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ACUFF English (American)
Acuff Name Meaning. English: of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of northern English Aculf, from an Old Norse personal name Agúlfr 'terror wolf'... [more]
AGAR Greek, Italian, French
From the personal name AGAR
AGRAZ Spanish (Rare)
An occupation for a vintner.
Means "son of AHMED".
AIRD Scottish
Habitational name from a place named with Gaelic àird(e) 'height', 'promontory', or 'headland', from the adjective àrd 'high', 'lofty', cognate with Latin arduus 'steep', 'difficult'. There is one such place near Hurlford in Ayrshire, and another in Inch, Wigtownshire.
A personal name from an ancient Germanic personal name Aldheri.
ALEXIE Greek, Romanian
From the givin name ALEXIE
Means the "herdsman's portion" (of land).
ARCARO Late Roman
Occupational name for a maker or seller of bows.
This surname was most likely originally used to identify a person who lived in a characteristically bright or luminous area.
ARMENDARIZ Spanish, Basque
from the Basque personal name Armendari or Armentari, from Latin Armentarius 'herdsman'. Spanish and French variant of ARMENDARITZE, a habitational name from a village in Low Navarre named Armendaritze.
AVALON English
Means "island of apples".
BALBOA Galician
Habitational name from the city of Balboa, named with Latin vallis bona 'pleasant valley'.
BATLOKWA Tswana, Southern African
a branch of the Bakgatla section of the Bantu speaking communities which originated from the Great Lakes and Northern Central Africa. Batlokwa are said to have been a breakaway branch of the Bakgatla which is another Bahurutse section of the Tswana people.
BEGAY Navajo
Derived from the Navajo word biyeʼ meaning "his son". This was frequently adopted as a surname among the Navajo when Native Americans were required by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to formally adopt surnames for the purpose of official records.
BERES Hungarian
Occupational name for a farm laborer or casual harvest hand, béres, a derivative of bér 'wage', 'payment'.
BINGER English
Derived from the Old English name Binningas, which was a name for someone who lived near stables.
BIRGE Hungarian
Occupational name for a shepherd, from birga, a variant spelling of birka 'sheep'.
BOBE English
derived from the nickname boebel
Used in Brunei
BOLLING English, German
nickname for someone with close-cropped hair or a large head, Middle English bolling 'pollard', or for a heavy drinker, from Middle English bolling 'excessive drinking'. German (Bölling): from a personal name BALDWIN
Occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Old French bosse 'barrel'.
Means "district" characterized by bends from the Old English words boga and land.
Variant spelling of the habitational name Bruton, from a place in Somerset, so named with a Celtic river name meaning 'brisk' + Old English tun 'farmstead'.
means "Burling's homestead".
Comes from the Greek words "kalos" meaning "beautiful" and "gheros" meaning "elderly," and was often given to children in the hopes that they would retain their beauty in their old age.
CANCER Greek Mythology
Means "crab" in Greek
CAPON French
A name for a person who worked as a poultry farmer.
CAYSON English
Variant of CASON.
CEPEDA Spanish
A nickname for someone from the region where they grow vineyards.
CHARLO English
From the personal name CARL
CHHETRI Hindi, Nepali
Chhetri was a caste of administrators, governor and military elites in medieval Khas Kingdom and Gorkha Kingdom (later unified Kingdom of Nepal). The nobility of Gorkha Kingdom were mainly based from Chhetri families and they had a strong presence in civil administration affairs.
Means "son of Christian" or "son of Christopher".
The initial bearer of this surname lived in a little cottage.
Means "cold".
Habitational name from a place near Catterick in North Yorkshire.
COMAN English, French, Romanian
Means "bent or crooked".
Variant of CUSACK
habitational name from the city of Coventry in the West Midlands, which is probably named with the genitive case of an Old English personal name Cofa (compare Coveney) + Old English treow 'tree'.
Derived from the Old English word "Crometun"
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.
CZARNECKI Polish, Jewish
habitational name for someone from a place called Czarnca in Kielce voivodeship, or any of the various places called Czarnocin or Czarnia, all named with Polish czarny 'black'.
DAMBE Hausa, Western African
Given from a martial art from the Hausa people.
Derived from the given name LORENZO
nickname from dybac, meaning 'to lurk' or 'to watch for somebody'.
DZAGOEV Ossetian (Russian)
Russified form of the Ossetian surname Зæгъойты (Zægoyty), which came from the nickname Dzagoy. The name was probably from Ossetian дзаг (dzag) meaning "full, complete", ultimately derived from Persian چاق (čâq) meaning "fat".
EBERHARD German (Americanized)
Americanized version of EBERHARDT.
ELIS Medieval English
A transition of the given name
ERDENE Mongolian
Meaning "jewel" or "treasure".
Taken from the Old English "freht," meaning "augury," and "well," meaning "spring, stream."
Variant of FRITZ.
GALT English
An early member was a person with a fancied resemblance to the wild boar.
a patronymic from the personal name Eochagán
GIRAY Turkish
From a form of the Mongolian title khan meaning "king, ruler". This was the name of the dynasty that ruled Crimea from 1427 to 1783.
Masculine form of Golovkina
GÖTZE German
In the 15th century used in the sense of "fool, stupid person", presumably influenced by Götz, a short form of the given name GOTTFRIED.
GREGG English
Variant of Greg.
The surname Guardado means save, protect, and guard in Spanish
GÜERO Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
A given nickname in latin America of a person with light features.... [more]
GÜZEL Turkish
Meaning "beutiful" or "pretty" in Turkish.
occupational name for a cutler.
Derived from the personal name AGNES
HERO English
From the personal name ROBERT
HEUER German
The name comes from the German word "Heu" meaning "hay."
HIGDON English
From the personal name Hikedun.
HIGUAÍN Spanish (Rare), Basque (Spanish)
Derived from the Basque surname Iguain, of uncertain origin.
HIX English
Variant of HICKS
A name for someone who worked as a keeper of cattle and pigs.
HOLYFIELD English, Scottish
Although the Scottish surname is known to derive from the Medieval Latin word "olifantus," meaning "elephant," its origins as a surname are quite uncertain. ... He was one of the many Anglo-Norman nobles that were invited northward by the early Norman kings of Scotland.
IRAN Persian
A name for someone from Iran
JAFAROV Azerbaijani
Means "son of JAFAR".
A nickname for someone who is "young"
KAHR German
Short form of the medieval personal name Makarius.
KALOS Ancient Greek
Means beautiful in Greek
The surname hence a metonymic occupational name for a spicer.
KIRTON English
habitational name from any of various places, for example in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, named with Old English cirice or Old Norse kirkja 'church' + Old English tun 'enclosure', 'settlement'.
KISH English
A name for a person who worked as a maker of leather armor for the knight's legs.
KOLAROV Serbian, Bulgarian
An occupational surname derived from kolar, meaning "wheelwright".
The name is derived from the Alemmanic word "Kohler," meaning "charcoal burner," and was most likely originally borne by a practitioner of this occupation.
KROOS German
Norman habitational name from a common village name La Boissière, meaning 'wooded area', from bois 'wood'. possibly a metronymic, from a feminine derivative of BOSSIER 'cooper', denoting the 'wife of the cooper'.
LAINEZ Spanish
patronymic from the personal name Laín.
Means "head"
Means "The Englishman".
LEVEROCK Anglo-Saxon, English
It goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person who was given the nickname Laverock, which was the Old English word that described a person who was a good singer or someone who had a cheery personality.
LIMA Portuguese
Topographic name for someone living on the banks of the river of this name (of pre-Roman origin, probably akin to a Celtic element lemos, limos 'elm').
LIMON Spanish
An occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit.
Variant of LIMON.
Habitational name from Lingart, Lancashire, or Lingards Wood in Marsden, West Yorkshire.
LISBOA Portuguese
Habitiational name from Lisbon.
LLORIS Catalan
Professional French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had that surname
Means "a place where rivers meet with a partial obstruction from a wooden dam. "
From the Ukrainian word lom- which means "scrap" in Ukrainian
MARCIANO Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the given name MARCIANO
MARIANO Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the personal name MARIANO
Derived from the given name MARTIAL.
MATARAZZO Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan
A habitational name derived from any of numerous places in Portugal and Spain named Mata, from the Spanish word "mata," meaning "wood," or "a forest." See MATA
habitational name, taken on from the place name Mayorga in Valladolid province of Castile.
A nickname for someone who is a happy, genial or a sunshiny fellow.
Originated from the village name of Methley in Yorkshire.
A surname for someone from Muscott.
MUSTAFI Albanian, German (Rare)
Means "the chosen one"
From Russian мужик (muzhik) referring to a peasant from the Tsarist era.
NEUER German
Inflicted form of NEU meaning "new man" see NEUMANN
Habitational name for someone from any of many places in Germany and Austria called Neustadt.
NEWARK English
A habitational name taken on from a place name, such as Newark in Cambridgeshire or Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire.
Habitational name from a place so named near Bocholt, in the Lower Rhine area.
OSAS Somali
Variant of OSSAS
Derived from the Old English "ofer," meaning "seashore," or "riverbank."
ÖZIL Turkish
Meaning "own land".
Palacio is derived from the Spanish word "palaciao," meaning a "palace," and as a surname, was no doubt taken on by someone who lived near a palace or mansion, or perhaps by someone who worked there.
PALLAS German, Polish (German)
Nickname for a small man, from Slavic palac 'thumb'.
PARADISE English, Scottish
Nickname for someone who "lived by a park or pleasure garden".
from the personal name PIETRO.
PILOT English
Means a person who operates the flying controls of an aircraft.
PINAL English, Spanish (Rare)
The name is derived from when the family resided near a place where vennel grew. Vennel was a herb used for cooking. Other sources list the name as a local name derived from the term at the vennel.
PULIŠIĆ Croatian
From an American Soccer player named Christian Pulisic
A nickname for someone associated with the color purple.
RAIDER English
Taken from a village called "Rait".
Rallison came from the Norman given name Radulphus.
RASHIDOV Uzbek, Kazakh
Means "son of RASHID".
REUS Dutch, German, Catalan
Dutch: nickname for a big man, from Middle Dutch reuse(n) 'giant'. German: topographic name from Middle High German riuse 'fish trap' (Middle Low German ruse) or from a regional term reuse 'small stream', 'channel'... [more]
ROBBEN French, Dutch
It is a French surname that was originally derived from the Germanic name ROBERT, which is composed of the elements hrod, meaning famous, and berht, meaning bright.
ROUDEBUSH Dutch (Americanized), Belgian (Americanized)
Americanized form of Dutch and Belgian Ronderbosch or Rondenbosch, a habitational name for someone from Ronderbos in Dilbeek, Brabant, or Ronden Bos in Maldegen, East Flanders.
The name was likely first bestowed on someone thought to have the characteristics of a heron as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.
RUGG English
Nickname for a person associated with the color red, whether through hair color, clothing, or complexion. Accordingly, the name is derived from the Old French word ruge, meaning red.
RUSCH German
Meaning "shaggy," "bristly," "unkempt," or "quick."
Variant of RUSCH
RUST English, Scottish
A nickname to someone with reddish hair or a ruddy complexion.
SANTEE English
A topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
SEAMAN English
Means "born by a sailor".
SEROTE Spanish (Filipino)
Means fecal matter in Spanish
SEUSS German, Jewish
Means "sweet", "pleasant", or "agreeable".
SEVILLE Spanish, English
a city in southwestern Spain; a major port and cultural center; the capital of bullfighting in Spain. Synonyms: Sevilla Example of: city, metropolis, urban center. a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts... [more]
SHERLOCK English, Irish
Nickname for someone with "fair hair" or "a lock of fair hair."
The ancient history of the name Shortall began soon after 1066 when the Norman Conquest of England occurred. It was a name given to a stocky or short-necked person which was in turn derived from the Anglo-Saxon word scorkhals meaning a person with a short neck.
Means "a son who was born by a blacksmith worker".
SMOKER English
Derived from the Old English word "smoc," meaning "smock" or, literally, "woman's undergarment." The name was most likely originally borne by someone who made or sold smocks.
SOLIS Spanish, English
Solis Name Meaning. Spanish and Asturian-Leonese (Solís): habitational name from Solís in Asturies or a similarly named place elsewhere. English: from a medieval personal name bestowed on a child born after the death of a sibling, from Middle English solace 'comfort', 'consolation'.
Derived from the word stigol
SURDI Italian
Meaning "deaf" in Latin.
SWETT English
Derived from the old English words "swete" and "swot".
TONE English
Was first found in Leicestershire where Ralph de Toni received lands of the Lordship of Belvoir for his services as Standard bearer at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
TONES English
Variant of TONE.
TSAREV Russian
Means "son of an emperor" in Russian.
TSHABALALA African, Zulu, South African
Means "shooting star"
From the given name meaning "protection" in Setswana.
From the Navajo suffix -tsʼósí meaning "slender, slim", originally a short form of a longer name such as kiitsʼósí "slender boy", hashkétsʼósí "slender warrior", cháalatsʼósí "slim Charlie", dághaatsʼósí "the one with a slender mustache", dinétsʼósí "slender man", or hastiintsʼósí "slender man".
TYREE Scottish, English
A name that evolved among the descendants of the people of the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland.
Means someone from "Persie".
VARDY English
Variant of VERITY. A name given to actors who played the part in the medieval travelling theatres.
Habitational name, apparently a Castilianized spelling of Galician Vilseñor, from any of three places in Lugo province named Vilaseñor.
WALDRIP English, Scottish
The name is derived from the Old Norman warderobe, a name given to an official of the wardrobe, and was most likely first borne by someone who held this distinguished
WERO Spanish (Latin American), Maori
Maori: Means "to cast a spear"... [more]
Derived from an Olde English pre 7th Century river name Woefer.
WIESE German
Derived from the Old German word wisa, which means meadow.
WILDIN English
The former placename is composed of the Olde English pre 7th Century words "wilg", willow, and "denu", a valley; while the latter place in Worcestershire is derived from the Olde English personal name "Winela", plus the Olde English "dun", a hill or mountain.
WINKS English
Variant of Winch
WINNICK English (Rare)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Winwick, for example in Northamptonshire or Cambridgeshire, both of which are named from the Old English personal name Wina + wic 'outlying dairy farm or settlement'.
WITEK Polish, English (Rare)
from the personal name WIT, a short form of WITOLD, a derivative of Lithuanian Vytautas, a compound of vyti 'to guide' + tauta 'the people'... [more]
The German surname is of patronymic origin, deriving from the name of the father of the original bearer.
WOLFHARD English (Rare)
This name derives from the Old High German name “Wolfhard”, composed of two elements: the “*-wulfaz” (wolf) plus “*harduz / *hardu-” (hard, strong, brave, valiant, powerful one). In turn the name means “the one who is strong like a wolf”.
YAUN Dutch (Americanized)
Americanized form of JAHN.
YAW Irish, English, Chinese
Irish: reduced and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha Chinese : Cantonese variant of Qiu.
YETTS English
Variant of YATES
ZACKOWSKI English (American)
Americanized version of the surname ZAKOWSKI
a Polish surname which is most frequent in the cities of Warszawa, Płońsk and Bydgoszcz in central Poland and is also to be found as Zakowski among the Polish diaspora.
Habitational name of the city and province of Zamora, which is located on the Duero in northwest Spain. Because of its strategic position, the city was disputed during the Middle Ages, first between the Christians and Moors, then between the kingdoms of Leon and Castille.
Derived from the personal name JULIAN
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