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ANSELMO Italian, Spanish
Comes from the personal name Anselmo
, which is of Germanic origin (see Anselm). This was a distinctively Langobardic name, and was especially common in Lombardy in the Middle Ages.
ARRA Galician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
Occupational name for a seller of spices and perfumes.
Spanish occupational name for a barber-surgeon (see Barber
), Spanish barbero
, from Late Latin barbarius
, a derivative of barba
‘beard’ (Latin barba
Possible name for a person who came from Biesiadki
BINETTE French (Quebec)
Altered spelling of French Binet
, a short form of Robinet
, a pet form of Robert
. The spelling reflects the French Canadian custom of pronouncing the final -t, which would be silent in metropolitan French.
Comes from a diminutive of Bino. Italianized form of French 'Binet'
. Habitational name from a place called Binetto (named with Latin vinetum ‘vineyard’) in Bari province.
Comes from the given name Albino
and other names ending with -bino
Possibly a variant of Binetti
, or a diminutive of Bino
. Popular in the Marche
region in Italy.
Habitational name for someone from binowo
or other places starting with binow
Comes from a place in Gloucestershire called Bledisloe
, comes from an Old English personal name Blið
Habitational name for a person from "Bogdanowo" or "Bogdanka" or any other places with Bogdan
in it in Poland.
Comes from the given name Bolesław
, also a name for a person who comes from Bolewice
or other places starting with -Bolew
Comes from the pesonal name 'Bona
' which is derived from Latin 'bonus
', which means 'great'
Comes from the personal name Giovanni
composed of the elements bon
‘good’ + Giovanni
, Italian equivalent of John
BORKOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Borki, Borkowice, or Borek, all named with Polish bór
'pine forest', or from Borków, which derives from the personal name Borek
+ the possessive suffix -ow
Patronymic from a pet form of Borowy, or from Borzyslaw, Bolebor, or some other personal name formed with the element bor ‘to fight’.
BRANDIS German, Jewish, Swiss
German & Swiss: Habitational name from a former Brandis castle in Emmental near Bern, Switzerland, or from any of the places so named in Saxony, Germany. A famous bearer of the name is Jonathan Brandis
Descriptive nickname from Old French burnete
‘brown’ (see Burnett
). Possibly also a reduced form of Buronet
, from a diminutive of Old French buron
BUSCEMI Italian, Sicilian
Sicilian surname of Arabic origin coming from the town Buscemi
in Syracuse province. The name possibly derives from Arab 'Abu Samah'
Habitational name for someone who comes from the town of Bzowo
Habitational name from Castrogiovanni
, the name until 1927 of Enna in central Sicily.
Reduced form of McCone. Americanized spelling of North German Kohn or Köhn, or Kuhn.
Nickname from Old French 'corson', a diminutive of curt ‘short’
The Italian surname De Filippo
is a patronymic name created from the first name of a male ancestor. As a first name, it is derived from the Latin "Philippus,". This name is composed of the element "philos" which means "friend," and "hippos," meaning "horse.
Occupational name for a person who sold tar; from the Lithuanian word degutas
Metronymic from the female personal name Maria, or name for a devotee of the Virgin Mary.
From an old personal name Terrimar
, which is probably from Old High German dart ‘spear’ + mari ‘famous’
Rare Italian surname that comes from the city of Isola di Fano, Presaro e Urbino, Italy
Habitational name for someone from Domanice or Domaniew, or various places named with Doman.
Occupational name from the Old English root doma, dema ‘judge’, ‘arbiter’. Compare Dempster.
From a Germanic personal name formed with theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘strong’ or hari, heri ‘army’
FARANO Italian, Sicilian
Possibly deriving from a town Faranò
in province of Messina, Sicily. Possible variant of Surname faran
which comes from Irish surnames Ó Fearáin
, Ó Faracháin
, or Ó Forannáin
GANDHI Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil
Means "perfume seller", derived from Sanskrit गन्ध (gandha)
meaning "odour, fragrance, perfume". Notable bearers include Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), an Indian civil rights and independence leader, and Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), the first female Prime Minister of India.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gara
Comes from the Germanic personal name Godin-, a pet form of any of various compound names beginning with god, got ‘god’. Compare Godbold, Goddard, and Godfrey.
Nickname for a dutiful son, from Middle English gode
‘good’ + sone
A Polish and Jewish name that means; ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hillside or in a mountainous district, or perhaps a nickname for a large person
Topographic name from Sicilian gorga, Catalan gorg(a) ‘place where water collects’, ‘mill pond’, ‘gorge’.
Nickname for someone noted for his cheerful whistling, from a derivative of gwizdac
Habitational name from Hertford, or from either of two places called Hartford, in Cheshire and Cumbria; all are named with Old English heorot ‘hart’ + ford ‘ford’.
Comes from Middle Dutch hert, herte ‘hart’, ‘stag’; probably a nickname for someone who was fleet of foot, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a deer; variant of Heard
Nickname for a timid, fearful person, from dialect hinkel ‘chicken’
Elaborated variant of Hinkel, with the addition of Middle High German 'man'.
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor 'maple', 'sycamore'.
Comes from Middle High German knuz ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’, ‘daring’, hence a nickname for a haughty person. In Württemberg knaus (and in Switzerland knus) also meant ‘gnarl’, hence a nickname for a short, fat, gnarled person; topographic name for someone living on a hillock, from knaus ‘hillock’ in the Swabian and Alemannic dialects of German
Slovenian form of Knaus
, this was the maiden name of Donald Trump's wife, and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Habitational name for someone from a place called Koralewo in Ciechanów voivodeship.
Comes from the Polish word kotwica
Regional name for someone from Kujawy (see Kujawa) or from a village called Kujawy, for example in Sielce voivodeship.
Topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew; or a habitational name from a town house bearing the sign of a rose. It may also have been a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion, as well as a nickname of a soldier... [more]
Habitational name from Librizzi
in Messina province, Sicily.
Habitational name for someone from places called Malki in the voivodeships of Ostroleka and Torun.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’, originally a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair’, ‘mane’), borne by families from Connacht, County Limerick, and Tyrone... [more]
Name for a person who lived near a maple tree, from Middle English mapel
, and Old English mapul
Variant of Maple
, probably a name for plural Maple
, a famous bearer of this name is Marla Maples (1963-)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Michale
in Bydgoszcz voivodeship, or Michaly
in Plock voivodeship; patronymic from personal name Michal
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the district of Młodych in Poland.
Variant of the personal name Muscato, also Americanized spelling of Greek Moskatos, a metonymic occupational name for a grower of muscat grapes.
Patronymic or plural form of Orso
. It may also be an Italianized form of Slovenian Uršic, metronymic from the female personal name Urša, short form of Uršula (Latin Ursula), or a patronymic from the male personal name Urh, Slovenian vernacular form of Ulrik, German Udalrich
Habitational name from any of various places called Parton
; most are named with Old English peretun
‘pear orchard’. A famous bearer of the surname is Dolly Parton
Habitational name for someone from a place called Paszyn in Nowy Sacz voivodeship; also a pet form of Paweł
PIONKE German, Polish
Germanized form of Slavic Pinoek, which is a nickname from pionek ‘puppet’.
POLSKI Polish, Jewish
Nickname for a Polish person, originating in areas of mixed populations.
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Catalonia called Prats, from the plural of prat ‘meadow’
A derivative of 'Przybyla
', ‘new arrival’, ‘foundling’, with the addition of the surname suffix -ski.
Castilianized variant of Basque Erreta, a habitational name from a town called Erreta in Navarre, Basque Country
Comes from Middle English 'riggewey'
, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a route or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, and Staffordshire.
Americanized form of Norwegian Røys(e)land
; a habitational name from about 30 farmsteads, many in Agder, named from Old Norse reysi ‘heap of stones’ + land ‘land’, ‘farmstead’.
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called 'Rybno'
Possibly deriving from Italian words scorno
meaning shame, and vacca
meaning cow. Sicilian variant of Scornavacca
Comes from a Germanic personal name, Sigizo, from a compound name formed with sigi ‘victory’ as the first element.
Comes from a personal name in Sicily and souther Calabria. The name was apparently in origin a nickname from Latin senator member of the Roman senate, Latin senatus, a derivative of senex ‘old’... [more]
A Suryavanshi Khatri family, the surname originating from the Punjab region of India. In India the term caste creates a crucial distinction between Varna and Jāti, even though jati does not fit into any of the four varnas and is more often referred to as Sudras.
Coming from any of the towns Stanisławów
, etc.. in Poland.
Habitational name from any of several places named with a religious dedication to a St. Louis.
Comes from the female personal name Susanna
(Middle English), Susanna
(Dutch), from Hebrew Shushannah ‘lily’, ‘lily of the valley’. Southern French: from Occitan susan ‘above’, ‘higher’, hence a topographic name for someone living at the top end of a village or on the side of a valley... [more]
Habitational name from places called Szeliga
. It is not clear whether there is any connection with the Polish vocabulary word szeliga ‘coat-of-arms’.
TISCH Jewish, German
Metonymic occupational name for a joiner, from German "Tisch", Yiddish "tish" meaning table
Comes from the personal name Tomasz
and any other name that relates to that name.
Possibly a regional name from Turgisius, Latin name of a Norman province of Sicily
Habitational name from Welborne in Norfolk, Welbourn in Lincolnshire, or Welburn in North Yorkshire, all named with Old English wella ‘spring’ + burna ‘stream’.
Comes from a diminutive of Wójt
, a status name from Polish wójt village headman
, a borrowing of German Vogt; also a pet form of the personal name Wojciech
WOŹNIAK Polish, Jewish
Derivative or patronymic from the occupational or status term wozny ‘beadle’, ‘city official’.
Comes from the personal name Z(u)an(n)i, a northeastern (Venetian) form of Gianni (from Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John). Zani or Zanni is a comic figure in the Commedia del’Arte, and the surname may be a nickname derived from this use, which is also the origin of the English word zany.
Occupational name for a tax collecter, comes from Yiddish tselnik
which means haberdashery
Feminine form of Zelníček
, this is the maiden name of Donald J. Trump's first wife, Ivana Zelníčková Trump
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the village of Zgłobień in Poland.
Habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps Ziersdorf in Lower Austria.
Comes from the town Zumpano
in the province Cosenza in Calabria