Surnames of Length 8

This is a list of surnames in which the length is 8.
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Expósito Spanish
Spanish cognate of Esposito.
Fairburn English
From a place name meaning "fern stream", from Old English fearn "fern" and burna "stream".
Falstaff Literature
The name of a buffoonish character, John Falstaff, appearing in four of William Shakespeare's plays. He is the central character in The Merry Wives of Windsor (1602). Shakespeare probably adapted it from the surname of John Fastolf, a 15th-century knight. The medieval surname Fastolf, no longer in use, was derived from the Norse given name Fastúlfr.
Faulkner English, Scottish
Occupational name meaning "keeper of falcons", from Middle English and Scots faulcon, from Late Latin falco, of Germanic origin.
Ferguson Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Fergus".
Ferreira Portuguese, Galician
Denoted a person from a town named because it was near an iron mine, from Latin ferrum meaning "iron".
Ferreiro Galician
Galician cognate of Ferrari.
Figueroa Spanish
From places named for Galician figueira meaning "fig tree".
Filippov Russian
Means "son of Filip".
Finnegan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fionnagáin meaning "descendant of Fionnagán". The given name Fionnagán is a diminutive of Fionn.
Fiscella Italian
Derived from Italian fiscella, which was a basket used to conserve cheese. The name was probably used to denote a person who made cheese.
Flanagan Irish
From Irish Ó Flannagáin meaning "descendant of Flannagán". Flannagán is a given name meaning "blood red". From County Roscommon in Ireland, it has many other spellings.
Flannery Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Flannghaile meaning "descendant of Flannghal", a given name meaning "red valour".
Fletcher English
Occupational name for a fletcher, someone who attached feathers to the shaft of an arrow. It is derived from Old French fleche meaning "arrow".
Fontaine French
Derived from Old French fontane meaning "well, fountain", a derivative of Latin fons.
Forester English
Denoted a keeper or one in charge of a forest, or one who has charge of growing timber in a forest (see Forest).
Forsberg Swedish
Derived from Swedish fors meaning "waterfall" and berg meaning "mountain".
Förstner German
Denoted a keeper or one in charge of a forest (see Forst).
Fournier French
Occupational name for a baker, from French fourneau meaning "oven".
François French
Derived from the given name François.
Franklin English
Derived from Middle English frankelin meaning "freeman". It denoted a landowner of free but not noble birth, from Old French franc meaning "free".
Fransson Swedish
Means "son of Frans".
Franzese Italian
From a nickname that indicated a person who came from France. It is typical of the area around Naples.
Fuhrmann German
Derived from Middle High German vuorman meaning "cartwright".
Fujimori Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (mori) meaning "forest".
Fujimoto Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Fujimura Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (mura) meaning "town, village".
Fujisawa Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Fujiwara Japanese
From Japanese (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and (wara) meaning "field, plain".
Fukuzawa Japanese
From Japanese (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Furukawa Japanese
From Japanese (furu) meaning "old" and (kawa) or (kawa) both meaning "river, stream".
Fyodorov Russian
Means "son of Fyodor".
Gabriels English
Derived from the given name Gabriel.
Gaertner German
German form of Gardener.
Gallardo Spanish
Means "gallant, elegant" in Spanish.
Gardener English
Occupational surname for one who was a gardener, from Old French jardin meaning "garden" (of Frankish origin).
Gárdonyi Hungarian
Originally denoted a person from Gárdony, a town near Budapest in Hungary.
Garfield English
Means "triangle field" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president James A. Garfield (1831-1881).
Garofalo Italian
From a nickname, from a southern variant of the Italian word garofano meaning "carnation".
Gauthier French
Derived from the given name Gauthier.
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.
Gheorghe Romanian
Derived from the given name Gheorghe.
Giannino Italian
Derived from the given name Giannino.
Giordano Italian
Derived from the given name Giordano.
Gismondi Italian
From the Old German given name Gismund.
Giugovaz Italian
Italian form of the Croatian surname Jugovac.
Giuliani Italian
From the given name Giuliano.
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. This is among the most common surnames in Spain.
Gonzalez Spanish
Unaccented variant of González.
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 meaning "green" and Berg meaning "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 Old German 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 حَجّ (hajj).
Hagihara Japanese
From Japanese (hagi) meaning "bush clover" and (hara) meaning "field, plain".
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 wic "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.
Hasegawa Japanese
From the Japanese place name 長谷 (Hase, not a standard reading) combined with (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
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.
Hayasaka Japanese
From Japanese (haya) meaning "already, now" and 坂 or 阪 (saka) meaning "slope".
Heidrich German
From the Old German given name Heidrich.
Heikkilä Finnish
From the given name Heikki with the suffix -lä indicating a place.
Heinonen Finnish
From the given name Heino.
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).
Hernando Spanish
From the given name Hernando.
Herrmann German
From the given name Hermann.
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".
Holmberg Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish holme (Old Norse holmr) meaning "small island" and berg meaning "mountain".
Holmgren Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish holme (Old Norse holmr) meaning "small island" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
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".
Hosseini Persian
From the given name Hossein.
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".
Igarashi Japanese
From Japanese 五十 (i) meaning "fifty", an unwritten subject marker (ga), and (arashi) meaning "storm".
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".
Ismoilov Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Ismoil".
Ivanović Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Ivan".
Ivarsson Swedish
Means "son of Ivar".
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, Flemish
Means "son of Jan 1".
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.
Jeppesen Danish
Means "son of Jeppe".
Jernigan English
Possibly derived from the old Breton name Iarnogon meaning "iron famous".
Johansen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Johan". This is the second most common Norwegian surname.
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.
Kanemaru Japanese
From Japanese (kane) meaning "gold, metal, money" and (maru) meaning "circle, round, whole".
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.
Kavalioŭ Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Кавалёў (see Kavalyow).
Kavalyow Belarusian
Patronymic from Belarusian каваль (kaval') meaning "blacksmith".
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.
Kawakami Japanese
From Japanese (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and (kami) meaning "above, top, upper".
Kawasaki Japanese
From Japanese (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
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.
Kenyatta Eastern African, Kikuyu
From kinyata, the name of a type of ornamental belt worn by the Maasai. This was the surname of the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta (1897-1978). He adopted the surname in his youth.
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 loch "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.
Kinnunen Finnish
Possibly derived from the Finnish dialectal word kinni meaning "animal skin, fur", borrowed from Swedish skinn.
Kirchner German
Derived from Middle High German kirchenaere meaning "sexton".
Kitagawa Japanese
From Japanese (kita) meaning "north" and (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Kjeldsen Danish
Means "son of Kjeld".
Klossner German
Derived from German Klausner, Middle High German klosenære meaning "hermit".
Klymenko Ukrainian
From the given name Klym.
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". This is the most common surname in Finland.
Koskinen Finnish
Derived from Finnish koski meaning "rapids". This is the second most common surname in Finland.
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".
Kovalyov Russian
Patronymic from Russian коваль (koval) meaning "blacksmith".
Kowalski Polish
From Polish kowal meaning "blacksmith". This is the second most common surname in Poland.
Krawczyk Polish
From a diminutive of krawiec meaning "tailor".
Kuijpers Dutch
Variant of Kuiper.
Kulkarni Indian, Marathi
Means "village clerk, revenue collector" in Marathi.
Kumamoto Japanese
From Japanese (kuma) meaning "bear" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Kundakçı Turkish
From Turkish kundak meaning "stock, wooden part of a rifle".
Kurosawa Japanese
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
Kurzmann German
Means "short man" in German.
Kusumoto Japanese
From Japanese (kusu) meaning "camphor tree" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Kuzmenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Kuzma.
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).
Lahtinen Finnish
From Finnish lahti meaning "bay, cove".
Laitinen Finnish
Finnish surname of unknown origin.
Lamberti Italian
Derived from the given name Lamberto.
Landolfi Italian
From the given name Landolfo, Italian form of the Lombardic name Landulf.
Langford English
From any of various places in England with this name, derived from Old English lang "long" and ford "ford, river crossing".
Langlais French
Means "the Englishman" in French.
Langston English
From any of the various locations in England with this name, derived from Old English lang "long" and stan "stone".
Lapointe French
Means "the 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.
Lehtinen Finnish
Derived from Finnish lehti meaning "leaf".
Lehtonen Finnish
Derived from Finnish lehto meaning "grove, small forest".
Leifsson Icelandic, Swedish
Means "son of Leif".
Leonardi Italian
From the given name Leonardo.
Lévesque French
Derived from French évêque, a cognate of Bishop.
Lewerenz German
From a northern German form of the given name Lorenz.
Lindbeck Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and bäck (Old Norse bekkr) meaning "stream".
Lindberg Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and berg meaning "mountain".
Lindgren Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
Lindholm Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and holme (Old Norse holmr) meaning "small island".
Linville English
From an unknown place name.
Ljungman Swedish
From Swedish ljung (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and man (Old Norse maðr) meaning "person, 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. Their name is derived from the Old German roots lang "long" and bart "beard".
Lucassen Dutch
Means "son of Lucas".
Lundberg Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and berg meaning "mountain".
Lundgren Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Luzzatto Italian
From an Italian form of Lusatia, a region of eastern Germany.
Mac Aodha Irish
Means "son of Aodh" in Irish.
MacAoidh Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Mac Aodha.
MacClery Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Cléirich.
MacCrumb Scottish
Anglicized form of MacChruim.
MacGowan Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Ghabhann.
MacInnes Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Aonghais meaning "son of Aonghas".
MacLeòid Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McLeod.
Mac Néill Irish
Irish form of McNeil.
MacNèill Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McNeil.
MacNevin Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Naoimhín.
Mac Niadh Irish
Means "son of Niadh" in Irish. The given name Niadh means "champion".
MacNiven Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Naoimhín.
MacQueen Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Shuibhne.
Magorian Irish
Possibly a variant of McGowan or McGovern.
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", from Latin mariscalcus, ultimately from Germanic roots akin to Old High German 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.