Surnames Starting with D

usage
Duff Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Dhuibh or Ó Duibh.
Duffy 1 Irish
Derived from Irish Ó Dubhthaigh meaning "descendant of Dubthach". Their original homeland was Monaghan where the surname is still the most common; they are also from Donegal and Roscommon.
Dufort French
Means "from the fort", from French fort "stronghold".
Dufour French
Occupational name for a baker, from French four "oven".
Duguay French
Means "from the ford", from French gué "ford".
Duke English
From the noble title, which was originally from Latin dux "leader". It was a nickname for a person who behaved like a duke, or who worked in a duke's household.
Dukes English
Patronymic form of Duke.
Dumas French
Means "from the farm", from Occitan mas "farmhouse", from Latin mansus "dwelling". A famous bearer was the French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870).
Dumbledore Literature
From the dialectal English word dumbledore meaning "bumblebee". It was used by J. K. Rowling for the headmaster of Hogwarts in her Harry Potter series of books, first released in 1997.
Dumitrescu Romanian
Means "son of Dumitru".
Dumitru Romanian
Derived from the given name Dumitru.
Dumont French
Means "from the mountain", from French mont "mountain".
Dunai Hungarian
From Duna, the Hungarian name for river Danube.
Dunajski Polish
Derived from Dunaj, the Polish name for the river Danube.
Dunbar Scottish
From the name of a town in East Lothian, Scotland, derived from Gaelic dùn meaning "fort" and barr meaning "summit", so called from its situation on a rock that projects into the sea.
Duncan Scottish
From the given name Duncan.
Duncanson Scottish
Means "son of Duncan".
Dunkel German
Means "dark" in German.
Dunn English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old English dunn "dark" or Gaelic donn "brown", referring to hair colour or complexion.
Dunst German
Derived from Middle High German dunst "haze".
Dupond French
Variant of Dupont.
Dupont French
Means "from the bridge", from French pont "bridge".
Dupuis French
Means "from the well", from Old French puts, Latin puteus "well".
Dupuy French
Means "from the hill", from Occitan puy "hill", from Latin podium "platform".
Durán Spanish
Spanish cognate of Durand.
Durand French, English
From Old French durant meaning "enduring", ultimately from Latin durans. This was a nickname for a stubborn person.
Durant English, French
Variation of Durand.
Durante Italian
Italian cognate of Durand.
Đurić Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Đuro".
Durnin Irish
From Irish Ó Doirnáin meaning "descendant of Doirnín", a given name meaning "little fist".
Dürr German
Means "thin" in German.
Dušek Czech
Derived from a diminutive of Dušan.
Dustin English
From the Old Norse given name Þórsteinn.
Duval French
Means "from the valley" in French.
Dvořák Czech
Occupational name derived from Czech dvůr "manor", indicating a person who worked at such a place. This name was borne by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).
Dwerryhouse English
Indicated a person who worked or lived at a dyehouse, which is a place where dyeing was done.
Dwight English
From the medieval feminine name Diot, a diminutive of Dionysia, the feminine form of Dionysius.
Dyer English
Occupational name meaning "cloth dyer", from Old English deah "dye".
Dykstra Frisian
From Frisian dyk meaning "dike, ditch". The name was given to a person living near a dyke or embankment.
Dyson English
Means "son of Dye".
Dziedzic Polish
Derived from Polish dziedzic "landowner".