All Submitted Surnames

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Bamborough English
Bamborough name origin from early Northumberland early times other name know from the Bamborough is bamburgh as in bamburgh castle, ... [more]
Ban Croatian
Derived from a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
Ban Korean
Korean form of Pan 2, from Sino-Korean 潘 (ban).
Ban Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 播 (see Hari).
Banaag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "gleam, glimmer, ray" in Tagalog.
Banai Iranian, Persian
Derived from the Hindu goddess Banai, the second wife of Khandoba.
Banaian Armenian
Meaning unknown.
Banas Polish
The town of Bana, in Hungary, is said to have given birth to this family name. The name appears to have traveled northward, within eastern Europe, ending up in Poland where it is most recognized.
Banasiewicz Polish
Patronymic from the given name Banaś, an old diminutive of Benedykt.
Banchieri Italian
From banchiere "banker" or the related Genoese bancherus "shopkeeper, street vendor".
Bandara Sinhalese
From a title used for political and military leaders in the Sinhala Kingdom, which was derived from the name of a group of guardian deities in Sinhalese Buddhist belief.
Bandaranaike Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhalese බණ්ඩාරනායක (see Bandaranayake).
Bandaranayaka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala බණ්ඩාරනායක (see Bandaranayake).
Bandaranayake Sinhalese
Derived from the Sinhalese royal title බණ්ඩාර (bandara) meaning "prince" and Sanskrit नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Bandasack Lao
From Lao ບັນດາ (banda) meaning "all, entire, whole" and ສັກ (sack) meaning "power, authority".
Bandeira Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Bandera.
Bandera Spanish, Italian
Status name for a bearer of flags or standards, from Spanish bandera meaning "flag, banner". It is also a variant of Italian Bandiera, a cognate of the Spanish name.
Banderali Italian
Italian cognate of Banner.
Bandi Italian
Derived from Late Latin Bandus itself from the Germanic band and the Latin banda, all meaning "sign, emblem, banner". It can also derive from the Italian word bando meaning "announcement" from the Germanic bann.
Bandiera Italian
from bandiera "banner flag" hence presumably a status name for a standard bearer. Italian cognate of Banner.
Bandli Romansh
Variant of Bantli.
Bando Japanese
It means "east of the slope", referring to eastern provinces of Osaka. The surname originates from there, and that is where it is most common.
Bandoh Japanese
Variant of Bando.
Bandou Japanese
Variant of Bando.
Bandy English (American)
Americanized form of Bandi.
Bane English
Variant of Bain.
Bane Irish
An anglicized surname of Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Bháin, meaning "white" or "fair".
Banegas Spanish
Spanish: variant of Benegas a patronymic composed of Arabic or Jewish ben 'son' + the medieval personal name Egas .
Banerjea Bengali
Different spelling of Banerjee.
Banerji Bengali
Different spelling of Banerjee.
Banez Spanish
Spanish (Báñez): shortened form of Ibáñez
Bang Danish
Originally a nickname denoting a loud or brash person, from Old Danish bang "noise" (from Old Norse banga "to pound, hammer" of echoic origin). A literary bearer was Danish author Herman Bang (1857-1912).... [more]
Bang Korean
Bang is derived from the Korean word ‘sarangbang’ referring to a ‘room’.
Bangla Bengali
From বাংলা (Bangla), the endonym of the Bengali people, the region of Bengal (including Bangladesh), and the Bengali language. The word itself is derived either from Vanga, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent, or from an Austric word meaning "sun god".
Bangon Filipino, Maranao
Means "to rise, to get up" or "plot of land" in Maranao.
Bangoura Manding (Gallicized)
Guinean Susu surname of unknown Meaning.
Bangs English
Variant of Banks
Bangsong Korean (Rare)
from the Korean word bangsong, meaning "broadcasting"
Bành Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Peng, from Sino-Vietnamese 彭 (bành).
Banh Vietnamese
Vietnamese: from the Chinese surname 彭, see Peng.
Baniaga Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog banyaga meaning "foreigner".
Banik Indian
Hindi word for "farmer, merchant" & Bengali word for "the merchant"
Banjar Indonesian, Arabic
From the name of the Banjar people, itself derived from Javanese mbanjarke meaning "separate, rearrange, organize". This surname is common among people of Indonesian ancestry in Saudi Arabia.
Bankhead Scottish, Northern Irish
Topographic name for someone who lived at the top or end of a bank or hill, derived from Middle English bank meaning "bank" and hed meaning "head". There are several minor places in Scotland so called, but the most likely source of the surname is one on the border between the parishes of Kilmarnock and Dreghorn in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Bankoku Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 万国 meaning "all nations; the whole world; universal". The fact that it is homophonous as Japanese バンコク (Bankoku) meaning "Bangkok", the city in Thailand, is coincidental.
Bankov Russian
Feminine Bankova (Russian: Банкова) is a Russian surname derived from банковское meaning Bank, Banking.
Bankova f Russian
Bankova (Банкова) and its male counterpart Bankov (Банкова) is a Russian surname that came from the Russian word Банковское which means directly translates to Banking. It is a common surname in Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia.
Banks Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Bruacháin
Bankston English
Derived from the old English world "Banke" usually given to a family who lived near a hill or a slope.
Banksy English, Popular Culture
This is pseudonyms Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. Banksy's real name might be Robin Gunningham. How Banksy got his pseudonym is unknown... [more]
Bannai Japanese
From Japanese 坂 (ban) meaning "slope" and 内 (nai) meaning "inside".
Bannion Scottish
Bano Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Hindi बानो (see Banu) as well as the Urdu form.
Banogon Filipino, Cebuano
Means "hawklike" in Cebuano, ultimately from banog meaning "hawk".
Banović Serbian, Croatian
"Son of a Ban", the -ić "son of" suffix with ban, the title of class of Croatian nobility beginning in the 7th century approximately equivalent to viceroy, lord or duke, stemming potentially from the Turkic bajan ("rich, wealthy").
Bansal Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Most likely derived from Sanskrit वंश (vansha) meaning "lineage, clan, race" or "bamboo".
Bantadtan Thai
From Thai บรรทัด (banthat) meaning "ruler; straight line" and ฐาน (than) meaning "base; location".
Bantayan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "watchtower, guard-place" in Cebuano.
Bantli German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from the given name Pantaleon.
Banto Filipino, Maranao
Means "guest" in Maranao.
Banu Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese
From a respectful term of address for women derived from Persian بانو (banu) meaning "lady".
Banuelos Spanish
Spanish (Bañuelos): habitational name from any of various places, primarily Bañuelos de Bureba in Burgos, named for their public baths, from a diminutive of baños ‘baths’ (see Banos)
Banville French, English, Irish
From a place in france derived from the Germanic name Bada and French ville "village, town".
Banwell English
Means "person from Banwell", Somerset ("killer spring (perhaps alluding to a contaminated water source)").
Banzon Filipino
From Hokkien 萬 (bān) meaning "ten thousand, innumerable" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild".
Bao Chinese
From Chinese 鲍 (bào) referring to an area called Bao that existed in the Qi state during the Zhou dynasty.
Bao Chinese
From Chinese 包 (bāo) referring to Shen Baoxu, an official from the Chu state that existed during the Zhou dynasty.
Baptist German, English
From the given name Baptist, or an Anglicized form of Baptiste.
Baqi Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Baqi.
Baqir Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Baqir.
Baquiran Filipino, Ilocano
Derived from Ilocano bakiran meaning "forest".
Bar Hebrew
From Aramaic בְּרָא (b'rā) meaning "son, child" or Hebrew בָּר (bar) meaning "grain, cereal".
Bara Czech
Comes from a reduced vernacular form of the Latin personal name Bartholomeus, Polish Bartłomiej, Czech Bartolomej, or possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barbara.
Barack Arabic
From the given name Barack
Barad Biblical Hebrew (Rare)
It's the Hebrew name of one the biblical plagues in the Hebrew bible that God cast on Egypt. It means Hail as in the Ice storm.
Baraga Slovene
A Slovene surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was Slovene-American Roman Catholic bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), who was the bishop of Marquette, a town in Upper Michigan, USA. There is also a village in Upper Michigan named Baraga, which was named after the bishop.
Barajas Basque
Spanish and Moor
Barakat Arabic
Derived from the given name Barakat.
Baraki Ethiopian, Amharic
From the given name Baraki, meaning "one who blesses" in Amharic. It is possibly related to Arabic Barak 2 and Hebrew Baruch, also meaning "blessed".
Barakzai Pashto
Means "son of Barak 2" in Pashto.
Baran Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Azerbaijani
From the given name Baran.
Baranchik Belarusian
Belarusian form of Baranchyk.
Baranchuk Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From Баран (baran) meaning "ram".
Baranchyk Ukrainian
Variant transcription of Baranchuk.
Barandun Romansh
Of debated origin and meaning; theories include a derivation from Italian baraonda "chaos; uproar".
Baránek Czech, Slovak
Baránek means "small wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
Baranko Ukrainian
From Ukrainian Баран (baran) meaning "ram".
Baranov Russian
From Russian баран (baran) meaning "ram, sheep".
Baranova f Russian
Feminine form of Baranov.
Baranski Polish
Means "son of Baran (ram)" in Polish.
Barasch Hebrew
Acronym of the first two letters for the Hebrew phrase "son of the Rabbi Samuel." Bar Rabbi Schmul
Barash Hebrew
Variant of Barasch.
Baratto Italian
From Italian baratto "barter, exchange, swap", likely used for a merchant.
Barba Spanish
Spanish: nickname for a man noted for his beard, from barba ‘beard’ (Latin barba).
Barbado Italian
Means bearded
Barbagelata Italian
Named after the hamlet of Barbagelata, located in the commune of Lorsica, Genoa, Liguria, Italy. The name possibly means "cold beard", as it derives from "barba" (beard) and "gelata" (female form of cold).
Barbăneagră Romanian
It literally means "black beard".
Barbareshvili Georgian (Rare)
Possibly means "son of Barbare"
Barbaro Italian
Occupational name for a barbarian.
Barbarossa Italian
Means "red beard" in Italian.
Barbe French
Nickname for someone with a beard, Old French barbe (Latin barba).
Barbe French
From the given name Barbe.
Barbe German
From Middle High German barbe, the name of a species of fish resembling the carp; hence by metonymy an occupational name for a fisherman or fish dealer, or possibly a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way.
Barbeau French
Derived from barbeau meaning "barbel", a type of fish, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, or a nickname for a man with a sparse beard, the fish being distinguished by beardlike growths on either side of its mouth... [more]
Barbeito Galician
Means "fallow, farmland" in Galician, likely a habitational name from any of various places called Barbeito.
Barbera Italian
Derogatory nickname from barbera ‘barber’s wife’, a term also used to denote a prostitute or dishonest woman. Catalan (Barberà): habitational name from a place in Tarragona province, named with Late Latin Barbarianum ‘place of Barbarius’, a derivative of Barbarus (see Barbaro)... [more]
Barbero Spanish
Spanish occupational name for a barber-surgeon (see Barber), Spanish barbero, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’ (Latin barba).
Barbin French
Diminutive of Barbe.
Barblan Romansh
Derived from the given name Barbla.
Barbon French (Quebec)
Derived from the nickname barbon meaning "old codger" as well as referring to a "confirmed bachelor".
Barbosa Portuguese
denoting a person who lived by land that contained overgrown leafy vegetation from the portuguese word barba "leaf" + oso/osa (adjective suffix); variant of Barboza
Barbour English, Scottish, Northern Irish
Occupational name for a barber, one who cuts hair for a living.
Barbu Romanian
Means "bushy-bearded."
Barbuto Italian
Nickname for a bearded person.
Barceló Catalan
Apparently from a personal name Barcelonus (feminine Barcelona), originally denoting someone from the city of Barcelona.
Barcelona Catalan, Spanish
Habitational name from Barcelona, the principal city of Catalonia. The place name is of uncertain, certainly pre-Roman, origin. The settlement was established by the Carthaginians, and according to tradition it was named for the Carthaginian ruling house of Barca; the Latin form was Barcino or Barcilo.
Bárcenas Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Espinosa de los Monteros.
Barchard English
The name is derived from when the family resided in Cheshire, where they held a family seat near Birkenhead at the estuary of the River Birket. It is from the name of the river that their name is derived.
Barcho Circassian
Possibly derived from an Adyghe word meaning "band, lace", referring to someone who made ropes or binding tapes, or from a Chechen word referring to a tailor.
Barcroft English
English habitational name from for example Barcroft in Haworth, West Yorkshire, so named with Old English bere (barley) and croft (smallholding).
Bar Deah Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Means "one who has opinion" from Hebrew Bar, "son" and de'ah, "opinion".
Bardell English
Originally meant "person from Bardwell", Suffolk ("Bearda's spring"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Mrs Bardell, Mr Pickwick's widowed landlady in Charles Dickens's 'Pickwick Papers' (1837), who misconstrues an innocent remark about having a companion as a marriage proposal, which leads to her suing Pickwick for breach of promise.
Barden English
English: habitational name from places in North and West Yorkshire named Barden, from Old English bere ‘barley’ (or the derived adjective beren) + denu ‘valley’.
Bardhi Albanian
Meaning "White"
Bårdsen Norwegian
Means "son of Bård".
Bardwell Dutch
Originates from the word "Bard" meaning beard, and "Well" meaning water sorce.
Barefoot English
English: nickname for someone who was in the habit of going about his business unshod, from Old English bær ‘bare’, ‘naked’ + fot ‘foot’. It may have referred to a peasant unable to afford even the simplest type of footwear, or to someone who went barefoot as a religious penance.In some instances, probably a translation of German Barfuss, the northern form Barfoth, or the Danish cognate Barfo(e)d.
Bareilles French, Occitan
Derived from the place name Bareilles, a village in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitania region of France. A famous bearer is the American musician and actress Sara Bareilles (1979-).
Barella Italian
From a derivative of Barone.
Barendse Dutch
Means "son of Barend" in Dutch.
Baresi Italian
Variant of Barrese. A famous bearer is Franchino "Franco" Baresi (1960-), as well as his brother Giuseppe Baresi (1958-), both former Italian soccer players.
Barfield English
Dweller at the boar-field.
Bärg German
Variant of Berg.
Bargetze Alemannic
Derived from the given name Pancratius, found in Liechtenstein.
Bar Gil Hebrew (Modern)
Combination of Bar and Gil, with the meaning of "son of Gil" or "one who is joyful".
Bargy Anglo-Saxon
The surname Bargy was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Bar Haim Hebrew
Combination of Bar and Haim, with the meaning of "son of Chayyim".
Barham English
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, are named with Old English beorg ‘hill’ + ham ‘homestead’. The one in Kent, however, is from an unattested Old English byname Biora, Beora (a derivative of bera ‘bear’) + ham.
Baril French
During the middle ages, when people were named after their given job, Baril was what winemakers and brewers were named. Baril simply means "Barrel" or "Keg"
Barile Italian
From Italian barile "barrel" either an occupational name for a Cooper or a nickname for a fat man.
Barilla Italian
Occupational name from medieval Greek barellas "cooper" from Italian barella "barrel" with the suffix (e)as.
Barinov Russian
Means "son of the boyar" from Russian барин (barin) meaning "boyar, nobleman".
Barišić Croatian
Means ''son of Bariša''.
Barisich German
Likely a German version of Baruch.
Barjaktarović Montenegrin
Derived from barjaktar (барјактар), meaning "flag bearer, standard bearer".
Bark Swedish
Perhaps derived from a place name containing either Old Swedish *barke "throat", Old Swedish biork "birch tree" or Swedish bark "bark (covering of the trunk of a tree)"
Barkai Hebrew
Means ''morning star'' in Hebrew.
Barker English
SURNAME Town cryer, or someone who shouts out notices
Barkis English
Meant "person who works in a tannery" (from Middle English barkhous "tannery" - bark was used in the tanning process). A fictional bearer is Barkis, a carrier in Charles Dickens's 'David Copperfield' (1849) who sends a message via David to Clara Peggotty that "Barkis is willin'" (i.e. to marry her).
Barkus English
Probably a reduced form of Barkhouse, a topographic name for someone who lived by a tannery, Middle English barkhous, or an occupational name for someone who worked in one.
Barkway English
Derived from the locality of Barkway 'Birch Road'.
Barkworth English
Location based surname from Barkwith in Lincolnshire, England.
Bar Lev Hebrew
Combination of the surnames Bar and Lev.
Barman Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मन् (varman) meaning "armour, shield, protection".
Barnabi American (Rare)
Possibly from a variant of the given name Barnaby.
Barnaby English
Either (i) means "person from Barnaby", Yorkshire ("Beornwald's settlement"); or (ii) from the medieval male personal name Barnaby, the English form of Barnabas, a biblical name ultimately from Aramaic Barnabia "son of Nabia".
Bar Naim Hebrew
Combination of Bar and Naim with the meaning of "son of pleasantness".
Barnal English
Variant of Bernal.
Barner Low German
North German derivative of the old Germanic personal name Barnher or Bernher (see Berner).
Barner English
Southern English habitational name for someone who lived by a barn.
Barnette English, French (?)
Variant of Bernet and perhaps also a variant of English Barnett, under French influence.
Barnewall Anglo-Norman, Irish
A locational surname given to those who lived by a stream in either Cambridgeshire, which derives its name from the Olde English beorna meaning "warrior" and wella meaning "stream", or from one in Northamptonshire, which got its name from the Olde English byrge meaning "burial mound" and well, which also means "stream." a burial mound and 'well(a)'... [more]
Barney English
It is a place name. ... [more]