This is a list of surnames in which the length is 8.
Occupational name for a goat herder, from southern German Geiss
meaning "goat" and the suffix ler
signifying an occupation.
Derived from Middle High German glocke
"bell". It may have referred to a person who worked at or lived close to a bell tower.
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.
Means "warrior" in Spanish, an occupational name for a soldier. It is derived from Late Latin werra
"war", of Germanic origin.
Variant of MCGUINNESS
. The name is well known because of the Guinness brand of ale, established in 1759 by Arthur Guinness.
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Bulgarian хаджия (hadzhiya)
meaning "pilgrim", ultimately derived from Arabic حجّي (hajji)
From Irish Ó hAllmhuráin
meaning "descendant of Allmhurán". The given name Allmhurán
means "stranger from across the sea".
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).
Habitational name for someone who lived near a path across a heath, from Old English hæþ
"heath" and weg
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.
Derived from Old High German holz
"wood" and man
"man", a name for someone who lived close to a wood or worked with wood.
From various place names derived from Old English ham
meaning "home" and wudu
From the German name of Hořovice, a town in the Czech Republic. Its name is derived from Czech hora
From a minor place in Yorkshire derived from Old English hors
"horse" and fall
Derived from the name of an English place meaning "hook post", from Old English hoc
"hook" and stapol
From Spanish iglesia
meaning "church", from Latin ecclesia
(of Greek origin).
From the name of the Jordan river, which is from Hebrew יָרַד (yarad)
meaning "descend" or "flow down".
Habitational name for a person from a town named Janowo
, all derived from the given name JAN (1)
Derived from Finnish järvi
meaning "lake". It is one of the most common surnames in Finland.
Derived from Czech jedle
meaning "fir tree", perhaps given to a person who lived near a prominent one.
From Czech jehla
meaning "needle", most likely borne by tailors in reference to their occupation.
From the given name Jenyn
, a diminutive of Jen
, itself a Middle English form of JOHN
Possibly derived from the old Breton name Iarnogon
meaning "iron famous".
From Polish kamień
meaning "stone", a name for a stonecutter or for one who lived at a place with this name.
Means "curly" in Greek, referring to a person with curly hair.
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.
Derived from an English place name meaning "clearing belonging to Cyhha". The Old English given name Cyhha
is of unknown meaning.
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
From a place name meaning "king's clearing" in Old English.
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.
Derived from Middle High German kirchenaere
Derived from German Klausner
, Middle High German klosenære
Possibly from archaic Finnish korho
meaning "deaf, hard of hearing".
Derived from Hungarian koszorú
meaning "garland, wreath, girdle", a name for someone who made garlands.
From Turkish kundak
meaning "stock, wooden part of a rifle".
From Japanese 黒 (kuro)
meaning "black" and 澤 (sawa)
meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
Originally indicated a person from the town of Abriola in southern Italy.
Means "chance, luck" in French, a nickname for a lucky person.
Means "point (of a lance)" in French, possibly a nickname for a soldier.
Derived from the given name LAURENCE (1)
. Famous bearers include revolutionary T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935) and author D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930).
From Swedish lind
"linden tree" and gren
"branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
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.
From an Italian form of Lusatia
, a region of eastern Germany.
MAC NIADH Irish
Means "son of Niadh" in Irish. The given name Niadh
Derived from Polish maj
meaning "May". It may have been given in reference to the month the bearer was baptized.
From the name of a place near Lugo in northern Spain. A notable bearer is the former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona (1960-).
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.
Derived from Middle English mareschal
"marshal", ultimately from Germanic marah
"horse" and scalc
"servant". It originally referred to someone who took care of horses.
Referred to one who churned or sold butter or buttermilk, derived from Czech máslo
Occupational name for a person who made water bottles or flasks, from Turkish matara
MCCAULEY Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh
meaning "son of Amhalghadh". The given name Amhalghadh
is of uncertain meaning.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Shamhradháin
meaning "son of Samhradháin", a given name meaning "summer".
From Scottish Gaelic Mac an tSaoir
meaning "son of the carpenter".
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.
From Irish Mac Conmara
meaning "son of Conmara". The given name Conmara
is composed of cú
"hound" and muir
From various Portuguese place names that were derived from Portuguese medeiro
meaning "haystack", ultimately from Latin meta
meaning "cone, pyramid".
Originally denoted a person from the German town of Meissen, which is probably of Slavic origin.
From the name of a German town, possibly meaning "mill stream".
From the place name Malleville
meaning "bad town" in Norman French.
Possibly refers to a place or institute of learning or where knowledge is provided.
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Maolagáin
meaning "descendant of Maolagán
", a given name derived from maol
meaning "bald" or "tonsured".
From Japanese 宮 (miya)
meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 本 (moto)
meaning "base, root, origin". A notable bearer is video game pioneer Shigeru Miyamoto (1952-).
Means "mountain" in Italian, indicating a person who lived on or near one.
From a Norman place name meaning "sharp mountain" in Old French.
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.
Means "returned" in Czech, from the verb navrátit
"to return", perhaps used to denote a person who came home following a long absence.
Possibly a nickname for an innkeeper, from archaic Milanese nervètt
, a local meal prepared from a calf.
From the names of various French towns meaning "new town".
From the name of the town of Nicastro in Calabria, southern Italy.
From the name of the town Nicolosi on Sicily, itself named for Saint Nicholas.
From Polish Niemiec
meaning "German" and the patronymic suffix -czyk
NOGUEIRA Portuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician nogueira
meaning "walnut tree", from the Late Latin nucarius
, ultimately from Latin nux
Originally denoted one who came from a town of this name England, meaning "north farm".
From the name of the town of Nusco in Campania, southern Italy.