and eg "island". Another theory holds that it comes from the name of a town in Normandy called "Saint Denis", though evidence for this is lacking.
Siegel 1 German
Occupational name for a maker of seals or signet rings, ultimately from Latin sigillum "seal".