All Submitted Surnames

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Hoskinson English
Patronymic form of Hoskin.
Hosmer English
From the Old English name Osmaer, a combination of the Old English elements oss, meaning "god", and maer, meaning "fame".
Hosner German
Occupational name for a knitter of hose (garments for the legs), from the plural form of Middle High German hose + the agent suffix -er (see Hose 3).
Hosni Arabic
From the given name Husni.
Hosny Arabic
Derived from the given name Husni.
Hosoda Japanese
From 細 (hoso) meaning "fine, thin, slender, narrow" and 田 (ta) meaning "rice paddy, field".
Hosoda Japanese
From Japanese 細 (hoso) meaning "thin, fine, slender" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Hosodaki Japanese (Rare)
Hoso (細) means "fine/thin", Daki (滝) means "waterfall". Daki is a variant of Taki and it changed the T to D due to rendaku. See also Hosotaki
Hosoi Japanese
From Japanese 細 (hoso) meaning "thin, fine, slender" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Hosoiri Japanese
From 細 (hoso) meaning "fine, thin, narrow, slender" and 入 (iri) meaning "entry, input".
Hosokawa Japanese
From Japanese 細 (hoso) meaning "thin, fine, slender" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Hosomi Japanese
Hoso means "thin, narrow, slender, fine" and no means "viewpoint, outlook".
Hosomiya Japanese
Hoso means "thin, slender, narrow, fine" and miya means "shrine, palace, temple".
Hosonishi Japanese
Hoso means "slender, narrow, thin, fine" and nishi means "west".
Hosono Japanese
From Japanese 細 (hoso) meaning "thin, fine, slender" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Hosonuma Japanese
Hoso means "thin, fine, narrow, slender" numa means "swamp".
Hosoo Japanese
From the Japanese 細 (hoso) "narrow" and 尾 (o) "tail."
Hososaki Japanese
Hoso means "thin, fine, narrow, slender" "cape, peninsula, promontory".
Hosotaki Japanese (Rare)
Hoso (細) means "fine/thin", Taki (滝) means "waterfall". Sometimes Taki changes to Daki due to rendaku. See also Hosodaki
Hosotani Japanese
Hoso means "thin, fine slender narrow" and tani means "valley".
Hosotera Japanese
Hoso means "fine, thin, slender, narrow" and tera means "temple".
Hosoya Japanese
From Japanese 細 (hoso) meaning "thin, fine, slender" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Hosoyama Japanese
Hoso means "thin, slender, fine, narrow" and yama means "mountain, hill".
Hosp German (Austrian)
Means "odd bird" or "strange man"
Hospod Polish (Rare)
From the Proto-Slavic gospodь, meaning "lord" or "host." Variant of the Old Polish gospodzin, meaning "landlord."... [more]
Hossain Bengali
From the given name Husayn.
Hossam Arabic
Derived from the given name Husam.
Hossein Persian, Bengali
From the given name Hossein.
Hosseinian Persian
From the given name Hossein.
Hosseinpoor Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian حسینپور (see Hosseinpour).
Hosseinpour Persian
Means "son of Hossein" in Persian.
Hosseinzadeh Persian
From the given name Hossein combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Hossen Bengali
From the given name Husayn.
Hostetler German
The name itself comes from the word Hostet or Hochstatt meaning "high place". Thus Hostetler is someone living in a high place or on high ground.
Hotaling English (American)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Hoogteijling, an indirect occupational name for a productive farmer, from hoogh ‘high’ + teling ‘cultivation’, ‘breeding’.
Hotchkiss English
Patronymic from Hodgkin, a pet form of Hodge.
Hotchner Scottish, English
An occupational surname for a person who drove cattle.
Hotei Japanese
This surname literally means "cloth bag". It is spelled with 布 (ho, fu, furu) meaning "cloth, rag, fabric" and 袋 (tei, dai, fukuru, bukuru) meaning "bag, sack, pouch".... [more]
Hotz German (Swiss), German
Of debated origin and meaning; theories include a habitional name for someone from the Hotzenwald, a derivation from any given name containing the Germanic name element hadu "battle, combat" and a derivation from the verb hotzen "to swing, to sway, to tremble".
Houard French
Variant of Huard.
Houck German
Nickname from Middle Dutch houck, a marine fish, or from Middle Dutch hoec, houck ‘buck’. variant of Hoek.
Houde French
From either of the given names Hildo or Audo.
Hougan Irish
Variant of Hogan.
Hough English
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire and Derbyshire, so named from Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). This widespread surname is especially common in Lancashire... [more]
Houghton English
English habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, get the name from Old English hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ (literally ‘heel’) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
Houjou Japanese
From Japanese 北 (hou) meaning "north" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "article".
Houle French (Quebec)
Either from Old French hole, houle, "hole, cave", or a deformation of Houde.
Hourmilogué Occitan, French
Meaning unknown.
Houseal French (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
French (Lorraine) spelling of German Häusel, a topographic name meaning ‘small house’, a diminutive of Haus... [more]
Householter English (American, Rare)
Americanized form of the German surname Haushalter.
Houseman English
Referred to a man who lived or worked in a house, as opposed to a smaller hut (see House). Famous bearers of this name include Romanian-British-American actor John Houseman (1902-1988; real name Jacques Haussmann), Argentine soccer player René Houseman (1953-2018) and Canadian actor Tyson Houseman (1990-).
Houser English
Variant of House.
Houtteman Flemish (Dutchified)
Flemish. Houtteman. Meaning: Woodsman. Our ancestors were wardens of the woods, protecting them for the king and royal family.
Hovakimyan Armenian
Means "son of Hovakim".
Hovda Norwegian
Habitational name from the many farmsteads in Norway named Hovda. Derived from Old Norse hófði "rounded peak", itself derived from Old Norse hofuð "head".
Hovde Norwegian
Variant of Hovda.
Hovhannesyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հովհաննիսյան (see Hovhannisyan).
Hovhannisian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Hovhannisyan.
Hovsepian Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Hovsepyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
Hovsepyan Armenian
Means "son of Hovsep".
Howald German
From any several places named, from the elements hoh "high" and wald "forest".
Howardson English
Means "Son of Howard".
Howarth English
"From a hedged estate", from Old English haga ("hedge, haw") and worð ("farm, estate"). Likely originating from the Yorkshire village of the same name. Common in Lancashire and recorded from at least 1518, as Howorthe, with an earlier version of Hauewrth in Gouerton dated 1317 recorded in the Neubotle charters.
Howat Scottish
Variant of Hewitt
Howbert Germanic
Bright heart in German
Howcroft English
Means "enclosed field on a hill". Derived from the words haugr "hill", of Norse origin, and croft "enclosed field"
Howdyshell American, German
Americanized (i.e., Anglicized) form of the Swiss German Haudenschild, which originated as a nickname for a ferocious soldier, literally meaning "hack the shield" from Middle High German houwen "to chop or hack" (imperative houw) combined with den (accusative form of the definite article) and schilt "shield".
Howie Scottish
I believe it is from "The Land of How" in Ayrshire
Howladar Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali হাওলাদার (see Howlader).
Howlader Bengali
From a Bengali word meaning "land owner", itself derived from Arabic حول (hawl) meaning "power, might, strength" and the Persian suffix دار (dar) indicating ownership.
Howlett English
The name Howlett was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Norman personal name Hugh. Howlett was a baptismal name which means the son of Hugh... [more]
Howley English, Irish
English habitational name from Howley in Warrington (Lancashire) or Howley in Morley (Yorkshire). The Lancashire name also appears as Hooley and Wholey while the Yorkshire placename comes from Old English hofe "ground ivy... [more]
Hoxhaj Albanian
Variant of Hoxha.
Hoxie English
They were first found in the settlement of Hawkshaw in the county of Lancashire. The surname Hoxie belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Hoy English
Metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey "cargo ship".
Hoya Spanish
is a habitational (local) name, taken on from any of several place names, such as from Hoyos in Cáceres province, or Hoyos in Ávila province. These place names come from the Spanish words "hoyo," meaning "pit," or "hole."
Høyer Danish
A surname relatively common in Denmark, derived from the Old Norse word haugr, meaning "mound, cairn, hill". Alternatively, meaning can be traced back to the old Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound consisting of hug- "heart, mind, spirit" and geirr "spear".
Hoyland English, Norwegian
English (South Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places in South Yorkshire named with Old English hoh ‘hill spur’ + land ‘(cultivated) land’. ... [more]
Hoyle Welsh, English
Derived from Old English holh meaning "hole". It is thought to have originally been a name for someone who lived in a round hollow or near a pit.
Hoyt English
Generally a topographical name for someone who lived on a hill or other high ground. As such Hoyt is related to words such as heights or high. Hoyt is also possibly a nickname for a tall, thin person where the original meaning is said to be "long stick".
Hozumi Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 八朔 (see Hassaku).
Hrach German (Austrian, Rare), Czech (Rare)
Originated in the Czech-speaking region of Bohemia in Austria, pre-1900. From Czech hrách, meaning "pea." Given either to a very short man or to a gardener.
Hrdina Czech, Slovak
Hrdina is a Czech and Slovak surname meaning "hero". Two notable bearers are Jan Hrdina, and Jiří Hrdina, both are ice hockey players.
Hridoy Bengali
From the given name Hridoy.
Hristev m Bulgarian
Means "son of Hristo".
Hristeva f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Hristev.
Hristoff Bulgarian (Archaic)
Means "son of HRISTO".
Hristoska f Macedonian
Feminine form of Hristoski.
Hristoski m Macedonian
Means "son of Hristo".
Hristovska f Macedonian
Feminine form of Hristovski.
Hristovski m Macedonian
Means "son of Hristo".
Hruszewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Hruszew.
Hrvatin Croatian, Slovene
From Croatian and Slovene Hrvat meaning "Croat, person from Croatia".
Hryniewska f Polish
Polish feminine form of Hryniewski.
Hryniewski Polish
It indicates familial origin within any of several Polesian villages named "Hryniewicze".
Hrytsenko Ukrainian
Patronymic derived from a diminutive of Hryhoriy.
Hrženjak Croatian
Habitational name for someone from places starting with "Hržen-".
Hsin Taiwanese
Alternate romanization of Xin chiefly used in Taiwan.
Htoo Burmese
Means special, different, or unique.
Hu Chinese
From Chinese 虎 (hǔ) meaning "tiger".
Hu Hui
From the Arabic name Hussein.
Hu Chinese (Min Bei)
Min Bei form of Xu 2.
Hứa Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Xu 2, from Sino-Vietnamese 許 (hứa).
Hua Chinese
From Chinese 华 (huá) meaning "splendid, illustrious, flowery, Chinese".
Hua Chinese (Rare)
From Chinese 化 (huà) meaning "to be; to become", as well as a variant transcription of Chinese (Hokkien) 化 (see Hoa 2).
Huamán Quechua (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of Quechua waman meaning "falcon, hawk".
Huaranga Incan
Possibly refers to the Inca administrative "unit of a thousand households"
Huard French
From the Old French given name Huard the French form of Hughard... [more]
Huāwū Chinese
From Chinese 花 (huā) meaning "flower, blossom" combined with 屋 (wū) meaning "shop".
Hubble English
From the Norman personal name Hubald, composed of the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind, spirit" and bald "bold, brave".
Huben German
The roots of the distinguished German surname Huben lie in the kingdom of Bavaria. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "huober," meaning "owner of a patch of farmland." The term "Hube" was used to denote a 40-acre hide of farmland... [more]
Huber Maltese
Not to be confused with the German surname.
Huber French
Derived from the given name Hubert.
Hubertus German, Dutch
From the given name Hubertus.
Hubertz Yiddish
Yiddish form of the German-Jewish surname Huberowitz, meaning "son of Heber."
Hübsch German
Nickname from Middle High German hübesch 'courtly', 'polite', 'refined', 'agreeable', German hübsch.
Huck English, Dutch
From the medieval male personal name Hucke, which was probably descended from the Old English personal name Ucca or Hucca, perhaps a shortened form of Uhtræd, literally "dawn-power".
Huckabee English
This surname originated as a habitational name, derived from Huccaby in Devon, England; this place name is derived from two Old English elements: the first, woh, meaning "crooked"; the second, byge, meaning "river bend".... [more]
Huckaby English
Means "person from Huccaby", Devon (perhaps "crooked river-bend"), or "person from Uckerby", Yorkshire ("Úkyrri's or Útkári's farmstead").
Hucke English
Variant of Huck
Huckle English
English surname
Huckleberry English
From the name of the variety of shrubs (genus Vaccinium) or the berries that grow on them. This is also the anglicized form of the German surname Hackelberg.
Hucko Slovak
Hucko is from a diminutive of the occupational name Hudec meaning 'fiddler'.
Hudd English (British)
From the medieval forename Hudde
Huddlestun English
Variant spelling of Huddleston.
Hudec Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a fiddler, hudec, a derivative of housti meaning "to play the fiddle".
Hudkins English
Means "son of Hudkin"
Hudspeth English
English (northeastern counties): unexplained. Compare Hedgepeth.
Hue French
From the given name Hue a variant of Hugues.
Huệ Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 慧 (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or 蕙 (huệ) meaning "tuberose (flower)".
Huehuetenango Nahuatl
Means "place of the ancients" in Nahuatl.
Huertas Spanish
Plural form of Spanish huerta meaning "garden, orchard".
Huet English, French
From the nickname from given name Hugh, Hugues, Hugo or Hubert.
Huette French
French variant of Huet.
Huettl Upper German
South German (Hüttl) diminutive of Hütt (see Huett).
Huff German
From the Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug "heart, mind, spirit" as the first element.
Huffington English
Means "Uffa's town". A famous bearer is Arianna Huffington, born Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου
Hufnagel German
Metonymic occupational name for a farrier from Middle High German hufnagel "horseshoe nail" (literally "hoof nail"). Derived from huof "hoof" and nagal "nail".
Hügel German
From German meaning "hill".
Hughey Irish
From given name Huey
Hughson Scottish, English
Means "son of Hugh".
Hugli German (Swiss)
Meaning: Little Hill
Hugo French
Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He was also the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
Hugues French
From the given name Hugues.
Huguet French, Catalan
From a diminutive of Hugo.
Huh Korean
Variant transcription of Korean Hangul 허 (see Heo).
Huhtamäki Finnish
Derived from huhta (“woodland cleared for slash-and-burn cultivation”) +‎ mäki (“hill”).
Hui Chinese
From Chinese 惠 (huì) meaning "favour, benefit".
Hui Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Xu 2.
Huidobro Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Los Altos.
Huijs Dutch
Variant of Huys.
Huik Estonian
Huik is an Estonian surname meaning "crake".
Huisman Dutch
Dutch cognate of Houseman. Famous bearers include actor Michiel Huisman (1981-), television host and musician Henny Huisman (1951-) and speed skater Sjoerd Huisman (1986-2013), all from the Netherlands.
Huitema Dutch
The name is believed to come from the Dutch word 'hout', meaning wood. Thus, this was a name often given to woodcutters.
Huitzil Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl uitsitsillin meaning "hummingbird".
Hulbert English
1 English and German: from a Germanic personal name, Holbert, Hulbert, composed of the elements hold, huld ‘friendly’, ‘gracious’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.... [more]
Huldudóttir f Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hulda 1". Used exclusively by women.
Hulduson m Icelandic
Means "son of Hulda 1". Used exclusively by men.
Hulke English
a nickname for a person who literally "towed" ships and barges
Hull Estonian
Hull is an Estonian surname meaning "loon" (Gavia).
Huller English
Topographical name for a 'dweller by a hill', deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century 'hyll' a hill, or in this instance 'atte hulle', at the hill.
Hulse German
derived from Holtz, means "a wood"
Hultberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish Hult and berg "mountain, hill".
Hultgren Swedish
Combination of Swedish hult "grove, copse" and gren "branch".
Hultqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish Hult and kvist "branch, twig".
Hulu Nias
Meaning uncertain.
Hulyak Belarusian
Derives from word for walk.
Human English (African), South African
Occupational name for a Hugh-man.
Humbert German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hun "Hun, giant" or hun "bear cub" and berht "bright, famous". This was particularly popular in the Netherlands and North Germany during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of a 7th-century St... [more]
Humberto Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Humberto.
Humble English
Nickname for a meek or lowly person, from Middle English, Old French (h)umble (Latin humilis "lowly", a derivative of humus "ground").
Humboldt German (?)
Derived from the Germanic given name Hunibald. Notable bearers of this surname were Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a Prussian naturalist, geographer, explorer and polymath, and his brother Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835), a linguist, philosopher and diplomat.
Hummal Estonian
Hummal is an Estonian surname derived from "Humal" (also an Estonian surname), meaning "hop" and "bine".
Hummer German, English
Hummer is the German word for 'Lobster' in English. It is also the name of a vehicle- the 'Hummer'!
Humperdinck German (?), Literature
From the German surname Humperdinck. As a surname it was born by the composer Engelbert Humperdinck. As a first name it was used for the villain Prince Humperdinck in William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride.
Humphery English, Irish
English and Irish: variant of Humphrey.
Humphreys Welsh, English
Patronymic form of Humphrey. A famous bearer was Murray Humphreys (1899-1965), an American mobster of Welsh descent.
Humphries English, Welsh
Patronymic from Humphrey.
Hun Khmer
Means "capital, investment" in Khmer, also referring to a unit of weight for precious metals.
Hundertmark German
A nickname for a wealthy man, from Middle High German hundert meaning "hundred" + mark, a denomination of coin.
Hùng Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Xiong, from Sino-Vietnamese 熊 (hùng).
Hung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Hong.
Hungate English
A habitational name from Old English hund,'hound', and Old Norse gata, 'gate'.
Hungerford Anglo-Saxon
Hungerford is a Saxon name, meaning "Hanging Wood Ford".... [more]
Hunley English (American)
English: variant of Hundley, which also has English origins (Worcestershire and Herefordshire): possibly a variant of Huntley or a habitational name from a lost Hundley, and Hanley.... [more]
Hunnam English
Variant form of Hannam. A famous bearer is the English actor and screenwriter Charlie Hunnam (1980-).
Hunsberger German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Hunsberg or Huntsberg.