All Submitted Surnames

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Laudrup Danish
Possibly from the name of homesteads in Denmark, most likely derived from Old Norse laut meaning "barn", combined with the Danish suffix -drup (itself from Old Norse thorp) meaning "outlying farmstead, village, settlement"... [more]
Läufer German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf, also an occupational name for a messenger or a nickname for a fast runner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German loufen, German laufen ‘to run’.
Lauffer German
The lauffer name is generally thought to have evolved from a place name to a surname. ... Versions of the name that evolve from the word "läufer," which meant "runner," are thought to have originally been an occupational name for a messenger.
Laughton English
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in England so called. Most of them, as for example those in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (near Gainsborough), Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named with Old English leac ‘leek’ + tun ‘enclosure’... [more]
Lauj Hmong
Original Hmong form of Lor.
Lauk Estonian
Lauk is an Estonian surname meaning both "leek" and "coot" (Fulica).
Laul Estonian
Laul is an Estonian surname meaning "song".
Laumann German
Meaning unknown.
Launceston Cornish
Derived from the Cornish place name Lannstevan. Besides the Cornish town, there is also a Launceston in Tasmania (Australia).
Lauper German (Swiss)
From the short form of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut 'people', 'tribe' + berht 'famous'. topographic name for someone who lived at a Lauben, a row of houses and stores with an arcade in front, from Middle High German loube 'arbor', 'bower', 'gallery'.
Laupmaa Estonian
Laupmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "front/fore land".
Laur Estonian
Laur is an Estonian surname, a shortened for of "Lauri"; a masculine given name.
Laura Italian
Either from the given name Laura or a topographic name from Latin laurea meaning "laurel".
Laura Spanish
Of uncertain origin; in some cases, it is possibly a habitational name from a place named Laura.
Laureano Spanish
From the given name Laureano
Laurel Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Topographic name for someone who lived by a laurel tree, Spanish laurel (Latin laurus), or a habitational name from Laurel in the Canary Islands.
Laurence English, French
From the given name Laurence.
Laurencot French
Likely from a given name that was a diminutive of Laurence 2.
Lauri Estonian
Lauri is an Estonian surname (and given name); from the masculine given name "Lauri", a shortened form of "Laurits".
Lauriano Asturian
From the given name Lauriano
Lauricella Italian
From the pet form of Laura.
Laurie English, Scottish
From a diminutive of the given name Laurence 1.
Laurie French
Habitational name from a place in Cantal derived from Latin laurus "laurel" with the suffix -ea.
Laurimaa Estonian
Laurimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "Lauri's land" (Lauri is an Estonian masculine given name).
Laurisoo Estonian
Laurisoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Lauri's (a masculine given name) swamp". However, the name is probably an Estoniazation of the masculine given name "Lauri" and the Germanic suffix "son"; "Lauri's son".
Lauro Italian
From the given name Lauro
Lautemann German
From laute "lute" and man "man". This name was used by musicians who played the lute
Lautenschläger German, Alsatian
Derived from Middle High German lutenslaher meaning "lute player".
Lauterbach German
From the name of various places in Germany, for example the village of Lauterbach in the district of Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg.
Lautermilch German (Modern)
Comes from German words Lauter, meaning 'pure', or 'nothing but', and Milch, meaning 'milk'. This could mean that the people who first used this name were farmers.
Lauth German
Variant of Laut
Lautz German
abgeleitet vom deutschen Vornamen Lutz (Kurzform von Ludwig)
Lautzenheiser German
A German surname meaning "From Lautzenhausen, Germany"
Lauw Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Liu based on Dutch orthography.
Lavagnino Italian
Common surname in the Liguria area of Italy.
Lavalle French
means "of the valley" in english.
Lavay Jewish
American variant of Levi.
Laveau French (Cajun)
A Cajun surname meaning "the calf".
Lavecchia Italian
Means "Old Lady"
Lavelle Irish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of Maolfábhail".
Lavelle French
From Old French val "valley".... [more]
Lavely French (Anglicized, ?)
Possibly an English variant of Lavallée.
Lavender English, Dutch
Occupational name for a washerman or launderer, Old French, Middle Dutch lavendier (Late Latin lavandarius, an agent derivative of lavanda ‘washing’, ‘things to be washed’)... [more]
Laver English
Occupational name for a washer, from French laveur (see Lavers). Also the name of a parish in Essex, England.
Laverdière French
Habitational name from various places named La Verdière in France, or a variant of the name Leverdier (see Verdier).
Laverdiere French (Quebec)
Said to be a locational or occupational name related to land and greenery. Related to the Cauchons, descended from Quebec. A noble Paris woman was sent to Quebec for marriage in the 17th century.
Laverdure French
From the French place name La Verdure meaning "greenness, greenery".
Laverick English
Derived from Old English lāferce meaning "lark", making it a cognate of Lark.
Lavers English
English (chiefly Devon and Cornwall): Medieval English and occupational, from pre-10th century Old French "lavandier". Introduced by the Normans after 1066, originally described a worker in the wool industry, and was a metonymic or nickname for a person employed to wash raw wool or rinse the cloth after fulling... [more]
Lavery Irish, Northern Irish
From the Gaelic Ó Labhradha, "descendants of Labhradha" (speaker, spokesman, the father of Etru, chief of the Monagh of the Irish over-kingdom of Ulaid); the name of an ancient family originating from Magh Rath (present-day Moira, County Down, Northern Ireland)... [more]
Lavey American
Form of Levey used most famously by Anton Szandor LaVey and his children.
Lavi Hebrew
From the given name Lavi, meaning "lion"
Laviada Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Xixón.
Lavie French
Dialectal variant of French voie "way, road", ultimately from Latin via "road, street, path", combined with the French feminine article la.
Lavine English
1 English: variant of Lavin 2.... [more]
Laviolette French, French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
A secondary surname, associated with some forty family names in Canada and also used independently since 1698, a nickname from the flower violette ‘violet’, with the definite article la. In feudal France it was a name given to soldiers and domestic servants.
Lavrentiev Russian
Variant transcription of Lavrentyev.
Lavrentieva Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Лаврентьева (see Lavrentyeva).
Lavrentis Greek
Derived from the Greek given name Lavrentis.
Lavrentiyev Russian
Variant transcription of Lavrentyev.
Lavrentyeva Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Лаврентьев (see Lavrentyev).
Lavrov Russian
Lavrova is feminine for Lavrov.
Law Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Luo.
Lawas Filipino, Cebuano
Means "body" in Cebuano.
Lawford Anglo-Saxon
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from any of the various places called Lawford which have as their component elements the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Lealla", cognate with the Old High German "Lallo", and the Olde English "ford", a ford... [more]
Lawler Irish, Scottish
This Irish surname is of Gaelic language origin. The surname derives from the original Gaelic 'O'Leathlobhair' meaning 'descendant of leathlobhair'. Leathlobhair derives from 'Leath' meaning 'Half' and 'Lobhar' meaning 'leper'.... [more]
Lawless English
Without reign of law.... [more]
Lawman English
Derived from Middle English lagman or lagheman "lawyer".
Lawton English
Habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
Lawyer Dutch (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Dutch Lauwer, an occupational name for a tanner or leather worker.
Laxamana Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Derived from Malay laksamana meaning "admiral, officer", ultimately from Sanskrit लक्ष्मण (lakshmana).
Laxness Icelandic (Rare)
Derived from the name of a farm in Mosfellsbær parish in southwest Iceland. A notable bearer was author and Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness (1902-1998).
Laxton English
The lake town.
Lay Khmer
Means "marbled, patterned, striped" in Khmer.
Laycock English
The name comes from a small village in England called "Laycock" and has something to do with "the place of the birds."... [more]
Layden English
Variant of Laden.
Layla Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Layla.
Layman English
Habitational name for someone living near a meadow. Derived from Middle English leye. ... [more]
Lazalde Basque
Latz = River/Stream Alde = Near or by.
Lazalier French
Comes directly from the last name "Larzelere"
Lazami Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Lazăr Romanian
From the given name Lazăr.
Lăzărescu Romanian
Means "son of Lazar".
Lazarev Russian
Means "son of Lazar".
Lazarević Serbian
Means "son of Lazar".
Lazarevski Macedonian
Means "son of Lazar".
Lázaro Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Lázaro.
Lazaros Greek
From the given name Lazaros.
Lazarou Greek
Means "son of Lazaros".
Lazcano Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Lazkao.
Lazdiņš Latvian
Derived from the word lazda meaning "hazel".
Lazenby English
From a place name which was derived from leysingi and byr, two Norse words meaning "freedman" and "settlement" respectively.
Lazkao Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Lazos Greek
Either from the short version of the name Lazaros or meaning the Laz, an ethnic group in Pontus related to the Georgians.
Łazowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Łazy, Łazow, or Łazowa, named with łazy meaning "clearing in a forest".
Lazrak Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الأزرق (al ʾazraq) meaning "the blue (one)", from أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) "blue". It is chiefly used for Moroccan Arabic.
Lazzaro Italian
From the given name Lazzaro
Lazzeri Italian (Tuscan)
Tuscan variant of Lazzari.
Lbov Russian
Derived either from Russian лоб (lob) meaning "forehead" or from the name of the Elbe river meaning "river".
L'Costa Indian (Christian)
Form of La Costa more common among Christians from India.
Le Vietnamese
Simplified variant of .
Leachman English
Occupational name for a physician’s servant, from Leach 1 + Middle English man ‘manservant’.
Leadbeater English
Variant spelling of Ledbetter.
Leaf English
Derived from Old English lēof "dear, beloved".
Leah English
It means "clearing".
Leahy Irish
A surname from southern Ireland.
Leal Portuguese, Spanish
Means "loyal" in Portuguese and Spanish. A famous bearer of this surname is Roberto Leal, a very popular singer in Portugal.
Leal English
Derived from Old French leial "loyal, faithful (to obligations)", this name was occasionally used as a nickname for a trustworthy person.
Leamon English
From an Old English word leof related to love and in this case meaning "beloved" plus the word man.
Leandres Portuguese
Means "son of Leandro" in Portuguese.
Leandrez Spanish
Spanish cognate of Leandres.
Leanne English, Irish
means "gracious plum" in english
Lear English
Means (i) "person from Leire", Leicestershire ("place on the river Leire", a river-name that may also be the ancestor of Leicestershire); or (ii) "person from Lear", any of several variously spelled places in northern France with a name based on Germanic lār "clearing"... [more]
Learn English (American)
The surname Learn is traced to an 18th-century settler and his family who lived in what is now Tannersville, Pa. It is an Anglicized version of the Germanic "Loehrner," which name the settler and his family also used.
Leask Scottish
Named after the village of Leask in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.... [more]
Leather English, Scottish
A metonymic occupational name for a leatherworker or seller of leather goods, and derived from Middle English and Old English lether meaning "leather".
Leavis English
Possibly from the Gallo-Roman name Laevius meaning "left", related to Levy.
Leavy Irish
Shortened form of Dunleavy.
Lebid Ukrainian
Means 'Swan'
Lebkuchen German
A German surname meaning "gingerbread".
Lebleu French
From French bleu "blue" with the masculine element le from a nickname for someone who wore blue clothes with blue eyes or a person with a bluish complexion.
Lebna Ethiopian
Means "spirit, essence" in Amharic.
LeBoeuf French
Nickname for a powerfully built man, derived from French boeuf meaning "bull", with the definite article le. In some cases it may have been originally a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman.
Lebon French
Approbatory (or ironic) nickname from le bon "the good" a variant of Bon with fused masculine definite article le.
Le Borgne French
Means "the one-eyed" in French.
Leborgne French
Variant spelling of Le Borgne.
Lebowski Polish
Means "head"
Le Breton French
Describes someone from the French region Breton.
Lebrón Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of A Pobra do Brollón.
Lebrón Spanish
Lebrón is a surname most prevalent in the Autonomous Community of Andalucía. It is an augmentative of liebre (meaning "hare" in Spanish).
Lechat French
Means "The Cat" in French.
Lechner German
This name finds its origin in the Austrian Lechtal, where the Lech river flows.
Leckey Scottish, English, Irish
Originally Scottish, but also found in England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Possibly derives from the barony of Leckie (meaning "place of flagstones", from Gaelic leac, "flagstone") in Stirlingshire.
Lecocq French
Means ‘the rooster’.
Lecomte French
Nickname for someone in the service of a count or for someone who behaved pretentiously from Old French elements conte cunte "count" with fused masculine definite article le. Variant of Lecompte and Comte.
Leconte French
from the Old French title of rank conte ‘count’, an occupational name for a servant in the household of a count or who was one.
Lecoq French
Coq means rooster or fowl
Le Costa Sinhalese
Variant of La Costa used in Sri Lanka.
Lecourt French
Means "the short" in French.
Lecubarri Basque
Noble and old surname from the province of Biscay in the Basque Country, were it was first recorded. It comes from the roots "lek(h)u" meaning "place", and the ending "barri" which means "new" in the Basque language... [more]
Lecuona Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Lekuona.
Ledda Italian, Sardinian
Probably from the former Medieval town of Lella, in northern Sardinia. The transformation of -ll- into -dd- is common in Sardinian.
Leddy Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Lideadha.
Ledecký Czech
It means "coming from somewhere".
Lederer German
Ledermann German
Variant form of Leatherman.
Ledesma Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Spain called Ledesma, possibly derived from a Celtic root meaning "broad, wide".
Ledger English, Norman, French, Dutch
English: from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gar, ger ‘spear’... [more]
Ledo Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from ledo meaning ‘happy’, ‘joyful’
Ledo Catalan
Variant spelling of Lledó, a habitational name from Lledó d’Empordà in Girona province.
Ledoux French
Means "the amiable" from French doux meaning "sweet, soft, gentle".
Leduc French, Breton
From the Old French title of rank duc "duke" (from Latin dux "leader" genitive ducis) with the French masculine definite article le used as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces or else as a metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in a ducal household.
Ledwaba Southern African, South African, Zulu
From Zulu meaning "rock".
Ledwick English
A variation of the given name Ludwig.
Lee Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Filipino, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese
Korean, Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Hawaiian, and Japanese form of Li 1 or Li 2... [more]
Leech English, Scottish
A physician.
Leech Irish
An Anglicized surname derived from the Irish Gaelic Ò Maol Mhaodhòg, and was often anglicized as Mulvogue... [more]
Leeds English
From the city of Leeds in Yorkshire. The name was first attested in the form Loidis in AD 731. In the Domesday Book of 1086, it is recorded as 'Ledes'. This name is thought to have ultimately been derived from an earlier Celtic name... [more]
Leek Estonian
Leek is an Estonian surname meaning "blaze" and "flame".
Leelyn English
Locational surname denoting a person from Leyland, in Lancashire.
Leemet Estonian
Leement is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); a variation of the masculine given name Kleement.
Leeming English
Habitational name from either of two places, in West Yorkshire near Keighley and in North Yorkshire near Northallerton. Both are named with a river name, derived from the Old English word lēoma "gleam, sparkle".
Lees English
Possibly a variation of the surname Lee 1.
Leesi Estonian
Leesi is an Estonian surname derived from "leesikas" meaning "bearberry".
Leesik Estonian
Leesik is an Estonian surname meaning "bearberry".
Leesment Estonian
Leesment is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lee", meaning "hearth".
Leeson English
Means "son of Lee".
Leet Estonian
Leet is an Estonian surname meaning "sandbank".
Leetmaa Estonian
Leetmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "podzolic soil land".
Leeuwenkamp Dutch
Possibly from an unknown place name meaning "lion's camp" in Dutch.
Le Fay Irish Mythology
Meaning 'the fairy'
Lefferts Dutch, North Frisian
From lefert meaning "Leopard."
Leffler German, Swedish
Occupational name for a spoonmaker. Derived from German Löffel "spoon".