Surnames Categorized "nationalities"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include nationalities.
Albanesi Italian
Originally indicated a person who came from Albania.
Alfarsi Arabic
Means "the Persian" in Arabic, derived from Arabic فارس (Faris) meaning "Persia".
Brett English
Originally a name given to someone who was a Breton or a person from Brittany.
Bulgarelli Italian
Diminutive of Bulgari.
Bulgari Italian
Originally denoted a person who came from Bulgaria, which is named after the Turkic tribe of the Bulgars, itself possibly from a Turkic root meaning "mixed".
Catalán Spanish
Originally indicated a person who came from Catalonia, a region of eastern Spain.
Catalano Italian
Italian form of Catalán.
De Vries Dutch
Means "the Frisian" in Dutch, referring to a person from Friesland.
English English
Denoted a person who was of English heritage. It was used to distinguish people who lived in border areas (for example, near Wales or Scotland). It was also used to distinguish an Anglo-Saxon from a Norman.
Fleming English
Given to a person who was a Fleming, that is a person who was from Flanders in the Netherlands.
Frank 3 German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Name for a person from Franconia in Germany, so called because it was settled by the Frankish people.
Frankenstein German, Literature
From any of the various minor places by this name in Germany, meaning "stone of the Franks" in German. It was used by the author Mary Shelley in her novel Frankenstein (1818) for the character of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates a monster and brings it to life. The monster, nameless in the novel, is sometimes informally or erroneously called Frankenstein in modern speech.
Franzese Italian
From a nickname that indicated a person who came from France. It is typical of the area around Naples.
French English
Originally denoted a French person, from Middle English Frensch, Old English Frencisc.
Fries German
Denoted someone from Frisia, an area along the coastal region of the North Sea stretching from Netherlands to Germany.
Görög Hungarian
Means "Greek" in Hungarian.
Grec Catalan
Catalan cognate of Greco.
Greco Italian
Means "from Greece" in Italian.
Horvat Croatian, Slovene
From Croatian and Slovene Hrvat meaning "Croat, person from Croatia".
Horváth Hungarian
Hungarian form of Horvat. This is the second most common surname in Hungary and the most common surname in Slovakia, where it is borne by the descendants of Hungarian settlers.
Krajnc Slovene
Originally denoted a person from Carniola (Slovene Kranjska), a region that makes up a large part of central Slovenia.
Langlais French
Means "the Englishman" in French.
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".
Macar Turkish
Means "Hungarian" in Turkish.
Magyar Hungarian
Means "Hungarian" in Hungarian.
Németh Hungarian
Means "German" in Hungarian.
Niemczyk Polish
From Polish Niemiec meaning "German" and the patronymic suffix -czyk.
Niemec Polish
Means "German" in Polish.
Norman English
Referred to a person who was originally from Scandinavia or Normandy. Even before the Norman Conquest, Scandinavians were settling the north and east of England. The Normans who participated in the Conquest were originally from Scandinavia, but had been living in Normandy, France for over a century and spoke French.
Normand French
French form of Norman.
Oláh Hungarian
Means "Romanian" in Hungarian, from old Slavic volhu "Romance-speaker" (of Germanic origin).
Olasz Hungarian
Means "Italian" in Hungarian, from old Slavic volhu "Romance-speaker" (of Germanic origin).
Orosz Hungarian
Means "Russian" in Hungarian.
Polák Czech
Means "Pole, person from Poland" in Czech.
Portoghese Italian
Means "Portuguese" in Italian.
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.
Rácz Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian rác meaning "Rascian", a former name for Serbians who lived in the Habsburg Empire.
Raines English
Originally denoted a person from Rayne, Essex, England (possibly from an Old English word meaning "shelter") or from Rennes, Brittany, France (from the name of the Gaulish tribe of the Redones).
Ruotsalainen Finnish
Means "Swede" in Finnish.
Rusnak Polish
Means "Russian" in Polish.
Rusu Romanian
From Romanian rus meaning "Russian".
Sadowski Polish
Denoted someone who lived in Sadowo, Sadowice or other places beginning with Polish sad "garden, orchard".
Schweitzer German
Indicated a person from Switzerland (see Schweiz).
Scott English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
Șerban Romanian
Means "a Serb" in Romanian.
Slovák Czech, Slovak
Originally described one who was from Slovakia.
Svéd Hungarian
Means "Swedish" in Hungarian.
Szalai Hungarian
Possibly denoted a person from the region of Zala in western Hungary, itself named for the Zala River.
Székely Hungarian
Denoted a person of Székely ancestry. The Székelys are a population of Hungarians who live in central Romania.
Szwed Polish
Variant of Szweda.
Szweda Polish
Derived from Polish Szwed meaning "Swede, person from Sweden".
Szwedko Polish
Variant of Szweda.
Tedesco Italian
From Italian tedesco meaning "German".
Török Hungarian
Means "Turkish" in Hungarian.
Tót Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian tót, which means "Slovak" or "Slovene".
Turchi Italian
Means "Turkish" in Italian.
Ungaro Italian
Means "Hungarian" in Italian.
Ungureanu Romanian
From Romanian ungur meaning "Hungarian".
Venäläinen Finnish
Means "Russian" in Finnish. This name was originally used by the ethnic Finns who lived on the Russian side of the border.
Vlahović Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic from Serbo-Croatian Vlah meaning "Romanian".
Vlašić Croatian
Patronymic from the nickname Vlah meaning "Romanian".
Vlašič Slovene
Patronymic from the nickname Vlah meaning "Romanian".
Volk German
Derived from given names beginning with the Old High German element folk meaning "people".
Walsh English, Irish
From Old English wælisc meaning "foreigner, stranger, Celt".
Wang 4 Yiddish
Name for a Jew from Hungary, ultimately from Russian Венгрия (Vengriya) meaning "Hungary".