All Submitted Surnames

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Barón Spanish
nickname from the title barón "baron" applied as a nickname or as an occupational name for a member of the household of a baron; or from an old personal name of the same origin in the sense "free man"... [more]
Baron English, French
From a title of nobility derived from Old French baron of uncertain origin and meaning, possibly from Frankish barō meaning "servant, man, warrior". It was used as a nickname for someone who worked for a baron or for a peasant with ideas above their station.
Baron Jewish
From German or Polish baron or Russian барон (baron) meaning "baron". In Israel the name is often interpreted to mean "son of strength" from Hebrew בר און‎ (bar on).
Baroni Italian
Variant of Barone.
Barons Latvian
Means "baron".
Barq English
Ever drank Barq's root beer?
Barr Hebrew, Jewish
Possibly means “grain”, “son of Reuben”, or “wilderness”.
Barr Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr "height, hill" or a British cognate of this.
Barrach Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic spelling of Dunbar.
Barraco Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Arabic بَرَّاق (barraq) "shining, lustrous".
Barrameda Spanish (Philippines)
Possibly a habitational name for a person who lived in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain.
Barreau French
Possibly a variant of Barreur, an agent derivative of barrer ‘to bar’, ‘to close or block off’, hence possibly an occupational name for a jailer or doorkeeper.
Barreira Portuguese, Galician
From several habitations in Galicia and Portugal, from barreira meaning "clay or loam hollow".
Barreiro Galician, Portuguese
Barreiro is a habitational name from any of numerous places in Galicia (Spain) and Portugal named with a derivative of barro 'clay loam'.
Barreiros Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of various places in Galicia called Barreiros, from Portuguese and Galician barreiro meaning "slough, clay".
Barrenetxe Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Larrabetzu.
Barrera Spanish, Catalan
Either a topographic name for someone who lived near a gate or fence, from Spanish and Catalan barrera meaning "barrier", or a topographic name for someone who lived by a clay pit, from Spanish barrero, derived from the Spanish word barro meaning "mud, clay".
Barrese Italian, Sicilian
Denoted a person from any of the various minor places named Barra in southern Italy (for example the large district in the eastern part of Naples), derived from Italian barra meaning "barrier, bar, obstacle".
Barreto Portuguese
Occupational name for a cap maker. Comes from barreto which means ‘cap’.
Barria Spanish
Variant of Barrio.
Barrick English
Variation of Barwick.
Barrientos Spanish
Habitational name from a place in León named Barrientos, possibly derived from an Asturleonese word meaning "loamy".
Barriera Italian
Means "barrier" in Italian.
Barriere French
Occupational name for a gatekeeper, from Old French barier.
Barrineau French
The history of the Barrineau family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy. Barrineau is a habitation name, derived from the place name Barrault, in Normandy.... [more]
Barrington English, Irish
English: habitational name from any of several places called Barrington. The one in Gloucestershire is named with the Old English personal name Beorn + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’... [more]
Barrios Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Spanish barrio "outlying suburb (especially an impoverished one), slum", from Arabic barr "suburb, dependent village". It may also be a topographic name for someone originating from a barrio.
Barroeta Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Bedia.
Barron English
Variant of Baron.
Barroso Spanish, Portuguese
Derived from the Spanish word 'barrera' which means 'barrier'.
Barrow English
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bearo, bearu "grove" or from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, which is named with an unattested Celtic word, barr, here meaning "promontory", and Old Norse ey "island"... [more]
Barrowman English
A man employed in wheeling a barrow; specifically, in coal-mining, one who conveys the coal in a wheelbarrow from the point where it is mined to the trolleyway or tramway on which it is carried to the place where it is raised to the surface.
Barrundia Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Barry African
A Guinean surname meaning the family comes from the Peul, Fulani, or Foulbe ethnic groups of West Africa.
Barry Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beargha meaning, 'descendant of Beargh.'
Barsby English
Derived from the Old Norse word barn, which occured as a byname and meant "child", and Old Norse býr "farm, settlement"
Barseghyan Armenian
Means "son of Barsegh".
Bar Shaul Hebrew
Combination of bar and Shaul, with the meaning of "son of Saul".
Barsi Hungarian
Name for someone living in a village named Bars. This was the surname of American child actress Judith Barsi (June 6, 1978 - July 25, 1988).
Barskiy Ukrainian
Means "of Bar", referring to the city of Bar in the Vínnitsya Oblast.
Barszcz Polish
Nickname from barszcz "beetroot soup".
Bartal Hungarian
From the given name Bartal.
Bartek Polish, Czech, Slovak, German
Polish, Czech, Slovak, and eastern German: from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Czech Bartoloměj, Polish Bartłomiej, German Bartolomäus)
Barthélémy French
From the given name Barthélémy.
Bartholomäus German
From the given name Bartholomäus.
Bartholomew English
From a medieval personal name, Latin Bart(h)olomaeus, from the Aramaic patronymic bar-Talmay "son of Talmay", meaning "having many furrows", i.e. rich in land. This was an extremely popular personal name in Christian Europe, with innumerable vernacular derivatives... [more]
Barthorpe English
This surname originates from the village of the same name in the East Riding of Yorkshire, likely combining the Old Norse personal name Bǫrkr with Old Norse þorp meaning "village."
Bartle Scottish, Cornish
An Anglo-Scottish diminutive of Bart and Barth, derived from biblical 'Bartholomew' which means 'He who makes furrows' or a farmer... [more]
Bartlett English
From the Middle English personal name Bartelot, a pet form of Bartholomew.
Bartley English, American
1. English: habitational name from Bartley in Hampshire, or from Bartley Green in the West Midlands, both of which are named with Old English be(o)rc ‘birch’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’; compare Barclay... [more]
Bartman English
Last name Bartman is very rare but I believe it’s a English last name .Possibly variant of the last name BAUMAN
Bartó Hungarian
Derived from the Old Hungarian personal name Bartolon or Bartolom (see Bertalan).
Bartochowski Polish
This indicates familial origin with the village of Bartochów.
Bartoli Italian
Derived from the Italian name Bartolo.
Bartolo Italian
From the given name Bartolo
Bartolome Spanish (Philippines)
From the given name Bartolomé primarily used in the Philippines.
Bartolomé Spanish
From the given name Bartolomé.
Bartolotta Italian
Bartolotta was the name taken by the followers of Saint Bartholomew. Bartholomew was one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. He is credited as bringing Christianity to Armenia in the 1st century.
Bartolozzi Italian
Derives from the medieval male given name "Bartholomew".
Bärtsch Romansh
Derived from the given name Bartholomäus.
Barua Indian, Assamese
From a military title historically used in Assam, derived from an Ahom word meaning "ten thousand" (referring to the number of soldiers under the command of such an officer).
Barua Bengali
From the name of the Barua people of Bangladesh and Myanmar, perhaps meaning "great noble rulers" or of Assamese origin.
Baruti Albanian
barut means gunpowder in Albanian
Barwick English, German
English: habitational name from any of various places called Barwick, for example in Norfolk, Somerset, and West Yorkshire, from Old English bere ‘barley’ + wic ‘outlying farm’, i.e. a granary lying some distance away from the main village.... [more]
Bar Yonah Hebrew
Means "son of Jonah" or "son of the dove" from Hebrew yonah "dove".
Bar Yosef Hebrew
Combination of Bar and Yosef, with the meaning of "son of Joseph".
Barzagli Italian
Probably from barezzo, an old word of Germanic origin used to denote people who bred pigs or sold ham.
Barzanî Kurdish
Denoted a person from the village of Barzan in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
Barzegar Persian
Means "farmer" in Persian.
Barzegari Persian
Derived from Persian برزگر (barzegar) meaning "farmer".
Barzelai Hebrew
Variant form of Barzilai.
Barzelaij Dutch, Jewish
Dutch form (or "dutchization", if you will) of Barzilai via Barzelay. Also compare Barzilaij... [more]
Barzelay Hebrew
Variant form of Barzilai via Barzelai. A known bearer of this surname is American-Israeli musician Eef Barzelay (b... [more]
Barzilai Jewish
From the given name Barzillai.
Barzilaij Dutch, Jewish
Dutch form (or "dutchization", if you will) of Barzilai via Barzilay. This name is found exclusively in the Dutch-Jewish community, and is considered quite rare: there were only 112 bearers in 1947 and only 51 bearers in 2007.
Barzilay Hebrew
Variant form of Barzilai.
Bar Zohar Hebrew
Combination of the surnames Bar and Zohar.
Baş Turkish
Means "head, top" or "leader" in Turkish.
Basa Tagalog, Filipino
Very prominent name in Manila, the Philippines.
Başak Turkish
Means "ear of grain, spike" in Turkish.
Başar Turkish
From the given name Başar.
Basarabić Vlach
From Basarabia. Basarabia is land of origin Vlach
Başaran Turkish
Means "accomplisher, achiever" in Turkish.
Basarrate Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous area of the district of Santutxu in the city of Bilbao.
Basciani Italian
The surname Basciani derives from a nickname probably given to the family of origin (from the Latin "Bassus"), for the probable short stature of some components, although the derivation from the Campania family "Bassus" is not excluded.
Bascöurt French
The Bascourt or Bascur surname is from France, from that place dates the beginning of the surname, however the French of previous centuries had no records of that surname. ... [more]
Bascug Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano baskog meaning "healthy, strong".
Baseer Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Basir.
Baseggio Italian
Venetian variant of the given name Basilio.
Basel German
Derived from Božel, a diminutive of the given name Božidar.
Basel German
Habitational name denoting someone from the city of Basel, Switzerland.
Baselgia Romansh
Derived from Romansh baselgia "church".
Bashar Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Bashar.
Basheer Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Bashir.
Basher Arabic, Bengali, Filipino, Maranao
From the given name Bashir.
Bashimow Turkmen
son of Bashim.
Bashir Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Bashir.
Bashirov Tatar
Derived From a diminutive of the Arabic given name Bashir.
Bashur Kurdish
Kurdish: south -means
Basileo Galician, Italian, Spanish
From the given name Basileo.
Basilio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Basilio.
Bäşimow m Turkmen
Means "son of Bäşim".
Bäşimowa f Turkmen
Feminine form of Bäşimow.
Basiński Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Basin.
Basir Arabic, Persian
Derived from the given name Basir.
Bəşirova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Bəşirov.
Basista Polish, Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a double-bass player.
Basisty Russian
Derived from Russian басистый (basisty) meaning "having bass, deep voice".
Basit Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Basit.
Baskerville English
Means "bush town", from Anglo-Norman French boschet (a little bush) and ville (town).
Baskey Indian, Santali
Alternate transcription of Santali ᱵᱟᱥᱠᱮ (see Baske).
Baskin Jewish
Means "son of Baske", a Yiddish female personal name (a pet-form of the Biblical name Bath Seba). Baskin-Robbins is a US chain of ice-cream parlours founded in Glendale, California in 1945 by Burt Baskin (1913-1969) and Irv Robbins (1917-2008).
Baskir Turkish (Rare), South American (Rare)
Used by Jewish families that were running away from anti-semites. It's meaning is 'printer' or 'pressures are...'
Basler German
Habitational name denoting someone from the city of Basel, Switzerland.
Basler Low German
Derived from Middle Low German baseln "to act foolishly".
Basnet Nepali
Meaning uncertain.
Başoğlu Turkish
Means "son of the leader" from Turkish baş meaning "leader, head".
Basom English
origin possible of saxon origin
Basra Indian, Punjabi
From the name of a city in present-day Iraq, Basra (البصرة‎).
Basri Arabic
Derived from the given name Basri.
Bass Romansh
Derived from Romansh bass "short; low".
Bassam Arabic
Derived from the given name Bassam.
Bassett English
From Old French bas meaning "short", low". It was either used as a nickname for a short person or someone of humble origins.
Bassford English
Habitational name from any of several places called Basford, especially the one in Nottinghamshire. There are others in Staffordshire and Cheshire. Either that or it's from Old English berc "birch tree" + Old English ford "ford".
Bassy English
Variant of Basey.
Bastiaan Dutch
From the given name Bastiaan.
Bastían Spanish
From the given name Bastían.
Bastian German
From the given name Bastian.
Bastíansdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Bastían" in Icelandic.
Bastíansson Icelandic
Means "son of Bastían" in Icelandic.
Bastiat French
Meaning of this name is unknown. Possibly derived from Sebastian The surname Bastiat was first found in Poitou, where this family held a family seat since ancient times.
Bastidas Spanish
Possibly related to the French word "bastide", referring to fortified towns built in Southern France in the Middle Ages.... [more]
Bastien French
From the given name Bastien.
Basu Indian, Bengali
From the given name Basu.
Basumatary Indian, Bodo
From Sanskrit वसुमती (Vasumati), another name for the Hindu goddess Bhumi. She is believed to be the mythical mother of the Bodo people.
Baszler German
Baszowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Baszowice.
Batabor Filipino, Maranao
Means "coffeepot, teapot" or "green malong (tube skirt)" in Maranao.
Bataille French
nickname for a bellicose man from bataille "battle" (from Latin battualia) or a habitational name from (La) Bataille the name of several places in France all named as the site of a battle in former times.
Batalo Filipino, Maranao
Possibly from Maranao batalo' meaning "practice, compete".
Batawi Indonesian, Arabic
Means "Betawi" in Arabic, referring to an ethnic group native to the city of Jakarta in Indonesia. The name itself is from Batavia, the capital city of the Dutch East Indies (located in present-day Jakarta)... [more]
Batchelor English, Scottish
Occupational name for an unmarried man, a young knight or a novice, derived from Middle English and Old French bacheler literally meaning "bachelor", ultimately from medieval Latin baccalarius.
Bateman English, Scottish
Occupational name meaning ‘servant of Bartholomew.’
Batey English (?)
Originates from mostly northern England. Is the presumed given name to fishers. (With it meaning "Small fishing boat" in old English.)
Bathgate Scottish, English
From the town of Bathgate, west of Edinburgh, Scotland. The town's name derives from Cumbric *beith, meaning 'boar' (Welsh baedd) and *gaith. meaning 'wood' (Welsh coed).
Batino Filipino, Tagalog
Means "hard alstonia" (a type of plant) in Tagalog.
Batirov Uzbek
Means "son of Batir" in Uzbek.
Batista Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese cognate of Bautista as well as a Spanish variant.
Batistuta Italian
Possibly from a diminutive of the given name Battista. A famous bearer is the former Argentinian soccer player Gabriel Batistuta (1969-).
Batlokwa Tswana, Southern African
a branch of the Bakgatla section of the Bantu speaking communities which originated from the Great Lakes and Northern Central Africa. Batlokwa are said to have been a breakaway branch of the Bakgatla which is another Bahurutse section of the Tswana people.
Batmaz Turkish
Means "unsinkable, buoyant" or "cheerful, carefree" in Turkish.
Batobalani Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "lodestone, magnet" in Hiligaynon and Cebuano.
Batool Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Batul.
Batoon Filipino, Cebuano
Means "rocky, rugged, stony" in Cebuano.
Batra Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of uncertain meaning.
Batres Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Batt English
This is patronymic form of the medieval personal name "Batte", meaning "son of Batte", ... [more]
Batta Indian
Hindu name of unknown meaning, based on the name of a subgroup among the Tank goldsmiths of Panjab.
Battersby English
Derives from the place of Battersby in North Yorkshire, which is composed of Old Norse personal name Bǫðvarr and the Old Norse suffix býr "farm, settlement"... [more]
Battiloro Italian
Means "goldworker", specifically an artisan who applied gold foil to other material, from Italian batti "to beat, to strike" and 'l oro "the gold".
Battiste French
Variant of Baptiste, originated from the occupation as a baptist.
Battistella Italian
From St. John the Baptist, the first bearers of this name were devoted to this saint. Another etymology would be a patronymic from the given name Battista, anyway linked to the aforementioned saint.
Battye English (British)
A surname common in parts of Yorkshire. Meaning unknown.
Batubara Batak
Means "coal" in Batak.
Batungbakal Filipino
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato "stone" combined with bakal "iron, steel".
Batur Turkish
Means "hero" in Turkish.
Batyrbaev Kazakh
Means "son of Batyrbay" in Kazakh.
Batyrbekova f Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Feminine form of Batyrbekov.
Batz Upper German
Derived from Alemannic Swabian Batz "pile; large quantity", possibly applied as a nickname either for a man of large physical proportions or for a man of wealth. The term also denoted a coin and may have been used metonymically for a coiner... [more]
Baucom English
Variant spelling of BALCOMBE, a habitational name from West Sussex derived from Old English bealu "evil" and cumb "valley".
Baud French
Derived from the given name Baldo.
Baudelaire French
A French surname, coming from the word "baudelaire", which is a short, broad, and curved sword used in heraldry.
Baudoin French
From the given name Baudoin.
Baudouin French
From the given name Baudouin.
Baudric French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French given name Baudric, which was a variant form of Baldéric, the French form of Baldric.
Baudry French
Derived from the medieval French given name Baudry, which was a variant form of Baudric, a given name that itself was a variant form of Baldéric (see Baldric)... [more]
Bauerdick German
A surname originating from the Rhineland region of Germany. It is derived from German Bauer (Bur in the locals dialects) "farmer" and Deich (Diek and Dick in the local dialects) "levee" or Teich "pond"... [more]
Bauersack German
Semi-Germanized form of the Polish surname Burczak, originally derived from Polish burczec "growl; shout".... [more]
Baughan Welsh
Variant of Vaughan.
Baughn Welsh
Variant of Vaughan.
Bauknecht German, Upper German
Occupational name for a farm worker from Middle High German buknecht "plowboy, farmhand" derived from the elements bu "farm" and kneht "servant, apprentice".
Bault French
Variant of Baud.
Bauman German, Jewish, Scandinavian
Respelling of German Baumann or Jewish (Ashkenazic) or Scandinavian spelling of the same name.
Baumeister German
Occupational name for a "builder" in German; from Middle High German 'buwen' 'to build' + meister 'master'.... [more]
Baumfree Dutch, American, African American
This name is clearly derived from Sojourner Truth, a former African-American slave who was born as Isabella Bomefree (but at some point the surname was changed to the more German-looking Baumfree). Although Sojourner's original owners - James and Elizabeth Bomefree/Baumfree - were apparently of Dutch descent, it is questionable whether the surname is really of Dutch origin... [more]
Baumkötter German (Modern)
From the German words 'Baum' meaning 'tree' and 'Kötter' a type of villager who dwelt in a cottage, similar to the Scottish Cotter. "Presumably a 'Baumkötter' earned money from a small orchard on their property."
Baurzhanov m Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Бауыржанов (see Bauyrzhanov).