All Submitted Surnames

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Vaux French
French, English, and Scottish habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Vaux, from the Old French plural of val ‘valley’.
Vayayana Indigenous Taiwanese
Meaning unavailable.
Vayner Yiddish
Weiner is a surname or, in fact, the spelling of two different surnames originating in German and the closely related Yiddish language. In German, the name is pronounced vaɪnɐ(ʁ),of which the rare English pronunciation vaɪnər is a close approximation... [more]
Vayntrub Jewish
Russified form of Weintraub.
Vays Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Weiss.
Vayseblum Yiddish
It literally means "white flower"
Vəzirov Azerbaijani
Means "son of the vizier", from the Arabic title وَزِير (wazīr) denoting a minister or high-ranking official in an Islamic government.
Vazquez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Vázquez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Vea Spanish, Galician
Habitational name, principally from Vea in Soria province, but in some cases from any of four places with the same name in Pontevedra province, Galicia.
Vea Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from the plural of Old Norse viðr meaning "wood", "tree".
Veach Scottish
Variant of Veitch.
Veary English (British)
Veary is an English spelling of Scottish Gaelic Faries (meaning: fair, beautiful, or handsome).
Veca Italian
Southern Italian: possibly from vece ‘change’, ‘mutation’, ‘alternation’ (from Latin vix, vicis, plural vices), or from a pet form of a personal name formed with this element.
Vecchi Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Vecchio, meaning "old".
Vecchio Italian
Means "old, aged" in Italian, originally used as a nickname for an older or oldest son or for someone who was prematurely grey or wrinkled.
Večeřa Czech
Means "supper". Pronounced "veh-cze-zha".
Vecino Spanish
Spanish form of Voisin.
Védő Hungarian
Means protector in Hungarian.
Vedriš Croatian
Derived from vedro, meaning "bright".
Vee Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads named Ve, for example in Hordaland and Sogn, from Old Norse "sacred place".
Veeber Estonian
Veeber is an Estonian surname, an Estonianization of the German surname "Weber".
Veedla Estonian
Veedla is an Estonian surname meaning "watery/waters area".
Veel Estonian
Veel is an Estonian surname meaning "still", "again", and "heretofore".
Veemaa Estonian
Veemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "water land".
Veenre Estonian
Veenre is an Estonian surname derived from "veen", meaning "vein".
Veeorg Estonian
Veeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "water valley/gully".
Veere Estonian
Veere is an Estonian surname meaning "rolling" and "avalanche".
Veeremaa Estonian
Veeremaa is an Estonian surname meaning "rolling land".
Veermäe Estonian
Veermäe is an Estonian surname meaning "border hill/mountain".
Veermets Estonian
Veermets is an Estonian surname meaning "border forest".
Veers German (Rare)
German variant of Weers.
Veesaar Estonian
Veesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "water island".
Veesalu Estonian
Veesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "water grove".
Veetamm Estonian
Veetamm is an Estonian surname meaning "water oak".
Veetõusme Estonian
Veetõusme is an Estonian surname meaning "water (vee) surge (tõusma)".
Veevers English
Means "dealer in foodstuffs" (from Old French vivres "victuals").
Veevo Estonian
Veevo is an Estonian surname derived from "veevool", meaning "watercourse".
Veikat Estonian
Veikat is an Estonian surname possibly an Estonianization of the German surname "Weikart".
Veis German, Yiddish
Yiddish form of Weiss.
Veit German
From the given name Veit.
Veitch Scottish
Derived from the Latin word vacca which means "cow". This was either an occupational name for a cowherd or a nickname for a gentle person.
Vējonis Latvian
Derived from the word vējš meaning "wind".
Velama Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting mainly agricultural laborers.
Vélez Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name Vela.
Vélez Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places in Andalusia called Vélez.
Velêz Portuguese
Possibly a habitational name from Vellés in Salamanca.
Velikanov Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Russian великан (velikan) meaning "giant".
Velikov Bulgarian
Means "son of Veliko".
Velíšek Czech
Czech form of Velliscig.
Vella Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian bella meaning "beautiful".
Vellala Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
Vellalan Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
Veloso Spanish
From the Brazilian Spanish word for fast.
Velte German
German variant of Velten.
Velten Dutch, German
Dutch and German from a vernacular form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
Velten Norwegian
Norwegian habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in Hedmark, named with velte ‘log pile’.
Venables English
Derives from Latin venabulum "long hunting spear".
Venâncio Portuguese
From the given name Venâncio
Vendel Hungarian
From the given name Vendel.
Vendrell Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Venegas Spanish
From the hybridization of Ben, meaning "son" in Arabic or Jewish, and Ega(s), a medieval given name of Visigothic origin.
Venema Dutch
Linked to 'veen' or bog. Of the bog.
Veneracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish veneración meaning "veneration."
Venezia Italian, Jewish
habitational name from the city of Venice or from the region of Venetia both called Venezia in Italian from Latin Venetia. The name derives from the tribal name of the Veneti a tribe which inhabited this area before the Roman expansion.
Veneziano Italian
habitational name from veneziano "Venetian". Variant of Venezia
Veng Khmer
Meaning uncertain.
Vengerov Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian surname derived from the word венгр (vengr) meaning "Hungarian".
Venier Venetian
From the medieval name Venerius, meaning "of Venus, dedicated to Venus".
Venieris Greek
The Greek version of the Venetian surname Venier attested in Kythera, where the Venier family ruled on behalf of the Republic of Venice. Originally is thought that the surname derives from Venus.
Venini Italian
Possibly a patronymic from the medieval name Bene, meaning "good".
Venizelos Greek
From the baptismal name Benizelos, which is already in existence since the 16th century in Athens. Uncertain etymology, most likely to be of Italian origin, (Bene + angelo, the good angel, ie Evangelos)... [more]
Venkataraman Indian
From Sanskrit venkạteša ‘lord of Venkata hill’, an epithet of the god Vishnu (from venkạta ‘name of the hill’ + īša‘lord’).
Venkatesh Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "lord of Venkata", from Venkata, the name of a hill in southern India (see Venkata), combined with Sanskrit ईश (īśa) meaning "lord, master, husband" (see Isha).
Venn Welsh
at the "fen" or "bog"
Venosa Italian
Derived from a town named "Venosa".
Ventira Romansh
Derived from the given name Bonaventura.
Ventrelli Italian
Meaning 'small belly' from the Italian ventre (belly) and the diminutive suffix elli, meaning small or little.
Ventresca Italian
Meaning Unknown
Ventris English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a bold or slightly reckless person (from a reduced form of Middle English aventurous "venturesome"). It was borne by British architect and scholar Michael Ventris (1922-1956), decipherer of the Mycenaean Greek Linear B script.
Venturelli Italian
Especially used in Northern Italy
Venturini Italian
From the given name Venturino.
Venturino Italian
From the given name Venturino
Venzin Romansh
Derived from the given name Vincentius.
Venzor Mexican
Northern Mexican surname, possibly of Native American origin.
Vera Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Vera or La Vera from Spanish meaning "shore, bank".
Veracruz Spanish (Mexican)
Originally denoted a person from Veracruz, Mexico, from Latin vera crux meaning "true cross".
Veraguth Romansh
Derived from Latin ferrum acutum "cutting sword", this name was given to a blacksmith.
Veral English
Meaning:stubborn,aggressive,mathamatician smart
Verano Spanish
Means 'summer' in Spanish. (See Summer)
Verbeek Dutch
Contracted form of Van der Beek.
Verbruggen Dutch
Verbruggen... [more]
Vercetti Italian
Is a Italian surname that is derived from the Italian surname "Verratti".
Verde Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From Spanish verde "green" (Latin viridis), presumably a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in this color or had green eyes, etc. This is also a common element of place names.
Verdejo Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places so called.
Verdi Italian
The Italian word for "green".
Verdier French, Norman, English
Occupational name for a forester. Derived from Old French verdier (from Late Latin viridarius, a derivative of viridis "green"). Also an occupational name for someone working in a garden or orchard, or a topographic name for someone living near one... [more]
Verdon French
Habitational name from a place so named, for example in Dordogne, Gironde, and Marne.
Verdugo Spanish
Occupational name meaning "executioner".
Verdun French, English (British, Rare), Spanish, Catalan
From the various locations in France called Verdun with the Gaulish elements ver vern "alder" and dun "hill fortress" and Verdú in Catalonia, English variant of Verdon
Verea Galician
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Vergan French (Huguenot)
Family history states that original name was "du Vergau" French Huguenot chased from France to Germany.
Vergara Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Bergara.
Verge Catalan
Catalan form of Virgo.
Vergel De Dios Spanish (Philippines)
Means "garden of God" in Spanish.
Vergine Italian
Italian form of Virgo.
Vergino Esperanto, Brazilian
Taken from the Esperanto word vergino meaning "virgin".
Vergitsis Greek
From the Greek word for rod (verga).
Vergottini Italian
It seems most common in Italy
Verhulst Dutch, Flemish
Best known as the surname of a certain Gert.
Verkhoturov Russian (Modern, Rare)
Arrived from Verkhoturye (city in the Urals, on the river Tura)
Verkuilen Dutch, Belgian
Reduced form of van der Kuylen, a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit or hole, or a habitational name for someone from Kuil in East Flanders or Kuilen in Limburg.
Verma Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Varma.
Vermette German
Variant of Mette.
Vermilion Scottish
From the name of the bright red color that is halfway betweed red and orange.
Vermont French (Rare)
Derived from french, meaning "green mountain" (Vert, "green"; mont, "mountain").
Verne French, English
As a French surname refers to someone who lived where alder trees grew. While the English version can mean someone who lived where ferns grew, Verne can also mean a seller of ferns which in medieval times were used in bedding, as floor coverings and as animal feed.
Verneda Spanish, Catalan
As a Spanish and Catalan surname refers to someone who lived where alder trees grew.
Vernetti Italian, Piedmontese
From various places called Vernetti or Vernetto in Piedmont, Italy.
Verney English, French
The surname Verney was first found in Buckinghamshire, England, when they arrived from Vernai, a parish in the arrondissement of Bayeux in Normandy.
Vernier French
Surname for a person who lived near an alder tree. Also a variant of Garnier 1 and Varnier and the eastern French form of Warner.
Veron French, Spanish
Nickname for someone with bi-colored eyes. This surname is mostly frequent in Argentina.
Verrall English
An uncommon Anglo-Saxon surname.
Verran Cornish
Perhaps means "person from Treverran", Cornwall (from Cornish tre "farmstead" with an unknown second element), or "person from Veryan", Cornwall ("church of St Symphorian").
Verret French
From the French word verre, meaning "glass." Possibly denoting someone who worked with glass.
Verrill English
This is an uncommon Anglo-Saxon surname.
Verrone Italian
Italian: probably a nickname from an augmentative form of verro ‘boar’.
Versailles French
From the location of Versailles Yvelines near Paris.
Vértiz Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Bertiz.
Verver Dutch
Variant of Ververs,
Verville French
variant of Vervelle, which Morlet derives from a word denoting the metal keeper or ring through which a bolt is secured.
Verwey Dutch, Afrikaans, South African
Contracted form of van der Weij meaning "from the meadow".
Veryard Medieval Spanish (Rare)
Rumour has it that the surname De-Veryard represented a Spanish occupation, but unclear what that might be - have never been able to establish the origin.
Vesey American
Famous bearer is Denmark Vesey (1767-1822).
Vesi Estonian
Vesi is an Estonian surname, meaning "water".
Vesik Estonian
Vesik is an Estonian surname meaning both "hydrate" and "pygmyweed"
Vesilind Estonian
Vesilind is an Estonian surname meaning "waterbird".
Vesiloik Estonian
Vesiloik is an Estonian surname meaning "water puddle/a small pool of water."
Veski Estonian
Veski is an Estonian surname meaning "mill".
Veskijärv Estonian
Veskijärv is an Estonian surname meaning "(water)mill lake".
Veskila Estonian
Veskila is an Estonian surname meaning "(water)mill area".
Veskimets Estonian
Veskimets is an Estonian surname meaning "mill woods/forest".
Veskinõmm Estonian
Veskinõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "mill heath".
Veskioja Estonian
Veskioja is an Estonian surname meaning "(water) mill creek".
Vesper German
Either a nickname from Latin vesper "6 o’clock in the evening evening time" originally the second to last canonical hour or a habitational name from a place so called on the Ruhr river.
Vesti Romansh
Derived from the given name Silvester.
Vestin Swedish
Combination of Swedish väst "west" and the common surname suffix -in.
Vetrano Italian
The name originates from Italy, mainly Sicily. It means "old man veteran", other times it means "faithful, loyal".
Vetsch Romansh
Derived from the given name Bonifatius.
Vetter German
from a nickname from Middle High German veter(e) ‘uncle’, ‘nephew’. The word is from Old High German fetiro (a derivative of fater ‘father’), which was used more generally to denote various male relatives; the meaning of modern German Vetter is ‘cousin’.
Vettik Estonian
Vettik is an Estonian surname meaning "soaked/waterlogged stand".
Veverita Romanian, Moldovan
Nickname for someone thought to resemble a squirrel.
Veyera Portuguese (Modern)
Originated in East Providence, RI about 1900 variation of the common Vieira portuguese surname.
Vial English, French
from a personal name derived from Latin Vitalis (see Vitale). The name became common in England after the Norman Conquest both in its learned form Vitalis and in the northern French form Viel.
Vian Venetian
Derives from the given name Viviano, or perhaps Ottaviano.
Vianney French
The surname in origin is a variant of Viennet, a diminutive of Vien, a short form of Vivien. A famous bearer is Jean-Marie Vianney (1786-1859), a French saint.
Viberg Swedish
Variant of Wiberg.
Vicaire French
Means "vicar" in old French From Latin vicarius. French cognitive of Vicario.
Vicary English (British)
There are a number of theories as to the origins of the name, Spanish sailors shipwrecked after the Armada and French Huguenots fleeing the Revolution are two of the more romantic ones. It is more likely to have come as someone associated with the church - the vicar, who carried out the pastoral duties on behalf of the absentee holder of a benefice... [more]
Vice English
May come from "devise", an Old French word that means "dweller at the boundary". It may also derive a number of place names in England, or be a variant of Vise.
Viceconte Italian
Means viscount in Italian, Originally for served as or worked for a viscount.
Vicino Italian
Italian form of Voisin.
Vickers English
Means "son of the vicar". It could also be the name of someone working as a servant of a vicar.
Vickery French (Huguenot, Anglicized)
La Vache = having to do with cows, cow fields, cow pastures, cow barns; French Language. ... [more]
Victoria Portuguese
Transferred use of the given name Victoria
Victoriano Spanish
From the given name Victoriano
Victorino Spanish
From the given name Victorino
Victorson English
Means “son of Victor”.
Vicuña Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Bikuña.
Vidaković Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Vidak or Vid''.
Vidas Lithuanian
From a short form of the personal name Vidmantas.
Vide Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
Videc Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
Videgain Spanish
Videgain is a surname. It is of Basque origin language with the form Bidegain. Videgain is considered a Spanish surname because the letter V does not exist in the Basque alphabet. It extended through the Iberian peninsula following the Reconquista, where different forms of the name developed and houses were founded with the differentiation of Videgáin, Bidegain, Videgaín... [more]
Vidhani Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit विधान (vidhāna) meaning "disposing, arranging".
Vidic Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
Vidić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the given name Vid.
Vidič Slovene
Cognate of Vidić.
Vidkovič Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
Vidler English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname based on Anglo-Norman vis de leu, literally "wolf-face"; or (ii) "violinist, fiddle player" (cf. Fiedler).
Vidraru Romanian
Derived from Romanian vidră meaning "otter".