All Submitted Surnames

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Voorhees Dutch
Habitational name from a place in Drenthe called Voorhees.
Võrk Estonian
Võrk is an Estonian surname meaning "net" or "web".
Võrno Estonian
Võrno is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the prefix "võõr-", meaning "foreign".
Vorobey Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname taken from the word воробе́й (vorobey) meaning "sparrow".
Vorokhta Ukrainian
From Hutsul.
Vorona Russian
A name derived by the Russian word for "crow."
Voronkov Russian
Derived from the Russian word voron, meaning "raven". Possibly refers to a dark haired, or harsh voiced individual.
Voronkova Russian
Feminine form of Voronkov.
Voronov Russian
Patronymic derived from Russian ворон (voron) meaning "raven".
Voronova Russian
Feminine form of Voronov.
Vorotyntsev Russian
Derived from place names Воротынск (Vorotynsk), Воротынцево (Vorotyntsevo) or Воротынец (Vorotynets).
Võru Estonian
Võru is an Estonian surname meaning "circle" and "ring". "Võru" is also the name a county in southeastern Estonia ("Võru maakond", or more traditionally, "Võrumaa") and the name of the capital town and municipality of Võru County.
Vos Dutch
From the word vos meaning "fox", it may have been a nickname for someone with fox-like characteristics.
Võsa Estonian
Võsa is an Estonian surname meaning "brush/thicket".
Vosberg Dutch, German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hill frequented by foxes, from Middle Low German vos "fox" and berg "hill", "mountain".
Voschikov Russian
Russian occupational translation of Carter
Vossler German
Possibly related to Voss.
Võsu Estonian
Võsu is an Estonian surname meaning "sapling".
Võti Estonian
Võti is an Estonian surname meaning "key" and "cypher".
Vought German
The surname Vought originates in the Latin form "vocatus" or "advocatus," and referred to someone who appeared in court on another's behalf. As a surname, Vought is an occupational hereditary surname for a "bailiff" or "overseer of a nobleman's estate".
Voulgaropoulos Greek
Means "descendant of a Bulgarian" in Greek.
Vouvali Greek
From Greek βούβαλις (vouvalis) meaning "antelope" or βούβαλος (vouvalos) "buffalo".
Vovin Belarusian, Russian
Derived from a diminutive form Vova either of the Belarusian given name Uladzimir or of the Russian given name Vladimir.
Vovk Ukrainian, Slovene
Derived from Ukrainian вовк (vovk) meaning "wolf", also used in Slovenia.
Vox English
Variant of Fox
Voytek Polish, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Americanized spelling of the given names VOJTEK, Vojtech, Wojtek, all pet forms of the Polish given name Wojciech, or other Slavic cognates.
Voznesensky Russian
Common surname, could be location-related?
Vrabac Croatian
Means ''sparrow''.
Vrabec Croatian, Czech
Means "sparrow".
Vrána Czech
Means "crow".
Vrana Croatian
Means ''crow''.
Vrátil Czech
Derived from the past participle of the verb vrátit "to return". The name was perhaps used to denote a person who came back to his home following a long absence.
Vrba Czech
Derived from the word "willow".
Vrban Croatian
Derived from vrba meaning ''willow''.
Vrbančić Croatian
Derived from vrba meaning ''willow''.
Vrbanić Croatian
Derived from vrba meaning ''willow''.
Vreeland Dutch
Habitational name for a person from a place bearing the same name in the province of Utrecht, which is itself derived from the Middle Dutch word vrede, meaning "legal protection against armed violence".
Vreeswijk Dutch
Possibly a habitational name from a former village and municipality in the province Utrecht, Netherlands. A notable bearer was Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter and poet Cornelis Vreeswijk (1937-1987).
Vrhovac Serbian, Croatian
From vrh meaning ''top, peak, summit''. Also a common place name.Bpхoвaц
Vrhovnik Slovene
From vrh meaning ''top, peak, summit''.
Vrieze Dutch
Ethnic name for a Frisian.
Vrioni Albanian
From the place name Vrion.
Vtorak Ukrainian, Russian
Derived either from Russian второй (vtoroy) meaning "second, other" or directly from dialectal Ukrainian вторак (vtorak) meaning "secondborn".
Vu Vietnamese
Unaccented form of .
Vučević Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vučić Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vučinović Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the given name Vuk, which also means "wolf".
Vučković Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vuitton French
Derived from the Old High German word "witu" and the Old English pre 7th century "widu" or "wudu", meaning a wood, and therefore occupational for one living by such a place.
Vujačić Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vujanić Serbian
Means "son of Vujan".
Vujčić Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vujić Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vujičić Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vujisić Serbian, Montenegrin
Derived from vuk (вук), meaning "wolf".
Vůjtek Czech
All I know is that it's Czech. Anyone with more information, please edit.
Vuk Croatian, Serbian
Derived from vuk meaning ''wolf''.
Vukadinović Serbian
Derived from the given name Vukadin.
Vukan Serbian
Derived from vuk meaning ''wolf''.
Vukašin Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the given name Vukašin.
Vukčević Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vukelić Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vukić Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vukićević Serbian
Means "son of Vuk".
Vukman Croatian
Derived from vuk meaning ''wolf''.
Vukmanović Serbian, Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of Vukman".
Vukov Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vuksan Croatian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vuksanović Serbian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vulpe Romanian
Means "fox" in Romanian.
Vương Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Wang 1, from Sino-Vietnamese 王 (vương).
Vurma Estonian
Vurma is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "vurama" meaning to "rattle", "roll", and "whir".
Vytebskyi Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Vitebsky.
Vyvyan English
From the name Vyvyan.
Waage Norwegian
Variant of Våge.
Waara Finnish
Ornamental, from (vaara) meaning, “range of hills.”
Wachter German, Dutch
Occupational name for a watchman, from Middle High German wachtære, wehtære, Middle Dutch wacht(e)re. (cf. Waite).
Wachtmann German
Occupational name for a watchman.
Wacker German
From a nickname for a bold or energetic person, from Middle High German wacker meaning ‘fresh’, ‘lively’, ‘brave’, or ‘valiant’.
Wackerman English (American), German
From the Americanized spelling of German Wackermann, a variant of Wacker, with the addition of Middle High German man, meaning ‘man’.
Wacławski Polish
Name for someone from a place named Wacławice or Wacławów, both derived from the given name Wacław.
Waddington English
Habitational name from any of various places called Waddington. One near Clitheroe in Lancashire and another in Lincolnshire (Wadintune in Domesday Book) were originally named in Old English as the "settlement" (Old English tūn) associated with Wada.
Wadhwa Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name based on the name of an Arora clan.
Wadia Indian (Parsi)
Parsi surname possibly derived from Wadia, the name of a village in Gujarat.
Wadley English
From a place in England named with Old English wad "woad" or the given name Wada combined with Old English leah "woodland clearing".
Wadlow English
Habitational name from a lost place, Wadlow in Toddington.
Wadsworth English
Location name from Yorkshire meaning "Wæddi's enclosure or settlement" with Wæddi being an old English personal name of unknown meaning plus the location element -worth. Notable bearer is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) for whom the middle name was his mother's maiden name.
Wadzanai Shona
Wadzanai means "Have fellowship, visit each other, be on good terms". The name may be given as a call to family to come together in fellowship, visiting and being on good terms
Wagahara Japanese
Waga possibly from Waka meaning "Young" + Hara ("Plain").
Wagamese Ojibwe
Comes from an Ojibway phrase meaning ‘man walking by the crooked water.’
Wagenmann German
Occupational name from Middle High German wagenman ‘hauler’, ‘wagoner’.
Waggoner German
German name; variant of Wagner
Waghdhare Indian
A Marathi surname meaning "Tiger Catcher"
Wagle Norwegian
A habitational name derived from farmsteads in Rogaland named Vagle, from the Old Norse vagl meaning a '‘perch’' or '‘roost'’, referring to a high ridge between two lakes.
Wagmann German
Possibly derived from Swabian Wegman, meaning "herb".
Wahab Arabic, Indonesian, Malay, Urdu
From the given name Wahab.
Waheed Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Wahid.
Wahid Arabic
From the given name Wahid
Wahl German, Jewish
From Middle High German Walhe, Walch "foreigner from a Romance country", hence a nickname for someone from Italy or France, etc. This surname is also established in Sweden.
Wahlberg German, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Composed of German wal "field, meadow" or Swedish vall "grassy bank" and berg "mountain, hill".
Wainscott English
Meaning unknown. From Middle English Waynescot. The surname presumably arose from a nickname for someone who imported or used oak timber.
Wainwright English
Occupational name for a maker or repairer of wagons.
Wait English
Variant spelling of Waite.
Wäite Luxembourgish (Germanized, Rare)
The name originates from Luxembourg and the surrounding Germanic regions most notably the Rhenish Palatinate from around the 1800s. The word wäite is Luxembourgish for wide and also broad, the word wäit which is an alternative spelling of the Surname Wäite is Luxembourgish for far or distant.... [more]
Waite English
Occupational name for a watchman, Anglo-Norman French waite (cf. Wachter).
Waits English
Patronymic form of Waite.
Waitt English
Variant spelling of Waite.
Wajima Japanese
A variant of Washima.... [more]
Wajoli African
Swahili Word mjoli. Swahili Plural wajoli. English Word fellow servant.
Wajsbort Jewish
Yiddish meaning "White beard"
Wakabayashi Japanese
From Japanese 若 (waka) meaning "young" and 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest".
Wakaki Japanese
若 (Waka) means "Young" and 木 (Ki) means "Tree". Tamiki Wakaki is a manga illustrator and author, one notable series is, "Kaminomi".
Wakamatsu Japanese
From Japanese 若 (waka) meaning "young" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
Wakamoto Japanese
From Japanese 若 meaning "young" and 本 meaning "base, root, origin".
Wakasa Japanese
Comes from an old province in Japan.
Wakata Japanese
From the Japanese 若 (waka) "young" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
Wakatsuchi Japanese
From the Japanese 若 (waka) "young" and 土 (tsuchi) "earth," "soil."
Wakatsuki Japanese
Combination of the kanji 若 (waka, "young") and 槻 (tsuki, "Zelkova tree"). A famous bearer of this surname was Japanese Prime Minister Wakatsuki Reijirō (若槻 禮次郎; 1866–1949).
Wake English, Scottish
From the Old Norse byname Vakr meaning "wakeful", "vigilant" (from vaka meaning "to remain awake"), or perhaps from a cognate Old English Waca (attested in place names such as Wakeford, Wakeham, and Wakeley).
Wakeham English, Cornish
A locational surname for someone who lived in one of three places called Wakeham in various parts of England, including Cornwall and/or Devon.
Wakeley English
Habitational name from Wakeley in Hertfordshire, named from the Old English byname Waca, meaning ‘watchful’ (see Wake) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.
Wakelin English
From the Anglo-Norman male personal name Walquelin, literally "little Walho", a Germanic nickname meaning literally "foreigner".
Wakely English
Damp meadow
Wakim Muslim
Probably a variant of Hakim.
Wakisaka Japanese
Wakisaka/脇阪 = "Ribs Hillside" 脇 = Ribs/Armpits, 阪 = Hillside.
Wakuni Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 和国 with 和 (o, ka, wa,, nago.yaka, yawa.ragu, yawa.rageru) meaning "harmony, Japan, Japanese style, peace, soften" and 国 (koku, kuni) meaning "country."... [more]
Wakuri Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 和久利, 和久理, 和久里 or 和栗 with 和 (o, ka, wa,, nago.yaka, yawa.ragu, yawa.rageru) meaning "harmony, Japan, Japanese style, peace, soften", 久 (kyuu, ku, hisa.shii) meaning "long time, old story", 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit", 理 (ri, kotowari) meaning "arrangement, justice, logic, reason, truth", 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (unit of distance - equal to 3.927 km), village" and 栗 (ritsu, ri, kuri, ononoku) meaning "chestnut."... [more]
Walbridge English
English (Dorset): habitational name, probably from Wool Bridge in East Stoke, Dorset.
Walbrzychiak Polish
Means a person who is from the city of Walbrzych in Poland.
Walch Irish
Variant of Walsh.
Walch German
From the personal name Walcho.
Wald German, English
Topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle English wald).
Waldrip English, Scottish
The name is derived from the Old Norman warderobe, a name given to an official of the wardrobe, and was most likely first borne by someone who held this distinguished
Waldron Medieval German, Old Norman, Scottish Gaelic, English (British)
Derived from the German compound wala-hran, literally "wall raven", but originally meaning "strong bird". Also derived from the Gaelic wealdærn, meaning "forest dwelling", thought to be derived from the Sussex village of Waldron... [more]
Waldstein German, Jewish
Habitational surname for a person from a place in Bohemia called Waldstein, which is derived from Middle High German walt "forest" + stein "stone".
Walenta Polish
From a derivative of the personal name Walenty.
Wales English (Modern), Scottish
English and Scottish patronymic from Wale.
Wali Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy) meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
Walia Indian, Punjabi
Punjabi name of unknown meaning.
Walin English (American)
Americanized form of the Swedish surname Wallin.
Walking Bear Indigenous American
A notable bearer is Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail, the first Crow individual to achieve a higher education, and one of the first Native American nurses to ever be accepted.
Walkington English
Habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire named Walkington, from an unattested Old English personal name Walca + -ing- denoting association with + tūn.
Walkinshaw Scottish
Habitational name from Walkinshaw in Renfrewshire, which was probably named from Old English wealcere meaning "fuller" + sceaga meaning "copse".
Wall Swedish
Derived from Swedish vall "pasture, field of grass". It may be either ornamental or habitational.
Wall Irish
Anglicized from of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle (see Devall).
Wallach Scottish
Variant of Wallace, meaning 'foreigner' that is found chiefly in Dumfries.
Wallas English, Scottish
A variant of Wallace. The name originates from Scotland and its meaning is "foreigner" or "from the south", taken to mean someone from Wales or England.
Wallee German
Of French origin, denoting a person who lives in or is from a valley.
Wallgren Swedish
Composed of the Swedish elements vall "grassy bank, pasture" and gren "branch".
Walliams English
Very rare form of Williams.... [more]
Wallin Swedish
Variant spelling of Vallin.
Walling Anglo-Norman
From the Anglo-Norman personal name Walweyn, the Old German forename Waldwin, or the Old English personal name Wealdwine, which means "power-friend".
Wallington American
From the surname of two girls from Rebel Starzz.
Wallman Swedish
Combination of Swedish vall "pasture, field of grass" and man "man".
Wallwork English (British)
Anglo-Saxon name originating from Lancashire, first recorded in Worsley in 1278. May originate from the Old Warke area in Worsley, shown as "Le Wallwerke" in old documents. The surname Walworth may be related.
Walmer English
Habitational name from Walmer in Kent, so named from Old English wala (plural of walh "Briton") + mere "pool", or from Walmore Common in Gloucestershire.
Walsch Irish
Variant of Walsh.
Walshe Irish
Variant spelling of Walsh.
Walshingham English
From the Anglo-Saxon words ham, meaning "house".
Waltrip German
Derived from the name of the father of the original bearer, indicating the "son of Waldrap." The Germanic personal name Waldrap, is a short form of Walraven, a name used mostly among nobles, knights, and patricians.
Walwyn English
Either (i) from the Old English personal name Wealdwine, literally "power-friend"; or (ii) perhaps from the medieval personal name Walwain, the Anglo-Norman form of Old French Gauvain (cf... [more]
Wan Chinese
From Chinese 万 (wàn) referring to a city that existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shaanxi province.
Wan Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Wen.
Wanbli Sioux
Means "eagle" in the Sioux language.
Wanderlust English (American)
Wanderlust derived from Artemis G.J. Wanderlust (birth name: Joseph E Yoder) in the year 2021, as an ornamental surname representing both:... [more]
Wangchuk Tibetan
From the given name Wangchuk
Wangmo Tibetan
From the given name Wangmo.
Wanless English
From a medieval nickname for an ineffectual person (from Middle English wanles "hopeless, luckless").
Wann Scottish
WANN. Surname or Family name. Origin Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English wann ‘wan’, ‘pale’ (the meaning of the word in Old English was, conversely, ‘dark’).
Wannebo Norwegian
An alternative spelling of the Norwegian surname Vannebo.
Wannell English
English surname which was derived from a medieval nickname, from Middle English wann "wan, pale" (see Wann) and a diminutive suffix.... [more]
Wapelhorst Low German
"Wapel" (pronounced VA-pel) is a river in Northern Germany. "Horst" means 'eagle's nest' in modern German but also means 'man of the forest' in Old German.
Wappara Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
Waqa Fijian
The president of Nauru is called Baron Waqa.
Warburton English
From the village and civil parish of Warburton in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire), England, derived from the Old English feminine given name Werburg (composed of w?r meaning "pledge" and burh meaning "fortress") and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, settlement".
Wardak Pashto
Meaning uncertain. The Wardak are a Pashtun tribe from the Maidan Wardak Province in Afghanistan.
Warden English
Occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old French wardein meaning "protector, guard". It was also used as a habbitational name for someone from any of the various locations in England named Warden... [more]
Warder English
Weard ora. Place name in Wilshire. Became Wardour ( see castle & village). Became Warder.
Wardrop Scottish
Metonymic occupational name for someone who was in charge of the garments worn by a feudal lord and his household, from Norman French warde(r) meaning "to keep or guard" + robe meaning "garment".
Warg Swedish
Taken from Swedish varg "wolf", ultimately derived from Old Norse vargr.
Warmbier German
Metonymic occupational name for a brewer, derived from Middle Low German warm meaning "warm" and ber meaning "beer".
Warming Danish
Probably originating near the town of Ribe in Southeast Denmark. It appears as both Warming and Varming.... [more]
Warnecke German
North German from a pet form of the personal name Warner, Low German form of Werner.
Warneke German
German variant spelling of Warnecke.