All Submitted Surnames

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Berkeley English
It is English and it is also a surname.
Berkeley English
From the elements beorce "birch" and leah "clearing, wood" meaning "birch clearing".
Berki Hungarian
From a placename in Hungary derived from Hungarian "berek" meaning "grove".
Berlanga Spanish
Derived from Berlain which comes from the name of a precious stone derived from the Greek.
Berlin Swedish
Of uncertain origin. The name could be a shortened form of Berglin. It could also be a habitational name from the city in Germany or from a place in Sweden named with ber or berg "mountain"... [more]
Berlin German, English
Habitational name from the city in Germany, the name of which is of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from an Old Slavic stem berl- meaning swamp or from a West Slavic word meaning "river lake".
Berliński Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Berlin.
Berman Yiddish
It literally means "bearman".
Bermudo Spanish
From the given name Bermudo.
Bern German, Scandinavian, German (Swiss)
German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Berno, a pet form of Bernhard. In South German it comes from the habitational name from Bern, Switzerland, notably in the south; in other parts from the personal name Berno.
Bernadotte French, Swedish
Possibly from the name of a historical province in Southern France named Béarn. This was originally a French non-noble surname. French general Jean Baptise Bernadotte (1763-1844) became the king of Sweden as Charles XIV John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan) in 1818 and founded the current royal house in Sweden, House of Bernadotte.
Bernal French, English, Dutch, Czech
Possibly a French, English, Dutch, and Czech version of Bernal or a variant of Bernard.
Bernardini Italian
From the given name Bernardino.
Bernasconi Italian
The surname of BERNASCONI is of Italian origin, a locational name meaning the dweller on or near a small hill. The names of habitation are derived from pre-existing names denoting towns, villages, farmsteads or other named habitations... [more]
Bernath German, English
Derived from the name Bernhard.
Berner English, Norman
From the Norman personal name Bernier from Old English beornan ‘to burn’, hence an occupational name for a burner of lime (compare German Kalkbrenner) or charcoal... [more]
Berner German, Low German
German habitational name, in Silesia denoting someone from a place called Berna (of which there are two examples); in southern Germany and Switzerland denoting someone from the Swiss city of Berne. ... [more]
Bernet French
From a pet form of Bernard.
Bernett Scottish, English
Altered spelling of Scottish and English Burnett or French Bernet.
Bernfield German
An Americanized variant of the German surname, "Bergfeld", meaning "mountain field".
Bernheim Jewish
This is a German Jewish surname. Bern translates into English as bear and heim translates into English as home.
Bernini Italian
Bernini was the surname of famous sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680).
Bernius German (Latinized), Lithuanian
German-Latinized form of Berner.... [more]
Bernoulli French
French patronymic surname that was derived from the first name Bernoul (which was probably derived from Bernold or Bernolf).
Bernstein Jewish
“Amber” in German
Berrada Moroccan
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is novelist/literary critic/translator Mohammed Berrada.
Berretta Italian
From berretta, originally meaning ‘hooded cloak’ (Latin birrus), later ‘headdress’, ‘bonnet’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such headgear or a nickname for an habitual wearer.
Berrick English
Variation of Barwick.
Berroa Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Baigorri in the French canton of Euskal Mendialdea.
Berryann Medieval English (Rare)
The name is pre 7th century Olde English and later Olde French. It derives from the word burri or berri, translating as a fortress or castle and means 'one who dwelt at the castle'. The suffix 'man' also indicates that it was job descriptive for a guard or keeper of the castle... [more]
Berrycloth English (Rare)
This name is of English locational origin, from the place called Barrowclough near Halifax in West Yorkshire.
Berryhill English
A name for someone who worked as a servant at the manor house.
Berschel German
German form of Burchell.
Bersford English (Canadian)
Named after the city 'Bersford'... [more]
Berson English
Means "son of Berry".
Bertagni Italian
Bertagni has a lineage in Genoa and one in Lucca. Possibly derives from Gothic, Lombard and Germanic names containing the root germanica bertha (bright) or the celtic bert (bearer).
Bertalan Hungarian
From the given name Bertalan.
Bertelsen Norwegian
Norwegian surname meaning son of Bertel .
Berthiaume French
French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ + helm ‘helmet’.
Berthold German
From the given name Berthold.
Bertholm Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a combination of the name Bert and holm (see Holm).
Bertiz Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Bertizarana.
Berto Italian, Spanish
From the given name Berto.
Bertocchi Italian
Comes from a pet form of the personal name Berto.
Bertók Hungarian
From the given name Bertók.
Bertoldo Italian
From the given name Bertoldo.
Bertoli Italian
Derived from the given name Bertolo, a variant of Bartolo, itself an Italian form of Bartholomew.
Bertolucci Italian
From a diminutive of Bertoli.
Bertram German
Derived from the German given name Bertram.
Bertucci Italian
Diminutive of Berto.
Bertuzzi Italian
variant of Bertucci.
Bertwig Swedish (Rare)
Derived from the forename elements beraht meaning "bright", and wig, meaning "war, battle".
Bérubé French
Habitational name from some minor place named with Old French bel ru "beautiful stream", with the subsequent pleonastic addition of , variant of bel "beautiful".
Beruška Czech
Allegedly derived from Czech beruška "ladybird; ladybug".
Berwald German, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Originally derived from the given name Bernwald, composed of Old High German bern, bero "bear" and wald "ruler"... [more]
Besalú Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Besemer German
Occupational name meaning "broom maker".
Beshimov Kyrgyz
Possibly derived from the given name Beshim. A known bearer is Bakyt Beshimov, the deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan.
Beshirov Kazakh
Means "son of Beshir".
Beske German
Likely derived from Peschke and Peske, vernacular forms of the given name Petrus.
Beskow Swedish
Derived from the name of the city Beeskow in Germany. A notable bearer was Swedish author and illustrator Elsa Beskow (1874-1953).
Besnier French
Besnier is a last name, that I found from a random French Last Name sight. Below is the link:... [more]
Bess English
Popularly grown surname from the diminuative form of "Elizabeth" during any time of a Queen Elizabeth
Bessa Portuguese
Origin in the name Beça surname of medieval ancestry
Bessel German
Of uncertain origin; possibly from the name of a place or river.
Besselman German
Derived from the German surname Bessel + suffix man "man".
Bestauty Ossetian
Derived from Ossetian бистэ (biste) meaning "village, suburb" or from Persian به (beh) meaning "good, excellent, better". In the case of the former, it would have been used to indicate the place of residence of an ancestor.
Betances Spanish, American (Hispanic)
Unexplained; probably related to Betanzos, the name of a town near A Coruña in Galicia.
Betanzos Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Beteta Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Beth English
From the given name Beth, itself a short form of Elizabeth and Bethany.
Bethany English
Possibly a topographic name from the Old English plant name betonice meaning "betony". The form of the name has been altered by folk association with the New Testament place name.
Bethel English, Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ithel "son of Ithel".
Bethencourt French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
Betjeman Dutch
One of the earliest surnames, it derives from the Roman personal name "Benedictus", meaning blessed.
Bettany English
Possibly a variant of Bethany.
Bettencourt French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
Bettino Italian
From the given name Bettino.
Betz German
Derived from a Thuringian short form of the personal name Bernhard.
Bever German
Nickname from bever ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal.
Beveridge English
Derived from the town of Beverege or from the Old French beivre "drink", a nickname for a person who sealed contracts with a drink
Bevier French (Germanized)
From Old French bevier, meaning "a measure of land". This was probably a nickname for someone who owned or worked such a piece of land. This surname was first found in Austria, where the name Bevier came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society.
Bevilacqua Italian
From Italian bevi l'acqua "drinks water", a nickname likely applied ironically to an alcoholic.
Bexley English
Habitational name from Bexley (now Bexleyheath in Greater London), which was named from Old English byxe ‘box tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
Bey French, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
Bey Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
Beyincé French, Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Boyancé.... [more]
Beynon Welsh
From Welsh ab Einon meaning "son of Einon". Einon is a variant of Einion.
Beyoğlu Turkish
Means son of a bey. “Bey” (Ottoman Turkish: بك‎ “Beik”, Albanian: bej, Bosnian: beg, Arabic: بيه‎ “Beyeh”, Persian: بیگ‎ “Beyg” or بگ “Beg”) is a Turkish title for chieftain, traditionally applied to the leaders or rulers of various sized areas in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
Bezos Spanish
From bezo meaning "thick lips" in Spanish, referring to a person with blubber or thick lips.
Bhaer German
Likely a variant of German Baer, meaning "bear". A notable bearer is character Friedrich Bhaer, Jo's husband in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
Bhagat Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, worshiper".
Bhakta Sanskrit
From Sanskrit meaning 'devotee'.
Bhalla Indian
This surname is derived from Sanskrit bhalla meaning (among other things) ‘auspicious’, ‘missile’, and ‘bear’.
Bhalli Punjabi
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a clan found in Punjab, Pakistan.
Bhandari Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भाण्डागारिक (bhandagarika) meaning "storekeeper, treasurer", ultimately from भाण्डागार (bhandagara) meaning "storeroom, storehouse, treasury".
Bharat Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the given name Bharat.
Bharath Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
From the given name Bharath.
Bhardwaj Indian
From Sanskrit bhāradvāja ‘descendant of bharadvāja’, bharadvāja meaning ‘one who has strength or vigor’ (a compound of bharat ‘bearing’ + vāja ‘vigor’). According to legend, Bharadvaja (bharadvāja) was the name of one of the great sages.
Bhargava Indian
From Sanskrit bhārgava ‘(descendant) of Bhrigu’. Bhrigu is the name of one of the great sages of Hindu legend.
Bharucha Indian (Parsi)
Refers to the city of Bharuch in Gujarat, India, which is thought to be derived from the name of a figure in Hindu mythology.
Bhasin Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
Bhat Indian, Kashmiri, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Bhatt.
Bhatnagar Indian, Hindi
Derived from the name of a subgroup of the Kayasth community, denoting association with Hanumangarh (formerly named Bhatner), a city in Rajasthan, India.
Bhatt Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhatta) meaning "lord" or "learned one".
Bhattacharyya Bengali
A variant spelling of Bhattacharya
Bhaumik Bengali, Indian
Variant transcription of Bhowmik.
Bhawal Bengali
Varient spelling of Bhowal.
Bhawalkar Indian
From the town of Bhawal in the NorthWest part of India, around the state of Jaipur.
Bhole German
1 North German: nickname for a male relative, colleague in a guild or fraternity, or lover, Middle Low German bōle.... [more]
Bhowal Bengali
From the Bhawal Estate in British India.
Bhowmick Bengali, Indian
Variant transcription of Bhowmik.
Bhowmik Indian, Bengali
Means "landowner, landlord" in Bengali, ultimately derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhūmi) "earth, soil, ground".
Bhuiya Bengali
Bangladeshi: from Bengali bhuyyan ‘landlord’, ‘chieftain’. Bearers of this surname claim descent from one of the twelve chieftains (nine Muslims and three Hindus), who ruled the Sultanate of Bengal (1336–1576)... [more]
Bhuiyan Indian, Bengali, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Bhuyan.
Bhullar Indian, Punjabi
Probably from the name of a village in Punjab, India, which is of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a Jat clan found in India and Pakistan.
Bhutto Sindhi
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a prominent Pakistani political family of Sindhi origin. Two of its members, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928-1979) and Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) served as prime ministers of Pakistan.
Bhuyan Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Means "landlord, chieftain", derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhumi) meaning "earth, soil".
Bi Chinese
Probably from the name of a people living to the west of China in ancient times, who integrated with the Han Chinese during the Han dynasty (206 bc–220 ad). The character also means ‘finish’, ‘conclude’.
Białaczowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Białaczów.
Białkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bialkowo, Bialków or Bialkowice, all derived from Polish biały meaning "white".
Bian Chinese
Romanization of a Chinese surname, which in Pinyin may be respectively Biàn, Biān or Biǎn. The former, written with the character means "to be impatient", "to be in a hurry" or "excitable" and is by far the most common... [more]
Biancaniello Italian
It means "white ring".... [more]
Bianchini Italian
Means "little white one"
Bianki Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Bianchi. A famous bearer is Vitaly Valentinovich Bianki, the Soviet children’s writer.
Biber German
Varient of Bieber.
Bibiano Spanish
From the given name Bibiano.
Bible English
From the given name BIBEL or an altered spelling of German BIEBL.
Bibylty Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბიბილო (bibilo) meaning "scar" or "crest", used to refer to a person with a distinctive scar on their face.
Bích Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 碧 (bích) meaning "bluish-green".
Bickel German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German: from bickel ‘pickaxe’ or ‘chisel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made pickaxes or worked with a pickaxe or for a stonemason. South German: from a pet form of Burkhart... [more]
Bickerman English
The toponym Bickerton is derived from the Old English beocere, which means bee-keeper, and tun, which originally denoted a fence or enclosure.
Bickham English
Habitational name from places so named in Devon and Somerset, most of which are most probably named with an Old English personal name Bicca and Old English cumb "valley". The first element could alternatively be from bica "pointed ridge".
Bicknell English (British)
Contracted form of the placename Bickenhill in Somerset, England.
Bidaurreta Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Biddle English, Irish
Variant of English BEADLE or German BITTEL. The name is now popular in the north east region of America, where it was brought by English and Irish immigrants.
Biebrich German
Town of Biebrich Germany
Biedroń Polish
Nickname, either from dialect biedron ‘spotted bullock’, or for someone with conspicuous or deformed hips, from a derivative of dialect biedro ‘hip’.
Biel Polish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely "white".
Bielawski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Bielawa.
Bielec Polish
Nickname for a man with white hair or a blond beard, from biały meaning "white".
Bielecki Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bielcza, derived from Polish biel meaning "white".
Bieler German, Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the many places in eastern Europe whose name incorporates the Slavic element byel- ‘white’.... [more]
Bieliński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bielin, Bielina, Bielino or Bieliny, all derived from Polish biel meaning "white".
Biện Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 边 (Biān) meaning "Edge".
Bien-Aimé Haitian Creole
Means "beloved from French bien meaning "good" and aimé meaning "love".
Bieniek Polish
From a pet form of the personal names Benedykt.
Bieńkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Bieńkowice, Bieńkowiec, or Bieńkowo.
Bierbaum German
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, Middle Low German berbom. Compare Birnbaum.
Bierkle German (Anglicized), Polish (Anglicized)
The surname Bierkle is most likely an anglicized form of the Polish Bierkowski, or the German Bierkandt.... [more]
Biernacki Polish
means bear strong
Biesiada Polish
Nickname from biesiada meaning "feast", "banquet", probably for someone who liked to feast.
Biesiadecki Polish
Possible name for a person who came from Biesiadki or Biesiadka in Poland.
Bigelow English
Habitational name from a place in England called Big Low meaning "big mound".
Biggers Scottish, English
Possibly related to the Scottish place name Biggar in South Lanarkshire or the English place name Biggar in Cumbria
Biggins English
Habitational name from any of the various places in England named with northern Middle English bigging "building" (from Old Norse). This word came to denote especially an outbuilding, and is still used in and around Northumberland and Cumbria.
Biggs English
Derived from the ancient word, "bigga", meaning large.
Biglin English (British)
German origin, settled by a single farmer in East Yorkshire in 1750. The name comes from the phrase "big land" meaning someone who owns alot of land.
Bigović Croatian
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
Bihan Breton
Bihan means small in Breton.
Bijelić Croatian
Derived from bijel, meaning "white".
Bikić Croatian
Occupational name for someone who raised bulls.
Bikuña Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village in Araba.
Bilal Arabic, Turkish, Urdu
From the given name Bilal
Bilczewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 distinct Greater Polish villages by the name of Bilczew.
Bilderback German (Modern, Archaic)
German: habitational name from any of the three places in northern Germany named Billderbeck, formerly Bilderbeck.... [more]
Bildt Swedish, Danish
Bildt is a Danish-Swedish-Norwegian noble family originating from Jutland in Denmark and now domiciled in Bohus county in southwest Sweden. The Norwegian branch of the family died out in the beginning of the 18th century... [more]
Bilek Czech
Nickname for a fair-haired person, from bílek 'whiteness', a derivative of bílý 'white'.
Bilgin Turkish
Means "scholar, learned, pundit" in Turkish.
Bilić Croatian
Derived from dialectal bil, standard Croatian bijel, meaning "white".... [more]
Bilici Turkish
Means "visionary", "seer", "omniscient", "aware", "knowing" and derivated from "bil-" root which means "to know".
Bilko Czech
From the Czech word meaning white.
Billard English, German
From a short form of the personal name Robillard, a derivative of Robert.... [more]
Billeaud French
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements bil "sword" (or possibly bili "gentle") + wald "ruler".
Billig German
Habitational name from a place named Billig, near Cologne. Nickname from Middle High German billich ‘proper’, ‘appropriate’.
Billingham English
A surname of English origin.
Billinghurst English
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous village in West Sussex.
Billings English
It comes from the old English bil, meaning "sword or halberd", though the word later came to refer to a pruning hook used to harvest fruit. It's also possible that the name comes from a location in ancient England called Billing, which would've gotten its name from the same source.
Billson English
Means "Son of Bill."
Billy English
Derived from the given name Bill.
Bilotti Italian
Variant of Bilotta and Bellotti, from a diminutive of Belli or Bello.
Bilsland Scottish
From a place near Kilmaurs in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Allegedly a combination of Bil and land "farm, land, property".
Bilson English
Patronymic surname of the given name Bill.
Bilyi Ukrainian
Variant spelling of Bilyk.
Bilyk Ukrainian
Derived from the word білий meaning "white" in Ukrainian.
Binder German
From an agent derivative of binden "to bind".
Binderman German
From an occupation, a variant of Binder.