This is a list of surnames in which the length is 8.
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
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.
Ó CUILINN Irish
Means "descendant of Cuileann"
being a nickname meaning "holly".
Means "wild olive"
in Spanish, originally indicating one who lived near such a tree.
Means "olive tree"
in Portuguese, ultimately from Latin oliva
. It indicated a person who lived near or worked with olive trees.
Ó MEADHRA Irish
Means "descendant of Meadhra"
. The given name Meadhra
is derived from the Gaelic meadhar
meaning "merry, happy".
Originally indicated a person from one of the two towns named Orellana
in Badajoz, Spain. Their names are probably derived from Latin Aureliana
meaning "of AURELIUS
Ó SEIGHIN Irish
Means "descendant of Seighin"
. The given name Seighin
means "small hawk" from Old Irish séigene
Originally denoted one who came from the city of Padua in Italy, from Italian Padova
, itself from Latin Patavium
, of unknown meaning.
Habitational name from the city or region of Palencia in northern Spain.
From the name of a region in southern France, possibly of Gaulish origin.
Occupational name meaning "pipe player"
in German, from Middle High German pfifen
From Old High German pfenning
meaning "penny, coin"
. It was used in reference to feudal tax obligations.
Originally denoted a dweller by a swampy meadow, from Old French plascq
meaning "wet meadow"
Nickname for a person in a hurry, from Czech pospíšit "hurry"
From the name of various English places meaning "priest's cottage"
in Old English.
From the name of the Provence region of southern France (in Italian Provenza
). It is derived from Latin provincia
"province", a territorial division.
From an adjectival derivative of Puglia, from Latin Apulia
, a region of southeast Italy containing the boot heel and some of the coastline of the Adriatic Sea. It is a regional name for someone from that region.
From various Spanish place names derived from quiñón
meaning "shared piece of land"
, derived from Latin quinque
QUINTANA Spanish, Catalan
Originally indicated someone who lived on a piece of land where the rent was a fifth of its produce, from Spanish and Catalan quintana
"fifth", from Latin quintus
From various place names in England that mean "red cliff" in Old English.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Rabhartaigh
meaning "descendant of Rabhartach"
. The given name Rabhartach
means "flood tide".
From Russian распутье (rasputye)
. A famous bearer was the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916).
Meaning unknown. The second element is probably from Old Norse berg
"mountain" (modern Danish bjerg
Means "reed field"
, from Dutch riet
"reed" and veld
"field". It is found mostly in the western part of the Netherlands (the Holland area).
From the names of places like Ronco or Ronchi, quite common in northern Italy, derived from ronco
meaning "cleared land, terraced land". It was the surname of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (1881-1963), the pope John XXIII.
Diminutive of ROUX
. A famous bearer was the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) whose ideas influenced the French Revolution.
Originally given to a person who lived near a rowan tree or mountain ash.
Indicated a person who lived near the Rudawa, a river in Poland.
From a nickname from Italian sabbato "Saturday"
, a name for one born on that day of the week.
Denoted someone who lived in Sadowo, Sadowice or other places beginning with Polish sad
Indicated a person from Sandford, England, which means simply "sand ford".
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus
"forest, glade" and novalis
From Old French savatier "shoemaker"
, derived from savate
"shoe", of uncertain ultimate origin.
Denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet, a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrelat)
Means "fencer, fencing master"
, from Old High German skirmen
meaning "to defend".
SCHREIER German, Jewish
Occupational name for a town crier, from Old High German scrian
meaning "to shout, to yell".
Means "beer-porter, wine-porter"
in German, an occupational name for a carrier of wine or beer barrels.
Means "shoemaker, cobbler"
, from Middle High German schuoch
"shoe" and suter
, from Latin sutor
Denoted a person from a town by this name in Buckinghamshire, England. It is derived from that of a river combined with Old English broc
SERGEANT English, French
Occupational name derived from Old French sergent
, ultimately from Latin servire
From the name of the city of Soissons in northern France, itself derived from the name of the Celtic tribe of the Suessiones.
Occupational name meaning "shepherd, sheep herder"
, from Old English sceaphyrde
Denoted a person hailing from any of the various places called Sherborne or Sherburn in England, derived from Old English scir
"bright" and burna
"spring, fountain, stream".
From the Irish name Ó Sirideáin
meaning "descendant of Sirideán"
. The given name Sirideán
SKALICKÝ Czech, Slovak
Indicated the original bearer came from a place named Skalice
in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, derived from the Slavic root skala
From the name of the town of Spalding in Lincolnshire, derived from the Anglo-Saxon tribe of the Spaldingas.
in Italian, derived from Latin speciarius
From Middle English sparewe "sparrow"
and the diminutive suffix -ling
From the name of the English city of Stafford, Staffordshire, derived from Old English stæð
meaning "wharf, landing place" and ford
meaning "ford, river crossing".
Derived from various English place names meaning "stone ford"
in Old English.
Originally indicated a person from Stairaird, an estate in Scotland.
Ornamental name derived from Swedish sten
"stone" and dahl
"valley" (modern spelling dal
Derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning.
Occupational name for a horse keeper, from Old English stod
"stallion, stud" and hierde
Occupational name for a maker of string or bow strings, from Old English streng "string"
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Súileabháin
meaning "descendant of Súileabhán"
. The name Súileabhán
means "little dark eye".
Toponymic name from German places named Sulzbach meaning "salty stream", derived from Old High German sulza
"salty water" and bah
Occupational name for a cartman, derived from Hungarian szekér
meaning "cart, wagon".
Denoted one from the region of Szilágy in Hungary, derived from Hungarian szil
meaning "elm" and ágy
Originally indicated a person from a place named Tange in northern Germany.
TER AVEST Dutch
Means "at the edge, eave"
indicating a person who lived at the edge of a forest or under a covered shelter.
Originally a name for a person from Terrazas in the Spanish city of Burgos, a place name meaning "terraces".
From the given name THILO
. It was borne by the German communist party leader Ernst Thälmann (1886-1944).
Referred to a person who thatched roofs by attaching straw to them, derived from Old English þæc
From any of the various places in England by this name, meaning "thorn town" in Old English.
Derived from the name of the city of Toledo in Spain, which was from Latin Toletum
, which may have been derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
Indicated a person who lived at the town's edge, from Old English tun
"enclosure, yard, town" and ende
From French tremble
. It is especially widespread in Quebec, being the most common surname there.
Originally indicated a person from Trengove in Cornwall, England.
Originally denoted a person from Trujillo, Spain, originally called Turgalium
Derived from Brythonic ar
"by" and cardden
"thicket". This is the name of several places, the most famous being north of Loch Ness.
From a nickname derived from Spanish valiente
VAN ALLER Dutch
Means "from the Aller"
, a river in Germany, of uncertain meaning.
VAN ANDEL Dutch
Means "from Andel"
, a town in the Netherlands, possibly meaning "upper forest" in Old Dutch.
VAN ASSEN Dutch
Means "from Assen"
, a city in the Netherlands, which is possibly from essen
meaning "ash trees".
VAN BREDA Dutch
Means "from Breda"
, a city in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. It is derived from Dutch breed
meaning "wide" and Aa
, the name of a river.
VAN BUREN Dutch
Means "from Buren"
, a small town on the island of Ameland in the north of the Netherlands, as well as a small city in the Dutch province Gelderland. The place names derive from Old Dutch bur
meaning "house, dwelling". In the 16th century the countess Anna van Buren married William of Orange, the founder of the Dutch royal family. A famous bearer of this surname was Martin van Buren (1782-1862), the eighth President of the United States.
VAN DALEN Dutch
Means "from the valley"
, from Old Dutch dal