Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword early.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Agu Estonian
Agu is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) meaning "daybreak/early dawn".
Asimov Russian
A notable bearer was author Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) whose name was derived from Russian озимый хлеб (ozímyj khleb) "winter grain" combined with the patronymic suffix -ov. His family name was originally spelled Азимов (Azimov), but it got anglicized to Asimov with an S instead of Z when the family immigrated to the United States... [more]
Coot English
“an early member was a person who seemed to exhibit some of the characteristics of birds.”
Frühling German (Rare)
Nickname from Middle High German vrüelinc German frühling "spring" in some cases for an early-born child from früh "early" and the suffix -ling denoting affiliation.
Hayakawa Japanese
From Japanese 早 (haya) meaning "early, fast" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Hayami Japanese
From Japanese 速 (haya) meaning "fast", 逸 (haya) meaning "deviate" or 早 (haya) meaning "early"; combined with 水 (mi) meaning "water" or 見 (mi) meaning "see".