All Submitted Surnames

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Ouyang Chinese
From Chinese 歐 (ōu) referring to Mount Sheng in present-day Huzhou, China, combined with 陽 (yáng) meaning "southern face (of a mountain)". The name supposedly originated with a prince of the Yue state that settled in the area surrounding the mountain... [more]
Ovadia Jewish
From the given name Ovadia.
Övall Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
Ovalle Galician
Galician topographic name from o vale ‘the valley’ (Latin uallis, ualles).
Oved Hebrew
From the given name Oved.
Oven Slovene
Derived from Oven "ram, male sheep".
Overbeeke Dutch
Means "over/on brook" or "over/on stream" or "over/on creek"... [more]
Overfelt English
Derived from the Old English "ofer," meaning "seashore," or "riverbank" and "felt" meaning "field".
Overholser German (Swiss)
The Oberholtzer family originated in the Swiss village of Oberholtz, south of Zurich, before the 15th century. However, in 1661, one family left Switzerland for the Palatinate in Germany.
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.
Overson Danish, Norwegian
Altered spelling of Oveson, itself a patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, with a second element possibly meaning "spear".
Oviedo Spanish, Asturian
Derived from spanish "oveja" meaning sheep.
Oviir Estonian
Oviir is an Estonian surname derived from "viir" meaning "stripe" or "streak".
Ow Chinese
Variant of Ou.
Owari Japanese
From Japanese 終 (owa) meaning “last, to finish” and 里 (ri) meaning “village, the home of one’s parents, hometown”. The latter character is also an archaic Japanese unit of area.
Owner English
From English owner meaning "a person who owns something".
Owo Nigerian
From the given name Owo.
Owsley English
Habitational name form a now lost place name in Southern England. Possibly derived from the name of the river name Ouse and Old English -leah meaning "wood".
Owusu Western African, Akan
Means "strong-willed, determined" in Akan.
Oxendine English
From an English place name meaning "valley of the oxen", which was derived from Old English oxa "ox" (genitive plural oxena) and denu "valley".
Oxenstierna Swedish (Rare)
A notable surname used by an ancient Swedish noble family from Småland dating back to the 13th century. The name means "the ox's forehead". It is a combination of Swedish oxen, a cognate to the English plural of 'ox', and stierna, which is likely derived from German Stirn "forehead", though it is often mistaken for Swedish stjärna "star"... [more]
Oy Khmer, Lao
Khmer and Lao form of Huang, based on Hokkien Oi.
Oyakawa Japanese
From the Japanese 親 (oya) "parent" and 川 (kawa) "river."
Oyama Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
Oyamada Japanese
O means "Small", Yama means "Mountain", Da means "Field, Rice Paddy".
Oyaski English (American)
A surname created by Michael Oyaski (formally Michael O'Yaski). The surname is currently known to only be used by one particular branch of the O'Yaski family tree. The surname means "Dragon Rider of the West" according to members of the Oyaski family.
Ọyáwálé Yoruba, Nigerian
Means "the river goddess came home" in Yoruba.
Oyiakwan Akan
Meaning unknown.
Oyinvwi Urhobo
A name from the history of the urhobo culture. It's been noted that the name indicate strength and is the name attached to it. The important vice of the tradition. Leads trivial matters in hope for liberty.
Öz Turkish
Means "core, essence" in Turkish.
Oz Hebrew
From the given name Oz 2.
Ozaka Japanese
"Big, great slope". Variant of Osaka.
Ozaki Japanese
A variant of Osaki. O means "Big" and Zaki means "Peninsula, Cape, Promontory".
Özalp Turkish
Comes from Özalp, Van, Turkey
Ožana Czech
Ožana - ožanka (Teucrium) - Osana - OSANNA, OSANKA (german) - HOSANA (hebrew)... [more]
Ozanne Ancient Hebrew
Meaning “save now”.
Ozarovskaya Russian
Feminine form of Ozarovsky (Озаровский)
Ozarovsky Russian
Variant of Azarov (Азаров)
Ozawa Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Özbekoğlu Turkish
Means "son of an Uzbek".
Ozbekov Kyrgyz
Means "son of an Uzbek".
Özcan Turkish
Means "pure soul" in Turkish.
Özçelik Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and çelik meaning "steel".
Özdemir Turkish
Means "pure iron" from Turkish öz meaning "pure" and demir meaning "iron".
Ozdoev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush family name, which is derived the old Ingush personal name Ozda used by members of the Ozda teip (clan). The name itself is of disputed origin and meaning, though it is thought to be of non-Nakh, Perso-Arabic origin... [more]
Özen Turkish
This Turkish surname has the meaning of "care"
Özer Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and er meaning "man, male, warrior".
Ozerov Russian
From Russian озеро (ozero) meaning "lake".
Özgür Turkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
Özil Turkish
From Turkish words Öz meaning "core", "essence", "pure" and Il meaning "city", "province".
Özkan Turkish
Means "pure blood" from Turkish öz meaning "pure" and kan meaning "blood".
Ozoliņa Latvian
Feminine counterpart of Ozoliņš.
Ōzora Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky".
Öztürk Turkish
From the given name Öztürk.
Ozu Japanese (Rare)
In this surname can mean "Small" and Zu means "Harbor". This is how Yasujiro Ozu's surname is written. He was a director of films.
Özyurek Turkish
Formed by the combination of the Turkish words öz "gist, kernel" and yürek "heart".
Paade Estonian
Paade is an Estonian surname relating to "boats".
Paakspuu Estonian
Paakspuu is an Estonian surname meaning "alder buckthorn" and "black alder".
Paal Estonian
Paal is an Estonian surname meaning both "mooring post" and "dolphin".
Paalmaa Estonian
Paalmaa is an Estonian surname meaning both "dolphin land" and "mooring post land".
Päär Estonian
Päär is an Estonian surname derived from "päärima" meaning "chirp" and "twitter".
Päären Estonian
Päären is an Estonian surname derived from "päärima" meaning "chirp" and "twitter".
Paartalu Estonian
Paartalu is an Estonia surname meaning "twain farmsteads" or "a couple of farmsteads".
Paas Estonian
Paas is an Estonian surname meaning "slate".
Paasoja Estonian
Paasoja is an Estonian surname meaning "slate/limestone stream".
Päästel Estonian
Päästel is an Estonian surname meaning "rescue" and "salvage".
Pääsuke Estonian
Means "swallow", taken from the Estonian word.
Paat Estonian
Paat is an Estonian surname meaning "boat".
Paavo Estonian
Paavo is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) derived from "Paavo", a cognate of "Paul".
Paavola Finnish
Habitational name, from a farm so named from the personal name Paavo, vernacular form of Paulus, + the locative ending -la... [more]
Pabalat Tagalog (Filipinized, Archaic)
A Filipino surname meaning "cover, saddle" or "saddle maker". This surname was probably created when a Spanish surveyor conducts a census sometime in the 19th century in Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines... [more]
Pabelico Filipino
From the word Pabel which means, "Humble". Pabelico means "Humblest".
Pablo Spanish
From the given name Pablo.
Pacal German
South German: pet form of Pach .
Pacana Spanish
From pacana meaning "pecan", "pecan tree", a word of Algonquin origin. This surname is also found in the Philippines.
Pačariz Bosnian
Derived from Turkish "paçariz" meaning "damage, difficulty, or mess" ... [more]
Pacetti Italian
Variant of Pacetto, a pet form of the personal name Pace.
Pacey English
"Habitation name from Pacy-sur-Eure" which took its name from the Gallo-Roman personal name Paccius and the local suffix -acum.
Pach German
Pach is an occupational hereditary surname for a baker in Old German. Pach is also a German local name for someone who lived by a stream, which was originally derived from the German word "bach" which means stream... [more]
Pacheco Spanish, Portuguese
From the name of Vivio Pacieco, a 1st-century BC Roman general sent by Julius Caesar to fight in the Iberian peninsula.
Pacieco Ancient Roman (Archaic)
A Roman surname meaning "little one." One of the first persons recorded with this surname is a general named Vivio Pacieco, General Pacieco was sent by Julius Caesar to fight in the Iberian peninsula... [more]
Paciello Italian
Italian surname for "Little peacemaker"; a diminutive for the Italian word "paciere", meaning Peacemaker.
Pacifico Italian
means "peacefull" in Italian.
Pacino Italian
Diminutive form of Pace. The American actor and filmmaker Al Pacino (1940-) is a well-known bearer of this surname.
Pacione Italian
From an augmentative of the personal name Pace.
Packard English, Norman, Medieval English, German (Anglicized)
English from Middle English pa(c)k ‘pack’, ‘bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, hence a derogatory occupational name for a peddler. ... [more]
Packman English
Variant of Pack.
Packwood English
Habitational name from a place in Warwickshire, so named from the Old English personal name Pac(c)a + wudu ‘wood’.
Pacquiao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano pakyaw meaning "wholesale, to buy in bulk", ultimately from Hokkien 跋繳 (poa̍h-kiáu). A famous bearer is Filipino politician and former boxer Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao (1978-).
Pacyna Polish
Unflattering nickname from paczyna meaning "clod", "brickbat", or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from the same word in the sense meaning "oar", "rudder".
Padaiyachi Indian (Rare), Tamil (Rare)
Variant transcription of Padiachy.
Padar Estonian
Padar is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "pada", meaning "pot" or "cauldron"; or "padur", meaning "fenny coast".
Paddington English
Believed to mean "Pada's farm", with the Anglo-Saxon name Pada possibly coming from the Old English word pad, meaning "toad".
Paddock English
Derived from Middle English parrock meaning "paddock, small enclosure", hence a topographic name for a dweller by a paddock or an enclosed meadow. It could also be a nickname for a person who resembled a toad or frog in some way (derived from Middle English paddock meaning "toad, frog"), or denote a person hailing from one of the many places in England that bear this name, for example the town and civil parish of Paddock Wood in Kent.
Paden English
Derivative of the surname Paddon
Padgett English
Diminutive form of Page, which is of Old French origin, and an occupational name for a young servant, a personal attendant in a noble's house, from the Old French, Middle English "page", ultimately deriving from the Greek "paidion", a boy, child... [more]
Padgham English
A habitational name.
Padiachy Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.
Padley English
A habitational name from a place named Padley, which was probably named with the Old English personal name Padda and lēah meaning ‘glade, woodland clearing’. Alternatively, the first element may have been padde, meaning ‘toad’.
Padrik Estonian
Padrik is an Estonian surname meaning "thicket".
Padukone Indian, Kannada (Rare), Konkani (Rare)
From the name of ಕುಂದಾಪುರ (Kundapur), a coastal town in the state of Karnataka in India. This is the surname of Deepika Padukone (1986–), an Indian actress.
Pae Estonian
Pae is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "pael" meaning "ribbon".
Pae Korean
Alternate romanization of Bae.
Paek Korean
Alternate transcription of Baek.
Pael Estonian
Pael is an Estonian surname meaning "ribbon".
Paesüld Estonian
Paesüld is an Estonian surname meaning "ribbon/tab cord".
Päev Estonian
Päev is an Estonian surname meaning "day".
Paeväli Estonian
Paeväli is an Estonian surname meaning "limestone field".
Paewai Maori
The Maori meaning of it is "driftwood"
Pagác Slovak
Nickname from pagáč meaning "clown", "buffoon".
Pagán Spanish
Castilianized spelling of Catalan Pagà, from the Late Latin personal name Paganus, which originally meant "dweller in an outlying village" (see Paine).
Paganini Italian
Patronymic form of Paganino.
Paganino Italian
Diminutive of Pagano.
Pagayawan Filipino, Maranao
Means "place of rainbows" from Maranao pagayaw meaning "rainbow".
Page German
Metonymic occupational name for a horse dealer, from Middle Low German page "horse".
Pagès Occitan, Catalan
Means "peasant" in Occitan and Catalan.
Pagliaro Italian
Occupational name for someone who gathered or used straw, derived from the Italian word paglia "straw".
Pagliarulo Italian
Southern Italian diminutive of Pagliaro.
Paglinawan Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Means "to clarify" or "to make clear" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
Pagourtzis Greek
Derived from Greek Παγούρι (Pagouri) meaning "flask, canteen", a vessel containing (usually) water.
Pahapill Estonian
Pahapill is an Estonian surname meaning "bad pill".
Pähkel Estonian
Pähkel is an Estonian surname meaning "nut".
Pähkli Estonian
Pähkli is an Estonian surname meaning "nutty" ("walnuts", etc.).
Pähklimägi Estonian
Pähklimägi is an Estonian surname meaning "nutty mountain".
Pahlevanyan Armenian
Means "son of the wrestler" or "son of the champion", ultimately from Persian پهلوان (pahlevân) meaning "strong man, champion, wrestler".
Paia Estonian
Paia is an Estonian surname derived from "pai" meaning "good".
Paide Estonian
Paide is an Estonian surname taken from the town of the same name in Järva County.
Paikashvili Georgian
Likely means "child of Paik", derived from the archaic masculine given name Paik (ultimately of Arabic origin) combined with Georgian შვილი (shvili) meaning "child".
Paikidze Georgian
Likely means "son of Paik", derived from the archaic masculine given name Paik (ultimately of Arabic origin) combined with Georgian ძე (dze) meaning "son".
Paimets Estonian
Paimets is an Estonian surname meaning "good forest".
Paine English
From the Middle English personal name Pain(e), Payn(e) (Old French Paien, from Latin Paganus), introduced to Britain by the Normans. The Latin name is a derivative of pagus "outlying village", and meant at first a person who lived in the country (as opposed to Urbanus "city dweller"), then a civilian as opposed to a soldier, and eventually a heathen (one not enrolled in the army of Christ)... [more]
Painter English, Medieval French, German
English: from Middle English, Old French peinto(u)r, oblique case of peintre ‘painter’, hence an occupational name for a painter (normally of colored glass). In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at St... [more]
Paip Medieval Scottish, Biblical Latin, Scottish Gaelic
An ancient Caithness surname, meaning father. The family changed their name from "Paip" to "Pope".
Pais Estonian
Pais is an Estonian surname meaning "dam" and "dike".
Paish English
From Pasci, a department in Euce, Normandy
Paistik Estonian
Paistik is an Estonian surname derived from "paistma" meaning to "shine" or "appear".
Paiton English
Locational surname derived from the village of Peyton in Essex, England; Variant of Peyton
Pająkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Pająków.
Paju Estonian
Paju is an Estonian name, meaning "osier" ("willow").
Pajula Estonian
Pajula is an Estonian surname meaning "willow area".
Pajulaid Estonian
Pajulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "willow islet".
Pajumets Estonian
Pajumets is an Estonian surname meaning "willow forest".
Pajupuu Estonian
Pajupuu is an Estonian surname meaning "willow tree".
Pajusalu Estonian
Pajusalu is an Estonian name meaning "willow grove".
Pajusoo Estonian
Pajusoo is an Estonian surname meaning "willow (osier) swamp".
Pajuste Estonian
Pajuste is an Estonian surname, relating to "willow".
Pak Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe пакъ (pāq) meaning "snub-nosed, bluntnose".
Pak Korean
Alternate romanization of Park 1.
Pakenham English
From the parish of Pakenham in Suffolk, meaning "Pacca's settlement" from Old English ham "estate, settlement".
Pakk Estonian
Pakk is an Estonian surname meaning both "parcel" and "forecastle".
Pal Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
Palacio American
Surname of author R.J. Palacio, who wrote the book Wonder (2012)
Palacio Spanish
Palacio is derived from the Spanish word "palaciao," meaning a "palace," and as a surname, was no doubt taken on by someone who lived near a palace or mansion, or perhaps by someone who worked there.
Palacol Filipino, Tagalog
Means "ax" in Tagalog.
Palacpac Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog palakpak meaning "appaluse."
Palad Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fate, destiny, palm in Tagalog.
Palafox Spanish (Mexican)
From Palafolls, a Catalan place name.
Palamets Estonian
Palamets is an Estonian surname meaning "piece (of) forest". It is derived from the compound words "pala", meaning "piece" and "mets", meaning "forest".
Pălărie Romanian
Occupational name for a hatter.
Palau Catalan
From palau meaning "palace", "mansion".
Palazzola Italian
Feminine form of Palazzolo.
Palenzuela Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Palermo Italian
From the name of the capital city in Sicily.
Palfreyman English
Occupational name for a man responsible for the maintenance and provision of saddle-horses.
Palginõmm Estonian
Palginõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "timber heath".
Paliak Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian паляк (paliak) meaning "Pole, Polish".
Palić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from paliti, meaning "to fire" or "to set on fire".
Palin English
(i) "person from Palling", Norfolk ("settlement of Pælli's people") or "person from Poling", Sussex ("settlement of Pāl's people"); (ii) from the Welsh name ap Heilyn "son of Heilyn", a personal name perhaps meaning "one who serves at table"
Paljas Estonian
Paljas is an Estonian surname meaning "bare".
Paljasmaa Estonian
Paljasmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bare land".
Paljević Montenegrin, Croatian
Derived from paliti (палити), meaning "to burn, to set of fire".
Palk Estonian
Palk is an Estonian surname meaning both "timber" and "wage".
Päll Estonian
Päll is an Estonian surname meaning "screech owl".
Palla Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
Palladio Italian
Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) was an Italian Renaissance architect active in the Venetian Republic. He designed churches and palaces, but he was best known for his country houses and villas. The architectural treatise, The Four Books of Architecture, summarizes his teachings... [more]
Pallan Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
Pallas German, Polish (Germanized)
Nickname for a small man, from Slavic palac 'thumb'.
Palle Telugu
This Surname usually belong to Fisherman Sect in Andhra Pradesh State of India
Palli Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "agricultural laborers".
Palling Estonian
Palling is an Estonian surname meaning "serve".
Palliser English
Means "maker of palings and fences" (from a derivative of Old French palis "palisade"). In fiction, the Palliser novels are a series of six political novels by Anthony Trollope, beginning with 'Can You Forgive Her?' (1864) and ending with 'The Duke's Children' (1880), in which the Palliser family plays a central role.
Pallmann German
The name Pallmann originates from the Landsuhl area of Bavaria, Germany (nor in Rhineland-Palatinate). The meaning of the name is unknown. Some Pallmanns came to America and Americanized the spelling, by dropping the second "n", while others retained the "n".
Pällo Estonian
Pällo is an Estonian surname derived from "päll" meaning "screech owl".
Pallominy Italian
Old surname first used in northern Italy,was derived from the old latin word "palominus", used to refer to a yellowish horse. The lastname Pallominy, originally spelled "Pallomini", was used to denote a heard of those horses in the medieval Italy ( circa 1350 AD), more especifically in the city of Florence and its surroundings.
Palm Swedish
Means "palm tree" in Swedish.
Palma Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’. ... [more]
Palmberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm "palm tree" and berg "mountain".
Palmberg Dutch (Rare), German (Rare)
Derived from any of the various places in Germany named Palmberg.
Palme Swedish
The name was adopted by a notable Swedish family in honor of their ancestor Palme Lyder (born 1570s, died 1630), a merchant who immigrated to Sweden from the Netherlands or Germany in the early 1600s... [more]
Palmero Italian
The Palmero family lived in the territory of Palma, which is in Campania, in the province of Naples. The surname Palma was also a patronymic surname, derived from the personal name Palma, which was common in medieval times... [more]
Palmieri Italian
Derived from Italian palmiere meaning "pilgrim".
Palmiste Estonian
Palmiste is an Estonian surname relating to "palm (tree)".
Palmqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm meaning "palm tree", and kvist meaning "twig"
Palmsaar Estonian
Palmsaar is an Estonian surname meaning "palm island".
Palmtag German
Means "Palm Sunday" in German.
Palomeque Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Pålsson Swedish
Means "son of Pål".
Paltrow Polish (Anglicized), Jewish
Anglicized form of Paltrowicz. A famous bearer is American actress Gwyneth Paltrow (1972-).
Paltrowicz Polish, Jewish
Derived from Palter, a variant of the Yiddish given name Paltiel.
Palu Estonian
Palu is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath" and "heathy woodland".
Paluchowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Paluchów.
Palumaa Estonian
Palumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy wood land".
Palumäe Estonian
Palumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "heath woodland hill/mountain".
Palumets Estonian
Palumets is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland forest".
Paluoja Estonian
Paluoja is an Estonian surname meaning "heath woodland stream".
Paluots Estonian
Paluots is an Estonian surname meaning "heath woodland's end".
Palusaar Estonian
Palusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland island".
Palusalu Estonian
Palusalu is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland grove".
Paluvee Estonian
Paluvee is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland water".
Pamaloy Filipino, Maranao
Means "spirit" in Maranao.
Pamireddy Indian, Telugu
From the name of the village of Pamidi in Andhra Pradesh, India, combined with Telugu రెడ్డి (reddi) meaning "village headman". The village's name means "snake killer" from Telugu పాము (pamu) meaning "snake, serpent".