All Submitted Surnames

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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".
Lefils French, Haitian Creole
Derived from French le "the" and fils "son". This was originally a nickname to distinguish a son from his father with the same given name.
Lefort French, Walloon
Either a nickname from French le fort "the strong" (see Fort ). It is also found in Germany where it is probably of Alsatian origin (compare Lefor ) and in Haiti where it most likely originates from the nickname Lefort... [more]
Lefrançois French
From the given name François. It may also mean "the Frenchman", probably used to denote someone who came from the region of Île de France in France.
Le Gall French
From a nickname which means “the Gaul”.
Legaria Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Legaspi Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Legazpi primarily used in the Philippines.
Legault Norman (Gallicized)
From the French "le Gaul," meaning simply "the Gaul." Gaul refers to the northern part of modern-day France.
Legazpi Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality with the coordinates 43° 03′ 18″ N, 2° 20′ 06″ W.
Legendre French
relationship name from Old French gendre "son-in-law" (from Latin gener) with fused masculine definite article le.
Léger French, French (Cajun)
From the Old German name Leodegar, meaning "people spear."
Leggio Italian
From Sicilian leggiu "light, not heavy; superficial", a nickname for someone considered unreliable or irresponsible. Variant of Leggièri.
Legizamon Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Etxebarri Doneztebeko Elizatea.
Legore Italian
Possibly Italian, a nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from a northern variant of lepre "hare". However, only the plural form Legori is attested in Italian records.
Legorreta Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Le Guet French
Variant of Guet with the article le "the".
Lehane Irish
Lehane (Irish: Ó Liatháin) is an uncommon Irish surname, typically from County Cork. Ó Liatháin is more frequently anglicized as Lane or Lyons. The surname is also found in County Donegal where it was also anglicized from the Ulster branch of O'Liathain into Lehane, Lane, Lyons,and Lawn.
Lehemaa Estonian
Lehemaa is an Estonian surname derived from "lehine" ("leafy" or "foliage") and "maa" ("land").
Leheroo Estonian
Leheroo is an Estonian surname meaning "leafy cane".
Lehigh German, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
Lehis Estonian
Lehis is an Estonian surname meaning "larch".
Lehismets Estonian
Lehismets is an Estonian surname meaning "larch forest".
Lehispuu Estonian
Lehispuu is an Estonian surname meaning "larch tree".
Lehiste Estonian
Lehiste is an Estonian name meaning "larch".
Lehmkuhl German, Low German
topographic or occupational name for someone working or living by a clay pit from Middle Low German lēm "clay" and kule "pit" a habitational name from any of several places called with this term for example Lehmkuhlen near Kiel.
Lehmus Estonian
Lehmus is an Estonian surname relating to "lehm" meaning "cow".
Lehner German
Status name for a feudal tenant or vassal, from an agent derivative of Middle High German lehen 'to hold land as a feudal tenant'. variant of Leonhardt.
Lehnhart German
"Lean deer." From the German words lehn and Hart, "lean" and "deer" respectively.
Lehnsherr Popular Culture
From German Lehnsherr/Lehnsgeber "feudal lord". A notable fictional character is Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (born as Max Eisenhardt), also known as Magneto, in the 'X-Men' franchise.
Lehola Estonian
Lehola is an Estonian surname derived from the name of a village in ancient Sakala County.
Le Houérou Breton
Derived from Breton c'hwerv "bitter".
Leht Estonian
Leht is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf".
Lehtiranta Finnish
From the word "Lehtirant" meaning "Leaflet".
Lehtla Estonian
Lehtla is an Estonian surname meaning "arbor" and "bower".
Lehtmets Estonian
Lehtmets is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf(y) forest".
Lehto Finnish
Finnish: from lehto ‘grove’; either a habitational name, recorded since the 17th century, from any of the farms in eastern Finland named for their location by a grove, or in other cases a more recent ornamental adoption... [more]
Lehtomäki Finnish
Lehto means "grove" and Mäki means "hill" in Finnish. This type of surname (combination of two nature related words) is very common in Finland.
Lehtpere Estonian
Lehtpere is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf/foliage family".
Lehtpuu Estonian
Lehtpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf tree".
Lehtsaar Estonian
Lehtsaar is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf(y) island".
Lei Chinese
The origin is unknown.
Lei Chinese
From Chinese 雷 (léi) meaning "thunder".
Leialoha Hawaiian
Best known as the surname of a certain Steve.
Leibniz German
The German surname Leibnitz emerged in the lands that form the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval dukedom... [more]
Leibowitz Yiddish
From Leib and '-itz', a patronymic suffix.
Leich German
A coworker at my job has this surname and they told me that it’s German. I know nothing more about this surname.
Leidig German
From a short form of any of several Germanic personal names composed with the first element liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’. Also a nickname for a disagreeable, cantankerous person, from Middle High German leidic ‘disagreeable’, ‘tiresome’.
Leidma Estonian
Leidma is an Estonian surname meaning "find".
Leifer Jewish
Variant of Läufer.
Leifsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Leif" in Icelandic.
Leighty English
Perhaps an altered spelling of the English family name Laity .
Leija Spanish (Mexican)
Meaning uncertain, but it might be a variant of Leixà.
Leijon Swedish
Variant of Lejon.
Leinatamm Estonian
Leinatamm is an Estonain surname meaning "weeping/mournful oak".
Leinbach German
German topographic name from any of several streams called leinbach, from Middle High German lin ‘flax’ or Middle Low German leie (genitive leien) ‘rock’, ‘stone’ + bach ‘stream’.
Leinberg German
Habitational name for someone in Bavaria, or a topographic name from Middle High German lin meaning "flax" and berg meaning "mountain".
Leinen German
Name means LINEN in German. The first known Leinen was a tailor
Leininger German
Smeone from any of several places called Leiningen.
Leino Finnish
Derived from Finnish leina, leini and leino meaning "sad, weak".
Leis Estonian
Leis is an Estonian surname derived from "lei" meaning "leeward".
Leisalu Estonian
Leisalu is an Estonian surname meaning "leeward grove".
Leisman Scottish
Scottish form of Leachman, meaning "leech man, physician".
Leit Estonian
Leit is an Estonian surname derived from either "leitav" meaning "findable" or "leitsak" meaning "humid/sultry air".
Leitão Portuguese
Occupational name for a keeper of pigs, derived from Portuguese leitão meaning "piglet, young pig".
Leitao Portuguese
Portuguese metonymic occupational name for a keeper of pigs, or nickname meaning ‘piglet’, from Portuguese leitão ‘(suckling) pig’.
Leitaru Estonian
Leitaru is an Estonian surname meaning "found grassland/meadow".
Leitch Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
A physician in Old Scots.
Leite Portuguese, Galician
Meaning "milk".... [more]
Leiter German
From Leiter ‘leader’, status name for a foreman or for the leader of a military expedition, from Middle High German leiten ‘lead’.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Leitner.
Leith English
From the name of a Scottish town (now a district of Edinburgh), which is derived from Gaelic lìte "wet, damp". It is also the name of the river that flows though Edinburgh.
Leithead Scottish
From Scotland "Leith"
Leius Estonian
Leius is an Estonian surname derived from "leiud", meaning "findings"; and "leiutis", meaning "invention" and to "devise".
Leivat Estonian
Leivat is an Estonian surname derived from "leivatehas" meaning "baker" ("bread maker").
Leivategija Estonian
Leivategija is an Estonian surname meaning "(bread) baker".
Lejbowicz Yiddish
Polish form of Leibowitz.
Lejeune French, Walloon
Surname meaning "the young, the younger". given as an epithet for younger bearers and variant of Jeune.
Lejon Swedish
Means "lion" in Swedish.
Lekk Estonian
Lekk is an Estonian surname meaning "leak".
Lekkas Greek
Feminine form is Lekka
Leland English
derived from the Old English elements leah "wood, clearing, meadow" or læge "fallow" and land "land, area"... [more]
Leleu French
From old French le leu a Picard form of old french le loup "the wolf".
Leleux French
Variant of Leleu.
Lelio Italian
From the given name Lelio.
Lell Estonian
Lell is an Estonian surname meaning "uncle".
Lellouche Judeo-Spanish
From Tamazight alûsh meaning "lamb".
Leloup French
Means “the wolf” in French.
Lelumees Estonian
Lelumees is an Estonian surname meaning "bauble/toy man".
Le Maistre French
From French meaning 'master'
Lemaître French
Means "the master" in French, either used as a nickname for someone who behaved in a masterful manner or an occupational name for someone who was a master of their craft.
Lemass French, Irish
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Old French maistre meaning "master", ultimately from Latin magister (see Masterson). Another theory holds that it comes from Irish Gaelic Laighmheasa, a given name meaning "dispatch"... [more]
Lemba Estonian
Lemba is an Estonian name derived from "lembe", meaning "loving" and "affectionate".
Lember Estonian
Lember is an Estonian surname derived from "lembe", meaning "loving" and "affectionate".
Lemberg Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Lviv in Ukraine, from its German name Lemberg.
Lemberg German
Habitational name from a place called Lemberg in Silesia, originally Löwenberg, from Middle High German lewe, löwe "lion" and berg "mountain".
Lemercier French
French surname designating a vendor of sewing materials, from the word mercier.
Leminen Finnish
Derived from the the name of the municipality of "Lemi" in Finland