All Submitted Surnames

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Lan Chinese
From Chinese 蓝 (lán) referring to a place called Lantian that existed in what is now Shaanxi province.
Lana Italian, Spanish
Means "wool" in Spanish and Italian.
Lanbarri Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gueñes.
Lancashire English
Shire of Lancaster; One who came from Lancashire, a county in the North of England.
Lancaster English
From the name of a city in northwestern England derived from Middle English Loncastre, itself from Lon referring to an ancient Roman fort on the River Lune combined with Old English ceaster meaning "city, town".
Lance English
From the Germanic personal name Lanzo, originally a short form of various compound names with the first element land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (for example, Lambert), but later used as an independent name... [more]
Lancer Jewish
Ornamental name from German Lanze "lance, spear" combined with the agent suffix -er.
Lancer Jewish
Polish Jewish name derived from German Lanze "lance".
Lanchester English
Indicated the bearer of the surname lived in the settlement of Lanchester.
Lancia Italian
From Latin lancea, meaning "spear", given to those who made, sold or used spears. A famous bearer of this surname is Vincenzo Lancia (1881-1937), who established the Lancia car brand in 1906.
Lanckoroński Polish
This denotes familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Lanckorona.
Land English, German
Topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, "land, territory". This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.
Lānda Punjabi
Lānda (ਲਾਨਦਾ) is a Punjabi surname that is used amongst families belonging to the Bhat tribe. The bearers of this surname belong to the gotra Lākhanpal, which is of Kshatriya origin.
Landa Polish
Nickname for a persistent and irritating person, from a derivative of the dialect verb landzić "to ask insistently, badger someone".
Landa Jewish
Variant of Landau.
Landauer German
Possibly a variant of Landau. American professional stock car racing driver and motivational speaker Julia Landauer bears this surname.
Landaverde Spanish
From Spanish landa meaning 'meadow' + verde meaning 'green'.
Landazuri Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mimetiz.
Lande French, Norwegian, Jewish
French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, lande (from Gaulish landa ‘space’, ‘land’), or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places named La Lande from this word.... [more]
Landen Belgian
Belgian habitational name from Landen in Brabant.
Landers Dutch
Patronymic from Lander.
Landetxo Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mungia.
Landibar Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urdazubi.
Landicho Filipino
Either from a nickname derived from Spanish le han dicho meaning "he has been told" or a variant of the name Landecho.
Landin Swedish
A combination of Swedish land "land" and the common surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
Landis German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German nickname for a highwayman or for someone who lays waste to the land, from Middle High German landoese.
Landon French
From the given name Landon the French cognitive of Lando.
Landry French, English
From the Germanic personal name Landric, a compound of land "land" and ric "powerful, ruler".
Lanese Italian
Habitational name from a place called Lana from an adjectival form of the placename.
Laney English, Irish
Possibly from the given name Laney or the Irish surname McElhinney.
Lanezo Spanish
Means "Lanezo's street" from Basque abas "Lanezo" and kale "street".
Lanfranchi Romansh, Italian
Italian variant of Lanfranco.
Lang Estonian
Lang is an Estonian surname meaning "relative" and "in-law".
Lang Popular Culture
From 狼 (láng) meaning "wolf". Shi-Long Lang is a character in the game Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, a wolf-themed Interpol agent who speaks mainly in quotes and metaphors about wolves... [more]
Langarika Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Iruraitz-Gauna.
Långbacka Finland Swedish
From Swedish lång "long" and backe "slope, hillside".
Langeland Norwegian
Derived from the elements lang meaning "long" and land meaning "land" or "farmstead".
Langevin French
From French l'Angevin meaning "the Angevin", denoting a person from the French province of Anjou.
Langfield English
Habitational name for someone originally from any of the various locations in England named Langfield, from Old English lang meaning "long" and feld meaning "field".
Langhans German
German and Dutch: distinguishing nickname for a tall man (see Lang) called Hans.
Langhofer German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Langhof.
Langhorn English, Danish, Dutch
Northern English: probably a habitational name from a minor place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English lang ‘long’ + horn ‘projecting headland’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.... [more]
Langit Filipino, Tagalog, Ilocano, Cebuano
Means "heaven, sky" in several languages.
Langiu Italian
From Sardinian langiu "slim, thin", cognate to Long.
Langkous Literature
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Långstrump
Langstrømpe Literature
Danish and Norwegian form of Långstrump.
Långstrump Literature
Last name of Pippi Långstrump, the original Swedish name for Pippi Longstocking, a character invented by Astrid Lindgren. Pippi's name was allegedly made up by Lindgren's daughter Karin. It's a combination of Swedish lång "long" and strumpa "sock".
Langtry English
From the Old English ‘lang’, meaning long, and ‘treow’, meaning tree. The name of several settlements across England.
Langwade English
From an English village Langmead, in the county of Devon. It was used to refer to those individuals who lived at the lang-mead, which literally means "the long meadow".
Langwiesner German
Derived from location means 'Long field'
Lanier French, English
Occupational name designating one who worked in the wool trade (see Lane 2), derived from Old French lanier (ultimately from laine) meaning "wool", or for a keeper of donkeys, from Old French asnier literally "donkey keeper, donkey driver"... [more]
Lanigan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lonagáin 'descendant of Lonagán
Länik Estonian
Länik is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "elanik" meaning "occupant", "resident" or "dweller".
Lanka Lithuanian, Latvian
Probably a shortened form of Lithuanian Lankauskas.
Lannes French
From the French word landes meaning “heathlands” or “moorlands.” This was the surname of one of Napoleon’s marshals.
Lannoy French, Walloon, Flemish
From the various locations in northern France and Belgium called Lannoy. Variant of Delannoy.
Lansangan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "road, street" in Tagalog.
Lansdowne French, English
The first marquis lansdowne, land owners for there lords and farmers also know as tenants.
Lansel Romansh
Derived from the given name Angelus.
Lansing Dutch
Patronymic from Lans, Germanic Lanzo, a Dutch cognate of Lance.
Lansing English
Derived from the name of Lancing, a place in West Sussex, which was composed of the Old English personal name Wlanc and -ingas meaning "family of" or "followers of".
Lánská Czech, Slovak
She comes from Lány.
Lánský Czech
He comes from Lány.
Lantaron Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Lanthier French
From the given name Lantier derived from German elements Land "land" and Hari "army".
Länts Estonian
Länts is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lant", meaning "drail".
Lantz German
Habitational name from places called Lanz or derived from the given name Lanzo.
Lantz Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "lance". ... [more]
Lantziego Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Lanuza Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Sallén de Galligo.
Lanza Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Lance.
Lánzé Chinese
From Chinese 蓝, 藍 (lán) meaning "blue" combined with 澤, 泽 (zé) meaning "lake, swamp".
Lanzo English (?), German (?)
From the given name Lanzo
Lanzo Italian
Variant of Lanza.
Lanzuela Aragonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Laos Estonian
Laos is an Estonian surname meaning "in-store".
Laosubinprasoet Thai
From Thai เล้า (lao) meaning "pen; coop", สุบิน (subin) meaning "dream", ประเสริฐ (prasoet) meaning "best; worthy".
Lapa Latvian
Meaning "leaf".
Lapčević Serbian
Serbo-Croatian surname meaning "river" or "white". Likely from the river Elbe in Germany, which is called Labe and Laba in Slavic languages. Lab also having the meaning "white" in archaic Slavic (like the bird labud - swan).
Lapetina South American, Italian (?)
Possibly from Italian La Petina, the meaning of which is uncertain.
Lapidus Jewish
Derived from the given name Lapidoth.
Lapin French
Means "Rabbit" in French.
Lapin Russian
From lapa, meaning "paw".
Lapiņš Latvian
Derived from lapa meaning "leaf".
Lapish English (British)
Derives from the surname Lapage, referring to a "law-page", that is, someone who worked as a servant.
Lapitan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "approach, come close to" in Tagalog.
Laplander English
A surname referring to someone who had immigrated from Lapland, northern Scandinavia.
Lapo Italian
From the given name Lapo.
Laporte French
Topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (and often was in charge of them; thus in part a metonymic occupational name), from Old French porte "gateway", "entrance" (from Latin porta, "door", "entrance"), with the definite article la... [more]
Lapp German
From Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person.... [more]
Lapsley Scottish, English, Medieval English
Combination of Old English læppa ”end of a parish” and leah ”woodland clearing”. Another meaning could be possible.
Laramie English
From the French la ramée "the small wood, the arbour".
Laranjeira Portuguese
It means "orange tree" in Portuguese
Larbaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Larbi.
Larcella Italian
Variation of Lauricella, from a pet form of Laura.
Lardizabal Filipino, Basque
This indicates familial origin within Lardizabal Palace, a mansion in Segura, Comarca of Goierri.
Laredu Cantabrian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Largaespada Spanish (Latin American), Central American
Combination of Spanish larga, the feminine form of the adjective largo meaning "long," and espada meaning "sword." It is mostly used in Nicaragua.
Large French, English
Originally a nickname derived from Middle English and Old French large "generous".
Larichev Russian
Derived from a diminutive form Larya of the Russian monastic name Illarion.
Larin Russian
Means "son of Larya".
Larinson ?
Means "son of LARIN".
Larivière French (Modern)
From the region of Bourgoigne, in France, meaning 'the river'. The name is likely a topographic reference to the physical location, likely a river in this case.
Larkey American (Modern, Rare, ?)
It is my grandmother's maiden name
Larkichev Russian
Derived from a diminutive form Larka of the Russian monastic name Illarion.
Larkin English
From a diminutive of Laurence (see Larkin).
Larkin Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin meaning "descendant of Lorcán".
La Rosa Italian
Derived from Italian rosa meaning "rose", used as a name for someone who lived by a rose bush.
Larose French
Topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew; or a habitational name from a town house bearing the sign of a rose. It may also have been a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion, as well as a nickname of a soldier... [more]
Larouche French (Quebec)
After any of the various locations called La Rouche in France.
Laroussi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of El Aroussi.
Larraga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Larrain Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Adios.
Larralde Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of several eponymous localities in the former French province of Lapurdi.
Larramendi Basque
It literally means "mountain grassland".
Larrañaga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Azpeitia.
Larrazabal Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Arteaga, Comarca of Arratia-Nerbioi.
Larrion Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
Larrison English
This surname means “son of Larry”.
Larry English
From the given name Larry.
Lars Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German
Patronymic from the given name Lars.
Larsdatter Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic for Lars.
Larter English
From the old Teutonic word 'lahtro' which is to do with a place that animals bear their young. This was modifed in several dialects to be 'lahtre', 'lattr', 'lauchter' and 'lawchter'. ... [more]
Larusso Italian
Derived from the Italian word "Rosso," which comes from the Latin words "Rubius and Rossius," which mean "red." As a surname, larusso was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a reddish complexion.
Lasagna Italian
From Italian (lasagna) denoting a popular Italian dish made of stacked layers of thin flat pasta alternating with fillings such as ragù and other vegetables, cheese, seasonings and spices.
Lasalle French
1. French: local name or occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a manor house, from Old French sal(e) ‘hall’ (modern French salle; see also Sale), with the definite article la... [more]
Lascellas Spanish
Feminine variant of Lascellos.
Lascelles French
French location name from Lacelle in Orne, northern France and referring to "small rooms or cells inhabited by monks".
Lase Nias
Meaning uncertain.
Lasek Polish
small woods
Lasher English
Their are many possible meanings. 1. One who lashes ropes together. 2. One who lashes or wipps. 3. One who lashes out in anger.
Lasiewicki Polish
I don't know meaning history.Please tell me the meaning and history of my name
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".
Laski Polish, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish (Laski) and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Lasko (now Lask) in Sieradz voivodeship, named with laz, lazy ‘clearing in a forest’. ... [more]
Laskin Russian
Derived from Russian ласка (laska) meaning "weasel" or "endearment, favour".
Laskurain Basque
It literally means "creek of abundant water".
Laslett English
Family surname from England, Kent.
Lass Estonian
Lass is an Estonian surname, a corruption of "laas", meaning "woodland".
Lassen Danish
Variant of Larsen.
Lastavec Croatian
From lasta meaning ''swallow''.
Latayan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "plank, wale" in Tagalog.
Läte Estonian
Läte is an Estonian surname meaning "fountain" or "wellspring".
Lateef Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Latif.
Latendresse French
From Letendre, thus meaning "tenderness".
Latham English (British)
Habitational name from any of the places in England named with the Old Norse word hlaða meaning "barn".
Latheef Dhivehi
From the given name Latheef.
Latif Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Latif.
Latifaj Albanian
Means "descendant of Latif" in Albanian.
Latifi Persian, Albanian
From the given name Latif.
Lətifov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Lətif".
Latimer English
English occupational name for a clerk who could translate documents to and from Latin and/or other languages, from Anglo-Norman French latinier, latim(m)ier.
Latina Italian
From a feminine form of Latino.
Latino Italian
From the medieval personal name Latino, originally an ethnic name for someone of Latin as opposed to Germanic, Byzantine or Slavic descent.
Latk Sorbian
Meaning unknown.
Lato Hungarian, Polish
From Hungarian látni meaning ‘to see’, hence a nickname for a wise person or an occupational name for a clairvoyant, or possibly for an official who checked the quality of products at markets.... [more]
Latoszyński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Latoszyn.
Latour French
Either a topographic name for someone who lived near a tower usually a defensive fortification or watchtower from Old French tūr "tower"; or a habitational name from any of various places called Latour or La Tour named with this word.
Lätt Estonian
Lätt is an Estonian surname, probably derived from "Läti", meaning "Latvia", or "läte" meaning "spring" and "fountain".
Lattanasack Lao
Alternate transcription of Lao ລັດຕະນະສັກ (see Rattanasack).
Lattanavong Lao
Alternate transcription of Lao ລັດຕະນະວົງ (see Rattanavong).
Lattanzio Italian
My great-great grandmother's name was Patrizia Maria Lattanzio. After she passed and my Great-grandmother sent my grandmother to America, the officials mis-spelled her name on her documents and the last name was shortened to Lattanzi... [more]
Lättemäe Estonian
Lättemäe is an Estonian surname derived from "läte" meaning "spring" or "fountain" and "mäe" meaning "hill" and "mountain"; "spring mountain".
Lattik Estonian
Lattik is an Estonian surname meaning "bar" or "lathe".
Lattke Sorbian, Low German
Sorbian and Northeast Low German variant of Latk.
Latulippe French (Quebec, Modern)
Means "the tulip" in French.
Lau German
nickname for a physically strong person from Middle High German louwe lauwe "lion". In some cases the surname may have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a lion... [more]
Lau Estonian
Lau is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lauk" meaning "table" or "desk" or "laul" meaning "song".
Laudenslager English (American)
Americanized form of German Lautenschläger. This spelling is not used in German at all.
Lauder Scottish, Northern Irish
From a village in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders. It derives from the Celtic Lauuedder, probably indicating a rapidly flowing river, cognate with Modern Welsh llifer meaning 'to gush'.