Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is Polly Names.
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ASPINALL English
A locational name of Anglo-Saxon origin, it means “aspen well”.
BIRKET English
It's a locational surname taken from the village of Birket Houses in Lancashire.
BULSTRODE English
Locational surname referring to the medieval village of Bulstrode in Berkshire. ... [more]
BYAM English
Probably means "person from Bytham", Lincolnshire ("homestead in a valley bottom"). Glen Byam Shaw (1904-1986) was a British theatre director.
CARISBROOK English
Carisbrooke is a village on the Isle of Wight; the name is thought to mean "Carey's brook". When in 1917 the British royal family changed its name from the "House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha" to the "House of Windsor" and renounced all German titles, the title of Marquess of Carisbrooke was created for the erstwhile German Prince Alexander of Battenberg.
CHOLMONDELEY English
An aristocratic surname derived from a place name in Cheshire which means "Ceolmund's grove" in Old English.
CROFTER English
A surname of Scottish origin used in the Highlands and Islands and means “an owner or a tenant of a small farm”. The Old English word croft seems to correspond with the Dutch kroft meaning “a field on the downs”.
EDGELY English
A surname of Anglo-Saxon origin, and a place name taken from either a village in Cheshire or one in Shropshire. The name means “park by the wood” in Old English.
FENNER English
A surname of either Old French origin, allegedly meaning “huntsman”, or else more probably referring to those who were brought over from the Low Countries to assist in draining the “fens” or wetlands of England and Ireland – a process which lasted from the 9th to the 18th centuries.
HÄNDEL German
Derived from HANS or HEINRICH.
HARKAWAY English
From a sporting phrase used to guide and incite hunting dogs.
POLTIMORE English (Rare)
Rare English surname derived from a Devon place name of Celtic origin, allegedly meaning “pool by the large house”.
STUYVESANT Dutch
Dutch surname of unknown meaning. ... [more]
TRESSILLIAN English
Derived from a Cornish place name meaning "Sulyen's farmstead" (see Sulien).
WHIPPLE English
English surname of uncertain meaning. It might be a shortened form of “whippletree”; an early name for the dogwood. It may also be a variation of Whipp – an early surname for someone who carried out judicial punishments.
WHITMAN English
From Middle English whit ‘white’ + man ‘man’, either a nickname with the same sense as White, or else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname White.... [more]
WOODFALL English
English surname used as a first name. The name means "dweller by a fold in the woods" - in this case, "fold" means "sheep-pen".... [more]