Surnames of Length 8

This is a list of surnames in which the length is 8.
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GEISSLER German
Occupational name for a goat herder, from southern German Geiss meaning "goat" and the suffix ler signifying an occupation.
GENADIEV Bulgarian
Means "son of GENADI".
GENOVESE Italian
Denoted a person from the Italian city of GENOA (Genova in Italian).
GEORGIEV Bulgarian
Means "son of GEORGI".
GERHARDT German
Derived from the given name GERHARD.
GIANNINO Italian
Derived from the given name GIANNINO.
GIORDANO Italian
Derived from the given name GIORDANO.
GISMONDI Italian
From the Germanic given name GISMUND.
GIUGOVAZ Italian
Italian form of the Croatian surname JUGOVAC.
GJORGIEV Macedonian
Means "son of GJORGJI".
GLÖCKNER German
Derived from Middle High German glocke "bell". It may have referred to a person who worked at or lived close to a bell tower.
GONZÁLEZ Spanish
Means "son of GONZALO" in Spanish.
GOOSSENS Flemish
From the Germanic given name GOZZO.
GOSSELIN French
Derived from a diminutive of the French given name GOSSE.
GOTTLIEB German
Derived from the given name GOTTLIEB.
GRIFFITH Welsh
Derived from the given name GRUFFUDD.
GRIGOROV Bulgarian
Means "son of GRIGOR".
GRIMALDI Italian
From the given name GRIMALDO. It is the surname of the royal family of Monaco, which came from Genoa.
GRÜNBERG German, Jewish
From German grün "green" and Berg "mountain". This name indicated a person who lived on or near a forest-covered mountain.
GRÜNSPAN Jewish
Original form of GREENSPAN.
GUARNERI Italian
From the given name Guanero, an Italian cognate of WERNER.
GUERRERO Spanish
Means "warrior" in Spanish, an occupational name for a soldier. It is derived from Late Latin werra "war", of Germanic origin.
GUILLORY French
Derived from the Germanic given name WILLIRIC.
GUINNESS Irish
Variant of MCGUINNESS. The name is well known because of the Guinness brand of ale, established in 1759 by Arthur Guinness.
HADZHIEV Bulgarian
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Bulgarian хаджия (hadzhiya) meaning "pilgrim", ultimately derived from Arabic حجّي (hajji).
HAGOPIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see HAKOBYAN).
HAKOBYAN Armenian
Means "son of HAKOB" in Armenian.
HALLORAN Irish
From Irish Ó hAllmhuráin meaning "descendant of Allmhurán". The given name Allmhurán means "stranger from across the sea".
HAMASAKI Japanese
From Japanese (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" and (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
HAMILTON English, Scottish
From an English place name, derived from Old English hamel "crooked, mutilated" and dun "hill". This was the name of a town in Leicestershire, England (which no longer exists).
HARDWICK English
From Old English heord "herd" and wíc "village, town".
HARGRAVE English
Derived from Old English har meaning "grey" and graf "grove".
HARRISON English
Means "son of HARRY".
HARTMANN German
From the German given name HARTMANN.
HATHAWAY English
Habitational name for someone who lived near a path across a heath, from Old English hæþ "heath" and weg "way".
HAVLÍČEK Czech
From a diminutive of the given name HAVEL.
HEIDRICH German
From the Germanic given name HEIDRICH.
HEINRICH German
Derived from the given name HEINRICH.
HENDRIKS Dutch
Derived from the given name HENDRIK.
HENDRIKX Dutch
Derived from the given name HENDRIK.
HENNESSY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hAonghuis meaning "descendant of AONGHUS".
HENRYSON English
Means "son of HENRY". A bearer of this surname was the poet Robert Henryson (1425-1500).
HERSCHEL German, Jewish
Diminutive form of HIRSCH (1) or HIRSCH (2). A famous bearer was the British-German astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822), as well as his sister Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) and son John Herschel (1792-1871), also noted scientists.
HINRICHS Low German
Derived from the given name HINRICH.
HIRSCHEL German, Jewish
Diminutive form of HIRSCH (1) or HIRSCH (2).
HISAKAWA Japanese
From Japanese (hisa) meaning "long time ago" and (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
HLAVÁČEK Czech
Diminutive form of HLAVÁČ.
HOCHBERG German, Jewish
From place names meaning "high hill" in German.
HOEKSTRA Frisian
From Frisian hoek meaning "corner".
HOFFMANN German
From Middle High German hofmann meaning "farmer".
HOLZMANN German
Derived from Old High German holz "wood" and man "man", a name for someone who lived close to a wood or worked with wood.
HOMEWOOD English
From various place names derived from Old English ham meaning "home" and wudu meaning "wood".
HOROWITZ Jewish
From the German name of Hořovice, a town in the Czech Republic. Its name is derived from Czech hora "mountain".
HORSFALL English
From a minor place in Yorkshire derived from Old English hors "horse" and fall "clearing".
HUMPHREY English
Derived from the given name HUMPHREY.
HUXTABLE English
Derived from the name of an English place meaning "hook post", from Old English hoc "hook" and stapol "post".
IGLESIAS Spanish
From Spanish iglesia meaning "church", from Latin ecclesia (of Greek origin).
IGNATIEV Russian
Means "son of IGNATIY".
INGESSON Swedish
Means "son of INGE".
IORDANOU Greek
From the name of the Jordan river, which is from Hebrew יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down".
ISAACSON English
Means "son of ISAAC".
ISAKSSON Swedish
Means "son of ISAK".
ISHIKAWA Japanese
From Japanese (ishi) meaning "stone" and (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
IVANOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of IVAN".
JACOBSEN Danish
Means "son of JACOB".
JACOBSON English
Means "son of JACOB".
JAKOBSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of JAKOB".
JAMSHIDI Persian
From the given name JAMSHID.
JANDÁČEK Czech
From a diminutive of the given name JAN (1).
JANKOVIC Slovak
Means "son of JANKO".
JANKOVIČ Slovene
Means "son of JANKO".
JANOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for a person from a town named Janowo, Janów or Janowice, all derived from the given name JAN (1).
JANSINGH Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANSSENS Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JÄRVINEN Finnish
Derived from Finnish järvi meaning "lake". It is one of the most common surnames in Finland.
JEDLIČKA Czech
Derived from Czech jedle meaning "fir tree", perhaps given to a person who lived near a prominent one.
JEFFRIES English
Patronymic from the given name JEFFREY.
JEHLIČKA Czech
From Czech jehla meaning "needle", most likely borne by tailors in reference to their occupation.
JENNINGS English
From the given name Jenyn, a diminutive of Jen, itself a Middle English form of JOHN.
JERNIGAN English
Possibly derived from the old Breton name Iarnogon meaning "iron famous".
JOHANSEN Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of JOHAN".
JOHNSSON Swedish
Means "son of JOHN".
JOHNSTON Scottish
From the name of a Scottish town, which meant "JOHN's town".
JOKUMSEN Danish
Means "son of JOKUM".
JONAITIS Lithuanian
From the given name JONAS (1).
JONASSON Swedish
Means "son of JONAS (2)".
JONCKERS Dutch
Patronymic form of JONKER.
JONKHEER Dutch
Variant of JONKER.
JOOSSENS Flemish
Means "son of JOOS".
KAMIŃSKI Polish
From Polish kamień meaning "stone", a name for a stonecutter or for one who lived at a place with this name.
KARLSSON Swedish
Means "son of KARL".
KASABIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ղասաբյան (see GHASABYAN).
KASPRZAK Polish
Means "son of KACPER".
KATSAROS Greek
Means "curly" in Greek, referring to a person with curly hair.
KAUFMANN German, Jewish
Means "trader, merchant" in German.
KAVANAGH Irish
Derived from the Irish Gaelic name Caomhánach, which means "a student of saint CAOMHÁN". It was the name used by a 12th-century king of Leinster, Domhnall Caomhánach, the eldest son of the historic Irish king Diarmait Mac Murchada.
KEIGHLEY English
Derived from an English place name meaning "clearing belonging to Cyhha". The Old English given name Cyhha is of unknown meaning.
KENDRICK (1) English
From the Old English given names CYNERIC or CENRIC.
KENDRICK (2) Welsh
Derived from the given name CYNWRIG.
KILLOUGH Irish
Indicated a person who was from Killough (County Down, Northern Ireland) or Killough (Wicklow, Ireland). The place name Killough means "church on the lake", derived from the Irish cill "church" and locha "lake".
KINGSLEY English
From a place name meaning "king's clearing" in Old English.
KINGSTON English
From a place name meaning "king's town" in Old English.
KINNAIRD Scottish
From the name of a place in Scotland, in Gaelic An Ceann Ard, meaning "high headland". In the 12th century a Norman nobleman received a charter of land here from King William the Lion (King of Scots), and was thereafter known by this name.
KIRCHNER German
Derived from Middle High German kirchenaere meaning "sexton".
KJELDSEN Danish
Means "son of KJELD".
KLOSSNER German
Derived from German Klausner, Middle High German klosenære meaning "hermit".
KNEŽEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic of Serbo-Croatian knez meaning "prince" (ultimately of Germanic origin).
KNUTSSON Swedish
Means "son of KNUT".
KOKKINOS Greek
From a nickname meaning "red" in Greek.
KORHONEN Finnish
Possibly from archaic Finnish korho meaning "deaf, hard of hearing".
KOSMATKA Polish
Derived from Polish kosmaty meaning "shaggy, hairy".
KOSZORÚS Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian koszorú meaning "garland, wreath, girdle", a name for someone who made garlands.
KOVACHEV Bulgarian
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian ковач (kovach) meaning "blacksmith".
KOWALSKI Polish
From Polish kowal meaning "blacksmith".
KUIJPERS Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
KULKARNI Indian, Marathi
Means "village clerk, revenue collector" in Marathi.
KUNDAKÇI Turkish
From Turkish kundak meaning "stock, wooden part of a rifle".
KUROSAWA Japanese
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and (sawa) meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
KURZMANN German
Means "short man" in German.
KYNASTON English
Originally derived from a place name meaning "CYNEFRITH's town" in Old English.
LABRIOLA Italian
Originally indicated a person from the town of Abriola in southern Italy.
LACHANCE French
Means "chance, luck" in French, a nickname for a lucky person.
LAFRENTZ German
Derived from the given name LORENZ.
LAGOUNOV Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Лагунов (see LAGUNOV).
LAMBERTI Italian
Derived from the given name LAMBERTO.
LANDOLFI Italian
From the given name Landolfo, Italian form of the Germanic name LANDULF.
LANGLAIS French
Means "the Englishman" in French.
LAPOINTE French
Means "point (of a lance)" in French, possibly a nickname for a soldier.
LAWRENCE English
Derived from the given name LAURENCE (1). Famous bearers include revolutionary T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935) and author D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930).
LEGGIÈRI Italian
Means "light, thin" in Sicilian.
LEHTONEN Finnish
Derived from Finnish lehto meaning "grove, small forest".
LEIFSSON Icelandic, Swedish
Means "son of LEIF".
LÉVESQUE French
Derived from French évêque, a cognate of BISHOP.
LEWERENZ German
From a northern German form of the given name LORENZ.
LINDBERG Swedish
From Swedish lind "linden tree" and berg "mountain".
LINDGREN Swedish
From Swedish lind "linden tree" and gren "branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
LINDHOLM Swedish
From Swedish lind "linden tree" and holme "small island".
LINVILLE English
From an unknown place name.
LJUNGMAN Swedish
From Swedish ljung "heather" and man "man".
LLYWELYN Welsh
Derived from the Welsh given name LLYWELYN.
LOCKWOOD English
From an English place name meaning "enclosed wood".
LOMBARDI Italian
Originally indicated someone who came from the Lombardy region of northern Italy, which was named for the Lombards, a Germanic tribe who invaded in the 6th century.
LUCASSEN Dutch
Means "son of LUCAS".
LUNDBERG Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund "grove" and berg "mountain".
LUNDGREN Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund "grove" and gren "branch".
LUZZATTO Italian
From an Italian form of Lusatia, a region of eastern Germany.
MAC AN ABA Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCNAB.
MACANGUS Scottish
Means "son of ANGUS" in Gaelic.
MAC AODHA Scottish, Irish
Means "son of AODH" in Gaelic.
MACASLAN Scottish
Means "son of ABSALOM" in Gaelic.
MACCANCE Scottish
Variant form of MACANGUS.
MACCLERY Irish
Anglicized form of MAC CLÉIRICH.
MACCRUMB Scottish
Variant form of MACCRUM.
MACGOWAN Irish
Anglicized form of MAC GHABHANN.
MAC LEÒID Scottish
Gaelic form of MCLEOD.
MACNEVIN Irish
Anglicized form of MAC NAOIMHÍN.
MAC NIADH Irish
Means "son of Niadh" in Irish. The given name Niadh means "champion".
MACQUEEN Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MACSHUIBHNE.
MAGORIAN Irish
Possibly a variant of MCGOWAN or MCGOVERN.
MAG RAITH Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCCRAE.
MAJEWSKI Polish
Derived from Polish maj meaning "May". It may have been given in reference to the month the bearer was baptized.
MAKSIMOV Russian
Means "son of MAKSIM".
MANFREDI Italian
Derived from the given name MANFREDO.
MARADONA Spanish
From the name of a place near Lugo in northern Spain. A notable bearer is the former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona (1960-).
MARANGOZ Turkish
Occupational name meaning "joiner, carpenter" in Turkish.
MARCHAND English, French
Occupational name meaning "merchant", ultimately from Latin mercari "to trade".
MARCHESI Italian
From the Italian title marchese meaning "marquis". It was probably a nickname for a person who behaved like a marquis or worked in the household of a marquis.
MARSHALL English
Derived from Middle English mareschal "marshal", ultimately from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant". It originally referred to someone who took care of horses.
MARTELLI Italian
Italian form of MARTEL (2).
MARTÍNEK Czech
Derived from the given name MARTIN.
MARTÍNEZ Spanish
Means "son of MARTÍN" in Spanish.
MARTINOV Bulgarian
Means "son of MARTIN".
MÁSELNÍK Czech
Referred to one who churned or sold butter or buttermilk, derived from Czech máslo "butter".
MAŚLANKA Polish
Polish cognate of MÁSELNÍK.
MATARACI Turkish
Occupational name for a person who made water bottles or flasks, from Turkish matara "flask".
MATHESON Scottish
Means "son of MATTHEW".
MATOUŠEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name MATOUŠ.
MATSUOKA Japanese
From Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
MATTHEWS English
Derived from the given name MATTHEW.
MATTSSON Swedish
Means "son of MATTS".
MCARTHUR Scottish
Means "son of ARTHUR" in Gaelic.
MCCALLUM Scottish
Variant form of MACANGUS.
MCCAULEY Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh meaning "son of Amhalghadh". The given name Amhalghadh is of uncertain meaning.
MCCLEARY Irish
Anglicized form of MAC CLÉIRICH.
MCDEVITT Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac Daibhéid meaning "son of DÁIBHÍ".
MCGOVERN Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Shamhradháin meaning "son of Samhradháin", a given name meaning "summer".
MCINTYRE Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic Mac an tSaoir meaning "son of the carpenter".
MCKELLAR Scottish
From Gaelic Mac Ealair meaning "son of EALAIR".
MCKINLEY Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Fhionnlaigh meaning "son of FIONNLAGH". This name was borne by the American president William McKinley (1843-1901), who was assassinated.
MCNAMARA Irish
From Irish Mac Conmara meaning "son of Conmara". The given name Conmara is composed of "hound" and muir "sea".
MCSHEEHY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Síthigh, meaning "son of SÍTHEACH".
MEDEIROS Portuguese
From various Portuguese place names that were derived from Portuguese medeiro meaning "haystack", ultimately from Latin meta meaning "cone, pyramid".
MEEUWSEN Dutch
Derived from the Dutch given name Meeuw, which comes from Bartholomeus (see BARTHOLOMEW).
MEISSNER German
Originally denoted a person from the German town of Meissen, which is probably of Slavic origin.
MELSBACH German
From the name of a German town, possibly meaning "mill stream".
MELVILLE Scottish
From the place name Malleville meaning "bad town" in Norman French.
MENÉNDEZ Spanish
Means "son of Menendo" in Spanish, the given name Menendo being a medieval Spanish form of HERMENEGILDO.
MESSERLI German (Swiss)
Swiss diminutive form of MESSER.
MÉSZÁROS Hungarian
Means "butcher" in Hungarian.
METHAROM Thai
Possibly refers to a place or institute of learning or where knowledge is provided.
MICHAELS English
Derived from the given name MICHAEL.
MICHIELS Dutch, Flemish
Means "son of MICHIEL".
MIHAYLOV Bulgarian
Means "son of MIHAIL".
MILLIGAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Maolagáin meaning "descendant of Maolagán", a given name derived from maol meaning "bald" or "tonsured".
MILLWARD English
Means "guardian of the mill" in Old English.
MITCHELL (1) English, Scottish
Derived from the given name MICHAEL.
MITCHELL (2) English
Originally a nickname for a large person, from Old English micel "big".
MIYAMOTO Japanese
From Japanese (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin". A notable bearer is video game pioneer Shigeru Miyamoto (1952-).
MOHAMMED Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name MUHAMMAD.
MONTAGNA Italian
Means "mountain" in Italian, indicating a person who lived on or near one.
MONTAGNE French
French cognate of MONTAGNA.
MONTAGUE English
From a Norman place name meaning "sharp mountain" in Old French.
MOOSHIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Մուշյան (see MUSHYAN).
MORIARTY Irish
From Irish Ó Muircheartach meaning "descendant of MUIRCHERTACH". This was the surname given by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to a master criminal in the Sherlock Holmes series.
MORRISON English
Means "son of MORRIS".
MUHAMMAD Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name MUHAMMAD.
MUHLFELD German
Means "mill field" German.
MUSTONEN Finnish
Derived from Finnish musta meaning "black".
MUYSKENS Dutch
Means "little mouse" in Dutch.
NAGARKAR Indian, Marathi
Derived from the name of the town of Nagar in Maharashtra, India.
NAKAHARA Japanese
From Japanese (naka) meaning "middle" and (hara) meaning "field, plain".
NAKAJIMA Japanese
From Japanese (naka) meaning "middle" and (shima) meaning "island".
NAKAMURA Japanese
From Japanese (naka) meaning "middle" and (mura) meaning "town, village".
NAVRÁTIL Czech
Means "returned" in Czech, from the verb navrátit "to return", perhaps used to denote a person who came home following a long absence.
NAZARIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Նազարյան (see NAZARYAN).
NAZARYAN Armenian
Means "son of NAZAR".
NEDBÁLEK Czech
From Czech nedbalý meaning "careless".
NEGRESCU Romanian
Patronymic derived from Romanian negru "black".
NELISSEN Dutch
Means "son of CORNELIS".
NERVETTI Italian
Possibly a nickname for an innkeeper, from archaic Milanese nervètt, a local meal prepared from a calf.
NEUVILLE French
From the names of various French towns meaning "new town".
NICASTRO Italian
From the name of the town of Nicastro in Calabria, southern Italy.
NICODEMO Italian
Derived from the given name NICODEMO.
NICOLOSI Italian
From the name of the town Nicolosi on Sicily, itself named for Saint Nicholas.
NICOTERA Italian
From the name of the town of Nicotera in Calabria.
NIEMCZYK Polish
From Polish Niemiec meaning "German" and the patronymic suffix -czyk.
NIEMINEN Finnish
Derived from Finnish niemi meaning "peninsula, cape".
NOGUEIRA Portuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician nogueira meaning "walnut tree", from the Late Latin nucarius, ultimately from Latin nux meaning "nut".
NORDSKOV Danish
Means "north woods" in Danish.
NORTHROP English
Originally denoted one who came from a town of this name England, meaning "north farm".
NOSCHESE Italian
From the name of the town of Nusco in Campania, southern Italy.
NUSSBAUM German, Jewish
Means "nut tree", derived from the German Nuss "nut" and Baum "tree".
Ó BRADÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRADEN.
Ó CAISIDE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CASSIDY.
Ó CATHÁIN Irish
Means "descendant of CATHÁN".