Surnames of Length 8

This is a list of surnames in which the length is 8.
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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.
Mataracı Turkish
Occupational name for a person who made water bottles or flasks, from Turkish matara "flask".
Matheson Scottish
Means "son of Matthew".
Mathisen Norwegian
Means "son of Mathias".
Matoušek Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Matouš.
Matsuoka Japanese
From Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
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.
McCarthy Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Cárthaigh meaning "son of Carthach".
McCauley Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh or Mac Amhalghadha meaning "son of Amhalghaidh". The given name Amhalghaidh, from Old Irish Amalgaid, is of uncertain meaning.
McCleary Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Cléirich.
McDevitt Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Daibhéid meaning "son of Dáibhí".
McGovern Irish
Anglicized form of Irish 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".
McKeever Irish
Variant of McIver.
McKellar Scottish
From Gaelic MacEalair meaning "son of Ealar".
McKinley Scottish
Anglicized form of MacFhionnlaigh. This name was borne by the American president William McKinley (1843-1901), who was assassinated.
McMillan Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MacMhaoilein meaning "son of Maolan", itself meaning "devotee, servant, tonsured one".
McNamara Irish
From Irish Mac Conmara meaning "son of Conmara". The given name Conmara is composed of "hound" and muir "sea".
McNeilly Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet".
McSheehy Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Síthigh, meaning "son of Sítheach".
McTavish Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MacTàmhais meaning "son of Tàmhas".
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.
Michalak Polish
Derived from the given name Michał.
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".
Miyagawa Japanese
From Japanese (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Miyajima Japanese
From Japanese (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and (shima) meaning "island".
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-).
Miyazaki Japanese
From Japanese (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Mizutani Japanese
From Japanese (mizu) meaning "water" and (tani) meaning "valley".
Mogensen Danish
Means "son of Mogens".
Mohammad Persian, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Mohammad.
Mohammed Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Muhammad.
Montagna Italian
Means "mountain" in Italian, from Latin montanus, indicating a person who lived on or near a mountain.
Montagne French
French cognate of Montagna.
Montague English
From a Norman place name meaning "sharp mountain" in Old French.
Monteiro Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Montero.
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.
Morikawa Japanese
From Japanese (mori) meaning "forest" and (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Morimoto Japanese
From Japanese (mori) meaning "forest" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Moriyama Japanese
From Japanese (mori) meaning "forest" and (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Morrison English
Means "son of Morris".
Mortimer English
From the name of a town in Normandy meaning "dead water, still water" in Old French.
Muhammad Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Muhammad.
Muhlfeld German
Means "mill field" in German.
Munteanu Romanian
From Romanian muntean meaning "mountaineer, from the mountains", ultimately from Latin mons.
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.
Nagasawa Japanese
From Japanese (naga) meaning "long" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Nakagawa Japanese
From Japanese (naka) meaning "middle" and (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
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.
Nicholls English
Derived from the given name Nichol.
Nickleby Literature
Created by Charles Dickens for the title character in his novel Nicholas Nickleby (1839). He probably based it on Nicol, a medieval vernacular form of Nicholas, with the common English place name suffix -by, which is derived from Old Norse býr meaning "farm, settlement".
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".
Nordberg Swedish, Norwegian
From Swedish and Norwegian nord (Old Norse norðr) meaning "north" and berg meaning "mountain". As a Swedish name it is ornamental.
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".
Ó Ciardha Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Carey.
Ó Conaill Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Connell.
Ó Conaire Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Conroy.
Ó Cuilinn Irish
Means "descendant of Cuileann", Cuileann being a nickname meaning "holly".
Ó Dálaigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Daly.
Ó Damháin Irish
Means "descendant of Damhán".
O'Donnell Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Domhnaill meaning "descendant of Domhnall".
Ó Dubháin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Duane.
Ó Faoláin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Whelan.
Ó Frighil Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Friel.
Ognianov Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Огнянов (see Ognyanov).
Ognyanov Bulgarian
Means "son of Ognyan".
Ó Gormáin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Gorman 2.
Ó hEaghra Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'Hara.
Ó hEidhin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Hines.
Ó hÍcidhe Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Hickey.
Ó hUiginn Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Higgins.
Oleastro Spanish
Means "wild olive" in Spanish, originally indicating one who lived near such a tree.
Oliveira Portuguese
Means "olive tree" in Portuguese, ultimately from Latin oliva. It indicated a person who lived near or worked with olive trees.
Olofsson Swedish
Means "son of Olof".
Ó Maoláin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Mullen.
Ó Meadhra Irish
Means "descendant of Meadhra". The given name Meadhra is derived from the Gaelic meadhar meaning "merry, happy".
Ó Mocháin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Mohan.
Orellana Spanish
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 Riagáin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Reagan.
Osbourne English
Derived from the given name Osborn.
Ó Seanáin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Shannon.
Ó Seighin Irish
Means "descendant of Seighin". The given name Seighin means "small hawk" from Old Irish séigene.
Ottosson Swedish
Means "son of Otto".
Ozolinsh Latvian
Anglicized form of Ozoliņš.
Padovano Italian
Originally denoted one who came from the city of Padua in Italy, from Italian Padova, itself from Latin Patavium, of unknown meaning.
Pakulski Polish
Originally denoted a person from Pakuly, Poland.
Palencia Spanish
Habitational name from the city or region of Palencia in northern Spain.
Pallesen Danish
Means "son of Palle".
Palmeiro Portuguese
Portuguese form of Palmer.
Panosyan Armenian
Means "son of Panos".
Partanen Finnish
Derived from Finnish parta meaning "beard".
Pavlenko Ukrainian
From the given name Pavlo.
Pavletić Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Pavle.
Pecháček Czech
From a diminutive of the given name Petr.
Pedersen Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Peder".
Pedrotti Italian
From a diminutive of the given name Pietro.
Pekkanen Finnish
Derived from the given name Pekka.
Peltonen Finnish
From Finnish pelto meaning "field".
Périgord French
From the name of a region in southern France, possibly of Gaulish origin.
Perković Croatian
Patronymic derived from an archaic diminutive of Petar.
Perrault French
From a diminutive of the given name Pierre.
Petersen Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Peter".
Peterson English
Means "son of Peter".
Petrenko Ukrainian
From the given name Petro.
Petrescu Romanian
Means "son of Petre" in Romanian.
Peynirci Turkish
From Turkish peynir meaning "cheese".
Pfeiffer German
Occupational name meaning "pipe player" in German, from Middle High German pfifen "to whistle".
Pfenning German
From Old High German pfenning meaning "penny, coin". It was used in reference to feudal tax obligations.
Philippe French
From the given name Philippe.
Phillips English
Means "son of Philip".
Pilkvist Swedish
From Swedish pil (Old Norse píli) meaning "willow" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Pinheiro Portuguese
Means "pine tree" in Portuguese.
Plaskett English
Originally denoted a dweller by a swampy meadow, from Old French plascq meaning "wet meadow".
Pletcher German
Anglicized form of Pletscher.
Popovski Macedonian
Means "son of the priest" in Macedonian.
Portelli Italian
Diminutive form of Porto.
Pospíšil Czech
Nickname for a person in a hurry, from Czech pospíšit "hurry".
Potočnik Slovene
From Slovene potok meaning "stream, brook".
Prescott English
From the name of various English places meaning "priest's cottage" in Old English.
Provenza Italian
From the name of the Provence region of southern France (in Italian Provenza). It is derived from Latin provincia "province", a territorial division.
Pugliese Italian
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.
Quaranta Italian
Means "forty" in Italian.
Quiñones Spanish
From various Spanish place names derived from quiñón meaning "shared piece of land", derived from Latin quinque "five".
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.
Qurbanov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qurban".
Radcliff English
From various place names in England that mean "red cliff" in Old English.
Rafferty Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Rabhartaigh meaning "descendant of Rabhartach". The given name Rabhartach means "flood tide".
Raimondi Italian
Derived from the given name Raimondo.
Rantanen Finnish
From Finnish ranta meaning "shore, beach".
Rasputin Russian
From Russian распутье (rasputye) meaning "crossroads". A famous bearer was the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916).
Reenberg Danish
Meaning unknown. The second element is probably from Old Norse berg "mountain" (modern Danish bjerg).
Reinders Dutch, Frisian
From the given name Reindert.
Reynolds English
Derived from the given name Reynold.
Řezníček Czech
Diminutive of Řezník.
Richards English
Derived from the given name Richard.
Rietveld Dutch
Means "reed field", from Dutch riet "reed" and veld "field". It is found mostly in the western part of the Netherlands (the Holland area).
Robinson English
Means "son of Robin".
Roderick English
Derived from the given name Roderick.
Rogerson English
Means "son of Roger".
Rolvsson Norwegian
Means "son of Rolf".
Roncalli Italian
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.
Rousseau French
Diminutive of Roux. A famous bearer was the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) whose ideas influenced the French Revolution.
Rowntree English
Originally given to a person who lived near a rowan tree or mountain ash.
Rudawski Polish
Indicated a person who lived near the Rudawa, a river in Poland.
Ruggiero Italian
From the given name Ruggiero.
Saarinen Finnish
From Finnish saari meaning "island".
Sabbadin Italian
From a nickname from Italian sabbato "Saturday", a name for one born on that day of the week.
Sadowski Polish
Denoted someone who lived in Sadowo, Sadowice or other places beginning with Polish sad "garden, orchard".
Sakamoto Japanese
From Japanese 坂 or 阪 (saka) meaning "slope" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Sakurada Japanese
From Japanese (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Salminen Finnish
From Finnish salmi meaning "strait".
Salvador Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Salvador.
Salvaggi Italian
Italian form of Savage.
Sandberg Swedish, Norwegian, Jewish
From Swedish and Norwegian sand (Old Norse sandr) meaning "sand" and berg meaning "mountain" (or in the case of the Jewish surname, from the Yiddish or German cognates).
Sandford English
Indicated a person from Sandford, England, which means simply "sand ford".
Sandoval Spanish
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus "forest, glade" and novalis "unploughed land".
Sangster English, Scottish
Occupational name or nickname for a singer, from Old English singan "to sing, to chant".
Santiago Spanish, Portuguese
From various Spanish and Portuguese places called Santiago.
Sapienti Italian
Means "wise, learned" in Italian.
Sargsyan Armenian
Means "son of Sargis" in Armenian.
Savatier French
From Old French savatier "shoemaker", derived from savate "shoe", of uncertain ultimate origin.
Scarlett English
Denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet, a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saqrelat).
Schermer Dutch, Low German
Dutch and Low German form of Schirmer.
Schipper Dutch
Occupational name meaning "skipper, ship captain" in Dutch.
Schirmer German
Means "fencer, fencing master", from Old High German skirmen meaning "to defend".
Schlimme German
From German schlimm "bad, crooked, awry".
Schouten Dutch
Occupational name derived from Middle Dutch schout meaning "sheriff, bailiff".
Schreier German, Jewish
Occupational name for a town crier, from Old High German scrian meaning "to shout, to yell".
Schröder 1 Low German
Occupational name for a tailor, from Middle Low German schroden meaning "to cut".
Schröter German
Means "beer-porter, wine-porter" in German, an occupational name for a carrier of wine or beer barrels.
Schuster German
Means "shoemaker, cobbler", from Middle High German schuoch "shoe" and suter, from Latin sutor "sewer, cobbler".
Schuyler Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of Schuler.
Schwenke 1 German
Derived from Middle High German swenken meaning "to swing".
Schwenke 2 German
From a given name, a Low German diminutive of Swanhild.
Scordato Italian
Means "forgotten, left behind" in Italian.
Seabrook English
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 "stream".
Sedláček Czech
Diminutive form of Sedlák.
Serafini Italian
Derived from the given name Serafino.
Sergeant English, French
Occupational name derived from Old French sergent meaning "servant", ultimately from Latin servire "to serve".
Serizawa Japanese
From Japanese (seri) meaning "celery" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Sessions English
From the name of the city of Soissons in northern France, itself derived from the name of the Celtic tribe of the Suessiones.
Severins Dutch
Derived from the Latin given name Severinus.
Sevriens Dutch
Derived from the Latin given name Severinus.
Shepherd English
Occupational name meaning "shepherd, sheep herder", from Old English sceaphyrde.
Sherburn English
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".
Sheridan Irish
From the Irish name Ó Sirideáin meaning "descendant of Sirideán". The given name Sirideán possibly means "searcher".
Shevchuk Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian швець (shvets) meaning "shoemaker".
Shinkawa Japanese
From Japanese (shin) meaning "fresh, new" and (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Sierżant Polish
Polish cognate of Sergeant.
Silveira Portuguese
Means "forests" in Portuguese.
Simeonov Bulgarian
Means "son of Simeon".
Simoneit German
From the given name Simon 1.
Simonson English
Means "son of Simon 1".
Sinclair English
Derived from a Norman French town called "Saint Clair".
Skalický Czech, Slovak
Indicated the original bearer came from a place named Skalice, Skalica or Skalička in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, derived from the Slavic root skala meaning "rock".
Snaaijer Dutch
Dutch cognate of Snyder.
Sneiders Dutch
Dutch cognate of Snyder.
Sneijder Dutch
Dutch cognate of Snyder.
Sneijers Dutch
Dutch cognate of Snyder.
Snijders Dutch
Dutch cognate of Snyder.
Sokoloff Jewish
Means "son of Sokol".
Sokolsky Jewish
Means "son of Sokol".
Sörensen Swedish
Swedish form of Sørensen.
Southers German
Possibly an Americanized form of Sauter.