This is a list of surnames in which the length is 7.
Nickname for a person who was a pilgrim, ultimately from Latin peregrinus
From the name of the town of Piovene Rocchette in Veneto, Italy.
Possibly derived from French palourde
, a type of a shellfish.
Means "pear tree"
in French, originally a nickname for someone who lived close to such a tree.
From a diminutive of the given name PAOLO
. This name is typical of northern and central Italy.
PORCHER English, French
from Old French and Middle English porchier
, from Latin porcus
From the name of the southern Italian city of Potenza, called Potentia
in Latin, meaning "power, force".
Originally derived from various place names meaning "priest town"
in Old English.
Means "son of the prince"
, the term prince would have denoted someone who acted in a regal manner.
From Italian profeta
. It probably came from a nickname indicating a person who wanted to predict the future. It is typical of southern Italy.
From Old French pourcel "piglet"
, from Latin porcellus
, a derivative of porcus
"pig". This was a nickname or an occupational name for a swineherd.
From Hungarian puszta
meaning "plain, steppe"
. The name was given to someone living on a plain.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Coigligh
meaning "descendant of Coigleach"
, a given name meaning "untidy".
From Irish Ó Caoindealbháin
, which means "descendant of Caoindealbhán"
, a given name meaning "comely form".
Originally denoted a person from Ralston, Scotland, which was derived from the given name RALPH
combined with Old English tun
meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
From the name of homesteads in Denmark (in Viborg or Rebild municipalities).
Possibly from German rasch
"quick" and Kopf
From a Scottish place name meaning "fortress town", from Gaelic ráth
meaning "fortress" and a Pictish word meaning "town".
From the name of the city of Ravenna in northern Italy, which is of uncertain origin, possibly Etruscan.
Means "little river, stream"
in Portuguese, ultimately from Latin riparius
in German, from Middle High German rihtære
Means "oak wood"
from Spanish roble
"oak", ultimately from Latin robur
From the region of Romagna, on the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is derived from Latin Romania
meaning "land of the Romans".
Means "son of ROMAN"
. This was the surname of the last dynasty of Russian tsars.
in Portuguese. This name was often given to people born on the day of the festival of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Diminutive form of ROSSI
. A famous bearer was the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868).
Originally taken from an Old English place name meaning "Royse's town". The given name Royse
was a medieval variant of ROSE
From a Norman French nickname that meant "little red one"
, perhaps originally describing a person with red hair.
From a dialectal variant of RUGGIERO
. It is typical of northeastern Italy, the area around Trieste.
Meaning unknown, probably ending with Dutch kamp
From Spanish sala
meaning "hall" and Basque zahar
meaning "old". It can also refer to the town of Salazar in Burgos, Spain, which is of the same origin.
Derived from Latin salix
meaning "willow tree"
. The name was originally given to one who lived near a willow tree.
Occupational name for a salt worker or someone who lived bear a salt works, from Spanish salina "salt works, salt mine"
, ultimately from Latin sal
Means "all saint's day"
in Italian, a nickname for one born on that day.
Originally indicated someone from Sárköz
, a region in Hungary, derived from sár
"mud" and köz
Occupational name for a cutter of cloth or a sheep-shearer, from Old High German skeran
Occupational name derived from Middle High German smit "smith, metalworker"
, a cognate of SMITH
Originally indicated a person from the town of Schoorl in the province of Noord-Holland in the Netherlands. It means "forest by the shore" in Dutch.
From Middle High German schrecken
meaning "to frighten, to scare"
Means "scholar, student"
in German, ultimately from Latin schola
SCHWARZ German, Jewish
in German, from Old High German swarz
. It originally described a person with black hair or a dark complexion.
Originally denoted someone from Sciacca, Sicily, Italy, which is of uncertain origin.
From Sicilian sciarra
meaning "quarrel, dispute"
, originally a nickname for a quarrelsome person.
Occupational name meaning "writer, clerk, scribe"
in Old French, derived from Latin scriba
From Italian segreto
, a nickname for a confidant.
From the name of various towns named Saint Pierre
in Normandy, all of which commemorate Saint PETER
From a nickname derived from Italian serpe "serpent, reptile"
SEYMOUR (2) English
From an English place name, derived from Old English sæ
"sea" and mere
Originally a name for someone from Sharrow, England, derived from Old English scearu
"boundary" and hoh
"point of land, heel".
From the name of various English towns, meaning "shelf town" in Old English.
Occupational name meaning "shepherd, sheep herder"
, from Old English sceaphyrde
SHERMAN (1) English
Means "shear man"
, referring to someone who used shears in his line of work, such as a sheep-shearer.
Originally denoted someone who came from the city of Shiraz, located in southern Iran. The city's name is possibly of Elamite origin.
From the name of various English towns, derived from Old English sid
"wide" and halh
SINAGRA (1) Italian
Originally denoted a person from Sinagra on Sicily, possibly derived from Latin sinus
"inlet" and ager
From the Old Norse nickname or byname skjótr
Occupational name for a person who skinned animals, from Old Norse skinn
From an unidentified place name probably meaning "smooth clearing" in Old English.
SOLBERG Norwegian, Swedish
From a place name, derived from Old Norse sól
"sun" and berg
"mountain". As a Swedish name it may be ornamental.
From Italian soldato
, ultimately from Latin solidus
, a type of Roman coin.
Originally indicated a person from Somogy, a region within Hungary. It may be derived from Hungarian som
meaning "cornel tree".
From place names such as Soriano Calabro and Soriano nel Cimino. It is typical of southern Italy.
Occupational name for a person who dispensed provisions to those who worked at a manor, derived from Middle English spense
SPIJKER (1) Dutch
Denoted a dweller by or worker at a granary, from Dutch spijker "granary"
Occupational name for a maker of spoons or a maker of shingles, derived from Middle English spone
meaning "chip of wood, spoon".
From the medieval Italian given name Stabile
meaning "stable, firm"
Northern Italian name derived from Latin stabulum
From various place names meaning "stone clearing"
in Old English. A notable bearer was the British-American explorer and journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904).
From one of the many places named Stanton or Staunton in England, derived from Old English stan
meaning "stone" and tun
meaning "enclosure, town".
From the name of a village in the English county of Cheshire, derived from Old English stæð
meaning "wharf, landing place" and ham
Occupational name for a post maker, from Old High German stanga "pole"
Name for a dweller by a stump of a large tree, from Middle Low German stubbe "stub"
Occupational name for an administrative official of an estate or steward, from Old English stig
"house" and weard
"guard". The Stewart family (sometimes spelled Stuart
) held the Scottish crown for several centuries. One of the most famous members of the Stewart family was Mary, Queen of Scots.
Derived from Middle High German stiuben
meaning "to run away"
. It may have been given as a nickname to a cowardly person or a thief.
Occupational name from Polish stolarz
meaning "joiner, maker of furniture"
Derived from Middle English strange
, ultimately from Latin extraneus
Means "straw man"
in German, an occupational name for a seller of straw.
in Czech. This was a medieval name for a freeman, someone who was not a serf.
Denoted a person of Székely ancestry. The Székelys are a population of Hungarians who live in central Romania.
TAGGART Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac an tSagairt
meaning "son of the priest"
. This name comes from a time when the rules of priestly celibacy were not strictly enforced.
Possibly means "drummer"
, from Italian tamburo
TAMBOLI Indian, Marathi
From the Sanskrit word ताम्बूल (tambula)
meaning "betel leaves"
. These leaves are used in rituals and worship, and the name was originally given to a person who grew or sold them.
From the place name Taverna, common in different parts of Italy. It means "inn, tavern" in Italian.
Indicated a person from the Iranian city of Tehran, of unknown meaning.
Probably derived from the Norman French nickname tirel
meaning "to pull"
, referring to a stubborn person.
Occupational name meaning "weaver"
, ultimately from Latin texarius
From any of the various places in England called Thornley
, meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.
Indicated a dweller in a forest clearing or pasture, from Old Norse þveit "clearing, pasture"
, the name of a town in Cumbria, derived from the name of the river Tyne combined with Old English dæl
Possibly from a nickname meaning "stubborn"
Possibly from a Germanic given name of unknown meaning, the second element of the name is derived from beraht
meaning "bright, famous".
Derived from Saxon tollkühn
. A famous bearer was the English author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
From the name of the Sicilian city of Trapani, derived from Greek δρεπανη (drepane)
TRAVERS English, French
From an English and French place name that described a person who lived near a bridge or ford, or occasionally as an occupational name for the collector of tolls at such a location. The place name is derived from Old French traverser
(which comes from Late Latin transversare
), which means "to cross"
Originally denoted a person from a place of this name in Cornwall, England.
Originally denoted someone who lived by a set of steps, from Middle High German trit "step"
Possibly derived from a Slavic given name of unknown meaning.
in Italian, either a nickname for a person who resembled a bird or an occupational name for a birdcatcher.
Patronymic from the given name Valente
, an Italian form of VALENS
. A famous bearer of the surname was Jack Valenti (1921-2007), advisor to American president Lyndon Johnson.
VAN ALST Dutch
Means "from Aalst"
, the name of towns in Belgium and the Netherlands, which is possibly from Germanic alhust
meaning "living place".
VAN DONK Dutch
Means "from the hill"
, derived from Dutch donk
meaning "(sandy) hill".
VAN HEEL Dutch
Means "from Heel"
, a small town in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
VAN LAAR Dutch
Derived from Dutch laar
), which means "open spot in the forest"
. These areas were used to graze cattle for example.
From Welsh bychan
. It was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.
Occupational name derived from Dutch verver
meaning "dyer, painter"
VICARIO Spanish, Italian
in Spanish and Italian, an ecclesiastic title used to denote a representative of a bishop. It is derived from Latin vicarius
meaning "substitute, deputy".
VINCENT (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Dhuibhinse
meaning "son of Duibhinse"
, a given name meaning "black island".
WALLACE Scottish, English, Irish
Means "foreigner, stranger, Celt"
from Norman French waleis
(of Germanic origin). It was often used to denote native Welsh and Bretons. A famous bearer was the 13th-century Sir William Wallace of Scotland.
From Middle High German walch
meaning "foreigner (from a Romance country)"
From the name of an English town, itself derived from Old English wer
"weir, dam" and wíc
Derived from the Middle English given name Wat
, which was a diminutive of the name WALTER