Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keywords military or matter.
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Abeysena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Al Harbi Arabic
Originally indicated a person from the Harb tribe derived from Arabic حَرْبيّ (ḥarbiyy) meaning "military, war, army".
Ariyasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit आर्य (arya) meaning "noble" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Azzopardi Maltese
Possibly derived from the Hebrew term סְפָרַדִּי (s'faradí) used to refer to Jews originating from Iberia (called Sephardim or Sephardic Jews). It may also be of Greek origin from a word meaning "black, Mauritanian" or "soldier" with a connection to Middle Persian spʿh "army" used to refer to a person of African descent or someone who worked as a mercenary... [more]
Bernier French
From the personal name Bernier composed of the ancient Germanic elements bern "bear" and hari "army". Compare Barney and Barnier.
Budge English
Nickname from Norman French buge "mouth" (Late Latin bucca), applied either to someone with a large or misshapen mouth or to someone who made excessive use of his mouth, i.e. a garrulous, indiscreet, or gluttonous person... [more]
Budou Japanese
From Japanese 武 (bu) meaning "military, martial" combined with 堂 (dou) meaning "temple, shrine" or from 武道 (budou) meaning "Japanese martial arts".
Chandrasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Codispoti Italian
A Calabrian surname from Greek οικοδεσπότης (oikodespótis) "host, master of the house".
Cotter Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oitir "son of Oitir", a personal name borrowed from Old Norse Óttarr, composed of the elements ótti "fear, dread" and herr "army".
Dayasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sinhala दया (daya) meaning "compassion, pity" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Dharmasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma) meaning "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Ejercito Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish ejército meaning "army". A notable bearer was Joseph Ejercito Estrada (1937-), the 13th president of the Philippines.
Emer Jewish, Anglo-Saxon
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish emer ‘pail’, ‘bucket’. ... [more]
Emor Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
Erwin English, German, Irish, Scottish
From the given name Erwin. From the Middle English personal name Everwin Erwin perhaps from Old English Eoforwine (eofor "boar" and wine "friend") but mostly from an Old French form of the cognate ancient Germanic name Everwin or from a different ancient Germanic name Herewin with loss of initial H- (first element hari heri "army")... [more]
Esfahani Persian
Indicated a person from the city of Isfahan in Iran, ultimately from Old Persian spādānām meaning "(of) the armies".
Eymer Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
Eymor Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
Fouche French
"people army"
Goudier German
Germanic patronym from "godhari" meaning "army of God".
Goulter English (Rare)
This very unusual name has long been recorded in England but perhaps surprisingly as a Norman personal name. The first recording in England was as "Galterii" which appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 for London as a French form of the Olde German "Walter" translating as "Mighty Army".
Harms Medieval Low German
Of ancient German origin, Harms is derived from a Germanic personal name made up of the elements "heri," meaning "army," and "man," meaning "man." Surname Harms was first found in Prussia, in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region.
Harvard English
From the Old English given name Hereweard, composed of the elements here "army" and weard "guard", which was borne by an 11th-century thane of Lincolnshire, leader of resistance to the advancing Normans... [more]
Helder Dutch, German, Upper German, English
1. Dutch and German: from a Germanic personal name Halidher, composed of the elements haliò “hero” + hari, heri “army”, or from another personal name, Hildher, composed of the elements hild “strife”, “battle” + the same second element... [more]
Hereford English
Habitational name from Hereford in Herefordshire, or Harford in Devon and Goucestershire, all named from Old English here "army" + ford "ford".
Herrman German
Herrman is of ancient German origin. It is derived from a Germanic personal name made up of the elements heri meaning "army," and man meaning "man." Herrman was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region.
Hörmann German
The distinguished surname Hormann is of very ancient German origin. It is derived from a Germanic personal name made up of the elements "heri," meaning "army," and "man," meaning "man."
Hospod Polish (Rare)
From the Proto-Slavic gospodь, meaning "lord" or "host." Variant of the Old Polish gospodzin, meaning "landlord."... [more]
Immer German, English
German: habitational name for someone from a place named Immer near Oldenburg in Lower Saxony. ... [more]
Immers English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
Imore English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
Jayasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Jinasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit जिन (jina) meaning "victorious, triumphant" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Karunasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit करुणा (karuna) meaning "compassion, mercy" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Karunasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit करुणा (karuna) meaning "compassion, mercy" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Kashevarov Russian
Derived from Russian кашевар (kashevar) meaning "cook (in military unit or team of workers)".
Lanthier French
From the given name Lantier derived from German elements Land "land" and Hari "army".
Laskar Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Persian لشکر (lashkar) meaning "army, sailor, soldier".
Laskaris Greek
From ancient and medieval Greek laskaris, a kind of soldier, from Persian laeshkaer "army". This is the same word as Urdu lascar "sailor" and Arabic el-askari "the army", "the troops".
Lorraine French, English, Scottish
Habitational name from Lorraine a region in the northeastern part of France. Its name derives from the name of the medieval kingdom of Lothari Regnum which in turn was named for its sovereign Lothar (a personal name composed of the elements hlud "famous renowned" and hari/heri "army").
Manera Italian
Either a habitational name from any of two places called Manera in the Italian provinces of Cuneo and Como, a nickname and perhaps a metonymic occupational name (from the dialect word manèra meaning "executioner's axe, cleaver" or from Italian manero "well-behaved, skilled"), or derived from the given name Mainiero (ultimately from Frankish Maginhari, composed of the Ancient Germanic elements magin "strength, might" and hari, heri "army").
Mérida Spanish
habitational name from the city of Mérida in Badajoz province... [more]
Mushakouji Japanese
From Japanese 武 (mu) meaning "military", 者 (sha) meaning "person", 小 (kou) meaning "small" and 路 (ji) meaning "street".
Mushanokouji Japanese
From Japanese 武 (mu) meaning "military", 者 (sha) meaning "person", an unwritten possessive marker の (no), 小 (kou) meaning "small" and 路 (ji) meaning "street".
Nandasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy, delight" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Naskar Indian, Bengali
Derived from Bengali লস্কর (loshkor) meaning "army, legion, soldier", ultimately of Persian origin.
Neji Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 子師, combining 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of Chinese zodiac)" with 師 (shi, su, nara.u, moromoro) meaning "army, exemplar, expert, master, model, teacher, war."
Nushiro Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 主代 (nushiro), a contraction of 主代 (nushishiro), from 主 (nushi), a variant reading of 主 (shu), a clipping of 主人 (shujin) meaning "master, owner, host" and 代 (shiro), a variant reading of 代 (dai), a clipping of 代理 (dairi) meaning "surrogation; proxy", referring to someone who would represent their master.
Rajapakse Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and पक्ष (paksha) meaning "faction, party, army".
Saxena Indian, Hindi
Traditionally believed to be derived from Sanskrit सखिसेना (sakhisena) meaning "friend of the army", from सखा (sakha) meaning "friend, companion" and सेना (sena) meaning "army"... [more]
Seger Swedish, English, Dutch
Means "victory" in Swedish. It is also a variant of the English surname Seager or derived from the Germanic given name Sigiheri "victory army".
Sen Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army, armament".
Senanayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Senaratne Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army" and रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure".
Senasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Sengupta Bengali, Indian
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament" combined with Gupta.
Sirisena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Soldo Italian, Croatian
Nickname from soldo "penny cent" also "military pay wage" (from Latin solidus "solid" the name of a gold Roman coin). From a short form of a compound personal name ending with -soldo such as Ansoldo... [more]
Sumanasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit सुमन (sumana) meaning "good-minded, benevolent" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Sušina Slovak
From Slovak and Czech word Sušina meaning "dry matter"
Takebe Japanese
From Japanese 武 (take) meaning "military, martial" and 部 (be) meaning "part, section".
Takei Japanese
From Japanese 武 (take) meaning "military, martial" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Takeishi Japanese
From Japanese 武 (take) meaning "military, martial" and 石 (ishi) meaning "stone".
Takesawa Japanese
From Japanese 武 (take) meaning "military, martial" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Taketa Japanese
From Japanese 武 (take) meaning "military, martial" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Thahan Thai
Means "military" in Thai.
Vangarde French
"(A soldier) in the leading edge of an army formation"
Wentz German (Rare)
Originally a pet form of the given names Werner and Wenceslaw. Meaning "guard" or "army".
Wijayasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit विजय (vijaya) meaning "victory" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Wijesena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit विजय (vijaya) meaning "victory" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Wimalasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit विमल (vimala) meaning "clean, pure" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Wipulasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit विपुल (vipula) meaning "large, extensive, plenty" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Witter German
From a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements widu "wood" and hari "army".
Wolfer German
Either from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal names Wolfher or Wolfhart composed of the elements wolf "wolf" and hari "army" or hard "hardy, brave"... [more]
Yoshitake Japanese
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi) meaning "good luck" and 武 (take) meaning "military, martial".
Žaŭniarovič Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian жаўнер (žaŭnier) meaning "soldier (of the Polish army)", borrowed from Polish żołnierz via German Söldner.