Surnames Starting with B

Burton English
From a common English place name, derived from Old English meaning "fortified town".
Busch German
Means "bush" in German, a name for someone who lived close to a thicket.
Bush English
Originally a name for a person who lived near a prominent bush or thicket.
Bustillo Spanish
From the name of Spanish towns, diminutive forms of Busto.
Busto Spanish, Italian
From the name of towns in Spain and Italy, derived from Late Latin bustum meaning "ox pasture".
Bustos Spanish
Variant of Busto.
Butcher English
Occupational name for a butcher, derived from Old French bouchier.
Butkus Lithuanian
Possibly from a given name that was derived from Lithuanian būti meaning "to be, to exist".
Butler English, Irish
Occupational name derived from Norman French butiller "wine steward", ultimately from Late Latin butticula "bottle". A famous bearer of this surname is the fictional character Rhett Butler, created by Margaret Mitchell for her novel Gone with the Wind (1936).
Butts English
From a nickname meaning "thick, stumpy", from Middle English butt.
Byqvist Swedish
Derived from Swedish by (Old Norse býr) meaning "village" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Byrd English
Variant of Bird.
Byrne Irish
Variant of O'Byrne.
Byrnes Irish
Variant of O'Byrne.
Byström Swedish
From Swedish by (Old Norse býr) meaning "village" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".