Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword descent.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Allemann German (Swiss)
Derived from German Alemanne, originally "member of the Alemanni tribe", this word came to denote "of Germanic descent". It was used to refer to members of the German-speaking population of Switzerland (as opposed to those who spoke one of the Romance languages; compare Welsch).
Ersoy Turkish
From Turkish er meaning "man, male, soldier" and soy meaning "ancestry, descent".
Gürsoy Turkish
From Turkish gür meaning "bushy, strong" or "thunder" and soy meaning "ancestry, descent, family".
O'Kevin Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Caoimhín "descent of Caoimhín."
Phongsa Lao
Means "lineage, descent" in Lao, ultimately from Sanskrit वंश (vansha).
Rousopoulos Greek
Meaning "of Russian descent".