All Submitted Surnames

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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.
Binette French (Quebec)
Altered spelling of French Binet, a short form of Robinet, a pet form of Robert... [more]
Binetti Italian
Comes from a diminutive of Bino. Italianized form of French 'Binet'. Habitational name from a place called Binetto (named with Latin vinetum ‘vineyard’) in Bari province.
Binger English
Derived from the Old English name Binningas, which was a name for someone who lived near stables.
Bingham English
Ultimately deriving from the toponym of Melcombe Bingham in Dorset. The name was taken to Ireland in the 16th century, by Richard Bingham, a native of Dorset who was appointed governor of Connaught in 1584... [more]
Bingley English
Habitational surname for someone originally from the town of Bingley in West Yorkshire, England. The name is either derived from the given name Bynna combined with the suffix -inga meaning "the people of" or from the Old English elements bing meaning "hollow" and leah meaning "woodland, clearing".
Bini Italian
Comes from the given name Albino and other names ending with -bino ending.
Bink English
Topographic name for someone living by a bink, a northern dialect term for a flat raised bank of earth or a shelf of flat stone suitable for sitting on. The word is a northern form of modern English bench.
Binks English
Variant of Bink.
Bin Laden Arabic (Rare)
Means "son of Laden", from a name derived from Arabic لدن (ladin) meaning "soft, mellow". It was most notoriously borne by Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), though it is also the surname of an wealthy upper-class Saudi family (of which the former is descended from).
Binotti Italian
From Latin albus, "white", derivative of Albino.
Binotto Italian
Possible diminutive of Bini or Bino. Possible variant of German Binoth
Binowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from binowo or other places starting with binow in Poland.
Birčanin Serbian
Possibly derived from the village of Birač, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Birch English, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare)
From Middle High German birche, Old English birce, Old Danish birk, all meaning "birch". This was likely a topographic name for someone living by a birch tree or a birch forest... [more]
Birchall English
Probably a habitational name from Birchill in Derbyshire or Birchills in Staffordshire, both named in Old English with birce "birch" + hyll "hill".
Birchard English
From the Old English personal name, Burgheard. See also Burkett.
Birchfield English
Variant of English BURCHFIELD or an anglicized form of German BIRKENFELD.
Birdee English
Probably a variant spelling of English Burden .
Birdson African American
It means son of Bird and most likely came from someone who was given the name Bird. The word bird is found in all English language dictionaries and was not intended to be a name.
Birdsong English
From the English words bird and song. Possibly an English translation of the German surname Vogelsang.
Birdwhistle English (Rare)
derived from whistling like a bird or the sound of the birds were sold.
Bires Irish
Irish Derivation of Byres
Birge Hungarian
Occupational name for a shepherd, from birga, a variant spelling of birka 'sheep'.
Birindelli Italian
It is a regional surname of Tuscany common in provinces like Pisa, Lucca or Livorno.... [more]
Birk Slovene
Of unknown origin.
Birk German
Either a variant of Buerk or a habitational name derived from places named Birk, Birke, or Birken.
Birke Low German, Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Birk. Perhaps a shortened form of any of various Danish and Norwegian surnames beginning with Birke-, for example Birkeland and Birkelund ("birch grove").
Birkeland Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse birki "birch" and land "farm, land". Birkeland is the name of a village and parish in western Norway. The parish got it's name from an old farm. The parish church was built on the same spot where the farm once was.
Birket English
It's a locational surname taken from the village of Birket Houses in Lancashire.
Birkin English
The surname "Birkin" comes from a village in Yorkshire of the same name, first recorded as "Byrcene" in the Yorkshire charters of 1030, and as "Berchine" and "Berchinge" in the Domesday Book. The first known person with the surname "Birkin" was Jon de Birkin, a baron who lived in the late-11th century.
Birks English
Northern English variant of Birch.
Birmingham English
Indicates familial origin from Birmingham, England
Birnbaum German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, from Middle High German bir "pear" and boum "tree".
Birne English, German, Jewish
Means "pear" in German, making it the German equivalent of Perry 1, perhaps originally referring to a person who harvested or sold pears... [more]
Birnenbaum Jewish
Means "pear tree" in German.
Birney English
Scottish: habitational name from a place in Morayshire, recorded in the 13th century as Brennach, probably from Gaelic braonach 'damp place'.
Birnfeld German (Portuguese-style, Rare, Expatriate)
Meaning “pear field” from the German words “birne”, meaning pear, and the word “feld”, meaning field.
Birnie Scottish
Part of the clan MacInnes from the Scottish highlands. It was originally the name of a church (Burn-nigh) which became Birnie or Birney.
Bisbee English
Named after the city of Bisbee which is in Arizona.... [more]
Bisby Medieval Scottish, Medieval English, English (British), Scottish, English (Australian), Anglo-Norman
Either originating from the village Busby in historic county East Renfrewshire in Scotland, or Great Busby in Yorkshire. The place name is likely derived from the Norman buki, "shrub". See also Busby.
Bischoffshausen German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Means "bishop's house" in German
Biscornet Literature
Derived from the Latin words bis, meaning "two" and cornet, meaning "horn". According to French urban legend, this was the last name of the architect who built the doorways in the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral... [more]
Biscotti Italian
An occupational surname for someone who sells or bakes biscotti.
Bish English
comes from the old English word bis... [more]
Bismarck German
Noble family from the Altmark Region.
Bissonnette French (Quebec)
North American spelling of French Bissonet, a topographic name from a diminutive of Old French buisson meaning "bush, scrub".
Bistolfo Italian
Bistolfi has a lineage between Alessandria Casale Monferrato, Acqui Terme and Prasco, Genoa and Savona. Bistolfo may derive from a modified form of the medieval name Guisulfus. In an act of 1327 Gui-sulfus Cottalorda (Mayor of Breil) signed an important peace agreement with Tenda, probably passing by the name Wisulfus, and therefore by common substitution of W with B.
Biswas Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit विश्वास (vishvasha) meaning "trust, confidence, faith".
Bitar Arabic
Means "farrier, blacksmith, smith" in Arabic.
Bitencourt Portuguese (Brazilian), French (Rare), English
BITENCOURT, derives from Bittencourt, Bettencourt and Bethencourt; They 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]
Biteri Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Viteri.
Bitsuie Navajo
From bitsóí meaning "his grandchild", a commonly adopted surname when the BIA required Native Americans to take surnames for the purpose of official records.
Bittenbinder German
Occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German büte(n) "cask", "(wine) barrel" + binder "binder" (agent derivative of binden "to bind").
Bitterman English, German
Name given to a person who was bitter.
Bituin Filipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
Bituon Visayan
Literally "star" in Cebuano, related to Tagalog Bituin
Biurrarena Spanish, Basque
Means apple in Basque.
Bivol Romanian, Moldovan
Meaning "bull, ox".
Bixbie Obscure (Rare)
Possibly a rare variant of Bixby.
Bizet French
Derived from the name “Byset or Bisset”
Bizi Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Bizkarrondo Basque
It literally means "near the shoulder of a mountain".
Bizon Polish
Nickname from bizon meaning "whip", used for a big, ponderous person.
Bizzell English
a corn merchant; one who made vessels designed to hold or measure out a bushel.
Bjarnason Icelandic
Means "son of Bjarni".
Bjelovuk Serbian
From the given name Vuk. Variant of Belovuk.
Bjorgman Popular Culture
The surname of Kristoff from the movie "Frozen".
Bjørklund Norwegian
From any of several farms named with Norwegian bjørk "birch" and lund "grove".
Bjorklund English (American)
Anglicized form of Swedish Björklund or Norwegian Bjørklund.
Björkqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish björk "birch tree" and qvist, an obsolete spelling of kvist, "twig".
Björn Swedish
Means "bear" in Swedish. Either taken directly from the given name (see Björn) or from a nickname for a big, hairy person. It may also be derived from a place named with the element björn.
Björnsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Björn". Its masculine counterpart is Björnsson.
Blach Polish
Alternatively perhaps a metonymic occupational name from Old Polish blach ‘skeet iron’, ‘metal fittings’.
Blacher French
Mainly used in Southern France. Topographic name for someone who lived by an oak grove, originating in the southeastern French dialect word blache ‘oak plantation’ (said to be of Gaulish origin), originally a plantation of young trees of any kind.
Blachowski Polish
Related to forming or rolling thin sheets of metal, perhaps gilding.
Blackberry English
English surname of unexplained origin, probably from the name of a lost or unidentified place.
Blackerby English, Irish, Scottish
English surname of unexplained origin, probably from the name of a lost or unidentified place.
Blackford English
Derived from the words blæc "black" or blac "pale, shining, white" and ford "river crossing"
Blackmore English
BLACKMORE, an English name, has two possible beginnings: ... [more]
Blacksmith English, Welsh, Scottish
This last name is an occupation last name. A "blacksmith" means a person who makes and repairs things in iron by hand.
Blackstock English
English and southern Scottish: topographic name from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’, ‘dark’ + stok ‘stump’, ‘stock’.
Blackwell English
From an English place name derived from Old English blæc meaning "black" and well meaning "well, spring, water hole".
Blade English
Metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle English blade "cutting edge, sword".
Blaga Romanian
Probably related to several places named Blaga in Romania.
Blagden Anglo-Saxon
Blagden is a locational surname deriving from any one of the places called Blackden or Blagdon, or Blagden farm in Hempstead, Essex. Blackden in Cheshire, Blagden in Essex and Blagdon in Northumberland share the same meaning and derivation, which is "the dark or black valley", derived from the Old English pre 7th Century "blaec", black, with "denu", valley, while the places called Blagdon in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, recorded as Blakedone in 1242, Blakeson in 1234, and Blachedone in the Domesday Book of 1086 respectively mean "the black hill", derived from the Old English "blaec", black, and "dun", down, hill, mountain... [more]
Blagojević Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Blagoje".
Blagoveshchensky Russian
Named after the City of Blagoveshchensk
Blaiklock Scottish (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
Allegerdly from Blacklock which supposedly described the colour of someone's hair.
Blain Scottish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Bláán, a shortened form of MACBLAIN, or a variant of Blin... [more]
Blaine Scottish
Derived from the given name Bláán.
Blaire Scottish, English
Variant spelling of Blair.
Blakelock English
A nickname derived from blæc "black" and locc "lock of hair"
Blakesmith German (Anglicized)
Derived from the German, Blechschmidt, it means "tin smith", and/or, blacksmith.
Blakestone English (British)
The surname Blakeston was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Blaxton, a township in the parish of Finningley, union and soke of Doncaster.... [more]
Blakeway English
Literally means "black way", thus referring to a black road near which the original bearer must have lived. A famous bearer of this surname was Jacob Blakeway (b. 1583-?), the biological father of Mayflower passenger Richard More (1614-1696).
Blakewood Medieval English
Derived from the Old English words blaec, which means black, and wudu, which means wood, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a dark, wooded area.
Blamey English
From blaidh-mez, the wolf's meadow; or pleu-mez, the parish meadow.
Blancaflor Spanish (Philippines)
Means "white flower," from the Spanish words blanca meaning "white" and flor meaning "flower."
Blancanieves Spanish (Rare)
Means "Snow White" in Spanish.
Blanchflower English
From a medieval nickname applied probably to an effeminate man (from Old French blanche flour "white flower"). This surname was borne by Northern Irish footballer Danny Blanchflower (1926-1993).
Bland English
Bland is a habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire called Bland, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm’, ‘commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation... [more]
Blandford English
Habitational name from Blandford Forum and other places called Blandford in Dorset (Blaneford in Domesday Book), probably named in Old English with bl?ge 'gudgeon' (genitive plural blægna) + ford 'ford'.
Blaney Irish
Topographic name from Welsh blaenau, plural of blaen "point, tip, end", i.e. uplands, or remote region, or upper reaches of a river.
Blank Dutch
Dutch and German nickname for a man with white or fair hair or a pale complexion, from Middle Low, Middle High German blanc "bright", "shining", "white", "beautiful", Middle Dutch blank "fair", "white".... [more]
Blankenbeckler German
German: variant of Blankenbacher ( see Blankenbaker ).
Blankenbiller Dutch
Habitational name from a place called Blankenbijl or similar.
Blankenship English
Variant of Blenkinsop, a surname derived from a place in Northumberland called Blenkinsopp. The place name possibly derives from Cumbric blaen "top" and kein "back, ridge", i.e. "top of the ridge", combined with Old English hōp "valley" (compare Hope).
Blanton Scottish (Americanized, Modern)
An americanized version of the old Scottish name Ballantine (other forms being Ballantyne, Bannatyne, Ballanden).
Blas Spanish
From the given name Blas.
Blase German
Derivative of Blasius.
Blasey French
The name may have been associated with a 4th century (316) French saint Blasius of Armenie (Armienes,) and later introduced into and adopted by Yorkshire people as their saint of wool-combers from a Norman noble.
Blasius German, Dutch, Scandinavian
From the Latin personal name Blasius. This was a Roman family name, originating as a byname for someone with some defect, either of speech or gait, from Latin blaesus "stammering" (compare Greek blaisos "bow-legged")... [more]
Blaškić Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Blaž".
Blasquez Spanish
From the medieval diminutive Velasco, from the Basque word 'bela' meaning "crow", and the diminutive suffix 'sko'.
Blaum German
German last name, likely a variant of the last name Blom or Blum, referring to the word flower/blooming.
Blaustein German, Jewish
Ornamental name from German blau "blue" and Stein "stone", i.e. lapis lazuli.
Blaxton English
There are two possible origins for this surname; one- from the name of the village in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster (part of South Yorkshire, England) on the border of Lincolnshire, or two- from the Old English personal name Blaecstan, meaning "black stone"
Blaylock English
The surname of James P. Blaylock (1950-), an early steampunk author. His surname may mean "black lock" from Middle English blakelok, originally referring to a person with dark hair.
Blaze English
Variant of Blaise.
Błażejewski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Błażejewo, Błażejewice, Błażejewko or Błażej, all derived from the given name Błażej.
Blazer Dutch
from Middle Dutch blaser ‘blower’, hence an occupational name for a player of the trumpet or other wind instrument, or a nickname for a braggart or boaster
Blazkowicz Polish
From the video game series, Wolfenstein, Blazkowicz is the main character.
Bleau French
Roughly translated into " blue water".
Bledig Welsh
"like a wolf"
Bledsoe English
Comes from a place in Gloucestershire called Bledisloe, comes from an Old English personal name Blið.
Bleecker Dutch
Occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, a launderer, or the owner of a public bleaching ground.
Bleeker Dutch
Occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, from Middle Dutch ble(e)kere.
Bleibaum German
"Lead tree" possibly changed at Ellis Island from Blumenbaum meaning "flowering tree"
Bleiberg Dutch
Habitational name from a place so named in Luxembourg province, Belgium.
Blemker Dutch
Dutch: occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, Middle Dutch ble(e)kere.
Blennerhassett English
The Blennerhassett surname comes from someone having lived in Cumberland, on the Borderlands between Scotland and England. ... [more]
Błeński Polish
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Kuyavian villages in Gmina Izbica Kujawska: Błenna, Błenna A, or Błenna B.
Blesse English (British), Filipino, Indian, French
The last name Blesse was first discovered in Oxfordshire and held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. In the Philippines, Blesse means "a blessing in the family." In India, Blesse means "bless you."
Blessed English
From a medieval nickname for a fortunate person. This surname is borne by British actor Brian Blessed (1936-).
Bleu French
"Blue."
Bleuzen Breton
Derived from the feminine given name Bleuzenn.
Blevens Welsh
Alternate spelling of Blevins.
Blewett English
From a medieval nickname for a blue-eyed person or one who habitually wore blue clothing (from Middle English bleuet "cornflower" or bluet "blue cloth").
Blight English
comes from blithe
Blin Welsh
The same as Blaen, a point, the inland extremity of a valley. Blin also signifies weary, troublesome.
Blinov Russian
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
Blinova Russian
Feminine form of Blinov.
Bliss Medieval English, Medieval English (Anglicized)
Originally a nickname for a cheerful person, derived from the Old English blisse, meaning "gladness" or "joy." Another origin of the surname is habitional, coming from from the village of Blay in Calvados (modern-day Normandy), spelled as Bleis in 1077, or from the village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire, first known as Stoke de Blez, named after the Norman family de Blez.... [more]
Blissett English
A different form of Blessed. A bearer of this surname is Luther Blissett (1958-), a Jamaican-born English footballer ("Luther Blissett" has been used since 1994 as a cover name for activists engaging in anti-cultural establishment polemics and spoofs on the internet and elsewhere).
Blitstein German, Jewish
Stein is the German word for stone.
Blitz German
This surname is presumed to be coming from a nickname for a fast runner or a quick tempered person, from German blitz(er) meaning "lightning" (ultimately from Middle High German blicze.)
Blitzstein German, Jewish
Blitz is the German word for lightening and stein is the German word for stone.
Blixt Swedish
From Swedish blixt "lightning, flash".
Blizanac Serbian
From Serbian meaning 'twin'.
Blizzard English
A different form (influenced by blizzard "heavy snowstorm") of Blissett.
Bloch Jewish
Regional name for someone in Central Europe originating from Italy or France, from Polish "Włoch" meaning "Italian" (originally "stranger / of foreign stock"), ultimately derived – like many names and words in various European languages – from the Germanic Walhaz.
Block Jewish
Variant of Bloch.
Blöcker German
Occupational name for a jailer.
Bloem Dutch
Means "flower" in Dutch.
Bloemendaal Dutch
Dutch cognate of the German surname Blumenthal.
Blokhin Russian
Russian surname
Blomkvist Swedish
Variant of Blomqvist. Mikael Blomkvist is a fictional character in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series.
Blonder Dutch
Occupational name for a brewer.
Błoński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Błonie, derived from Polish błonie meaning "pasture, meadow".
Blood English
Evidently from Old English blod ‘blood’, but with what significance is not clear. In Middle English the word was in use as a metonymic occupational term for a physician, i.e. one who lets blood, and also as an affectionate term of address for a blood relative.
Blood Welsh
Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’.
Blood English
Derived from the Old English byname Blīþa (meaning "happy, blithe").
Bloodgood English (American), Dutch (Americanized)
Anglicized form of Dutch Bloetgoet. The progenitor of the American Bloodgood family was Francis Bloodgood, a 17th-century Dutch emigrant to Flushing, Queens, New York, originally named Frans Jansen Bloetgoet.
Bloodsworth English
Variant spelling of Bloodworth.
Bloom English
Metonymic occupational name for an iron worker, from Middle English blome ‘ingot (of iron)’.
Bloom Swedish
Variant of Blom.
Bloom Jewish (Americanized), Dutch
Americanized spelling of Bloem and Blum.
Bloomfield English
This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a locational name from either of the two places thus called in England, one in Staffordshire, and the other in Somerset, or it may be a dialectal variant of Blonville (-sur-Mer) in Calvados, Normandy, and hence a Norman habitation name... [more]
Bloomingdale Jewish (Americanized)
Americanized form of German Blumenthal or its Dutch cognate Bloemendaal.