Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword riverbank.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Akatsutsumi Popular Culture
Combination of 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 堤 (tsutsumi) meaning "bank, embankment, dike," used on the character Momoko Akatsutsumi (赤堤 ももこ) in the anime 'Powerpuff Girls Z', the anime adaptation of the Cartoon Network series 'The Powerpuff Girls' (the character in question being equivalent to Blossom in the original cartoon).... [more]
Amstad German
topographic name from Middle Low German am "at the" and stade "bank shore".
Atempa Mexican, Nahuatl (Hispanicized)
Means "on the riverbank" or "on the bank of the lake", derived from Nahuatl atl meaning "water" combined with tentli "bank, shore" and the suffix -pan "in, on".
Bankhead Scottish, Northern Irish
Topographic name for someone who lived at the top or end of a bank or hill, derived from Middle English bank meaning "bank" and hed meaning "head". There are several minor places in Scotland so called, but the most likely source of the surname is one on the border between the parishes of Kilmarnock and Dreghorn in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Errey English
This uncommon and intriguing name is of Old Norse origin, and is found chiefly in the north western counties of England, reflecting the dense settlement of Scandinavian peoples in those areas. The surname is locational, from places such as Aira Beck or Aira Force near Ullswater in Cumberland, or some other minor or unrecorded place also named with the Old Norse term "eyrara", meaning "gravel-bank stream river”.
Eubanks English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bank of yew trees, from Old English iw "yew" and bank "bank".
Gadot Hebrew
Means "riverbanks" in Hebrew.
Jõekallas Estonian
Jõekallas is an Estonian surname meaning "riverbank".
Jõeper Estonian
Jõeper is an Estonian surname derived from "jõeperv", meaning "riverbank".
Kaljupank Estonian
Kaljupank is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff bank/escarpment".
Kallasmaa Estonian
Kallasmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bank/shore/coast land".
Keeton English
Habitational name from a place called Ketton in Durham or one in Rutland or from Keaton in Ermington, Devon. The first is named from the Old English personal name Catta or the Old Norse personal name Káti and Old English tūn "settlement"; the second is probably from an old river name or tribal name Cētan (possibly a derivative of Celtic cēd "wood") and Old English ēa "river"; and the last possibly from Cornish kee "hedge, bank" and Old English tūn.
Kishi Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "bank, shore".
Kishida Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kishii Japanese
Koshi means "shore, bank, beach" and i means "well, mineshaft, pit".
Kishikawa Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Kishino Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Kishio Japanese
Kishi means "bank, shore, beach" and o means "tail".
Kishiyama Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Lumbantobing Batak
From Batak lumban meaning "village, hamlet" and tobing meaning "riverbank, edge".
Mæhle Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Denoted someone from a farm in Norway named Mele, ultimately derived from Old Norse melr meaning "dune, sandbank, gravel bank". Alternatively taken from the name of a farm named Male whose name was derived from Old Norse mǫl "pebbles, gravel".
Minegishi Japanese
From Japanese 嶺 (mine) meaning "peak, summit" and 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, seashore, bank".
Minegishi Japanese
From Japanese 嶺 or 峰 (mine) meaning "peak, summit, ridge" and 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, seashore, bank".
Nakatsutsumi Japanese
Naka means "middle" and tsutsumi means "enbankment, river, bank, dike".
Negishi Japanese
From Japanese 根 (ne) meaning "root, source, foundation" and 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank".
Ojaperv Estonian
Ojaperv is an Estonian surname meaning "stream bank".
Onstad Norwegian, German
Habitational name from the name of any of seven farmsteads mainly in the southeast most of them with names formed from any of various Old Norse personal names plus stathir "farmstead" as for example Augunarstathir from the personal name Auðun (from Auth "wealth" plus un "friend")... [more]
Oostwal Dutch
From the Dutch words oost meaning "East" and wal meaning "shore" or "bank".
Overfelt English
Derived from the Old English "ofer," meaning "seashore," or "riverbank" and "felt" meaning "field".
Overson English
Derived from the Old French name Overson, meaning "dweller by the river-banks". The name was probably brought to England in the wake of the Norman conquest of 1066.
Panksepp Estonian
Panksepp is an Estonian surname meaning "bank smith". May also be derived from "pangsepp", meaning "bucket smith/maker".
Ratcliff English
Habitational name from any of the places, in various parts of England, called Ratcliff(e), Radcliffe, Redcliff, or Radclive, all of which derive their names from Old English rēad meaning "red" + clif meaning "cliff", "slope", "riverbank".
Ribera Catalan, Spanish
Habitational name from any of various locations in Spain named Ribera, derived from Catalan and Spanish ribera meaning "bank, shore".
Ripamonti Italian
From ripa "bank, shore" and monte "mountain".
Rivabella Italian
Derived from the Italian word riva meaning "bank (shore, riverbank, lakebank)" (from Latin ripa) and bella meaning "beautiful"... [more]
Rivette French, English (American, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare)
Topographic name derived from a diminutive of Old French rive, meaning "(river) bank, shore"; see also Rivet.
Shircliff English
Habitational name from Shirecliff in Sheffield (Yorkshire) from Old English scir "bright" and clif "cliff bank".
Stancliff English
Habitational name from Scout in Northowram (Yorkshire) recorded as Staynclif in 1309 and Stancliff Skoute (the home of Edward Stankliff) in 1536. The placename derives from Old English stan "stone rock" with influence from Old Norse steinn "stone rock" and Old English clif "cliff bank" later with Middle English scoute "projecting cliff overhanging rock" (Old Norse skúti).
Takatsutsumi Japanese
Taka means "high, tall, expensive" and tsutsumi means "river, bank, enbankment, dike".
Tobing Batak
Means "riverbank, edge" in Batak. It is also used as a short form of Lumbantobing.
Tsutsumi Japanese
From the Japanese 堤 (tsutsumi) "{river}bank."
Valliveere Estonian
Valliveere is an Estonian surname meaning "bank/embankment rolling".
Vera Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Vera or La Vera from Spanish meaning "shore, bank".
Wahlberg German, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Composed of German wal "field, meadow" or Swedish vall "grassy bank" and berg "mountain, hill".
Wallgren Swedish
Composed of the Swedish elements vall "grassy bank, pasture" and gren "branch".