All Submitted Surnames

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Dulaney Irish
Variant of Delaney.
Dulcamara Italian
given to my great great grandfather who was left on the doorstep of a church in Chiavari Italy. The priest took inspiration from names of plants in the garden. This one came from the plant in English would mean 'bitter sweet nightshade'
Dulev Macedonian (Rare, Archaic)
The meaning and origin is still not known it is an Old Macedonian surname ... [more]
Dulin French
The surname Dulin is most common in France and is an occupational name meaning "from flax". Pronounced "du LIN" in English; however, in French it is pronounced "du LON". Anglicized in some cases as Duling, Dowling, or Dulong (a more common French surname brought to England, Ireland and Scotland from French Normans and later Huguenots).
Dumagit Visayan
Literally "to swoop" or "to snatch" in Cebuano. Related to Dumaguete, capital of the province of Negros Oriental.
Duman Turkish
Means "smoke, haze, fog" in Turkish.
Dummitt English
Habitational name from Dumart-en-Ponthieu in Somme, France.
Dunaway English
Originally indicated someone who came from the village and civil parish of Dunwich in Suffolk, England, derived from Old English dun meaning "hill" (or possibly dune meaning "valley") and weg meaning "way"... [more]
Dunayevskaya Russian
Feminine spelling of Dunayevsky.
Dunayevsky Russian
Derived from Europe's second longest river, the Danube River, which is called "Dunay" in Russian. Two famous bearers are Soviet film composer and conductor Isaak Dunayevsky (1900-1955), and his son, Russian film composer Maksim Dunayevsky (1945-).
Duncans Scottish
Means "son of Duncan".
Dundale English
((Anne))... [more]
Dundas Scottish, Northern Irish
Scottish and northern Irish (Counties Leitrim and Fermanagh): habitational name from Dundas, a place near Edinburgh, Scotland, which is named from Gaelic dùn ‘hill’ + deas ‘south’.
Dundass Scottish
Variation of Dundas possibly miss spelled at imagination into Quebec (Lower Canada) late 18th Century
Dundović Croatian
Patronymic of the Ragusan word dundo meaning "uncle" or "gentleman" and originating from the Latin word dominus (meaning "master" or "sir").
Dundreary English
This was a nickname for someone who had dundrearies, which were long sideburns.
Dunford English
Derived either from Dunford Bridge in Yorkshire (named after the River Don and the English word “Ford”), or from Dunford House in Yorkshire (named after “Dunn’s Ford”). One known bearer is US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Dungog Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "pride, honour" or "celebrity" in Hiligaynon.
Dunkinson English (British)
Derives from the Scottish surname of Duncanson with the same meaning of "son of Duncan". Likewise, it may derive further from the Gaelic male given name "Donnchad", related ultimately to "Donncatus", a Celtic personal name of great antiquity.
Dunleavy Irish, English
Anglicized form of Mac Duinnshléibhe meaning "son of Donn Sléibhe".
Dunmore English, Scottish
Habitational name from Dunmore Farm in Oxfordshire or from any of many places in Scotland named in Gaelic as Dún Môr 'great hill'.
Dunne Irish, English, Scottish
This surname means dark and was likely given to those with a dark complexion or with dark hair.
Dunsmuir Scottish
From the lands of Dundemore in Fife, Scotland.
Dunwoody Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
It is said that the origin is pre 7th century Gaelic from ''dun'' or ''din'' meaning a wood or forest and ''gwydd'' which means much the same. Arguably the name means wood - wood, a result of language and dialect changing several times in the past 1500 years.
Đường Vietnamese
From 唐代 (Tàng Dài) which is the Chinese Tàng Dynasty.
Dương Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Yang, from Sino-Vietnamese 楊 (dương).
Dupain French
Means "of the bread" in French, probably used as an occupational name for a baker.
DuPaul French
From the given name Paul.
Dupin French
Means "of the pine tree" in French, referring to a person who lived near a pine tree or was from any of various locations named Le Pin.
du Plessis Afrikaans, French Creole, French (Cajun), French (Huguenot)
French topographic name for someone who lived by a quickset fence, Old French pleis (from Latin plexum past participle of plectere ‘plait’, ‘weave’), with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’... [more]
Dupouy French
Variant of Dupuy.
Dupré French
Means "of the meadow" in French.
Duran Catalan
Catalan cognate of Durand.
Durani Pashto
Variant transcription of Durrani.
Durantez Spanish
From the given Italian name Durante.
Durbin French
Derived from the place called D'urban or D'urbin in Languedoc
Durden English
A different form of Dearden. A fictional bearer is Tyler Durden, a character from Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club' (1996) and its subsequent film adaptation (1999).
Duret French
Derived from French dur meaning "hard, tough".
Durga Indian, Odia, Telugu
From the given name Durga, the name of a Hindu warrior goddess.
Durham English
Denotes a person from either the town of Durham, or elsewhere in County Durham, in England. Durham is derived from the Old English element dun, meaning "hill," and the Old Norse holmr, meaning "island."
Durieux French
Derived from Old French riu meaning "river, stream", originally used to indicate someone who lived by a stream.
Durkin Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Mac Duarcáin meaning "son of Duarcán".
Durko Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Derived either from Russian дурной (durnoy) or Ukrainian дурний (durnyi) or Belarusian дурны (durny) all meaning "dump, foolish, stupid".
Durmaz Turkish
Derived from Turkish durmak meaning "to stop" or "to remain, to persist".
Đurov Croatian
Means "Đuro's son" in Croatian.
Đurović Serbian
Derived from the forename Đuro.
Durrani Pashto
Derived from Persian در (dorr) meaning "pearl". It was historically used in the phrase padshah durr-i durran meaning "king pearl of the age", a title used by Ahmad Shah Durrani, the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan.
Dursley English (British)
Of English origin and is locational from a place so called in Gloucestershire, which was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Dersilege', in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire in 1195 as 'Derseleie' and in the Fees of 1220 as 'Dursleg'... [more]
Duru Turkish
Duru means 'clean, limpid' in Turkish.
Durward English, Scottish (?)
Means "guardian of the door, door-keeper" (cf. Durward). A fictional bearer of the surname is Quentin Durward, eponymous hero of the novel (1823) by Sir Walter Scott.
Duschek German
German cognate of Dušek.
Dushaj Albanian
It comes from serbian name ''dusha'' meaning soul.In serbian ''dusha moja'' means my sweatheart.Probably a nickname or name given to the patriarch of the dushaj family that got taken as a surname by his descendants later on,adding the popular albanian ending -aj.
Duska English (Rare)
Anglicized spelling of Duška.
Düsterwald German
Derived from Middle Low German düster "dark" combined with Old High German wald "forest".
Duszenko Polish
It appears Duza means soul, nickname for someone with a kind heart
Dut African
Dut is a surname among the Dinka people in South Sudan.
Dutcher Anglo-Saxon
The name Dutcher is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a worker who was a dike or ditch maker. The surname Dutcher was first found in East Sussex and either Upper Dicker or Lower Dicker, villages that date back to 1229 where they were listed as Diker... [more]
Duterte Filipino, Cebuano
Hispanicised spelling of the French surname Dutertre. A notable bearer is Rodrigo Duterte (1945-), the current president of the Philippines.
Dutertre French
Means "of the hillock, of the mound" in French.
Dutov Russian
From dutii, meaning "haughty".
Dutroux French, Belgian
Last name of Marc Dutroux, Belgian serial killer and child molester.
Dutton English
habitational name from any of the places called Dutton, especially those in Cheshire and Lancashire. The first of these is named from Old English dun ‘hill’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the second is from Old English personal name Dudd + Old English tun.
Duvall French
Variant spelling of Duval.
Duvernay French
Means "from the alder grove," from Gaulish vern meaning "alder" combined with Latin -etum, whence Modern French -aie, forming names of orchards or places where trees/plants are grown)... [more]
Duvillard French
French surname, pronounced /dyvilaʁ/, whose bearers mainly live in Haute-Savoie. It means "from Le Villard", a village in the Rhône-Alpes region, whose name comes from the Latin 'villare' which means 'hamlet'... [more]
Duxbury English
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, recorded in the early 13th century as D(e)ukesbiri, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Deowuc or Duc(c) (both of uncertain origin) + Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke).
Duyck Dutch
Dutch nickname from Middle Dutch duuc ‘duck’; in some cases the name may be a derivative of Middle Dutch duken ‘to dive’ and cognate with Ducker... [more]
Duysenov Kazakh
Means "son of Duysen".
Dvir Hebrew
Surname that also used as a first name, probably means "inner room" and related to The Holy of Holies. It is a term in the Hebrew Bible which refers to the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle where God dwelt and later the Temple in Jerusalem where the Ark of the Covenant was kept during the First Temple, which could be entered only by the High Priest on Yom Kippur after sanctifying himself.
Dvoretskiy Russian
Means "butler" in Russian.
Dwamena Akan
Meaning unknown.
Dwiggins Irish
Anglicized form (with English genitive -s) of Gaelic Ó Dubhagáin (see Dugan) or, more likely, of Ó Duibhginn (see Deegan).Possibly a variant (by misdivision) of English Wiggins.
Dwivedi Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit द्विवेदी (dvivedi) meaning "one who has studied two Vedas", from द्वि (dvi) meaning "two" and वेद (veda) meaning "Veda".
Dworkin Jewish
From a pet-form of the Yiddish female personal name Dvoyre, from Hebrew Devorah (source of English Deborah), literally "bee"... [more]
Dy Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Li 1 primarily used in the Philippines.
Dyatlov Russian
From Russian дятел (dyatel) meaning "woodpecker".
Dyatlova Russian
Feminine counterpart of Dyatlov.
Dybala Polish
nickname from dybac, meaning 'to lurk' or 'to watch for somebody'.
Dyck Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike, Dutch dijk. Compare Dyke.
Dye English, Welsh
English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis. In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire. Welsh is also suggested, but 1881 and UK both show this as an East Anglian name - very few in Wales.
Dyke ?
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike
Dykema Dutch
Derived from DYK, a Dutch form of Dyke.
Dylan English
From the given name Dylan.
Dymek Polish
Diminutive of Polish dym meaning "smoke".
Dymock English
From the parish of Dymock in Gloucestershire, England. The name comes from Old English Dimóc meaning "dim/shady oak".
Dyne English
Derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "dence", the Middle English "dene", meaning a valley.
Dzagoev Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of the Ossetian surname Зæгъойты (Zægoyty), which came from the nickname Dzagoy. The name was probably from Ossetian дзаг (dzag) meaning "full, complete", ultimately derived from Persian چاق (čâq) meaning "fat".
Dzharimov Circassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian name possibly from Adyghe джары (ǯ̍ārə) meaning "that is" combined with мэ (mă) meaning "this" or "smell". A notable bearer is Aslan Dzharimov (1936-), the former President of the Adyghe Republic from 1992-2002.
Dzhioty Ossetian
Most likely related to Sanskrit उज्ज्वल (ujjvala) meaning "bright, radiant, luminous".
Dzhokharov Chechen
Means "son of Dzhokhar".
Dzhokharova Chechen
Feminine spelling of Dzhokharov.
Dzhopua Abkhaz
Abkhaz family name of unknown meaning.
Dziadzienka Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian дзед (dzied) meaning "grandfather, old man".
Działo Polish
Derived from Polish działo "cannon" or "gun" as an occupational name metonymically. It can also be a nickname from Polish działać "to work", "to do", "to influence", etc.
Działoszyński Polish
Habitational name for a person from a town named Działoszyn.
Działyński Polish
This indicates familial origin within Działyń, Gmina Zbójno.
Dziamidčyk Belarusian
Derived from a diminutive form of the given name Dziamid.
Dziekan Polish
Occupational name for "dean" from Polish dziekan.
Dziemidzienka Belarusian
Derived from the given name Dziamid.
Dziencielsky Polish
It is the surname of Chaya, a character in the movie Defiance played by Mia Wasikowska.
Dziuba Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Polish dziub or Ukrainian dzyuba. It is a nickname for a person with pock-marks on his or her face.
Džomek Slovak (?)
"Origin of the name is not known. Possibly came from Poland. In Slovakia in 1995 lived 15 people with this surname."
Dzugaev Ossetian (Russified)
Probably derived from Dzuga, the name of a past ancestor and the founder of the family/clan of uncertain meaning, though it could have been used to refer to a shepherd or herder if derived from Iron Ossetian дзуг (dzug) meaning "flock, herd (of sheep or cattle)".
Eade English (British, ?)
Originally derived from the Old English Eadwig, which meant "prosperity / fortune in war." Surname found mainly in Scotland and northern England... [more]
Eadie English
Variant of Eady
Eagle English
Nickname for a lordly, impressive, or sharp-eyed man, from Middle English egle "eagle" (from Old French aigle, from Latin aquila).
Eagleburger English (American)
Americanized form of German Adelberger, a habitational name for someone from a place called Adelberg near Stuttgart.
Ealey English
Variant of Ely.
Eamer French, Anglo-Saxon
This interesting and unusual surname has two possible sources. ... [more]
Eames English
Probably from the possessive case of the Middle English word eam ‘uncle’, denoting a retainer in the household of the uncle of some important local person. Possibly also a variant of Ames.
Eanes Portuguese
Variant of Anes.
Earenfight English
appears in early American history in Pennsylvania and New Jerssey. Jacob Earenfight fought in the Battle of Princeton in the American Revolutionary War.
Eargle German (Swiss, Americanized, ?)
Derived from Ergul Castle, Switzerland. Immigrants from Germany to US used Ergel, Ergil, Ergle.
Earhart English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Ehrhardt.
Earlbaum Ancient Germanic
Derived from Germanic eorl, meaning "earl('s)" and baum, meaning "tree".
Earley German, Irish
The surname Earley originally derived from the Old English word Eorlic which referred to one who displayed manly characteristics.... [more]
Early Irish, English, American, German
Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan; Gaelic moch means ‘early’ or ‘timely’), or of some other similar surname, for example Ó Mochóir, a shortened form of Ó Mochéirghe, Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe, from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’.... [more]
Earnhardt German
It is a name for a courageous or honorable person. The surname Earnhardt is composed of two German words meaning honor and bravery.
Earnshaw English
Means "person from Earnshaw", Lancashire ("Earn's nook of land" - Earn from an Old English personal name meaning literally "eagle"). In fiction this surname is borne by Catherine Earnshaw, her brother Hindley and her nephew Hareton, characters in Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights' (1847).
East English
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *austrą "east". It originally denoted someone who lived to the east of something, or someone who came from the east.
Eastburn English
Habitational name from either of two places, one in Humberside and one in West Yorkshire, so named from Old English ēast, ēasten "east" and burna "stream".
Easterbrook English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a brook to the east of a main settlement, from Middle English easter meaning "eastern" + brook meaning "stream".
Eastley English
A Saxon village called East Leah has been recorded to have existed since 932 AD. (Leah is an ancient Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'a clearing in a forest'). There is additional evidence of this settlement in a survey from the time which details land in North Stoneham being granted by King Æthelstan to his military aid, Alfred in 932 AD... [more]
Eastman English
Derived from the Old English given name Eastmund, or a variant of East.
Eatherton English
Probably a variant spelling of Atherton.
Ebadi Persian
Derived from Arabic عِبَاد (ʿibād), the plural of عَبْد (ʿabd) meaning “servant, slave”.
Ebanks English
Probably a variant of Eubanks.
Eben English
Meaning unknown. It could be from the given name Eden, from the place name Eden, meaning "Place Of Pleasure".
Ebeneezer English
Obtained from the given name Ebenezer
Ebenezer English
From the given name Ebenezer.
Eberhard German (Americanized)
Americanized version of Eberhardt.
Eberhart German
From the given name Eberhard
Eberling German (Austrian)
The surname Eberling was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation... [more]
Ebert German, American
Believed to be a variant of Herbert or of Everett.
Ebrahimzadeh Persian
From the given name Ebrahim combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Eccles English
From the name of a town in Greater Manchester, England or another town or village named Eccles, derived from Latin ecclesia via Romano-British ecles meaning "church".
Echagüe Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Etxague.
Echalar Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Etxalar.
Echauri Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Etxauri.
Echelbarger English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Eichelberger.
Eckhart German
From the given name Eckhart.
Eckland English (Rare), Norwegian (Anglicized, Rare, Expatriate), Swedish (Anglicized, Expatriate)
Possibly a variant of Ecklund. It might also be an anglicization of the rare Swedish surname Ekland or of a Norwegian name derived from several farmsteads named with eik "oak" and land "land".
Ecklund English
English spelling of Swedish Eklund.
Eckström Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Ekström. Ekström is often anglicized as Eckstrom.
Economides Greek
Patronymic form of Economos.
Economos Greek (Anglicized, Expatriate, ?)
Alternate transcription of Greek Οικονόμος (see Oikonomos), which was an occupational surname meaning "one who manages a household, steward of an estate, housekeeper" from the ancient Greek word οἰκόνομος (oikonomos), itself derived from οἶκος (oikos) "house, household" and νόμος (nomos) "law, custom".
Economou Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Oikonomou chiefly used in Cyprus.
Economy Greek (Americanized), English
Americanized form of Greek Economos meaning "steward", or of the patronymic spelling Economou.
Ecru French (?)
It means "unbleached" in French, but is used in English to mean brown.
Edamura Japanese
The kanji 枝 (Eda) means "Branch", while 村 (Mura) means "Town, Village". Combine the two and the surname means "Branching Town/Village".