All Submitted Surnames

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Quark Manx
Alternate form of Corkish, meaning "Mac Mharcuis", or "son of Marcas" via the name Marc or Mark.
Quarry English
From Middle English quarey "quarry", a topographic name for someone who lived near a stone quarry, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one. ... [more]
Quartermain English
From a medieval nickname for a very dextrous person, or for someone who habitually wore gloves (from Old French quatremains, literally "four hands"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Allan Quartermain, the hero of 'King Solomon's Mines' (1886) and other adventure novels by H. Rider Haggard... [more]
Quartermaine English
Variant of Quartermain. This surname was borne by British actor Leon Quartermaine (1876-1967).
Quartey Western African, Ga
Ga surname of unknown meaning.
Quartz German
The name refers to the common mineral "quartz"
Quast German
habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany. metonymic occupational name for a barber or nickname for someone who wore a conspicuous tassel or feather, from Middle Low German, Middle High German quast(e) "tuft", "tassel", "brush", also "fool".
Quattrociocchi Italian
From quattro ciocchi, "four logs of wood" in Italian.
Quayle Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized), Manx (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of various Gaelic patronymics derived from the given name Paul - namely, Manx Gaelic Mac Phaayl meaning "son of Paayl"; Scottish Gaelic Mac Phàil "son of Pàl"; and Irish Gaelic Mac Phóil "son of Pól"... [more]
Quazi Bengali
Bengali transcription of Qazi.
Quế Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Gui, from Sino-Vietnamese 桂 (quế).
Quebec Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name for a person from the province of Quebec in Canada.
Québedeaux French (Cajun)
Possibly a Parisianized form of Quevedo.
Quek Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Guo.
Quelch English (British)
Mid 16th Century variant of the name Wels(c)he, Welsh or Welch, itself deriving from the Middle English "walsche", Celtic, foreign, (Olde English "woelisc", a derivative of "wealh", foreign), and originally given as a distinguishing nickname to a Celt... [more]
Quenby English
English: of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Quarmby, a habitational name from a place so called in West Yorkshire.
Quennell English
From the medieval female personal name Quenilla, from Old English Cwēnhild, literally "woman-battle". This was borne by Peter Quennell (1905-1993), a British poet, critic and historian.
Quentin English
Derived from the given name Quentin.
Quercia Italian (Rare)
From the Latin quercus "oak".
Quested English (British)
English surname of uncertain origin, possibly derived from the lost village of Questers.
Questel French, Medieval French (?)
The surname Questel was first found in Normandy. Currently, Questel is the most commonly occurring last name in Saint-Barthélemy, a French island in the Caribbean Sea.... [more]
Quetz German
German family name originating from the town of Quetz (today Quetzdölsdorf).... [more]
Quevedo Cantabrian (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of a surname that indicates familial origin within the eponymous settlement at the geographic coordinates 43.128481, -4.039367.
Quezada Spanish
Probably a variant of Quesada.
Quezon Filipino
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Quizon or from Hokkien 郭孫 (keh-sun) derived from 郭 (keh) meaning "outer city" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild"... [more]
Quiambao Filipino
Possibly from Hokkien 欠賺 (khiàm-báu) meaning "owed money, lacking money" or 鹹賺 (kiâm-báu) meaning "stingy with money".
Quian Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Shuibhne.
Quiapo Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kiyapo meaning "water cabbage" (a type of plant), ultimately from Tamil கயப்பு (kayappu).
Quibol Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kibol meaning "bobtail".
Quichocho Chamorro
Chamorro for "to take out from hiding"
Quill Irish
Quill or Quille is an anglicised version of the Irish surnames Ó Cuill, Coll, Coill, and O'Coill (Ó Coill), all of which mean wood, forest or shrub Hazel Tree... [more]
Quille Irish
Variation of Quill.
Quillen Irish
The surname Quillen is derived from the personal name Hugelin, which is a diminutive of Hugh. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Uighilin.
Quimby English
Perhaps a variant of Quenby.
Quimpo Filipino
From Hokkien 金舖 (kim-phò͘) meaning "gold shop" or 金寳 (kim-pó) meaning "golden treasure".
Quimson Filipino
From Hokkien 金孫 (kim-sun) meaning "golden grandchild".
Quin English
Variant of Quinn.
Quinata Chamorro
Quinata - meaning "na'ta" food belonging to us, or wanting food. Mostly found in Umatac, Guam.
Quinby English
Variant of Quenby.
Quine Manx
Shortened Anglicization of Manx Mac Vian "son of Mian".
Quinene Chamorro
Chamorro for "to take away"
Quiney English, Irish
Variant of Quinney ??
Quinley English, Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Apparently an altered form of Scottish McKinley or a reduced form of Irish Mcquinnelly, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
Quinlivan Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoindealbháin meaning "descendant of Caoindealbhán", a personal name composed of caoin "comely, fair" and dealbh "form" with the diminutive suffix -án (compare Quinlan).
Quinney English, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinne “descendant of Coinne”
Quintela Portuguese
Has its roots in Latin, deriving from "quintus," meaning "fifth." It likely originated from describing a person as the fifth child in a family or from the division of land among heirs, where a fifth part was given to one heir.
Quinter Romansh
Derived from the place name Quinto in the Swiss canton Ticino.
Quintero Spanish
Habitational name from a location in Galicia named Quintero, from Galician quinteiro meaning "farmstead, square, plaza". Alternately, it may be derived from Spanish quinto meaning "fifth", possibly used as a name for a renter of quintas (a type of wine-growing estate).
Quinto Aragonese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Quinto, for example in Zaragoza province. However, the high concentration of the surname in Alacant province suggests that, in some cases at least, it may derive from the personal name Quinto (from Latin Quintus denoting the fifth-born child or Catalan quinto "young soldier").... [more]
Quinton English
From a place name meaning "queen's town" in Old English.
Quinzel Popular Culture
The actual surname of the fictional character Harley Quinn. The character first appeared in the "Batman: The Animated Series" episode "Joker's Favor" in September 1992, but her full name (Harleen Quinzel) was not revealed until the February 1994 one-shot comic "The Batman Adventures: Mad Love"... [more]
Quirico Galician
From the given name Quirico.
Quirin German
From the given name Quirin
Quirino Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Quirino.
Quisling Norwegian
A treacherous person who sides with opposing forces, this meaning comes from Vidkun Quisling of Norway. He helped the Germans during the German rule of Norway in the 1940's. Original meaning "One from" (-ling) "Quislemark", (quis) A romanization of the place name of Kvislemark.
Quispe Quechua (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of Quechua qispi meaning "free".
Quist Swedish
Variant spelling of Kvist.
Quisumbing Filipino
Meaning unknown, probably of Hokkien origin.
Quitugua Chamorro
Chamoru meaning "Knock down/tear down/cut down"
Quizon Filipino
Meaning unknown, possibly from a combination of the Chinese surnames Cui and Son.
Qulamov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qulam".
Qulamova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Qulamov.
Quluyev f Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qulu".
Quluyeva f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Quluyev.
Quluzadə Azerbaijani
Means "born of Qulu".
Quraishi Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Qureshi.
Qurashi Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Qureshi.
Qurbanlı Azerbaijani
From the given name Qurban.
Qureshi Arabic, Urdu
Denotes a member of the Quraysh, a mercantile Arab tribe that the Prophet Muhammad belonged to, itself is derived from Arabic قرش (qarasha) meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
Qursawi Tatar
Derived from the Arabic word قرصة (qursa) meaning "pinch".
Qutb Arabic
Means "pole" in Arabic.
Quy Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Quý.
Quý Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 貴 (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
Quyền Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Quan, from Sino-Vietnamese 權 (quyền).
Qvarnström Swedish
Combination of Swedish kvarn meaning "mill" and ström meaning "stream".
Raab German
Derived from German rabe "raven". As a surname, it was given to a person with black hair.
Raabe German
Cognate of Rabe.
Rääbis Estonian
Rääbis is an Estonian surname meaning "whitefish".
Raad Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for an adviser, counselor, or member of a town council, from raad ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
Raag Estonian
Raag is an Estonian surname; a colloquial name meaning "twig" and "leafless branchlet".
Räägel Estonian
Räägel is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "raag" meaning "leafless" and "bare".
Raagmaa Estonian
Raagmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "twig/leafless land".
Rääk Estonian
Rääk is an Estonian surname meaning "Corn crake (Crex crex)".
Raam Estonian
Raam is an Estonian surname meaning "frame" or "carriage".
Raamat Estonian
Raamat is an Estonian surname meaning "book".
Raaper Estonian
Raaper is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "raapiik", meaning "yardarm" (the outer extremity of a ship's yard).
Raasch German
Variant of Rasch.
Rääsk Estonian
Rääsk is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "rääs" meaning "whale-oil".
Rääst Estonian
Rääst is an Estonian surname meaning "baldachin" (a canopy of typically placed over an altar or throne).
Räästas Estonian
Räästas is an Estonian surname meaning "eaves".
Raat Dutch
''Somebody who gives good advice'', ''counsel'' Raad = advice.... [more]
Raatikainen Finnish
A family name first registered in the form Radikain in the 16th or 17th century. Derives from the German man's name Konrad which in Finland was shortened to Radi.
Raatma Estonian
Raatma is an Estonian surname meaning a "clearing".
Raba Estonian
Raba is an Estonian surname meaning "bog" or "raised bog".
Rabadanov m Dargin
Means "son of Rabadan".
Rabadanova f Dargin
Feminine form of Rabadanov.
Rabago Spanish
Habitational name from Rábago in Cantabria province.
Rabbani Urdu, Bengali, Persian
Derived from Arabic رباني (rabbani) meaning "divine", ultimately from رب (rabb) meaning "master, lord".
Rabe German
German surname meaning "raven, crow".
Rabek Arabic
Rabik (Rabek,Rabbek); "Lord" ... [more]
Rabenschlag German
Means "wing beat of a raven" in German, from German Rabe meaning "raven" and Schlag meaning "flap" or "wing beat" in this context.
Rabenstein German
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Rabenstein.
Rabie Arabic
Derived from the given name Rabi 1.
Rabinovich Yiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
Rabinovitch Yiddish
Variant transcription of Rabinovich.
Rabinowicz Jewish
Polish Jewish name meaning son of rabbi from the root rabi meaning "rabbi" combined with the Polish patronymic suffix -owicz "son of"
Rabinowitz Jewish
Germanized variant of Rabinovich.
Rabinsky Jewish
From the root rabi "rabbi" combined with the Polish suffix -ski
Rabiot French
Occupational name for a radish merchant.
Rabotenko Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian word for "work"
Rabov Russian
Means "son of a slave".
Rabski Polish
Habitational surname from Raba, a former settlement now divided into Raba Niżna and Raba Wyżna.
Rabsztyński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Rabsztyn.
Rabtoy French
Unknown history, most likely originated in the Americas in Quebec. A large percentage of Rabtoy families are from Vermont.
Rəcəbova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Rəcəbov.
Răceanu Romanian
Designates someone from Răciu, a commune in Mureş County, Romania.
Rachamiym Hebrew
From the given name Rachamim.
Rachedi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Rashid; this spelling is chiefly used in Algerian Arabic.
Rachel English, German
From the English female given name Rachel or derived from German rau "rough".
Rachels English
This surname is derived from the given name Rachel.
Rachelson English
This surname means “son of Rachel”.
Rachid Arabic
From the given name Rashid.
Rachlyn Jewish (Rare), Polish (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Rachlyn is a Jewish surname derived directly from polish "Rachman". This surname is very rare and apparently only few members in Brazil, descendants of Polish survivors of Holocaust.... [more]
Rachman Ukrainian, Jewish
Rachman is an old Jewish name which means "Merciful" in Hebrew.... [more]
Rachmaninoff Russian
Surname used as a nickname for someone of swarthy appearance.
Rachvalsky Jewish
No history
Racine French
Means "(tree) root" in French, used as an occupational name for a grower or seller of root vegetables or as a nickname for a stubborn person.
Racioppi Italian, Sicilian
Derived from Sicilian racioppu meaning "cluster of grapes", hence presumably a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold or produced grapes.
Rackers German
German (Räckers): in the Lower Rhine-Westphalia area, from a reduced form of Rädeker, itself a reduced form of Rademaker.
Rackham English
Means "person from Rackham", Sussex ("homestead or enclosure with ricks"). This surname was borne by British watercolourist and book illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939).
Rackley English
It means ‘mound’ ‘homestead’ and ‘ham’.
Racman Filipino, Maranao, Maguindanao
From the given name Racman.
Rad Old Persian
Meanings: "Honest", "Bounteous"
Radchenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Rodion.
Radenković Serbian
Means ''son of Radenko''.
Radenović Montenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Rade".
Rader German
Variation of Rademacher, meaning "maker of wheels" in German ("rat" meaning wheel), later shortened to Rader and other variations such as Redder, Raeder, Redler, etc.
Radford English
Habitational name from any of the various places so named, for example in Devon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Hereford and Worcester. Most are named from Old English read "red" + ford "ford", but it is possible that in some cases the first element may be a derivative of Old English ridan "to ride", with the meaning "ford that can be crossed on horseback".
Radhakrishnan Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit राधा कृष्ण (rādhā-kṛṣṇa), a combination of Radha and Krishna... [more]
Radi Arabic
Derived from the given name Radi.
Radia Filipino, Maranao
Means "king" in Maranao, ultimately from Sanskrit राज (raja).
Radiab Filipino, Maranao
From Radiyab, the Maranao name for the seventh month of the Islamic calendar, which is ultimately derived from Arabic رَجَب (Rajab).
Radiamoda Filipino, Maranao
From a title for a crown prince, derived from Maranao radia meaning "king" and moda meaning "young".
Radinović Serbian
Means "son of Radin".
Radler German
Occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a wheelmaker or wheelwright. The name stems from the German noun rat, meaning wheel. The origin is more clear in the variant Rademacher
Radloff Low German
North German: From the Old Norse Radulf.... [more]
Radmilović Serbian
Means "son of Radmilo".
Radnice Czech
This indicates familial origin within the Bohemian town of the same name.
Radoliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Radolin.
Radolović Croatian
Possibly derived from rado lovi, meaning "glad to hunt".
Radosavljević Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Radosav or Radoslav".
Radoslavov m Bulgarian
Means "son of Radoslav".
Radoslavova f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Radoslavov.
Radovan Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian
From the given name Radovan.
Radovanović Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Radovan".
Radovčić Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Rade".
Radović Serbian, Montenegrin, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Radovan".
Răducan Romanian
Means "son of Radu".
Rădulescu Romanian
Means "son of Radu".
Radulović Serbian
Possibly derived from rado lovi, meaning "glad to hunt".
Radwan Arabic
Variant of Ridwan.
Radzha Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Raja.
Radzhan Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
Alternate transcription of Rajan.
Raees Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic tile رَئِيس (raʾīs) meaning "chief, leader".
Rafail Greek, Russian
From the given name Rafail.
Rafailov Russian
Means "son of Rafail".
Rafailović Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Rafail".
Rafaniello Italian
Probably from Italian ravanello "radish", probably given to someone who grew or sold radishes, or perhaps resembled one in some way.
Rafeeq Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Rafiq.
Raffaele Italian
From the given name Raffaele.
Raffensperger German
Altered spelling of Ravensburger or Ravensberger, a habitational name for someone from Ravensburg in Württemberg, but there are a number of similar surnames, for example Raffenberg, a farm name near Hamm, and Raffsberger.
Rafi Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Rafi.
Rafik Arabic
From the given name Rafik.
Rafiq Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Rafiq.
Rafique Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Rafiq.
Rəfiyev m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Rəfi".
Rafter Irish, Scottish
The original Gaelic form of Rafter was O Raithbheartaigh, which was modified to O Raifeartaigh. The surname is derived from the words rath bheartach meaning prosperity wielder.
Raftery Irish
Corrupted version of "Rafferty"
Raftu Romanian
Raftu is a surname who was first use in Greece but now is only use in Romania, the name means ,,Bookshelf" in Romanian
Ragab Arabic
Variant transcription of Rajab.
Ragan English
A variant of Reagan.
Rägapart Estonian
Rägapart is an Estonian surname meaning "garganey" ("Spatula querquedula": a species of dabbling duck).
Ragatz German (Swiss)
Habitational name from Ragaz in Grison canton.
Rageth Romansh
Derived from the given name Rageth.
Ragettli Romansh
Derived from a truncated form of Anrig in combination with the diminutive suffix -ett and the diminutive suffix -li.
Raghavan Indian
(Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Hindu name from Sanskrit raghava ‘derived from Raghu’, ‘descendant of Raghu’ (an epithet of the god Rama, incarnation of Vishnu) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n... [more]
Ragonesi Italian
Meaning: People Of Aragon
Ragosta Italian
from aragosta "lobster" used for a shell-fisherman or otherwise as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a lobster in some way.
Ragsdale English
Apparently an English habitational name from Ragdale in Leicestershire, which is probably named from Old English hraca "gully", "narrow pass" + dæl "valley", "dale".
Ragusa Italian
Habitational name from Ragusa in Sicily, or from the ancient city of Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia (Italian name Ragusa).
Raha Estonian
Raha is an Estonian surname meaning "money".
Rahamägi Estonian
Rahamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "money mountain".