All Submitted Surnames

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Cutler English
Given to a "knife maker" or a man that "makes cutlery"
Cutright English (?)
Possibly an occupational name for someone who makes carts.
Cutter English
This surname is derived from an occupation. 'the cutter,' i.e. cloth-cutter
Cuvelier French, Walloon, Flemish
Occupational name for a Cooper derived from an agent in Old French cuve "vat tun". Also found in the Netherlands.
Cuyler Dutch
Variant of Koole or Kuilart.
Cvetanov Bulgarian
Variant spelling of Tsvetanov.
Cvijetić Serbian, Croatian
Means "little flower".
Cvitković Croatian
Patronymic, means "son of Cvitko".
Ćwikliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masovian villages in Gmina Płońsk: Ćwiklinek or Ćwiklin.
Cwynar Polish
Polonized form of the German surname Zwirner, an occupational name for a yarn or twine maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zwirn ‘twine’, ‘yarn’
Cygan Polish
Ethnic name or nickname from a word meaning ‘gypsy’, ‘Romany’.Altered spelling of eastern German Zigan, from Hungarian cigány ‘gypsy’.
Cygański Polish
From Polish cygański "gypsy".
Cyle English
Variant of Kille.
Cypher German (Anglicized, Rare)
Fanciful Americanized spelling of German Seifer.
Cypress English
Translation of German Zypress, a topographic name for someone living near a cypress tree or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a cypress, Middle High German zipres(se) (from Italian cipressa, Latin cupressus), or possibly of any of various Greek family names derived from kyparissos ‘cypress’, as for example Kyparissis, Kyparissos, Kyparissiadis, etc.
Cyprian English
Possibly an altered spelling of French Cyprien, from a medieval personal name, from Latin Cyprianus (originally an ethnic name for an inhabitant of Cyprus), or a shortened form of Greek Kyprianos, Kyprianis, Kyprianidis, ethnic names for an inhabitant of Cyprus (Greek Kypros), or patronymics from the personal name Kyprianos (of the same derivation)... [more]
Cyprien French
From the given name Cyprien.
Cyr French
From the Latin personal name Quiricus or Cyricus, Greek Kyrikos or Kyriakos, ultimately from Greek kyrios 'lord', 'master'.
Cyran Polish
Derived from Polish cyranka "teal", hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird in some way.
Cyrus English
From the given name Cyrus. A notable bearer is American singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus (1992-).
Cytovič Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of Tsytovich.
Cywiński Polish
Habitational name, possibly for someone from Cywiny in Ciechanów province.
Czar Russian
Czar is Russian for Caesar. Czar was the title given to the emperor’s of Russia.
Czarnecka Polish
Feminine form of Czarnecki.
Czarnecki Polish
Name for someone from a place called Czarnca, Czarnocin or Czarnia, all derived from Polish czarny meaning "black".
Czarniecki Polish
Name for a person from a town named Czarnca, Czarne, Czarnocin or Czarnia, all derived from Polish czarny meaning "black".
Czarny Polish
Means "black" in Polish.
Czech Czech, Polish
Czech means "Czech man".
Czelusniak Czech
Jewish, Polish
Czerny Polish
Variant of Czarny
Czerwiec Polish
Derived from Polish czerwiec "June (month)".
Czerwonka Polish
Derived from Polish czerwony meaning "red", probably a nickname for a person who had red hair or a ruddy complexion, or for someone who frequently wore the colour red.
Czesky Czech, Polish
Czesky means "bohemian" in Polish.
Czeslawowicz Polish
Patronymic from the given name Czeslaw.
Czesławski Polish
Indicates familial origin from either Czesławice or Czesławów.
Czicagia Polish
Habitational name meaning someone who is from Chicago.
Cziffra Banat Swabian, Hungarian, Romani
Best known as the name of a certain Géza.
Czigány Hungarian
Old Hungarian last name, meaning "gypsy". It could mean romani person, but it could also been given after a mental or physical trait.
Czołgosz Polish
It literally means "crawler".
Czubiński Polish
This denotes that someone’s family originated in the Masovian village of Czubin.
Czudnowski Polish
Meaning and history unknown
Czymbor Polish
From cząber, cząbr, cąber "aromatic plant Satureja."
Czyżewski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Czyżew or Czyżewo, derived from Polish czyż meaning "siskin".
Daae Literature, Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian surname, originating in Trondheim in the 17th century. Also a variant of Daa, the name of a Danish noble family which originated in Southern Jutland in the 14th century... [more]
Daan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "old" in Cebuano.
Daane Dutch
From a pet form of the personal name Daniel.
Dabb English
Variant of Dobb, a pet form of Robert.
D'abbadie French, English, Occitan
Means "of the Abbey" from the Occitan abadia. Variants Abadia, Abbadie, Abadie, Abada, and Badia mean "Abbey".
Dabbagh Arabic, Persian
Means "tanner, currier" in Arabic.
D'abbeville French
Means "of Abbeville" Abbeville is a commune in France. Takes its name from Latin Abbatis Villa meaning "Abbot's Village".
Dabie Akan (Latinized, Modern)
Dabie was originally from the Bono people of Ghana and it is portrayed as a royal name amongst the people. Many individuals who have inherited this name are Chiefs. It's meaning is someone who's a Warrior.
D'abreo Italian
Origin is Italian
Dąbrowska Polish
Feminine form of Dąbrowski.
Dąbrowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations named Dąbrowa or Dobrów, derived from Polish dąb meaning "oak".
D'Abruzzo Italian
Variant of Abruzzo. It is the real surname of the American actor Alan Alda (1936-), who was born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo.
Dacanay Filipino, Ilocano
Meaning unknown.
Dachs German
German word meaning badger
Da Cruz Portuguese
A variant of Cruz, with the addition of the preposition 'da' (meaning 'of the' or 'from the').
Dacy English
Variant of Dacey.
Dad Punjabi
A name found in the Punjab region of Pakistan and India. The meaning of this name is 'the one who gives'. Similar to Ditta or Dutt.
Dadashev Dagestani, Kazakh
Variant transcription of Dadashov.
Dadashi Persian
Derived from Persian داداش (dadash) meaning "brother".
Dadaşov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Dadaş".
D'Addario Italian
From the given name Addario.
Dade Irish
Anglicized form of MacDaibheid, meaning "son of David".
Dadgar Persian
Means "just, fair" in Persian.
Dady Irish
Variant of Deady.
Dady Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from a place called Dad, in Fejér and Komárom counties, or Dada, in Somogy and Szabolcs counties.
Dae Korean
From Sino-Korean 大 meaning “great”.
Daffy Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Deabhthaigh. The modern spelling form is also Ó Deafaigh.
Daft English
This is an English surname which was especially associated with the Midland counties of the country. It derived from the Old English word of the pre-7th century "gedaeft" meaning "meek" or "mild", and as such it was a pre-Medieval personal name of some kind of popularity.
Dağ Turkish
Means "mountain" in Turkish.
Dagdag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "addition, increase" in Tagalog.
Dagdagan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "add, supplement, amplify" in Tagalog.
Dagenais French (Quebec)
Denotes a person originally from the prefecture of Agen in southwestern France.
Daggett English
Derived from the Old French word "Dague", meaning knife or dagger, and as such was a Norman introduction into England after the 1066 Conquest. The name is a medieval metonymic for one who habitually carried a dagger, or who was a manufacturer of such weapons.
Dağlı Turkish
Means "mountaineer, highlander" in Turkish.
Dağlı Turkish
Means "mountaineer, highlander" in Turkish.
Dagohoy Filipino, Cebuano
From a shortened form of the Cebuano phrase dagon sa huyuhoy meaning "talisman of the breeze", which was the nom de guerre of Filipino rebel Francisco "Dagohoy" Sendrijas (1724-1800).
Dahan Jewish
Occupational name for a painter or a seller of oils from Arabic دُهْن (duhn) meaning "grease, fat, oil".
Dahlby Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and by "village".
Dahlén Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and the common surname suffix -én.
Dahlgren Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and gren "branch".
Dahlin Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and the common surname suffix -in.
Dahlke German
Eastern German: from a pet form of the Slavic personal names Dalibor or Dalimir, which are both derived from dal- ‘present’, ‘gift’.
Dahlqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and qvist "twig, branch".
Dahlström Swedish
Derived from Swedish dal "valley" and ström "stream".
Dahmani Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Dahmane.
Dahmen German
Derived from 'diamond'.
Dahmer German, Danish
A northern German or Danish habitual name for someone from one of the many places named Dahme in Brandenburg, Holstein, Mecklenburg, or Silesia. A famous bearer of this name was Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killer (1960 - 1993).
Dai Chinese
A Chinese surname meaning to wear/wore.
Dai Chinese
From Chinese 戴 (dài) meaning "respect, esteem, support", also referring to the ancient state of Dai, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Daiber German
Derived from either Middle High German tiuber "pigeon breeder, pigeon fancier" or from Middle High German touber "wind musician, musician who plays a wind instrument".
Daice English
Of obscure origin and meaning.
Daies Literature
Variant of the surname Days (see Day)
Daikokuya Japanese (Rare)
Possibly from Japanese prefix 大 (dai) meaning "large" and 黒 (koku) meaning "black" and suffix 屋 (ya) meaning "shop".
Dailey Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of DÁLACH".
Daily Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Dálaigh, meaning "descendent of DÁLACH". The name has strong roots in the county Cork.
Daimes Dutch
Of Dutch origin, related to surnames Dames and Daïmes. Arrived in the United States in the 17th century, where it is most common.
Daimon Japanese
From Japanese 大 (dai) meaning "big, great" and 門 (mon) meaning "gate, door".
Daintith English
From a medieval nickname (roughly equivalent to "precious") applied to a dearly loved person (from Middle English deinteth "pleasure, titbit", from Old French deintiet).
Daintry English
Means "person from Daventry", Northamptonshire ("Dafa's tree"). The place-name is traditionally pronounced "daintry".
Dainty English
From a medieval nickname meaning "handsome, pleasant" (from Middle English deinte, from Old French deint(i)é). This was borne by Billy Dainty (1927-1986), a British comedian.
Daisy English (American)
Taken from the given name Daisy
Daitol Filipino, Cebuano
Means "touch a small part (of something)" in Cebuano.
Dake English
The origins of the name Dake are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the personal name David. Daw was a common diminutive of David in the Middle Ages. The surname is a compound of daw and kin, and literally means "the kin of David."
Dal Turkish
Means "branch" in Turkish.
Dalais Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
Dalawampu Filipino, Tagalog
Means "twenty" in Tagalog.
Dalbert Romansh
Derived from the preposition de "of" and the given name Albert.
Dalby English, Danish, Norwegian
From any of the locations call Dalby from the old Norse elements dalr "valley" and byr "farm, settlement" meaning "valley settlement". Used by one of the catholic martyrs of England Robert Dalby... [more]
Dale Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Dall.
Dale Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from any of the various farmsteads called Dale in Norway. Derived from Old Norse dalr "valley".
Dalebout Dutch
From the griven german name Dalbaldus
Daleiden German, Dutch (Rare)
Habitational name from a place in the Rhineland called Daleiden.
D'Alessandro Italian
From the given name Alessandro.
D'Alfonso Italian
From the given name Alfonso.
Dalgleish Scottish
Means "person from Dalgleish", near Selkirk ("green field").
Dalgliesh Scottish
Scottish habitational name from a place near Selkirk, first recorded in 1383 in the form Dalglas, from Celtic dol- ‘field’ + glas ‘green.’
Dalglish Scottish
Derived from Gaelic dail meaning "field" and glaise meaning "brook".
Dalhousie Scottish
Meant "person from Dalhousie", near Edinburgh (perhaps "field of slander").
Dalidig Filipino, Maranao
Means "row" or "surround" in Maranao.
Daligdig Filipino, Cebuano
Means "ooze, trickle" in Cebuano.
Dalin Swedish
Variant of Dahlin.
Dalisay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "pure" in Tagalog.
Dall Irish
Derived from Old Irish dall, a byname meaning "blind".
Dallaire French (Quebec)
From the given name Allaire, an older form of Hilaire.
Dallimore English
An English surname probably derived from the French de la mare, meaning "of the sea", though some contend that "mare" springs from the English word moor. This surname probably arose after the Norman conquest of Britain.
Dalloway English
Meant "person from Dallaway", West Midlands (perhaps from a Norman personal name, "person from (de) Alluyes", northern France). A fictional bearer of the surname is Mrs Dalloway, central figure of the eponymous novel (1925) by Virginia Woolf.
Dalmas French
Surname Dalmas was first found in Limousin. Literally means "of the sea."
D'Almeida Spanish, Portuguese, Indian (Christian)
Variant of Almeida more commonly used by Indian Christians.
Dalogdog Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano dalugdog meaning "thunder".
Dalrymple Scottish
Habitational name from Dalrymple, a village and civil parish in East Ayrshire, Scotland, said to be named from Gaelic dail chruim puill meaning "field of the crooked stream" or "dale of the crooked pool".
Da Lua Portuguese
Means "of the moon" in Portuguese.
Da Luz Portuguese
From a religious epithet meaning ‘of the light’, specifically the Marian name "Nuestra Señora da Luz" (which means "Our Lady of the Light").
Dalziel Scottish
Means "person from Dalyell", in the Clyde valley (probably "white field"). The name is standardly pronounced "dee-el". A fictional bearer is Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel, one half of the detective team of 'Dalziel and Pascoe' in the novels (1970-2009) of Reginald Hill.
Đàm Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Tan, from Sino-Vietnamese 譚 (đàm).
Damantiou Greek
Means "son of Adamantios, inspired by the name Adam and prefix -antiou.
Damas French
French form of DAMASCUS. Famous bearer Léon-Gontran Damas (1912-1978) was a French poet and politican from French Guiana, cofounder of the Négritude Mouvement and author of the collection "Black Label".
Damaskinos Greek
Greek surname and first name that means “from Damascus”.
Dambe Hausa, Western African
Given from a martial art from the Hausa people.
Dambis Latvian
Means "dam".
d'Amboise French
Denoted a person from Amboise, a commune located in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.
Dambudzo Shona
Dambudzo means "that which causes suffering or trouble". #The Zimbabwean writer, Dambudzo Marechera is a famous bearer of this name".
Dame French, English
From the old French dame, "lady" ultimately from Latin domina, "mistress".
D'amelia Italian
Either from the given name Amelia or from the town of Amelia, in Umbria.
D'Amelio Italian
From the given name Amelio.
Dameron French
Nickname for a foppish or effeminate young man, Old French dameron, a derivative of Latin dominus "lord", "master" plus two diminutive endings suggestive of weakness or childishness.
Damgaard Danish
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix dam meaning "pond".
Damián Spanish, Czech, Slovak (Rare)
From the given name Damián.
Damian French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Polish
From the medieval personal name Damian, Greek Damianos (from damazein "to subdue"). St. Damian was an early Christian saint martyred in Cilicia in ad 303 under the emperor Domitian, together with his brother Cosmas... [more]
Damianakos Greek
Son of, or little Damianos.
Damiano Italian
From the given name Damiano.
Damianov Bulgarian
Means "son of Damian".
D'Amico Italian
Derived from Italian amico meaning "friend".
Damien French
From the given name Damien
Damm German
From a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element thank "thanks", "reward".
Damm German, Danish
Topographic name from Middle High German damm "dike".
Damodaran Hinduism, Indian
One who has Lotus in his Stomach (Vishnu); Lord Shiva
Damon English, Scottish
From the personal name Damon, from a classical Greek name, a derivative of damān "to kill". Compare Damian.
D'Amour French
Patronymic from Amour, this name was a nickname for an amorous man or a love child.
Damour French
Variant of D'Amour.
Damur German (Swiss)
Germanized form of Damour.
Dan Romanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
Danao Filipino, Tagalog
Topographic name for someone who lived near a body of water, derived from Tagalog danaw meaning "lagoon, lake".
Dancer English
Occupational name for someone who dances.
Dancy French, English
Denoted a person from Annecy, France.
Dandan Uyghur
A family name originates from the Hotan area
Danese Italian
Ethnic name for a Dane, or from the personal name Danese, which was introduced to and popularized in medieval Italy through French Carolingian literature, notably the epics Chanson de Roland and Ogier de Denemarche.
Danesh Persian
Means "knowledge, learning" in Persian.
Danesi Italian
it may be a patronymic or plural form of Danese.
Danforth English
Probably a habitational name, perhaps from Darnford in Suffolk, Great Durnford in Wiltshire, or Dernford Farm in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, all named from Old English dierne ‘hidden’ + ford ‘ford’.
Dang Vietnamese, Khmer
Meaning Unknown. The Vietnamese Hán Nôm Character is 党 meaning "party" or "society".
Dangal Nepali (Modern)
The surname Dangal is supposed to be the shortened form of the demonym Dangali (pronounced DHAA-NGAA-LEE) for Dang (pronounced DHAA-NG), a district in Mid-Western Nepal. The surname is found to have been adopted by various communities, especially the Tiwaris (for the surname Tiwari), after they migrated to various regions of the countries and the locals in those regions referred to them as Dangalis (later shortened to Dangal) instead of their original surnames.
Dangarembga Shona
Meaning unknown.
Danger English (Rare), Popular Culture
This has been seen in records of the most uncommon American surnames. It has also been used in popular culture, in the show Henry Danger. Although, it's not the character's actual last name.
Dangerfield English
Habitational name, with fused preposition d(e), for someone from any of the various places in northern France called Angerville, from the Old Norse personal name Ásgeirr (from áss "god" and geirr "spear") and Old French ville "settlement, village"... [more]
Dangers German
Patronymic from the personal name Anger. Habitational name for someone from the city of Angers.
Dani Gujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
Dániel Hungarian
From the given name Dániel.
Daniël Dutch
From the given name Daniël.
Daniela Various
Derived from the given name Daniela or a variant of Daniel.
Daniele Italian
my mother Eugenia Daniele born Oct 29 1899 lived in casamarciano till 1921, before emigrating to Long Island City in New York .he died at 103 in 2004