All Submitted Surnames

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Burt English
From the given name, which is a short form of Burton.
Burtram English (American)
American form of the German surname Bertram.
Burtsell English (American)
Habitational name from Burshill in East Yorkshire, so named with Old English bryst ‘landslip’, ‘rough ground’ + hyll ‘hill’.
Buruaga Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the municipality of Zigoitia.
Burwitz Polabian
From Polabian bur "farmer" and the Germanized Slavic ending -witz.
Burzinski Polish
Variant spelling of Burzyński.
Burzyński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Burzyn, derived from Polish burza meaning "storm, tempest".
Busalacchi Italian
Means "father of Zallaq", from Arabic أَبُو‎ (abu) "father of" and الزلاق (zallaq) of unknown meaning, possibly related to the given name Salah 1 meaning "righteousness".
Busbee English
Variant of Busby.
Busby English
Habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Buschebi, from Old Norse buskr "bush, shrub" or an Old Norse personal name Buski and býr "homestead, village", or from some other place so called.
Buscemi Sicilian
Name for someone originally from the town of Buscemi in Sicily, derived from the Arabic toponym قلعة أبي شامة‎ (qal'at 'abi shama) meaning "castle of the man with the mole‎" or "castle of (the family of) Abi Shama".
Buschbaum German
Means "bush tree" in German.
Buschiazzo Italian
It's a surname in northern Italy (Piedmont). It emerges from the German spelling Bosch or Busch and this means "forest" or "wooded area".
Busfield English
This is a locational surname and originates from the hamlet of 'Bousfield', eight miles from the town of Appleby in Cumberland. This hamlet was controlled by Norse Vikings for several centuries until the Norman invasion of 1066... [more]
Bushe English
Variant of Bush.
Bushi Japanese
Bushi means "warrior, smaurai".
Bushida Japanese
Bushi means "warrior, samurai" and da is a form of ta meaning "rice paddy, wilderness, field".
Bushman Scottish
longer than Bush.
Busque French (Quebec)
Québécois variant of Busquet.
Busquets Catalan
Catalan form of Bousquet.
Bussard English (Australian)
Variant of Bosshart
Busse German, English
German: variant of Buss. ... [more]
Bustamante Spanish
Habitational name for someone originally from the town of Bustamante in Cantabria, Spain, derived from Latin bustum Amantii meaning "pasture of Amantius".
Busujima Japanese
Sacrifice, Innovative, Powerful
Butera Italian
Means “vineyard” or “grapevine” in Italian.
Butkereit German (East Prussian)
Derived from Prussian-Lithuanian butkėrė (Standard Lithuanian butkėrė), a Balticized form of German Böttcher "cooper, barrel maker" combined with the East Prussian German patronymic suffix -eit.
Butković Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Butkovići, Croatia.
Butragueño Spanish
Originally denoted someone who was from either the town of Buitrago del Lozoya in Madrid, or from Buitrago in Soria, Castile and León, Spain, both derived Spanish buitre meaning "vulture" (see Buitrago)... [more]
Butsuen Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 仏 (butsu) meaning "Buddha, Buddhism" and 園 (en) meaning "garden; park", referring to a Buddhist-style garden.
Butsupu Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Beppu.
Butt Urdu, Kashmiri
Urdu and Kashmiri form of Bhatt.
Butta Italian
Italian: from a short form of a compound name formed with butta- ‘throw’, as for example Buttacavoli.Italian: from an old German feminine personal name Butta.Italian: variant of Botta.
Buttacavoli Italian
Nickname composed of the elements butta "throw" + cavoli "cabbages".
Buttafuoco Italian
Nickname composed of the elements butta "throw" + fuoco "fire".
Butte Indian
Variant of Bute.
Butter English, German
1. English: nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a bittern, perhaps in the booming quality of the voice, from Middle English, Old French butor ‘bittern’ (a word of obscure etymology)... [more]
Butterfield English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture for cattle or at a dairy farm, or a habitational name from a place named Butterfield (for example in West Yorkshire), from Old English butere ‘butter’ + feld ‘open country’.
Butterfly English
From the insect Butterfly this Surname is borne by Star Butterfly from Star Vs. the forces of evil.
Buttermann German
An occupational name for a dairyman or seller of dairy produce. See Butter.
Butterworth English (British)
From places called Butterworth in England. Derived Old English butere ‘butter’ + worð ‘enclosure’.
Buttery English (British)
The baker in Old English.
Buttgereit German (East Prussian)
Variant of Butgereit. This name is borne by German film director and screenwriter Jörg Buttgereit (1963-).
Buttiġieġ Maltese
From Maltese bu t-tiġieġ literally meaning "father of chickens", referring to a poulterer or someone who owned chickens.
Buttigieg Maltese
Unaccented form of Buttiġieġ.
Büttner German
Occupational name for a cooper or barrel-maker, an agent derivative of Middle High German büte(n) "cask", "wine barrel". This name occurs chiefly in eastern German-speaking regions.
Buttram English (American, Rare), English (British, Rare)
Possibly derived from the German cognate Bertram, from the Germanic elements beraht (meaning "bright"), and hrabn (meaning "raven")... [more]
Buttura Thai
From Thai บุตร (but) meaning "son, child" and ธุระ (thura) meaning "business; affairs; errands".
Buu Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the Nguyen Dynasty.
Bux Anglo-Saxon
From boc, meaning a beach, or beech. Sometimes used as an element of a place name e.g. Buxton, in Derbyshire, Buxhall, in Suffolk, or Buxted in Sussex; variant of "Buck", a deer.
Bux Urdu, Sindhi
Derived from Persian بخش (bakhsh) meaning "fortune" or "section, portion, part".
Buxbaum German, Jewish
Means "box tree" in German.
Buxtehude German, Low German
From the name of the town of Buxtehude in Lower Saxony, Germany. A famous bearer of this surname was the German-Danish Baroque composer and organist Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707).
Buxton English
1. A habitational name for someone from Buxton in Derbyshire, from the Middle English Buchestanes or Bucstones (meaning "bowing stones"), from Old English būgan meaning "to bow" and stanes, meaning "stones".... [more]
Buyeo Korean
Archaic surname of the ancient Buyeo Kingdom
Buys Afrikaans (Modern)
South Africa, Pretoria
Büyük Turkish
Means "big, large, grand" in Turkish.
Buzek Silesian, Polish
A nickname derived from buza 'rebuke' or buzować 'to scold to be cross with somebody'.
Buzelli Italian
Chris Buzelli is an illustrator.
Bwire Spanish (Caribbean)
A name that originated from the Dominican Republic then mostly used in Eastern Africa.
Bwye Welsh (Rare)
many of this name moved from south wales to india to work for the east india company around 1900's then came back to wales.
Byam English
Probably means "person from Bytham", Lincolnshire ("homestead in a valley bottom"). Glen Byam Shaw (1904-1986) was a British theatre director.
Byanski Polish
looking for the meaning of this name as it is my maiden name.
Byberg Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian by "village" and berg "mountain".
Bychan Welsh
Proper, unanglicized form of Vaughan.
Bycraft English (American, Rare, ?)
Found mostly in the American Great Lakes region and Canada, likely a singular extended family. Likely of 6th century English descent, though there are very few English natives who bear the name. Name either refers to the occupation running some sort of mill machine, the original holder living near a croft (enclosed pasture or tillage) or implies "craftiness" of its original holder.
Bydłowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bydłowa.
Byeon Korean (Modern)
Variant romanization of Sino-Korean 邉 (Byun) meaning "Border".
Byer Scottish
The history of the Byer family begins in the Boernician tribes of ancient Scotland. The Byer family lived in or near the place named Byers in Scotland. The place-name, Byers, derives from the Old English word byre, which means cattle shed... [more]
Byers Scottish, English
Scottish and northern English topographic name for someone who lived by a cattleshed, Middle English byre, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from any of several places named with Old English b¯re, for example Byers Green in County Durham or Byres near Edinburgh.
Byers German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Bayers.
Byfield English
Either a habitational name from a place named Byfield, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a field.
Bykov Russian
From byk, meaning "bull".
Bykowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bykowice or Byków.
Bylilly Navajo
Derived from Navajo ‎"for him" and álílee "magic power".
Bylin Swedish
A combination of Swedish by "village" and the suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
Bylund Swedish
Combination of Swedish by "village" and lund "grove".
Bynes Irish
This is the surname of American actress Amanda Bynes (born April 3, 1986).
Byre English
Probably derived from Old English bȳre "farm, barn".
Byres Scottish
Byres was first used as a surname by the descendants of the ancient Boernician clans of Scotland. The first Byres family lived in or near the place named Byers in Scotland. The place-name, Byers, derives from the Old English word byre, which means cattle shed... [more]
Byron English
An English place name, earlier Byram, from byre, meaning "farm" and the suffix -ham meaning "homestead". Famously borne by the aristocratic poet, Lord Byron.
Byrum English
Variant of Byron.
Bystedt Swedish
A combination of Swedish by "village" and German stedt "home, place".
Bythesea English (British)
Habitational name for someone who lived near the sea, this name is nearly extinct in England today.
Bythewood English (British)
A nearly extinct habitational surname for one who lived near, by or around a wooded (forested) area.
Byu Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 別府 (see Byū).
Byū Japanese
Variant reading of Beppu.
Byuh Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 別府 (see Byū).
Byun Korean
From Sino-Korean (Byun) meaning "Border".
Byuu Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 別府 (see Byū).
Bywater English
The surname Bywater came from the Anglo-Saxon origin and means ’dweller by the water‘
Bzovsky Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian form of Bzowski.
Bzowski Polish
Habitational name for someone who comes from the town of Bzowo in Poland.
Caacbay Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kaakbay meaning "comrade-in-arms, person with another's arm over the shoulders".
Caamaño Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish in the municipality of Porto do Son.
Caan Scottish, German, Jewish
Altered spelling of Jewish Cohen, or probably denoted a person from the city of Aberdeen in Scotland. Famous bearers of this surname include American actor James Caan (1940-2022), as well as his son Scott Caan (1976-), also a noted actor.
Ca-ang Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kaang meaning "flowerpot".
Caasi Filipino, Ilocano
Means "pitiful" in Ilocano.
Cab Spanish
Diminutive of Cabello, Cabrera, or Cabral.
Caba Spanish, Catalan
Variant of Cava.
Cababa Spanish
Spanish (Cabaña) and Portuguese: habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna , a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
Cabaco Spanish, Filipino
From spanish word cabaco means "horse"
Cabahug Filipino, Cebuano
Means "feeder" from Cebuano bahog meaning "feed, slop".
Cabal Russian (Russified, Rare)
Rare last name that is unknown along with meaning, if anyone has a clue, please DM me.
Cabaleiro Galician
'Knight' derived from an occupation, Galician origins.
Cabaleiro Galician
From a nickname derived from Galician cabaleiro meaning "knight", a cognate of Portuguese Cavaleiro.
Caballé Spanish
Used by the Spanish Opera singer Montserrat Caballé.
Caballo Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the Spanish word cabello, ultimately derived from the Latin word caballus, meaning "horse". This denoted someone who worked in a farm that took care of horses, or someone who had personality traits attributed to a horse, such as energetic behaviour.
Cabalzar Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Balzer.
Cabaña Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna, a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
Cabañas Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña or Portuguese cabanha ‘hut’, ‘cabin’.
Cabaniss French
Variant spelling of Cabanis, a habitational name from any of various places in Gard named Cabanis, from Late Latin capannis ‘at the huts’, ablative plural of capanna 'hut'... [more]
Čabarkapa Serbian, Montenegrin
Derived from čabar (чабар), meaning "tub, bucket", and kapa (капа), meaning "cap, hat".
Cabatuan Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano kabatoan meaning "rocky area, rocky place".
Cabbarov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cabbar".
Cabbarova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Cabbarov.
Cabboi Italian
Probably from Sardinian caboi "capon", a gelded cockerel, perhaps a nickname for a cowardly person.
Cabeleira Portuguese
Likely originates from the Portuguese word "cabeleira," which means "head of hair" or "hairpiece." It might have been used as a nickname to describe someone with a notable or distinctive head of hair... [more]
Cabell Catalan, English, German
As a Catalan name, a nickname for "bald" from the Spanish word cabello. The English name, found primarily in Norfolk and Devon, is occupational for a "maker or seller of nautical rope" that comes from a Norman French word... [more]
Cabernard Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Bernard.
Cabibbo Italian
Ultimately from the Arabic given name Habib, meaning "beloved, darling".
Cabilan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "petroleum nut" (a type of tree in the genus Pittosporum) in Cebuano.
Cable English
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rope, especially the type of stout rope used in maritime applications, from Anglo-Norman French cable ‘cable’ (Late Latin capulum ‘halter’, of Arabic origin, but associated by folk etymology with Latin capere ‘to seize’).... [more]
Cabraal Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Cabral.
Cabrel Occitan, Friulian, French, Venetian
From the Latin Capralis, meaning ‘a place full of goats’.
Cabrin Romansh
Calque of Swiss German Böckli via its Latinization Caprinus.
Cabrit Medieval Occitan, Provençal, Judeo-Provençal, Occitan
Occitanian byname meaning ""billy-goat"" see: Vulgar Latin "cabritus", from "cabrire" from older Latine "caper". ... [more]
Cabucos English
Decended from Old English meaning "leader."
Cabugatan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao kabugatan, a historical title for a crown prince.
Cabuhat Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kabuhat meaning "lifter, carrier".
Çabuk Turkish
Means "quick, fast, swift" in Turkish.
Cabungcal Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kabungkal meaning "digger, tiller".
Caccavale Italian
Possibly a combination of cacare "to shit" and vale "valley".
Cacciatore Italian
Derived from Italian cacciatore meaning "hunter, huntsman", ultimately derived from cacciare meaning "to hunt".
Cacioppo Italian, Sicilian
Derived from Sicilian cacioppu meaning "dried tree trunk", presumably applied as a nickname for someone with wizened skin, or from caciopu meaning "short-sighted" (derived from Greek kakiopes, literally meaning "having bad eyes").
Čáda Czech
Descriptive nickname from Old Czech čad- "smoke", applied to someone with dark skin.
Cadafalch Catalan
Derived from Catalan cadafal meaning "burial mound" or "platform, stage", ultimately from Latin catafalicum meaning "scaffold, wooden siege tower, catafalque". A famous bearer was the Catalan architect and politician Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956).
Cadalbert Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the German given name Adalbert.
Cadan Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Cadáin.
Cadbury English
Derived from Norman French
Caddick Welsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadog, a pet-form of Cadfael (a derivative of Welsh cad "battle").
Cadeddu Italian
From Sardinian cadeddu "puppy, whelp", ultimately from Latin catellus.
Cadena Spanish
From Aguilar de Campoo, a district of Villalon in Valladolid.
Caderas Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and dera "free area".
Caderousse French, Literature
A character in the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. In the novel, Caderousse is a tailor and inkeeper who aids in the arrest of Dantès.
Cadetg Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Benedetg.
Cadieli Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Gieli.
Cadillac French
From the name of a city in France, of origin I am not sure of (anyone who knows the name's etymology edit this). This is most notably the name of the car company of the same name, named after Detroit, Michigan founder Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac.
Cadiñanos Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous minor local entity.
Cadisch Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family", in combination with Disch.
Cádiz Spanish
Habitational name for a person from the city of Cádiz in southwestern Spain.
Cadiz Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Cádiz especially used in the Philippines.
Cadlawon Visayan
Literally "dawn" in Cebuano.
Cadogan Welsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadwgan, literally probably "battle-scowler". Cadogan Estate is an area of Chelsea and Belgravia, including Cadogan Square, Sloane Street and Sloane Square, owned by the earls of Cadogan, descended from Charles Sloane Cadogan (1728-1807), 1st Earl Cadogan.
Cadonau Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Donatus.
Cadoret French, Breton
From an old Breton given name Catuuoret meaning "protector in combat".
Caduff Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Duff, itself a diminutive of Rudolf.
Cadurisch Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and Durisch.
Cadusch Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Dusch.
Cadutsch Romansh (Archaic)
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and Dutsch.
Caesar Ancient Roman, English
An Ancient Roman political title that indicated a military leader. A famous bearer was Julius Caesar, Roman general, dictator, and politician. In modern times, the surname is used to refer to an individual with a tyrannical attitude, which references the connotative meaning of the word "caesar", meaning "a dictator".
Caesar German (Latinized)
Humanistic retranslation of Kaiser into Latin.
Caetano Portuguese
From the given name Caetano.
Cəfərli Azerbaijani
From the given name Cəfər and the Turkic adjective suffix -li.
Cafferkey Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Gafraidh.
Caflisch Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family", in combination with Flisch.
Cagadas Filipino
The name Cagadas is most likely made or given to the Filipinos during the baptism of native Filipinos to Christianity in the 19th Century during the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan. Most Filipinos had no surnames prior to their baptism and these names are given by the Spanish colonizers.
Cagandahan Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog kagandahan meaning "beauty".
Cagianut Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and a diminutive of the given name Gian.
Cagienard Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Gienard.
Çağlar Turkish
From the given name Çağlar.
Çağlayan Turkish
Means "waterfall, cascade" in Turkish.
Cagney Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Caingnigh meaning "descendant of Caingneach", a given name meaning "pleader, advocate". A famous bearer was American actor and dancer James Cagney (1899-1986).
Cahana Jewish (Rare, Archaic)
Jewish surname, originally of Eastern European Ashkenazi origin, found in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Moldova. Currently a relatively common surname in Israel. Aramaic equivalent of Cohen.
Cahannes Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the German given name Hannes.
Cahans Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Hans.
Cahayag Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kahayag meaning "light, splendour".
Cahenzli Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the German given name Hänsli.
Cahill Irish (Anglicized)
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathail ‘descendant of Cathal’, a personal name meaning ‘powerful in battle’.
Cahué Spanish
Variant of Cahuet.