All Submitted Surnames

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Beijering Dutch
The name Beijering Probably comes from the other but wider spread Dutch surname, Meijering. There is'nt much info I was able to find about both surnames except that there are many diferent forms of the surname like: Beije, Beijerink, Beijeringh, Beijer, Meijer, Meijerink, Meijeringh, etc... [more]
Beilen Dutch
Place name in The Netherlands
Beilschmidt German
means "Axe Smith" in german
Beining German
This famous surname, one of the earliest recorded in history, and recorded in over two hundred spellings from Benedicte, Benech and Bennet, to Banish, Beinosovitch and Vedyasov, derives from the Roman personal name "Benedictus", meaning blessed.
Beisel German
German:... [more]
Bejar Spanish
From the town of the same name in Spain
Bekanowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Bekanówka.
Bekhti Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic بَخْت (baḵt) meaning "luck, fortune".
Bekirov Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Bekir".
Bekker Afrikaans
bekker is a regional form of Dutch bakker which means Baker
Bekmuratov Kazakh
Means "son of Bekmurat".
Bekov Ingush, Kazakh, Uzbek
Means "son of Bek".
Bektešević Bosnian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Bektaş".
Belalcázar Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality with the coordinates 38°34′31″N 5°10′02″W.
Belarbi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the Arab" from Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son (of)" and اَلعَرَبِيّ (al-ʿarabiyy) meaning "the Arab".
Belfer Jewish
Occupational name from Yiddish be(he)lfer, ba(he)lfer "teacher’s assistant".
Belfiore Italian
Means "beautiful (as a) flower", derived from Italian bel "beautiful" combined with Italian fiore "flower". Two Italian sources claim that this surname was derived from the medieval masculine given name Belfiore (which has of course the same meaning), but I can find no evidence that this was an actual given name in medieval Italy... [more]
Belgasem Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Belkacem (chiefly Libyan).
Belgibaev Kazakh
Means "son of Belgibay".
Belgrave English
Aristocratic surname from French, meaning "beautiful grove"; comes from a place name in Leicestershire. A famous namesake is British polar explorer Belgrave Ninnis, who perished in Antarctica on a 1912 expedition.
Belhadi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Arabic name meaning "father of Hadi" (chiefly Algerian).
Belhadj Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son (of)" اَلحَاجّ (al-ḥājj) meaning "the pilgrim".
Belić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word belo meaning "white".
Belikov Russian
From Russian белый (beliy) meaning "white, fair".
Bělín Czech
Either a nickname from Czech bílý ‘white’ or a derivative of the female personal name Běla (which also means ‘white’), denoting the son or husband of a woman so named.
Belin Serbian
Variant of Belan.
Belin Yiddish
Metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle).
Belinsky Russian, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from Belin in Ukraine, which may be derived from Proto-Slavic *bělъ "white".
Belkalem Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of Essaïd Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
Belkin Russian
Patronymic from the nickname Belka meaning "squirrel" (a derivative of bely "white", referring to the animal's white stomach).
Belladonna English (Rare), Popular Culture
Named after an extremely poisonous plant (Atropa belladonna; also known as the deadly nightshade). One fictional bearer of this surname is Blake Belladonna, a main character from the popular web series RWBY.
Bellanca Sicilian
Originally a nickname derived from Italian bella "beautiful" and anca "hip".
Bellaria Italian
From the place name Bellaria, in Milan, Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily, these homonyms widespread throughout Italy.
Belle English
Possibly a variant of Bell 1 or Bell 2.
Bellegarde French
Derived from a toponym meaning "beautiful watch-tower, look-out".
Bellers English
Name came from the son of a French Noble born in Leicestershire, England. Hamon Bellers took his last name after the Kirby Bellers (Bellars) which was the name of the land given to him by his father.
Bellet French
Comes from a derivative of bel ‘handsome’.
Bellingham English
Habitational name from places called Bellingham.
Bellizzi Maltese
A name of Maltese origin meaning "beautiful".
Bellman English
Occupational name for someone who worked as a bell-ringer.
Bellman Swedish, English
Swedish and English form of Bellmann. A notable bearer was Swedish composer, poet and entertainer Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795).
Bellmann German
Habitational name derived from places in Germany named either Bell, Belle, or Bellen.
Bellringer English (British, Rare)
Occupational name for a person who rung bells (usually a church bell).
Bellumus Late Roman
Means "beautiful man" derived from the elements bellus "beautiful" and homo "man"
Belluomini Italian
Variant and plural of Belluomo
Belmokhtar Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mokhtar (chiefly Algerian).
Belmondo Italian
Name of Italian origin meaning "beautiful world". Famous bearers of the name are the French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933-) and the Italian cross-country skier, twice Olympic champion and four times World champion Stefania Belmondo (1969-).
Belmont English
English surname of Norman origin, a variant of the surname Beaumont, which was derived from place names meaning "lovely hill" in Old French (from beu, bel "fair, lovely" and mont "hill").
Belonger French (Quebec)
variant of French Belanger or Boulanger
Belov Russian
From Russian белый (beliy) meaning "white".
Belova Russian
Feminine counterpart of Belov.
Belovuk Serbian
Means "white wolf" in Serbian.
Belrio Spanish
From the Spanish word meaning "beautiful river".
Belyakov Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Belyakova Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Belzer German
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bel(li)z "fur"
Belzer Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Belz in Ukraine.
Bełzowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bełzów.
Ben Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Arabic بْن (bn), a form of اِبْن (ibn) meaning "son (of), offspring". It is often used as a prefix for other Maghrebi patronymic names (such as Benali "son of Ali" or Ben Amor "son of Amor").
Béna Hungarian
Nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet form of Benedek.
Bena Italian
From a reduced form of the medieval personal name Benenato.
Ben Abdallah Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن عبد الله (bin Abd Allah) meaning "son of Abdullah".
Ben-aharon Hebrew
Means "son of Aaron" in Hebrew.
Ben Ahmed Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmad" (chiefly used in Tunisia).
Ben Ali Arabic (Maghrebi), Comorian
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن علي (bin Ali) meaning "son of Ali 1". A notable bearer was Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-2019), who served as the president of Tunisia from 1987 to 2011.
Benally Navajo
From Navajo binálí meaning "his grandchild", derived from análí meaning "(paternal) grandchild". It was commonly adopted when Native Americans were required to take surnames for record purposes.
Ben Amor Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Umar" in Arabic, chiefly used in Tunisia.
Benanti Italian
From a derivative of Bene, a short form of the various omen names formed with this element (from Latin bene ‘well’), such as Benedetto, Benvenuto, etc.
Ben Ari Hebrew
Means "son of Ari 1" in Hebrew.
Ben Asher Jewish
Means "son of Asher" in Hebrew.
Benatar Jewish
Possibly from Hebrew בֵּן (ben) meaning "son" and עתר ('atar) meaning "petitioner".
Benavides Spanish
Patronymic name from the Medieval personal name Ben Avid, of Arabic origin, derived from ibn Abd meaning "son of the servant of God".
Benayoun Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Ayoun", from a Tamazight transcription of the given name Chayyim.
Ben Brahim Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Brahim" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
Benbrahim Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Brahim (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Benčić Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Benčići, Croatia.
Benda Czech
Benda is short form from names Benjamin or Benedikt.
Ben David Jewish
Means "son of David" in Hebrew.
Ben Dayan Hebrew
Means "son of Dayan (a judge)" in Hebrew.
Bender German, German (East Prussian)
As a German surname, Bender is a regional occupational surname from the Rhineland area denoting a "barrel-maker" (the Standard German Fassbinder became "Fassbender" in the local dialects and ultimately was shortened to Bender).... [more]
Ben Dor Hebrew
Means “son of Dor” in Hebrew.
Bendtsdatter Danish (Archaic), Norwegian (Archaic)
Strictly feminine patronymic for Bendt.
Bendy American
A notable example of this surname is Anthony Bendy
Benedek Hungarian
From the given name Benedek.
Benedetto Italian
From the given name Benedetto.
Benedict English
Of Latin origin. Due to an early association as a saint's name and a papal name, often said to mean "blessed." Originally the Latin elements are 'bene-' meaning "good" or as an adverb "well" plus '-dict,' meaning "spoken." Thus, the literal meaning is "well spoken." ... [more]
Benedictson English
English surname meaning "Son of Benedict"
Benedikt German
From the given name Benedikt.
Benedito Portuguese
From the given name Benedito.
Benefiel French (Modern, Rare)
Meaning: Bean field
Benelli Italian
The distinguished surname Benelli originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
Benesh Yiddish
From the given name Benesh, a Yiddish diminutive of Benedict.
Ben Ezra Hebrew
Means "son of Ezra" in Hebrew.
Benfarès Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Farès" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
Bengtson English, Swedish
Variant of the Swedish surname Bengtsson.
Ben Hadj Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim"; the title Hadj refers to a Muslim who has successfully completed the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This surname is mainly found in Tunisia.
Ben Haim Jewish
Means "son of Chayyim" in Hebrew.
Benhaim Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Haim used by Jews in North Africa.
Benhassi Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
Ben Hassine Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Husayn" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Benigno Spanish, Italian
From the given name Benigno.
Ben Israel Hebrew
Means "son of Israel" in Hebrew.
Benitez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Benítez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Benjamin English
From the given name Benjamin
Benjamínsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Benjamín" in Icelandic.
Benjamínsson Icelandic
Means "son of Benjamín" in Icelandic.
Ben Jeddou Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning uncertain; primarily used in Tunisian Arabic.
Benjelloun Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of uncertain meaning, possibly of Sephardic origin.
Ben Khalifa Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa" (primarily used for Tunisian and Algerian Arabic).
Benkirane Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son" combined with كِيرَان (kīrān) meaning "forges, furnaces", possibly denoting descent of a blacksmith or metalworker (chiefly Moroccan).
Ben Kol Hebrew
Meaning "son of Kol".
Benkowski Polish
Polish Origin
Ben Larbi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi" in Arabic (primarily Tunisian and Moroccan).
Ben Mansour Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mansour" (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Menachem Hebrew
Means "son of Menachem" in Hebrew.
Ben Mohamed Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mohamed" (chiefly Maghrebi).
Ben Moshe Hebrew
Means "son of Moshe" in Hebrew.
Benmoussa Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Moussa" in Arabic.
Bennani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "my son" in Hebrew, from בן (ben) meaning "son" and אני (ani) meaning "I, me". This is the name of a Moroccan family of Jewish origin that converted to Islam.
Ben Natan Hebrew
Means "son of Natan" in Hebrew. (see Nathan)
Benner German
Occupational name for a basket and bassinet maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benne 'work basket', 'bassinet', 'cradle'.
Bennettson English
Means 'Son of Bennett'.
Benni Italian
"son of Benno". From Bennus.
Benning German
From the Germanic name Berno, which was derived from Old German "bero", meaning bear.
Benningfield English, Anglo-Saxon
Benningfield is believed to be either ... [more]
Bennouna Arabic (Maghrebi)
Most likely from Arabic بن (bin) meaning "son" and the given name Nouna, which may have been derived from an Arabic word meaning "whale, big fish" or "sabre, sword". Alternately, it may be from an Arabic name for a variety of melon... [more]
Benramdane Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Romdhane (chiefly Algerian).
Ben Romdhane Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ramadan" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Bens Dutch, German
Patronymic from a short form of Bernhard.
Bensalem Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
Bensen English
Related to Benson, meaning "Son of Ben"
Ben Shalom Hebrew
Means "son of peace" in Hebrew.
Ben Shimon Jewish
Means "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
Ben Shushan Hebrew
Means "son of the lily" in Hebrew.
Ben Simon Hebrew
Means "son of Simon" or "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
Benslimane Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Slimane" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Bent Dutch
Probably from the first name BENT.
Bentaleb Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Taleb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Bentancur Spanish
One of the variants of Bettencourt or Bethencourt.
Bentham English
Habitational name from any of various places named Bentham, from Old English beonet "bent grass" + ham "homestead" or hamm "enclosure hemmed in by water".
Bents German
Variant of Benz.
Ben Tzvi Hebrew
Means "son of Tzvi" in Hebrew.
Benvenuto Italian
From the given name Benvenuto.
Benware French
Americanized spelling of Benoit.
Ben Ya'akov Hebrew
Means "son of Yaakov" or "son of Jacob" in Hebrew.
Ben Yahia Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Yair Hebrew
Means “son of Yair” in Hebrew.
Benyamin Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamin" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
Benyamina Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
Ben Yosef Hebrew
Means "son of Yosef" in Hebrew.
Benyoucef Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yusuf" in Arabic (chiefly used in Algeria).
Ben Younes Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Youssef Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن يوسف (bin Yusuf) meaning "son of Yusuf".
Benz German
South German: (in Alemannic areas) from a short form of the Germanic personal name Berthold, or to a lesser extent of Bernhard
Ben Zaied Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of Zayd” in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Zaken Hebrew
Means "son of the old man" or "son of the elder" in Hebrew.
Benzaquen Judeo-Spanish
Form of Ben Zaken used by Sephardi Jews.
Ben Ze'ev Hebrew
Means "son of Ze'ev" in Hebrew.
Benzema Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Karim Benzema who is of Algerian descent.
Ben Zion Hebrew
Means "son of Zion" in Hebrew.
Ben Zvi Hebrew
Means "son of Zvi".
Beollan English, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
English: variant of Boland.... [more]
Beqiraj Albanian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
Bera Turkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
Beranová Czech
Meaning is likely derived from a Slavic word meaning "ram", probably a variant of the same one Baranov is derived from.
Berardo Italian
From the given name Berardo.
Berastegi Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Berber German
Possibly a habitational name from a place called Berber near Kevelaer.
Berberić Bosnian
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
Berchel French
French form of Burchell.
Bercovici Romanian
Romanian form of Berkovich.
Berend Dutch
From the given name Berend.
Berenguer Catalan
Derived from the personal name Berenguer.
Berentzen German
The surname is derived from the given name Bernd and was formerly written "Bernd sin Sohn" which meant "son of Bernd"... [more]
Beres Hungarian
Occupational name for a farm laborer or casual harvest hand, béres, a derivative of bér 'wage', 'payment'.
Beresford English
English: habitational name from a place in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffordshire named Beresford, from Old English beofor ‘beaver’ (or possibly from a byname from this word) + Old English ford ‘ford’... [more]
Berethnet Literature
Used by Samantha Shannon in her book The Priory Of The Orange Tree as the surname of the queens of Inys, a fictional queendom in the book.... [more]
Beretta Italian
Northern Italian variant spelling of Berretta.
Bergamin Italian
Traced to 1437, Bergamo. A 'bergamini' was known as a person famrmed and sold milk cows
Bergara Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Bergdahl Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and dal "valley".
Bergdorf German
Origin unidentified. Possibly a German habitational name from places in Hamburg and Lower Saxony called Bergedorf, Bargdorf in Lower Saxony, or Bergsdorf in Brandenburg.
Bergeron French
Diminutive of French berger meaning "shepherd".
Bergh Swedish
Variant of Berg.
Berghold German
Surname that denoted the owner of a vineyard.
Berghorst German
Topographical name for someone who lived by a wilderness area on a mountain, from Berg 'mountain', 'hill' + Horst 'wilderness' (see Horst).
Bergin Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg "mountain" and the common surname suffix -in.
Bergkvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and kvist "branch".
Berglin Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and the popular surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius meaning "descendant of". The second element could also be derived from Swedish Lind "lime tree" or lin "flax, linseed".
Berglind Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and lind "linden tree".