All Submitted Surnames

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Bron English
Variant of Brown (See also Bronson).
Bronikowska Polish
Feminine form of Bronikowski.
Bronikowski Polish
Habitational name from any of several places called Broniki or Bronikowo, in Konin, Leszczno, Piła, and Sieradz provinces.
Bronni English (British)
The name Bronni means 'bronze', 'love heart' or 'cat lover'.... [more]
Brook German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, from Low German brook, Dutch broek (cf. Bruch).... [more]
Brook German, Jewish
Americanized spelling of German Bruch and Jewish Bruck.
Brooker English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, a variant of Brook.
Brookhouse English
Means 'house by the brook'.
Brookman English, American
English: variant of Brook. ... [more]
Brooksby English
Means "farm by a brook". From Old English broc "brook, small stream" and Old Norse býr "farm, settlement"
Broomby English
A surname well represented in Cheshire, and Nottinghamshire.
Broomfield English
From a place name meaning "gorse field", from Old English brom "gorse" and feld "field, open country".
Brophy Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bróithe ‘descendant of Bróth’, a personal name or byname of unknown origin. Also Anglicized as Broy.
Brorsson Swedish
Means "son of Bror".
Brosmer German
Meaning unknown.
Brosnan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Brosnacháin meaning "descendant of Brosnachán", a given name derived from Brosna, a small village and parish in County Kerry, Ireland.
Brosseau French
Derived from a diminutive of Brusse.
Brottman German
Dr Mikita Brottman
Broughton English
Habitational name from any of the many places so called in England. The first name element is derived from Old English broc "brook", burh "fortress", or beorg "castle". The second element is derived from Old English tun "settlement, dwelling".
Brousseau French
Southern French variant of Brosseau.
Brouwer Dutch
Dutch occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, Middle Dutch brouwer.
Brouwers Dutch
Possibly means "brewer; brewers" relating to one who brews beer.
Broward English
Probably a variant of Brower.
Brower English (American)
English variant of Brewer. Respelling of Brauer or Brouwer.
Browes English (Canadian, ?)
My mothers maiden name.
Browning English
English: from the Middle English and Old English personal name Bruning, originally a patronymic from the byname Brun (see Brown).
Brownlee Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Northern Irish, English
"Brown field" in Old English.
Brownley English, Scottish
Variant spelling of "Brownlee". Brown field in Old English.
Broynshteyn Yiddish
It literally means "brownstone".
Brozović Croatian
Derived from Broz.
Brubaker American
American form of Brubacher
Bruch German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh or a stream that frequently flooded, from Middle High German bruoch "water meadow" or "marsh" (cognate to old English broc "brook", "stream" cf... [more]
Brück German
Topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge, or an occupational name for a bridge keeper or toll collector on a bridge, from Middle High German bruck(e) "bridge".
Bruck Jewish
From Polish, Belorussian, or Yiddish bruk "pavement", possibly an occupational name for a paver.
Bruck German
Variant of Brück.
Brucker German
Variant of Brück.
Brucker Jewish
From Polish brukarz or Yiddish bruk "pavement", possibly an occupational name for a paver.
Brucker English
Variant spelling of Brooker.
Bruckheimer German (Rare)
Bruckheimer is a German surname and is for someone who lived near a bridge.... [more]
Bruckman German, English
German (Bruckmann): variant of Bruck, with the addition of the suffix -mann ‘man’. ... [more]
Bruckner German
Topographic name for someone living by a bridge or an occupational name for a bridge toll collector; a variant of Bruck with the addition of the suffix -ner.
Bruder German
From a byname meaning "brother", occasionally used for a younger son, i.e. the brother of someone important, or for a guild member.
Brueck German
Variant of Brück.
Brueckman Low German
it means "bridge man" or one who cares for a bridge
Brueckner German, German (Silesian)
German (Brückner): from Middle Low German brugge, Middle High German brugge, brücke, brügge ‘bridge’ + the agent suffix -ner, hence a topographic name for someone living by a bridge, an occupational name for a bridge toll collector, or in the southeast (Silesia for example) a bridge keeper or repairer... [more]
Brueggeman German
Variant of German Brueggemann.
Brueggemann Low German, German
North German (Brüggemann): topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge or a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper or street paver, Middle Low German brüggeman (see Bruckman, Brueckner).
Bruegger Low German
North German (Brügger): occupational name for a bridge keeper, paver, or road builder, Middle Low German brügger. Compare Brueggemann.
Bruen German
This is my 2nd great uncle's wife's Surname of German ancestry.
Brugger German, American
South German variant or Americanized spelling of North German Brügger (see Bruegger). habitational name for someone from any of various (southern) places called Bruck or Brugg in Bavaria and Austria.
Brugman Dutch, Swiss
Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge or a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper, from Dutch brugge ‘bridge’ (see Bridge); in some cases, it is a habitational name for someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (or Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’... [more]
Brühl German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a swampy area, derived from Middle High German brüel and Middle Low German brul meaning "swampy land with brushwood". It may also be a habitational name from various places named Brühl in Germany.
Bruin Dutch
From a medieval Dutch nickname meaning "brown", from Middle Dutch bruun "brown", making this a cognate of German Braun, English Brown and Italian Bruno... [more]
Bruins Dutch
Patronymic from Bruin meaning "brown" in Dutch.
Bruinsma Dutch, West Frisian
Means "son of Bruin", the suffix -(s)ma indicating that it is of Frisian origin.
Brumbaugh Ancient Germanic
Brumbaugh is derived from towns of the same name, located in various regions of Germany: from "in der Brumbach" a farm near Müsen, Germany, or in the town of Brombach, Swabia and or Switzerland.
Brumby English
English habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire named Brumby, from the Old Norse personal name Brúni or from Old Norse brunnr "well" + býr "farmstead, village".
Brún Frisian, Jewish
Frisian form of Brun.
Bruneau French
Derived from a diminutive form of French brun "brown", a nickname for a person with brown hair or skin.
Brunello Italian
From the given name Brunello.
Brunette French (Quebec)
Variant of Brunet, reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.
Bruney English
First found in Languedoc, France, possibly meaning "brown."
Bruni Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Bruno.
Brunner German (Austrian)
Brunner came from Tyrolean and Bavarian place names, or Brno.... [more]
Bruno Portuguese
From a Germanic personal name, Brun.
Bruns French
Bruns was first found in Poitou where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times. The Bruns surname derives from the French word "brun," meaning "brown"; possibly a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in the color brown.
Brunsvig Danish, Jewish
Danish form of the German "Braunschweig", a German city.
Brunswick English, German
English habitational name from the city in Saxony now known in German as Braunschweig. ... [more]
Brunton English (Rare)
From Old English burna meaning "stream" and tun, settlement; hence, "settlement by a stream".
Brush Scottish (Rare)
Quite literally means "brush". Might derive from the Scottish Gaelic word bhrus which means "brush", or the Latin root br which means "explained". Was a nickname for those described to 'look like a brush'(i.e. hair that sticks up, thin with a big head, etc.)
Bruski Polish
Habitational surname for someone from a place called Brus.
Brusse French
Topographic name for someone living in a scrubby area of country, from Old French broce meaning "brushwood, scrub". It is also occupational name for a brush maker, from Old French brusse meaning "brush".
Brusseau French (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized spelling of Brousseau.
Bryer Anglo-Saxon
This unusual surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and was originally given either as a topographical name to someone who lived by a briar patch, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "braer, brer", Middle English "brer", prickly thorn-bush, or as a nickname to a prickly individual, "sharp as brere" (Chaucer), from the same word applied in a transferred sense.
Bryn Welsh
Means hill in welsh
Bryngelsson Swedish
Means "son of Bryngel".
Brynn English
Derived from the given name Brynn.
Brynn Welsh
Variant of Bryn
Bryntesson Swedish
Means "son of Brynte"
Brzezinski Polish
This last name is Polish because it's got Z's in them and also it ends with "ski" which is a Polish last name.
Brzobohatý Czech
Means "soon to be rich" in Czech.
Brzoza Polish
Topographic name from brzoza meaning ‘birch tree’.
Brzozogajski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Brzozogaj.
Brzozowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place named with brzoza meaning "birch tree", for example Brzozowa, Brzozowice, or Brzozowo.
Brzumiński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Brzumin.
Buaya Filipino, Cebuano
Means "crocodile" in Cebuano.
Bubanja Montenegrin
Derived from bubanj, meaning "drum".
Bubien Polish
The name came originally from France. An officer of Napoleon Bonaparte during the French Russian war, in 1812 stayed in Poland and married. One of his sons, became a regional Judge and large land owner in the Belarus area of Poland... [more]
Bubikoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Bubik".
Bublik Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From bublik, a bagel-like bread roll.
Bucad Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bukad meaning "opening, unfolding (of flowers)".
Bucalov Russian
Unknown origin, but could be connected to Bakalov.
Bucalov Russian, Moldovan
Unknown origin and meaning, could be connected to Bakalov.
Buccambuso Sicilian, Italian
Believed to be an Americanization of the surname Buccinfuso
Buch German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle High German buoche, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places so named with this word, notably in Bavaria and Württemberg... [more]
Buchcicki Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Buchcice.
Buche German
Meaning "beech" and denoting someone who lived near beech trees.
Bucher German
Upper German surname denoting someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, derived from Middle High German buoche "beech tree".
Buchwalder German, German (Swiss)
Buchwalder is a German Surname.
Buck English
From the given name Buck.
Bucke English
Variant of Buck
Buckingham English
Habitational name from the former county seat of the county of Buckinghamshire, Old English Buccingahamm "water meadow (Old English hamm) of the people of (-inga-) Bucc(a)".
Buckland English
Habitational name from any of the many places in southern England (including nine in Devon) named Buckland, from Old English bōc "book" and land "land", i.e. land held by right of a written charter, as opposed to folcland, land held by right of custom.
Buckman English
Occupational name for a goatherd (Middle English bukkeman) or scholar (Old English bucman "book man"). It could also be a shortened form of Buckingham or a variant of BUCKNAM.
Bucks English
Variant of "Buck"; a deer.
Buckson English
Either a patronymic from Buck, or possibly an altered form of Buxton.
Buckwalter English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Buchwalder.
Bucsis English (Canadian)
Perhaps of Hungarian origin, but the original surname is not known.
Bucur Romanian
A ancient Romanian name of Dacian origin. It means "happy". A legendary Romanian shepherd named Bucur it is said to have founded Bucharest, the present capital or Romania, giving his name to it (The Romanian city name is Bucureşti).
Buczyński Polish
Name for a person from any of various towns named Buczyn or Buczyna, derived from Polish buczyna meaning "beechwood, beech forest".
Buda Hungarian (Rare)
Habitational name from the name of the old capital of Hungary.
Budd English
Originated from the Old English personal name Budda, from the word budda, which means "beetle" or "to swell." Specifically of Celtic Welsh origin.
Budge English
Nickname from Norman French buge "mouth" (Late Latin bucca), applied either to someone with a large or misshapen mouth or to someone who made excessive use of his mouth, i.e. a garrulous, indiscreet, or gluttonous person... [more]
Budimir Croatian, Serbian
From the given name Budimir.
Budou Japanese
From Japanese 武 (bu) meaning "military, martial" combined with 堂 (dou) meaning "temple, shrine" or from 武道 (budou) meaning "Japanese martial arts".
Budurov Russian
It is believed to mean "The Blessed One" or "Bless You" in Russian.
Budziszewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Budziszewo.
Buechler German
From the common field name Büchle 'beech stand', the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. from buchel 'beech nut', hence a metonymic occupation name for someone who owned or worked in an oil mill producing oil from beech nuts.
Buehman German
Variant of Bauer.
Buelna Asturian
Asturian-Leonese and Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Buelna in Asturies and Cantabria.
Buelter German, English
Middle European variant of Butler, also meaning "a vat or large trough used to contain wine." The name originated in southern Germany in the mid-seventeenth century.
Buena Spanish (Philippines)
Means "good" in Spanish.
Buenafe Spanish (Philippines)
Means "good faith" in Spanish, from buena meaning "good" and fe meaning "faith".
Buenaflor Spanish (Philippines)
Means "good flower" in Spanish.
Buenaventura Spanish
Spanish: from the personal name Buenaventura meaning ‘good fortune’, bestowed as an omen name or with specific reference to the Italian bishop and theologian St Bonaventura (canonized in the 14th century).
Buenaventura Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from the given name Buenaventura.
Buenavista Spanish (Philippines)
Means "good view" in Spanish. This was likely a habitational name for any of the places in Spain named this.
Buendía Spanish
Probably a habitational name from Buendía in Cuenca province, Spain.
Buendia Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Buendía primarily used in the Philippines.
Bueno Spanish
generally an approving (or ironic) nickname, from Spanish bueno ‘good’.
Buenrostro Spanish (Mexican)
Means "good visage" in Spanish.
Buensuceso Spanish (Philippines)
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso, meaning "Our Lady of the Good Event," referring to the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Jesus.
Buerk German (Anglicized)
German from a short form of the personal name Burkhardt, a variant of Burkhart.
Buermeister German
North German: status name for the mayor or chief magistrate of a town, from Middle Low German bur ‘inhabitant, dweller’, ‘neighbor’, ‘peasant’, ‘citizen’ + mester ‘master’.
Buffon Venetian
Venetian form of Buffone.
Bufford English
Meaning unknown.
Buford English, French (Anglicized)
English: most probably a variant of Beaufort.... [more]
Bugajski Polish
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Bugaj.
Buġeja Maltese
Possibly derived from Maltese abjad meaning "white", ultimately from Arabic أَبْيَض (ʾabyaḍ).
Bugg English
From the Old Norse nickname Buggi, literally "fat man", or from a medieval nickname for an eccentric or strangely behaved person (from Middle English bugge "bogeyman, scarecrow").
Buggly English
Variant of Bugg.
Buggs African American (Anglicized, Modern)
I do not know much about this surname except to say that an employee at my job has Buggs as their surname.
Buglass English
Possibly from the Booklawes region near Melrose, Roxburgshire, originally spelt "Buke-Lawes" (lit. "buck/stag" combined with "low ground"); otherwise from the Gaelic words buidhe - "yellow" and glas - "green".
Buhagiar Maltese
Means "father of rocks" from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father of" and حِجَارَة (ḥijāra) "stones, rocks".
Bühler German
From the German word "bühl", meaning hill.
Bui Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Bùi.
Buican Romanian (Rare)
It comes from the name Buicani which comes from the village Buiucani situated in Moldova
Buitrago Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous municipalities: the Castilian one in El Campo de Gómara or the Manchego municipality of Buitrago del Lozoya in Sierra Norte, Comunidad de Madrid.
Bujalski Polish
Nickname for a storyteller, Polish bujała.
Bujanda Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the municipality of Kanpezu.
Bujnowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bujnowo or Bujnow, named with bujny ‘luxuriant’, ‘bushy’, ‘fertile’.
Bukit Indonesian
Means "hill" in Indonesian.
Bukovsky Russian
Russian variant of Bukowski.
Bulahan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "lucky, fortunate, blessed" in Cebuano.
Bulalacao Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bulalakaw meaning "meteor, shooting star".
Bulan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "moon" in Cebuano.
Bulanon Filipino, Cebuano
Means "moonlit, moonstruck" in Cebuano.
Bulawan Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Means "gold" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
Bulgaria Italian, Spanish
Originally an ethnic name or regional name for someone from Bulgaria or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with Bulgaria, which is named after the Turkic tribe of the Bulgars, itself possibly from a Turkic root meaning "mixed".
Bulguchev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name is derived from the name Bulguch of unknown meaning.
Bulić Croatian
Derived from Ottoman Turkish bula meaning "a married woman or a Muslim woman in harem pants or covered with a headscarf" or from the forename Bule a hypocoristic of Budislav, Budimir, Budivoj, Budimil.
Bullivant English
From a medieval nickname for a "good chap" or amiable companion (from Old French bon enfant, literally "good child").
Bulnes Asturian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the council of Cabrales.
Bulsara Indian (Parsi)
From the name of the city of Valsad (historically known as Bulsar) in Gujarat, India. A famous bearer was British singer Farrokh Bulsara (1946-1991), better known as Freddie Mercury.
Bulstrode English
Locational surname referring to the medieval village of Bulstrode in Berkshire. ... [more]
Bulut Turkish
Means "cloud" in Turkish.
Bumb Indian
From Marathi bəmb ‘stout’.
Bumpus English
(i) from a medieval nickname for a vigorous walker (from Old French bon "good" + pas "pace"); (ii) perhaps "person who lives by a place through which travel is easy" (from Old French bon "good" + pas "passage")
Bumrap Bosnian (Rare)
Of Slavic origin, possibly originating near the city of Tuzla.
Bunce Norman
Meaning "good" person in old french. Also means "bain"(exeptionaly tall) in old english
Bunch English
English: nickname for a hunchback, from Middle English bunche ‘hump’, ‘swelling’ (of unknown origin).
Bundy English (American)
This surname is most recognizable in North America as belonging to the serial killer named Ted Bundy who committed his crimes in the 1970s.
Bunting English, German
English: nickname from some fancied resemblance to the songbird... [more]
Buonamico Italian (Anglicized)
Di Martino Buffalmacco was a widely renouned painter in Italy cities in Florence, Bologna, Pisa although his work was not known to survived the Great Fire of Italy back in the late 1300 hundreds he was widlely known for asummed work as The Three Dead- Three Living, The Triump of Death, The Last Judgement, The Hell and the Thebasis.... [more]
Buonaparte Italian (Rare)
Derived from the given name Buonaparte
Buono Italian, English
Nickname derived from Italian buono "good".
Buonocore Italian
Nickname for a reliable or good-hearted person, derived from buono meaning "good" and core meaning "heart".
Buonopane Italian
Nickname for a person who is "as good as bread", or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a baker, derived from buono meaning "good" and pane meaning "bread".
Buquid Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bukid meaning "farm, field, countryside".
Bur Swiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. ... [more]
Burak Turkish
From the given name Burak
Burbage English
English: habitational name from places in Wiltshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire, so named with Old English burh ‘fort’ + bæc ‘hill’, ‘ridge’ (dative bece).
Burbidge Anglo-Saxon
This interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is a dialectal variant of the locational surname, deriving from any of the places called "Burbage", in the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Wiltshire... [more]
Burbridge English
English: perhaps a variant of Burbage, altered by folk etymology, or possibly a habitational name from a lost place so named.
Burch English
Variant of Birch.
Burchell English
An English surname derived from the village of Birkehill (also known as Biekel or Birtle). It means "birch hill".
Burcy French
Denoting someone from the town of Burcy.
Burczyk Polish
Nickname for a grouse or complainer, from burczeć meaning "to grumble".
Burdick Anglo-Norman
This surname is derived from a geographical locality.,'of Burdet.'
Burdock English
Meaning unknown.
Burdon English
From 'bur' meaning "fort" and 'don' meaning "hill"
Burdorf German
Means little farmer in german
Bure Old Swedish, Swedish
This was the name of an influential family in 16th century Sweden. The name originated from the village Bure (now known as Bureå) in Skellefteå parish in Northern Sweden. The village got its name from the nearby Bure River (Swedish: Bure älv, Bureälven) whose name was derived from the Swedish dialectal word burra "buzz, rumble".
Burela Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of La Mariña Central.
Burger English, German, Dutch
Status name for a freeman of a borough. From Middle English burg, Middle High German burc and Middle Dutch burch "fortified town". Also a German habitational name for someone from a place called Burg.
Burgmeier German
Occupational name for the tenant farmer of an estate belonging to a castle or fortified town, from Middle High German burc "(fortified) town, castle" and meier "tenant farmer" (see Meyer).
Burgos Spanish
Surname from a place named Burgos of Spain.
Burian Czech
Derived from the given name Burjan.
Burk English, Irish
Variant of Burke