All Submitted Surnames

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Culpepper English
Means "person who collects, prepares and/or sells herbs and spices" (from Middle English cullen "to pick" + pepper).
Culver English
Means "person who keeps or looks after doves", or from a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a dove (e.g. in mild disposition) (in either case from Middle English culver "dove")... [more]
Culvért French, English, Irish
English version of the Old French, Culvere. Means Peaceful and Mildest of tempers.
Cumani Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Cumba Gaulish
A topographic name from Gaulish cumba meaning "narrow valley" or a habitational name for a village associated with this name (see Coombe).
Cumberbatch English
Name for someone from Comberbach in North Cheshire. May come from etymological elements meaning "stream in a valley."
Cumberland English
Regional name for someone from Cumberland in northwestern England (now part of Cumbria).
Cummer English
The surname Cummer has origins in both English and Scottish cultures. In English, it's thought to be a topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river, derived from the Middle English word "cummer," meaning "bend" or "meander." In Scottish, it could also be a variant of the surname Comer, derived from the Gaelic word "comar," meaning "confluence" or "meeting of waters."
Cumming Irish, Scottish, English
Perhaps from a Celtic given name derived from the element cam "bent", "crooked"
Cunanan Filipino, Pampangan
Meaning uncertain, of Kapampangan origin.
Cunard English
Derived from the Anglo-Saxon given name Cyneheard.
Cundall English
This is an English surname, deriving from the village so-named in North Yorkshire. The village takes its name from the Cumbric element cumb meaning 'dale' (cognate with Welsh cwm, 'valley') and Old Norse dalr meaning 'valley', forming a compound name meaning 'dale-valley'.
Cuneo Italian
Denotes someone from the province of Cuneo.
Cung Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 龔 (gōng) meaning "general, total".
Cung Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Gong, from Sino-Vietnamese 恭 (cung).
Cunliffe English
Originally meant "person from Cunliffe", Lancashire ("slope with a crevice" (literally "cunt-cliff")).
Cunniff Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Conduibh "son of Condubh", a personal name meaning literally "black dog".
Cunnington English (American)
Scottish linked to {Marshall}
Cuomo Italian
Probably from a shortened form of Cuosëmo, a Neapolitan variant of the Italian male personal name Cosimo.
Cuonz Romansh
Cognate of Kunz.
Cuorad Romansh
Variant of Conrad.
Cupru Romanian
Means "copper" in Romanian.
Curau Romansh
Derived from the given name Conrad.
Curcio Italian
This name derives from Latin “curtĭus”, which in turn derives from the Latin “curtus” meaning “shortened, short, mutilated, broken, incomplete”.
Curcuru Italian
Short form of Curcuruto.
Curcuruto Italian
From an Italian nickname derived from curcurutu meaning "speedy, fleet of foot".
Curiale Italian (Rare)
In ancient Rome, the curiales (from co + viria, 'gathering of men') were initially the leading members of a gentes (clan) of the city of Rome. Their roles were both civil and sacred. Each gens curialis had a leader, called a curio... [more]
Curless German
Americanized version of Keurlis.
Curmi Maltese
(Warning: Whatever you do, don't look up the coat of arms, if you're squeamish. Take me seriously.)
Curniana Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Salas.
Curnow Cornish
Ethnic name for someone from Cornwall.
Curphey Manx
Shortened Anglicization of Manx Mac Murchadha "son of Murchad".
Current Irish
The surname of Current, is of Irish/Scottish with several different families, and meanings of this name. There are many spelling variations of this name.
Currer English
It was a name given to someone who was a messenger or person who "dresses tanned leather". In the former case, the surname Currer is derived from the Old French words corëor or courreour, which means "courier".
Currie Scottish, Irish, English
Irish: Habitational name from Currie in Midlothian, first recorded in this form in 1230. It is derived from Gaelic curraigh, dative case of currach ‘wet plain’, ‘marsh’. It is also a habitational name from Corrie in Dumfriesshire (see Corrie).... [more]
Currier English
Occupational surname meaning "a worker who prepared leather".
Curroto Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish surname with unknown origin. Uruguayan / Spanish singer Lucas Curroto has this surname.
Curry Scottish, English
Scottish and northern English: variant of Currie.
Cursio Italian
Variant of the italian surname Curcio
Curti Italian
From Neapolitan curto "short".
Curtin Irish (Anglicized)
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cruitín, meaning "son of Cruitín", a byname for a hunchback.
Curtin English
Derived from a diminutive of Old French curt "short".
Cusack Irish
An Irish family name of Norman origin, originally from Cussac in Guienne (Aquitaine), France. The surname died out in England, but is common in Ireland, where it was imported at the time of the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century.
Cushing English, French (Anglicized)
Altered form of Cousin, or an Americanized spelling of Cauchon. The English actor Peter Cushing (1913-1994) was a famous bearer of this name.
Cusimanno Italian, Sicilian
from the personal name Cusimano which may be a fusion of two Christian saints' names: Cosma and Damiano with a loss of the last syllable of one and the first of the other... [more]
Cuspedal Leonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Santu Miḷḷanu.
Cust English
Metronymic short form of the given name Custance.
Custer German (Anglicized)
Anglicization of the German surname Köster or Küster, literally "sexton". A famous bearer was George Custer (1839-1876), the American cavalry general. General Custer and his army were defeated and killed by Sioux and Cheyenne forces under Sitting Bull in the Battle of Little Bighorn (1876; also known colloquially as Custer's Last Stand).
Custódio Portuguese
From the given name Custódio.
Custodio Spanish
From the given name Custodio.
Cuthbert English
Derived from the name Cuthbert
Cuthbertson English, Scottish
Patronymic surname from the personal name Cuthbert.
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.
Cvetanoska f Macedonian
Feminine form of Cvetanoski.
Cvetanoski m Macedonian
Means "son of Cvetan".
Cvetanov Bulgarian
Variant spelling of Tsvetanov.
Cvetanova f Macedonian
Feminine form of Cvetanov.
Cvetanovski m Macedonian
Means "son of Cvetan".
Cvetkoska f Macedonian
Feminine form of Cvetkoski.
Cvetkoski m Macedonian
Means "son of Cvetko".
Cvetkovska f Macedonian
Feminine form of Cvetkovski.
Cvetkovski m Macedonian
Means "son of Cvetko".
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.
Czach Polish
From the short form of a personal name such as Czabor or Czasław.
Czak Polish
From Old Polish czakać meaning "to wait", or from the short form of a personal name such as Czabor or Czasław.
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 Polish, English
From the ethnonym meaning "Czech", or from the short form of a personal name such as Czesław. The English surname is borrowed from the Polish surname, or from Czech or Slovak Čech.
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 Czesław.
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
Means “digit” in Hungarian.
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.
Czimmermann Hungarian
Hungarian form of Zimmermann.
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.
Daaveed Indian (Christian)
Derived from the given name David. Used by Indian Christians.
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
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".
Dadaşova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Dadaşov.
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.
Dagen German
Variant of Degen.
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).
Dagot French
Derived from the Old French word "fagot", meaning "bundle of firewood". This was likely given as an occupational surname to a gatherer or seller of firewood.
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).
Đái Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Dai, from Sino-Vietnamese 戴 (đái).
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.
Daidouji Japanese
From 大 (dai, tai, o) meaning "big, large, great", combined with 道 (michi, do) meaning "road, way, trail, path", and 寺 (ji, tera) meaning "temple".
Daies Literature
Variant of the surname Days (see Day)
Daigle French
Referred as a habitual name (someone from L’Aigle) in Orne.
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.
Daiman Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 大 (dai) meaning "big; large" and 万 (man) meaning "10,000, various".
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.