All Submitted Surnames

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Lennin German
Variant of Lennon.
Lennis Scottish
May be a variant of the Scottish surnames Lennie or Lennox.
Lennuk Estonian
Lennuk is an Estonian surname derived from "lennukas", meaning "high-spirited" and "energetic". "Lennuk" is also the current Estonian word for "airplane", but the original surname predates this meaning... [more]
Lenoir French
French surname which was originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or skin, derived from noir "black" combined with the definite article le. A famous bearer is Étienne Lenoir (1822 - 1900), the inventor of the internal combustion engine.
Lentini Italian, Sicilian
Habitational name from Lentini in Siracusa province Sicily.
Lenton English
Habitational name from Lenton in Nottinghamshire, which is named from the river on which it stands, the Leen (see Leen) + Old English tun 'settlement', 'enclosure'.
Lentz German
Variant of Lenz.
Leo Italian
Nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from Latin leo meaning "lion".
Leo Italian
From a short form of the personal name Pantaleo.
Leo Jewish
From the personal name Leo.
Leo English
From the Old French personal name Leon.
Leocadio Spanish
From the given name Leocadio.
Leonado Spanish
The color tawny which is an orange, brown color. This descriptive surname was given to the Filipino people by the Spanish when the Philippines was colonized.
Léonard French (Belgian)
From the given name Léonard.
Leonardo Italian, Spanish, German
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese from the Germanic personal name Leonhard, formed from the elements leo ‘lion’ + hard, ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; this was an early medieval saint’s name (see Leonard).
Léonce French
From the given name Léonce.
Leoncio Spanish
From the given name Leoncio.
Leones Spanish
from the spanish term "leon" meaning lion or puma.... [more]
Leonhardt German, Dutch
From the Germanic personal name Leonhard, composed of the elements leo "lion" and hard "hardy, brave, strong".
Leonidov Russian
Means "son of Leonid."
Leonor Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Leonor.
Leonov Russian
Means "son of Leon".
Leonova Russian
Feminine form of Leonov
Leopardi Italian
From the medieval given name Leopardus. A famous bearer of this surname is Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), one of the most influential Italian poets.
Leopold English, German, Dutch
From the given name Leopold.
Leos Greek
From the personal name Leos, pet form of Leon.
Léotard French
From the given name Leopold. Jules Léotard was an acrobat who popularized the leotard, a gymnastics garment. The garment is named after him.
Leotta Italian
Derived from the given name Leotta, an Italian pet form of Leo.
Lepa Estonian
Lepa is an Estonian surname meaning "alder".
Lepajõe Estonian
Lepajõe is an Estonian surname meaning "alder water".
Le Pen Breton
Le Pen is a Breton surname meaning "the head", "the chief" or "the peninsula".
Lepère French
Means "the father" in French.
Lepik Estonian
Lepik is an Estonian surname meaning "alder stand/wood".
Lepine French
From Old French espine "thorn bush".
Lepistu Estonian
Lepistu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lepitus" meaning "conciliation" and "arrangement".
Lepley English
From a byname for a cobbler.
Lepmets Estonian
Lepmets is an Estonian word meaning "alder (lepp) forest (mets)".
Lepp Estonian
Very common Estonian surname, meaning "alder".
Lepp German
Unflattering nickname from Middle High German lappe "coxcomb", "puppy" (modern German Laffe).... [more]
Leppnurm Estonian
Leppnurm is an Estonian surname meaning "alder meadow".
Leppoja Estonian
Leppoja is an Estonian surname meaning "alder creek".
Leprince French
Means "the prince" from Old French prince (Latin princeps).
Lepsy Slavic (Rare), Turkish (Rare)
Possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Europe, the original Turkic meaning is veiled in mystery, and possibly meant "one who comes from the edge of the lake." ... [more]
Leran Armesian (Dutchified, Rare)
The surname Leran originates in the small dutch island called Armesa. It was the name of the Armesian ruling house from 1504-1884.
Lerner German, Jewish
Its literal meaning can be either "student" or "scholar".
Le Roux French
Nickname for a person with red hair, from Old French rous "red." Variant spelling of Leroux.
Lesage French
LeSage is french for the wise.
Lesassier Medieval French
Lesatz English
Unknown origin (I mean by I don't know its origins). Popular in Michigan during the early 20th century.
Lesch German
German variant of Loesch.
Lescher German
German metonymic occupational name for a mediator or arbitrator, or possibly for a fireman, from Middle High German leschære ‘extinguisher’.
Lesieur French
From old French sieur "lord, overlord" (from Latin senior "elder") fused with le either an occupational name for someone in service of a great lord or an ironic nickname for someone who gives himself airs or graces.
Le Silva Sinhalese
Variant of La Silva used in Sri Lanka.
Lesiński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Lesin Lesina or Leśna named with les dialect form of standard Polish las ‘forest’.
Lesinski Polish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Polish Lesiński.
Lesk Estonian
Lesk is an Estonian surname meaning "widow" and "widower".
Leskinen Finnish
From Leski, meaning "widow". Notable people with this name are Otto Leskinen, a Finnish ice hockey player, and Alexis Leskinen, a character from Steins;Gate 0
Lesnar German
Variant spelling of German Lessner, a habitational name from any of various places in eastern Germany called Lessen, all named with Slavic les 'forest'.
Lesnikov Russian
From lesnik, meaning "forester".
Lessard French
Name for someone who lived in a clearing, derived from French l'essart meaning "the assart" (a term for cleared forest land used for agriculture). It is also a habitational name for someone from any of various locations named Lessard or Lessart, of the same origin and meaning.
Lest Estonian
Lest is an Estonian surname meaning "flounder (fish)" and "flake".
Lester English
Habitational name from Leicester which is recorded as Ligeraceastre in the 10th century. The placename derives from an Old English folk name Legore "the dwellers by the river Legor (a lost river name)" and Old English ceaster "city Roman fortification" (from Latin castrum) "camp fortress".
Lestrade Literature
The name of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional head of Scotland Yard. Possibly from the French surname Lestrange
Lesueur French
Means "the shoemaker" in French.
Lesynski Luxembourgish
Luxembourgish form of Lesinski.
Leszczyński Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Leszczyna, Leszczyno, Leszczyny or Leszczynek, all derived from Polish leszczyna meaning "hazel".
Le Tallec Breton
Tallec derives from talek which means someone with a large forehead in Breton.
Létard French
From the given name Létard.
Letcher English
Topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream. From Old English læcc, plus the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
Letendre French
From 'tendre', meaning "tender" or "delicate".
Lethbridge English
Believed to have derived from a location in Devonshire around the 16th century.
Leto Italian
From the personal name Leto. From Latin Laetus meaning "happy, joyful"... [more]
Létourneau French
Nickname for a chatty, gregarious person or an occupational name for a birdcatcher, derived from French l'étourneau meaning "the starling".
Lett Estonian
Lett is an Estonian surname meaning "counter" or "counter table".
Leu Moldovan
Derived from Romanian leu "lion".
Leuenberger German (Swiss)
Means "one who came from Löwenberg" in German.
Leufroy French
From the given name Leufroy.
Leupold German
German form of Leopold.
Leusink Medieval Dutch
Descendants from farmers from the Overijssel Province in the Netherlands. History can be traced to the middle ages, perhaps to a farm called Lossyng in the village of Neede.
Lev Hebrew
From the given name Lev 2.
Leva Bulgarian (Rare), Czech (Rare), French (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
From the Hebrew given name Lev, meaning Lion. It is also the name of the currency in Bulgaria, and a verb in French meaning to lever or to lift.
Levai Jewish
Comes from the Levitic surnames of 'Levi' and 'Levy', signifying the descendants from the Tribe of Levi. All bearers today are of Hungarian–Jewish descent.
Levan French, English
Comes from le vent, meaning "the wind."
Levandi Estonian
Levandi is an Estonians surname meaning the "Levant".
Levanov Russian
Means "son of Levan".
Levant English
Derived from the Italian word levante, meaning "rising" and the French word levant, meaning "to rise". The term entered the English language in 1497 and was used to describe the "Mediterranean lands east of Italy" by referring to the rising of the sun in the east... [more]
Levchenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Lev 1.
Levchik Belarusian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of Levchyk.
Levenstein Jewish, Yiddish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, or perhaps an ornamental elaboration associated with the name Leyb; from Middle High German lewe ‘lion’, translating the Yiddish male personal name Leyb (see Low) + German stein ‘stone’, ‘rock’... [more]
Levent Turkish
From the given name Levent.
Lever French, English
Nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from Old French levre ‘hare’ (Latin lepus, genitive leporis). It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of hares... [more]
Leverett English
Diminutive of Lever, from the Middle English personal name Lefred, Old English Leofræd, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + red ‘counsel’.
Leverich English
The surname Leverich was first found in West Yorkshire at Liversedge, a township that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Livresec, a manor belonging to Radulf, a vassal of Ilbert de Lacy... [more]
Leverock Anglo-Saxon, English
It goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person who was given the nickname Laverock, which was the Old English word that described a person who was a good singer or someone who had a cheery personality.
Levert French
Means "the green", from French vert "green".
Leverton English
This surname combines the Old English personal female name Leofwaru or the Old English word læfer meaning "rush, reed" with another Old English word tún meaning "enclosure, field, farm, dwelling." The etymology with the female name addition fits in with the town of the same name in Berkshire while the etymology with the word addition fits in with the one in Lincolnshire.
Levey Jewish (Americanized)
Americanized form of Levi.
Lević Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian
Derived from levo, meaning "left".
Levidis Greek
Means "son of Levi" in Greek.
Levin Jewish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, German, Russian, French (Quebec, Anglicized), Various
As a Lithuanian Jewish and Belarusian Jewish name, it is a Slavicized form of Levy. As a German and German Jewish name, it is derived from the given name Levin... [more]
Levin German
German cognate of Lewin. Derived from the given name Levin the modern German form of Leobwin a cognate of Leofwine.
Levinson English, Jewish
Means "son of Levi".
Levísdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Leví" in Icelandic.
Levísson Icelandic
Means "son of Leví" in Icelandic.
Leviyev Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Levi".
Levsha Russian
Means "left-handed" in Russian.
Levy Jewish
Variant of Levi.
Lew Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Liu.
Lewison English
Means "son of Lewis".
Lewy Polish, Jewish
Polish nickname (meaning "left") given to left-handed people; or a variant of Levy.
Lex German, Dutch
From a short form of the personal name Alexius, Alexis.
Ley English (British)
Variant of Lye, which is given to someone who lives near a meadow
Leydon Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
Possibly from the name of the god Lugh.
Leyn Russian
Russian variant of Lane 1, reflecting the English pronunciation.
Leyn Russian, Jewish
Russian surname of unclear origin. This may be a matronymic surname derived from the Jewish name Leah meaning "weary".
Leysico Filipino (Filipinized, Rare)
it comes from a family that lives in spain its meaning is to be free
Lezaeta Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Larraun.
Leżałka Polish
Means "a fallen tree" or "a fallen brunch" derived from Old Polish.
Lezama Basque
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the municipality or the council of the municipality of Amurrio.
Lezhebokov Russian
From lezheboka, meaning "sluggard".
L'hernault Medieval French
Originating in Northern France, Rouen River Valley, Normandie, L'Hernault is an Old French word for a "heralder", one who would act as an announcer, diplomat or town crier.... [more]
L'Heureux French
Means "the happy one" in French.
L'Homme French
Variant of Lhomme.
Lhomme French
From the name of the commune of Lhomme, located in the Sarthe department in northwestern France.
Lhuyd Welsh
Edward Lhuyd has been called "the first Welsh archaeologist".... [more]
Liakhovich Belarusian
Means "son of Liakh".
Lian Chinese
From Chinese 连 (lián) meaning "link, join, connect".
Libby English
From the given name Libby.
Liberio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Liberio
Liberman German, Jewish
Variant spelling of Liebermann.
Liberto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Liberto.
Liborio Italian
From the given name Liborio
Libra Italian
Derived from the latin word 'libra' meaning "balance, weigh". It's probably a nickname for a deliberate or well-balanced person.
Librado Spanish
From the given name Librado.
Librizzi Italian
Habitational name from Librizzi in Messina province, Sicily.
Lichauco Filipino
Meaning uncertain, of Hokkien origin.
Lichevsky Russian
Russian form of Liszewski.
Licht Jewish
From the German word meaning “light”
Lichtenstein German, Jewish
habitational name from any of several places called Liechtenstein from Middle High German lieht "bright" and stein "stone rock"... [more]
Lichter German, Jewish
Occupational name for someone who made candles or possibly for someone who tended a light, from an agent derivative of from Middle High German lieht, Yiddish likht "candle, light".
Lickert German (East Prussian)
Derived from the German feminine name Luitgard, and thus ultimately from Old High German liut "people" and garto "garden; enclosure".
Lickfold English
Derives from a hamlet in West Sussex, England. All known holders, worldwide, of this rare surname can be traced back to Lickfolds who lived within 20 miles of Lickfold in the 16th century.
Licona Spanish
Habitational name from a place called Likoa in Basque Country.
Licursi Italian
Of Albanian origin, either an occupational name for a tanner from lëkurë "skin, leather", or a habitational name.
Liddell English
From the Liddel river, which takes its name from Okd English hl̄de “loud” + dæl “valley”.
Liddiard English
From Celtic place names in England meaning "gray hill".
Liddington English, Scottish (Rare)
This surname is derived from a geographical locality. "of Liddington", a parish in Rutland, near Uppingham; a parish in Wiltshire, near Swindon.
Liddy Irish
Variant of Leddy.
Lidén Swedish
Combination of the Swedish place name element lid "slope, hillside" and the common surname siffix -én.
Lidholm Swedish
Combination of Swedish lid "slope" and holm "islet".
Lidman Swedish
Combination of Swedish place name element lid "slope, hillside" and man "man". A notable bearer was Swedish writer Sara Lidman (1923-2004).
Lidström Swedish
Combination of the Swedish place name element lid "slope, hillside" and ström "stream, flow". A notable bearer is Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Lidström (b. 1970).
Lie Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Li 1.
Lie Indonesian
Indonesian spelling of Li 1.
Lieb German, Jewish
Nickname for a pleasant or agreeable person, from Middle High German liep "dear, beloved"; Yiddish lib or German lieb. This word was also used as a personal name, both alone (German) and in compounds (German and Jewish).
Lieb German
From a short form of the various compound Slavic personal names formed with lubo- "love" as the first element.
Lieber English, German, Polish, Jewish
From the given name Lieber.
Lieberherr German (Swiss)
Derived from the given name Lieber.
Lieberknecht German
A compound name where lieber is derived from the given name Liebert and kneckt is an occupational surname for a journeyman, derived from the Middle Low German knecht meaning "knight’s assistant, servant".
Liebermann German, Jewish
Derived from German lieb or Yiddish lib meaning "dear, beloved". Many Liebermann families originally spelled the name in Hebrew or Cyrillic characters, so variations in the spelling occurred during transliteration to the Latin alphabet.
Liebhart German
From a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements liub "beloved, dear" and hard "brave, strong".
Liebling German, Yiddish, Jewish
Derived from German lieb meaning "dear, beloved" or German liebling meaning "darling".
Liebman Jewish
Variant of German Liebmann, itself a variant of Libman and derived from the Yiddish personal name Lipman, from Middle High German liep "dear, beloved" and man "man"... [more]
Liebrecht German
From a Germanic personal name formed with liut "people, tribe" and berht "shining, famous".
Liekki Finnish (Rare)
Means 'flame' in Finnish.
Liell English (British)
Meaning: from the isle, from an island. Early versions of the name can be traced back to the Norman invasion in 1066, and a variation (de Insula) can be found in the Domesday Book... [more]
Liem Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Lin chiefly used in Indonesia.
Liem Dutch
Habitual surname for Lieme in Eastphalia, which is from lim meaning "mire".
Lien Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Lin.
Lien Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 连 (see Lian).
Lienhard Upper German, German (Swiss), Alsatian
Upper German and Alemannic form of the given name Leonhard.
Lieni Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Glienard.